A few things
For starters - I think my skins show a fairly decent quality - and without giving Mr. Bo and even bigger ego - he's right. I do focus on simplicity because I think if I go too overboard the functionality of the skin is lost. However, I do believe I have come a hell of a long way from my first skin
, second skin
(I can't really say which is which though cause they were created kinda close together and I just don't remember back that far) and what I personally consider my Best skin
and my most recent
As any true skinner will tell you - I skin for myself first - "myself" consisting of what appeals to me first, then what appeals to others - aesthetics and functionality as well as completeness.
In all of my 40 skins, I have never used a skinner.exe - I have never even downloaded a skinner.exe. I spend between 25 and 40 total hours on a skin, and in rare instances I spend a lot more time than that.
This skin is dragging because I don't have the time to spend on it like I want to - I'm considering Jax's suggestions (because I hold him in very high regard) and thinking to combine them with Aaron's suggestions - because they just make sense.
However, I will not over-do it with mad quantities of detail - this skin looks brown on my computer by the way.
Normally I do not present a download until all pieces are functioning - but I'd like more feedback from people who have already suggested changes. So if you wouldn't mind having a look and letting me know in a little more detail what you would like to see, I'll give it my best shot.
In closing I'd just like to say that I'm damn proud of even my worse skin. (And I think Jax should be damned proud of his 200+ skins, even if he only things 10% are worthy)
I try to change up my themes and such - I'd like anyone to have a look at all of my skins (link in my signature) and tell me that every single one of them is a repeat - and if Mr. Bo can continue to run his mouth about it - then he should put his skinning where his mouth is - right here in the Forums. The only skin he has ever claimed was his (and denies now) was pretty good - but haven't seen one since then... how bout it Mr. Bo - show us your skin.