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[1.10 update][Andynear style]DIY your own SMS chat UI

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By yxyn, Junior Member on 8th January 2010, 02:09 PM
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First of all, I am chinese guy, I am not good at english, so please don't blame me the solecism and such thing like that...lol... but you are welcome to help me about my english...
And also that's why my photo example use chinese... But that shouldn't the problem.

I always don't like the default SMS chat mode, but this mode more useful for most of us to chat, and somehow, I just found this way to make my SMS chat mode became more beautiful, just amend the file "iframe_style.css". I thought this is a better way to make the interface of SMS chat mode more popular.
And now here we are, The andynear simple UI for the SMS chat mode.
And I will keep working on this, to build more beautiful UI...

[Type]
system file changes
[Warning]
change your system files maybe will bring some problem, so be safe &backup your old system files.
[System]
wm6.5 wm6.1
[Screen]
QVGA WQVGA VGA(maybe not very perfection) or others
[How to use]
just download the ZIP files and extract the file into you "/windows" and replace the old files. And turn off the tmail.exe in the task manager, and reopen the SMS manager. And it should be working.

Simple 0.1
My first try, simple but quickly to use, just some easy accessorize of the background in the chat interface.
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Andynear green simple 0.2
Next mode, and I thought this one is my favor.
I hide the state Icon and also the contact name and the time, but use the different background color for the out and in SMS, make it looks more simple.
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But if you thought this kind of hiding is useless, and your want the contact name back, try to use this file replace the old one.
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Andynear simple 0.2
This is also my favor.
Changes by the simple 0.1, also simple and good looking.
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Sorry I haven't found way to differentiate the contact name and the out&in time, if anyone have some ideas help me this, thank you.
And if you have any question about this, please tell me.

[File explain]
iframe_style.css
CSS file to define the chat interface, the system file.
SMSbg_in
SMS received background image; you can amend this file, use any picture you want to, but be careful of the size.
SMSbg_out
SMS sent background images; to amend, ibid.
SMSbg_un
SMS unread background images; to amend, ibid.
SMStitle
SMS title background images; to amend, ibid.

I also post on IOICN.com. check here.

1.10 update.
New uptate time UTC TIME:8:35AM;
Info: fix some cases be gap between the Sender and main message(but loooooog messgae still not done);
And I am so sorry if there have some problem in this version;
Im still working on that, try to make it more useful and easy, and different colors...

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---------------------UPDATE-------------------

[Andynear green simple 0.6]
More changes, and I thought it's nice change.
Just check the photo example.
Support (DPI96) QVGA / WQVGA / VGA / WVGA
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6.1 & older UI 6.5(21**)
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6.5 new UI(23**) have a singleness version.
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8th January 2010, 02:47 PM |#2  
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i guess everyone with css knowledge can now customize sms ui.
8th January 2010, 03:22 PM |#3  
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very nice!
8th January 2010, 04:42 PM |#4  
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I can't replace the file, it is protected. Anyone know how to get rid of it?
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Ding LZ...very nice.
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I can't replace the file, it is protected. Anyone know how to get rid of it?

use a task manager to terminate tmail.exe before doing so
9th January 2010, 01:38 PM |#7  
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I can't replace the file, it is protected. Anyone know how to get rid of it?

Use Resco Explorer or any other file explorer except the default one to get permission to replace files in windows folder.
9th January 2010, 02:12 PM |#8  
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Looks very nice. Will give it a try. 谢谢!
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i guess everyone with css knowledge can now customize sms ui.

I know that; but not everyone knows CSS knowledge, isn't it?
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Update 1.10
---------------------UPDATE-------------------

[Andynear green simple 0.6]
More changes, and I thought it's nice change.
Just check the photo example.
Support (DPI96) QVGA / WQVGA / VGA / WVGA
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6.1 & older UI 6.5(21**)
andynear green 0.6 .zip

6.5 new UI(23**) have a singleness version.
andynear green 0.6 new UI of 6.5.zip
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