1. The Ankh symbol needs some work. Seriously. I mean the theme is names Ankh, you could at least create the most beautiful and accurate design of one. 2. Next/Previous Arrow buttons: arrows are too dark if its in idle state. If its in disabled then its ok. 3. The green taskbar button looks out of place. Should have carried over the blue from the start menu to tie in the windows, icons and start menu with taskbar.
When I pass a skin sround for testing and such, this is the type of critique I want. Honest and to the point.
There is only a couple of you out there that will tell it like it is. The rest don't want to hurt your feelings. Friends can be your worst critics in that they won't tell you the truth. A true friend will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. They will skate around the point allowing room for confusion. It's a tough world, learn to handle the fat raw or get walked on your entire life. Accept that people can be rude. That doesn't make them wrong or less knowledgable.
That's very true, with respect to technical issues. When it comes to color, and more subjective items, the issues tend to revolve around personal taste. In another thread, a comment was made and I responded, in retrospect (always 20/20) more emotionally than I thought at the time.
I think that in public threads this is problematic. "Honest" answers should be made in pm to avoid needless, often misunderstood, and poorly thought out exchanges. Often, quick responses are problematic, and we become victims of what we wrote and how it's taken vs. what we meant and didn't say or tried, but didn't succeed in saying correctly.
On the other hand, I believe that open honest criticism should be encouraged....really a very difficult thing to balance, especially when cultural and language difficulties are present (we are international, here).
Wish there was an easy answer to all this, but there really isn't.