Originally posted by LuigiHann
See, it's weird, I make skins I like to use. I wish more people skinned like me so that I'd find more usable skins Basically, it makes me wonder why I bother to make skins that work; I could just draw a picture of the skin if people are going to just look at it and say "hey that's cool."
Customize.org bothers me because it's full of boring, boring skins. Yay, more whitish plastic!
I totally know what you mean. But when you're working on your computer, and quickly turn to winamp to adjust your music, you want to be able to do it as effortlessly as possible and get back to your work. You don't always want to sit there trying to decipher the intentions of the skinner: what the symbols in some wacky PL stacks might mean, or whether a little cartoon character with his hand up means that shuffle is on, or that shuffle is off.
Usually when you make potentially ambigious components on your own skins, it seems very clear to you, but that's because (a) you spent hours on it so you know it like the back of your hand, and (b) you've employed your
sense of logic to make them - but they rarely seem as clear to other users.
That's why ripe is probably my favourite ever skinner. He is as original as anyone has ever been with winamp, yet the interface of his skins is always just a solid, logical interface. He doesn't let his artistic license get in the way of the interface - I wish I could say that about many of my skins!