PowerArchiver Skinning Contest Winners Announced

And the winners are....

Friday, June 23, 2006 by koop | Discussion: WinCustomize News

The judges of the PowerArchiver Skinning contest have been announced!

Top 5 Overall Skins:

MyPA by Marc A. Foumberg - $500

Adrenaline by PixelPirate - $250

FrostBite by Marc A. Foumberg - $125

Warna by Basj - $100

Caution by Canmandeco - $75

Most Unique Skin:

Warna by Basj - $250

To everyone who submitted a PowerArchiver skin built with our new DirectSkin engine, thank you!



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MikeB314
Reply #1 Friday, June 23, 2006 10:17 AM
There were a lot of great submissions. Good job everyone!
JJ-Ying
Reply #2 Friday, June 23, 2006 12:00 PM
Congrats! Personally I like the pixel pirate's skin!

And my little question is: The FrostBite by Marc A. Foumberg uses the frames of my EulB wb skin, right? http://jjying.wincustomize.com/ViewSkin.aspx?SID=6552&SkinID=4867&LibID=1
Z71
Reply #3 Friday, June 23, 2006 4:10 PM
Some nice looking skins.

I still can't believe I missed this contest.......
NightTrainthedark
Reply #4 Friday, June 23, 2006 6:12 PM

The FrostBite by Marc A. Foumberg uses the frames of my EulB wb skin, right?

 

You got a pretty strong case JJ.

NightTrainthedark
Reply #5 Friday, June 23, 2006 6:13 PM
Oh, and congrats Pixel Pirate.
kin242
Reply #6 Friday, June 23, 2006 8:24 PM
And my little question is: The FrostBite by Marc A. Foumberg uses the frames of my EulB wb skin, right?


Pretty blatant theft that is. How pathetic.

rmccabe916
Reply #7 Saturday, June 24, 2006 2:18 PM
Ah, I can try to get up with Marc about it. He usually hangs out on the Opera browser forums.

Edit: I sent him a private message on the Opera forums. You can get some of his contact info if you want here: http://my.opera.com/MarcFou/about/
MarcFou
Reply #8 Saturday, June 24, 2006 7:43 PM
Skinner JJ Ying: I created the images my self. The colors are the same however.

But I have seen your skin under another name on a different site. Thats where I got the idea for the color scheme. They look almost the same.

I would be more than willing to include you in a "credits" text file included with the PA skin to help remedy the problem.

But honestly, every image I created in PSP v10.

I would like to discuss this further with you offline. I will send you an email with my address. I would really like to resolve this with you.

Regards,
Marc
voo
Reply #9 Saturday, June 24, 2006 11:49 PM
Citizen MarcFou

I created the images my self. The colors are the same however.


Thats going to be tough. After looking at the image on PowerArchiver site and jjyings. It's pixel for pixel gradient for gradient, button for button, corner for corner. Everything perfectly lines up graphically.

Though what do I know. Matters should be dealt privately.
MarcFou
Reply #10 Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:05 AM
vf-: I dont know. I would have to download EulB to look at it. As I've already stated I got the colors from another skin altogether.

I havent heard back from JJ as of yet. But in the mean time I am re-working some elements to create a greater distinction between my work and his. I dont mind doing that and it will help clear this up beyond any doubt.

I will communicate with JJ happily and submit my proposed changes etc.

Regards,
Marc
JJ-Ying
Reply #11 Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:28 AM
Basically, my EulB is just a simple skin, I totoally believe you can do it much better than me.

But, after I looked into your skin, I have to say, it's not done by you! You know, apparent vertical gradient in toolbar bg is not common in wb skins, especially when the window frames use the same grandient. Because after stretched, the toolbar bg won't match the window frames well. As a very very beginner, I have no idea to resolve this when making EulB more than one years ago, but in you skins, I DO found this mismatch between toolbar bg and window frames.

All I see you have done is just change the titlebar font and add (-/0/x) to the titlbar btn...

AND, your Slate skin looks damn like Sustenance! Have you ever mentioned KOL? Or just another coincidence?
MarcFou
Reply #12 Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:08 AM
I'm not using a gradient in toolbar bg. its a solid color. On that issue I really dont understand the statement.

To say all I did was change the title bar is in-accurate since that implies I used your skin. Which is not the case.

As for Slate. Thats MS's design. Created from screenshots. Many people mimic different OS themes. I have no more claim to it than anyone else.

I already have a satisfactory solution (I think). If you wish to contact me that would be great. Since it would be easier for us to communicate.
JJ-Ying
Reply #13 Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:24 AM
MS's design? Other skins? You 're GREAT!!! All right...I have no more words to say...
MarcFou
Reply #14 Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:33 AM
I tried to resolve this to YOUR satisfaction. Apparently thats not possible.

Within 48 hours the skin in question will have been modified to the point of unquestionable distinction or removed altogether.

Thank you for working with me to resolve the problem.

And thats all I have to say.
JJ-Ying
Reply #15 Sunday, June 25, 2006 2:09 AM
MarcFou
Reply #16 Sunday, June 25, 2006 2:26 AM
Thats an old screenshot. But this one is a bit more current. Although I plan on making some changes to it.



As for the slate comparisons there are some similarities, but since they are both based on the same theme thats expected.
Z71
Reply #17 Sunday, June 25, 2006 2:38 AM
But in the mean time I am re-working some elements to create a greater distinction between my work and his


Were I come from, that's called "covering your tracks".

I've looked at both skins and they aren't similar. Similar would mean it "kind of looks like it".
Sorry to say, but they are both "exact" copies.
If he created both from scratch, why change anything.
MarcFou
Reply #18 Sunday, June 25, 2006 2:46 AM
If he created both from scratch, why change anything.
Simply to make him happy. Why else? But since you put it in that perspective I really dont have to do anything. But I will.
basj
Reply #19 Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:26 PM
hmmm ..as for me...i do copy from ppl work along time ago...just to see how he/she did it..and make something totally new...on your own..but i dont think i will use it as a competitions entries....the risk is tooo high...specially from high profile skins. Dont you think?
basj
Reply #20 Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:26 PM

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