I’ve just finished a new skin for WW, it was inspired by Windows Vista interface. I wanted to give WW a new, up-to-date look, something cool and stylish
I hope you’ll like it.
Feel free to tell me about any bugs.
The download link was updated: the new file name is vista.wws and it’ll install the skin automatically when you run it.
Forecast Columns are now fixed per EdP’s suggestion: condition text no longer pushes forecast down or stretches the columns.
Changed the default font to Arial for those who don’t have the default Vista font.
Alerts now work properly. Added a short alert announcement next to the icon.
I can set the columns the same size tonight but you’ll have to stretch WW window anyway to avoid shifting down of the forecast with a long condition phrase like PM Rain / Snow Showers.
Unfortunately I can’t think of a better fix right now, maybe I’ll figure something out later…
In your case look for ’ / ’ and replace with ‘ ’.
Another option you may have to use is to test the TEMPLATE CODE’s length and change the font size if it’s greater than 13.
For the shorter forecasts you will probably need to add WIDTH parms to the TD tags. <TD ALIGN="center" VALIGN="top" WIDTH="12.5%" ....
Along with nontransparent icons you also have a wrong font…
The only thing I can think of right now is that there some kind of problem with the WW application itself… Try to put the skin files into both your “Program Files/weather Watcher/Skins” and “%User%/AppData/Roaming/Weather Watcher/Skins” folders manually. Let’s hope it’ll help… let me know.
redhotpaprika, the current Weather Watcher skin installer installs the .WWS contents into Weather Watcher program folder. I’ll need to update it so that it installs the skins in the proper directory (which will soon be the Windows profile for most users).
The file I downloaded was a .wws file so I know it was different than the original I downloaded. The skin only exists in the C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\WeatherWatcher folder (I’m using the 5.6.25j version of the Weather Watcher skin installer), the style.css has a date of March 13th, 7.17pm and the current.wtp has a time stamp of March 11, 11:23pm.
As for the font, I don’t have the font you reference on this XP system.
The Shiny-tooltip icons have a transparent background but not the Shiny ones. I also don’t understand the use/need of the Icons\Shiny\Large folder. The standard weather.com and WW icons have 44.gif as a N/A or ? you have 44.png as something else.
FWIW In your downloads you can leave out all the .html and Thumbs.db files. Makes the download smaller for people on slower connections.
I will try redownloading and installing the file again and see if that helps.
I’m aware of that, these icons are not supposed to be used for forecast and moreover since the last update they have a black background.
I’ve just checked this skin on Windows XP and it works OK, I didn’t notice any of the problems you are experiencing.
I have two questions for you:
Did you place the skin in both folders? I’m referring to “Try to put the skin files into both your “Program Files/weather Watcher/Skins” and “%User%/AppData/Roaming/Weather Watcher/Skins” folders manually.”
Do you still have this problem with stretched columns?
About the pictures… I’m totally incompetent in this area, but I guess it’s some kind of incompatibilty issue between your WinXP or IE and PNG format.
1. I have the skin’s files/folders in the one location that the WW Installer puts them. I originally renamed the .zip version to .wws before I installed it. Since I use the WW Installer each time to install the skin there should be no reason to manually copy the files to a 2nd location.
Did the time stamps on the two files I mentioned above match what you had for them?
Putting a comment into the wtp file as to it’s version number might be useful.
2. As for the variable width still, yes.
In addition to my nb using XP it is also using IE 6. I don’t know if that helps you or not.
:-s The .gif icons had a transparent background why did you change it to be black?? :shock:
I am unable to download the new version, Rapidshare says it’s too busy.