"How would you make it more responsive?"
well that wasn't really the problem i was getting at.. but seeing as you mentioned it... yes the time slider interaction could be more responsive by providing realtime sound scrubbing feedback as you move the slider accross a song timeline .. I'm pretty sure that did exist in a winamp skin before, personaly I like that sort of thing as you can scrub through a song and get quicker reference as to your scrubbing position in a song instead of having to release the seeker and let it play, only to repeat and move again until you find that area within the song you're looking for.
And the what I mean by the seeker bar is the
slider isn't precise visually.. you got this big 40pixel block covering the seeker line.
Here its not only more visually more accurate to see where things are at, but its also interactively its easier to reposition to exact positions.
another thing with the seekbar is that in cpro this stupidness of the classic layout means that to actually see accurately what time position you're reposition the bar at, you have to look at the TOPRIGHT (not exactly near the where the seekbar is! a) corner small text that says "Seek: 1:42/6:42 (25%)" at least in azenis ther seekbar text appears on the same level as the seekbar.
things could be much improved in this area.. I think it would easier to just say as an example: look at the youtube video player seeker bar, and how the time position is interactively displayed NEAR the cursor position in an following overlay popup, and when you move the seekerbar it locks on to that.. things could be improved like that.. unlike cpro you get a popup saying "Seeker" :S its taking the piss and not helpful at all those self exploratory alt text popups (maybe you can disable them never bothered checking... just making the point that something more useful could have been done).
"if you open out the skin the slider gets larger, therefore, making it very responsive."
yes thank goord for that.. who on earth still likes a fixed width timeline bar :S its rubbish!.. yet the cpro winshade mode timeline favours a tiny fixedwidth timeline bar, and yet a variable width track info bar.. aaargh
should have at least been like:
timeline bar directly below the track info.. personally I'd still want the timeline bar stretching more of the winshademode width, with a some visual trail along the bar and not just the actuall play position, but then that was the first decent looking winamp sui skin.
compared to cpro winshademode layout :S
Anyway yes I'll do a sketch sometime of how the SUI would be better, I've never liked cpro- classic > sui layout, its just a bad sui layout.. the only thing that makes it vagualy decent is when you're just using winamp with playlist open and slim width...but I don't like winamp like that... because well winamps playlist is crap, crap, crap crap! and the cpro playlist search is just an inferior version of azenis pl search addon, you need medialibary view open to get any decent functionality out of winamp in that sui sized layout, its just a shame cpro element layout is a scattered mess.
And I usually have any sui skin layout opened up at about 1400x1000 (not fullscreen) so things are spaced out quite a bit, which is why I'd prefer a better element layout.