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mark_g_james

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Hello all at Modaco,
I've been searching for a simple skin that works well with background images for a while now, but couldn't find anything to suit :D . So finally I sat down to write a simple skin, and convert some images of celebs so I can change background images whenever I want ;) and I thought I may as well share them :)

One zip file contains the skin xml, and the second, a few female celeb images that work well with it:
Alyson Hannigan x4
Davina Mccall
Holly Valence x2
Jordan
Katy Hill (of blue peter fame)
Kym Valentine (Libby from Neighbours)
Rachel Stevens x2

Installation: Copy the XML and .bmp file to your home directory, then copy any backgrounds you wish. Change the skin in your settings to basicLightText and the background to an image of your choosing (not default!).

Enjoy :twisted:

edit: I've updated the calendar display to look a little nicer, and stick closer to the left hand side :D

Final Edit: Just added all day events, and more celeb images - see further down for the celeb2.zip file.

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nice!

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Looks good mate :) but hmmmm ... quite a dodgy list of celebs!! Alyson and Holly, yes please, but Divina? Too darn shouty for my likin' :wink:

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nice a simple mate...... i like it.

but as JoelRae said 'quite a dodgy list of celebs'....... more please

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Yes, my taste in women is a little weird I have to admit :wink:

Here are a few more that seem to work well, zip contents are:
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Gail Porter
Holly Valance x2
Jewel Kilcher
Kirsten Dunst (shot from rain scene in Spiderman)
Kylie Minogue (Love Kylie Advert)
Rachel Stevens
Sarah Michelle Gellar

Hopefully you picky people will find something in that lot :wink:

I also updated the calendar function to look a bit nicer :) see the first post for the updated zip.

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sweet..........!

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Sweet, my phones so much nicer to look at, it aways is smiling back too, cheers. :) ;) :twisted:

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Very nice Mark... Cheers.

Any chance you could add the owners name to the homepage somewhere...?? maybe really small font in the top left or bottom right???

just helps when there are more than one spv in the house :)

cheers again.

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Saif,

You can simply remane your standard profile to your name, then it will appear and you won't need to clutter up the screen with more text.

I know quite a few people who do this.

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hadn't thought of that....

cheers

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I'm just full of good ideas today!

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Just a question about this home screen does it show when you have voice mail because I recived some and it never appeared at the top left. :?:

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does it show when you have voice mail because I recived some and it never appeared at the top left. :?:


It certainly does on my phone, as you can see from the Kylie image in post five, there in the top left hand corner there's one I hadn't deleted when I took the screenshot :)

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This is so weird, cos I got another one today and again the icon never appeard, might it help if I re-install the home screen, because I really like this stlye and this is just a small little problem. :)

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Message icon not appearing doesn't sound like a problem with the skin mate, although have you tried applying a different skin to see whether it appears? Also, I know it's a bit of a cop out, but have you tried a soft reset?

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tried a soft reset and i have tried other photos to see if they were hiding it but neither of these two things have helped, so I think I'll try to re-instal the skin. :)

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I modified Mark's Homescreen XML a bit. This pic is my pride & joy...my own little celebrity! :) This picture is clearer and darker on the phone.

I moved some stuff around a bit and made it so the missed calls fills the screen using Midnights's Modaco Skin as an example. Attached is the revised xml if you'd like to use it.

I can't write my own stuff...but I like to modify the XML that other's write. Thanks to those like Mark & Midnight for teaching us by example.

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I may be a bit biased with the subject matter...but this is my favorite homescreen EVER! I was just looking at it again and you can't tell from the screenshot as the SPV screen is a bit darker...but the background is a deep grey on my phone and the text and highlights of the picture jump right out at you. Like he's emerging from the shadows! :)

Thanks guys!

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hey mark, any chance you could mod the xml so that the text is dark rather than light? I would love to use your simple layout against a light, near white image. I am a real newbie, sorry... :?

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hey mark, any chance you could mod the xml so that the text is dark rather than light? I would love to use your simple layout against a light, near white image. I am a real newbie, sorry...  :?


I was thinking about doing exactly that :o hopefully over the weekend sometime :)

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