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Banshee-RythmBox Re-Imagined

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Inspired by my recent jaunt in refining the Lucid GTK theme for Ubuntu, I decided to do a refresh of the default music player for Linux in general (Gnome specially). Rythmbox. Though the design might also be implemented for Banshee. The colors I choose keeps up with "Light" theme of the new branding specs by Canonical. Hope you like it. BTW, this is just a mock-up and not a real application. =)
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i like the colors and simplicity of the gui components, very nice
DigitallyDestined's avatar
DavidRaid's avatar
This is beautiful.

The elegant and sleek gradient in the first bar draws attention immediately to the player controls.
I really like this.
caarlos0's avatar
the font in playlist could be the same size than font of menubar.. i think..
fratrip's avatar
Great design! :D
HI! fibermarupok

Awesome Design.

What about a revision that you promised DanRabbit?
What would make it even Better :).
nile0000's avatar
Best music player for linux mockup i've seen - excellent. :D :clap:
bradwjensen's avatar
This is really awesome.
karmaline's avatar
This work is sexy!!!!
TPalmer's avatar
This is gorgeous. I've actually seen this linked on ubuntuforums.org which linked to another blog.

Please oh please let someone make this a reality.
TPalmer's avatar
PS. This looks way too much like Mac :/
Srsly.. this is amazing work!
Would be realy great having this
LIB53's avatar
I really hope rhythmbox and/or banshee gets to look this. This is at least possible in Songbird as a skin. Of course, it wouldn't be native GTK, but it would assume Ubuntu's new standard look and feel.

And i like the volume being the way you have it in the mockup. I'm normally very picky and comment on everything, but i feel like what you have above is perfect for me.
I dont like where the library count thing is. Id prefer to remove the status bar altogether.
DanRabbit's avatar
This is some hot stuff!

Just a couple thoughts:
I don't think there really needs to be a label that says "Cover Art" ;)

I'd like to see a version that uses a compact menu with more of the menubar items intergrated into the main UI.

There is a lot of space in between the view buttons and the volume slider. What do you think about putting the slider directly on the toolbar? It would save a click and I think it would spell out the functionality a little more explicitly.

I see in your view buttons you have a list view, and an album view (essentially a grouped list view). One thing they did in the new iTunes about that was that they actually made the album art a column in the list view. I think this probably makes a little more sense ;)

I'm not sure if this would actually turn out, but what do you think about some monochromes in the sidepane for categories?
fibermarupok's avatar
Hi Dan, let me see what I can do with your suggestions. I'll post an updated version soon. I think the layout is possible with Songbird. If anyone can theme this, that would be great!
LIB53's avatar
I was planning on making this theme with Songbird, but now that they dropped Linux support it's not possible. You could try to get interest in a fork for Songbird and make a new music player. That would take a ton of work, but I'd be there to help.
DanRabbit's avatar
awesome, can't wait to see what happens :)
giovanniRossi's avatar
wtf?
holy shit this is great.
i hope this would be real.
love it!
I think you should use a similar volume slider to your earlier mockup for changes to the new default theme..
The horrizontal volume slider with the arrow :D
mickyz's avatar
i hope to been real very soon :D
cIIIz's avatar
damn this is soooo sexy

I wish they would make it as elegant as this

good job fibermarupok
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