RAINMETER WORKSHOPMaking a Weather Skin or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WebparserRAINMETER WORKSHOP5 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a simple weather skin that shows the current weather using MSN Weather. The other major site used is Yahoo Weather. The measures are from Poiru's upcoming Gnometer suite.
-Same old, same old
-The first three variables are used to set your location, hi or lo temperature, and what units the temperature is to be displayed in. weather.LH-valid values for this are Hi or Lo. WeatherCode is the most important variables. It is used to find your location. Go to MSN Weather, and set your location. Look for the little RSS icon on the right. The RSS url will have your WeatherCode in it. The url will look like hxxp://weather.msn.com/RSS.aspx?wealocations=wc:#WeatherCode#&weadegreetype=#TemperatureUnit#. Your WeatherCode is the string between #WeatherCode#. Lastly, TemperatureUnit displays the temperature in Fahrenheit or Celcius; valid values are C or F.
Rainmeter Resume Vol.1Here it is. The first news article of the new founded Rainmeter Group on deviantART. In this article we are going to try to inform you about the latest things going on inside the Rainmeter community.Rainmeter Resume Vol.16 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Brains started smoking about what the best way it would be to represent Rainmeter on devART. Finally we got it to manage and came up with the first Rainmeter group on devART ever.
For those of you who don't know what Rainmeter is: Well, actually we always were living side by side with you, since devART has an own category for Rainmeter deviations. By having a look into it, you will probably notice, that it has something to do with desktop customization. And that's it! With Rainmeter you can empower your desktop with an expandable library of useful tools handy notes and application launchers, weather and feeds from the web, system status and
Rainmeter Workshop - 1RAINMETER WORKSHOPRainmeter Workshop - 16 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first started using Rainmeter I scoured Deviant Art for skins that fit what I was looking for. I didn’t find any. So I ended up dissecting skins, reading the help file, and discovered that it’s not nearly as complicated as it looks.
The goal of this series is to show how easy it is to make your own skins. I’ll be showing simple skins and code and talking about everything from basic skin creation to some of the more complicated things you can do with Rainmeter.
MAKING A NOTES SKIN
The skin I’ll be demonstrating is probably the simplest notes skin you can create. The skin is fundamentally made by combining different blocks of code. Each block as its own unique name. Each block of code is either a Measure or a Meter. Measures can be thought as a piece of code that stores information, and a Meter is one that displays something. The skin also shows the use of several different features, all of which I’m going to explain. These fea
Rainmeter Workshop: Autoscaling and YouI've been beating my head against a wall working on a new suite. The hardest, and most tedious thing has been making the skins resizable. It involves a lot of simple math, and trial and error. Over the course of the next few Workshops I'm going to share some of the things that I've learned about resizing skins, as well as other cool things to do with position formulas and dynamic variables. They'll start off pretty basic and work towards more complicated topics.Rainmeter Workshop: Autoscaling and You5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I keep seeing taskbar skins that fit only one specific desktop resolution. It's possible to make a skin fit any resolution, and usually it's fairly simple. A decent grasp on simple algebra, geometry and arithmetic helps greatly though. The taskbar below fits any resolution. I'm assuming that you're somewhat familiar with Rainmet
Rainmeter Resume Vol.2Skin Of The Month - October 2009Rainmeter Resume Vol.26 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The first skin of the month is online. In the first voting for a SOTM, 'Aranea' by bendenfield won. We have uploaded his suite to our account in order to increase his audience on his Halloween suite. Take your own look on it here. We are proud to call him the first winner of a SOTM ever. From what we heard from him, he is very happy and wants to thank all who voted for his 'Aranea' (and believe us, we stay very close to him (: ).
Skin Of The Month - November 2009
While the voting for the first SOTM has ended only a few hours ago, the current SOTM has passed the half of it's suggestions phase. There are currently only three suites/skins listed, but as we saw in the first one, the most suggestions are made in the last quarter of the suggestions time, so we have no reason to panic. Just take a look over
Rainmeter Workshop - 2I'm very pleased with the encouragement that the first Rainmeter Workshop got. I'm even happier with people's questions and requests. Last time I was asked to do a Winamp skin, talk more about String meters, and elaborate on measures. If you want me to cover a topic, just ask in the comments. Without further ado:Rainmeter Workshop - 26 years ago in Personal More Like This
Winamp Skin Tutorial
I'll skip the introduction and the basics this time since I covered them pretty well last time. This skin demonstrates using Plugins, drawing circles, using Calc measures. I'll also talk more in depth about using measures and String meters. This is a much more complicated skin than last time. Every Winamp skin that displays time has a heavy emphasis on Calc measures; this one is no different.
-Nothing has changed from last time.
-SOLIDCOLOR defines the background color, in this case black, and COLOR defines the Text color and the progress bar color. HEIGHT defines the FontSize and NAME defines