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

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yxyn

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Oct 19, 2009
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First of all, I am chinese guy, I am not good at english:p:p, 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.:D

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.
simple.jpg
View attachment simple.zip

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.:D:D
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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[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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yxyn

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Oct 19, 2009
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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
01.jpg
02.jpg
03.jpg

6.1 & older UI 6.5(21**)
View attachment 265618

6.5 new UI(23**) have a singleness version.
View attachment 265619
 
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lucas.scott

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Mar 10, 2009
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Nashville, TN
You are a hero yxyn ... been waiting for this for so long . Is there any way for you to apply the same sort of changes to the first sms screen where you choose which chat to open? thats all i can find thats missing now . And your English is fine ;)
 

yshaikh01

Senior Member
Aug 28, 2007
216
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Omnia 2

Hi, I am using the 0.6v and its very nice on my Omnia 2, but the Sender and main message body seems to have a gap in between. If it is a long message the gap between the sender and message is increased. Also is 1.10v uploaded or 0.6 the latest version?

Thanks
 

jpen

Senior Member
Apr 28, 2009
538
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mine doesnt look anything like the pics on the first page...i know its probably cuz i have a black theme but is there any fix to this
 

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dwizzy130

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Nov 14, 2007
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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
View attachment 265611
View attachment 265612
View attachment 265613

6.1 & older UI 6.5(21**)
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6.5 new UI(23**) have a singleness version.
View attachment 265619

Amazing concept!!! Unfortunately it doesn't work 100% for me on my VGA 6.5 Touch Pro.
See Here:
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dwizzy130
 

tacchan23

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Aug 3, 2009
732
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I have a little square of pixel with different color to the right of the first message bubble

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What should I do to fix it?
 

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yxyn

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Hi, I am using the 0.6v and its very nice on my Omnia 2, but the Sender and main message body seems to have a gap in between. If it is a long message the gap between the sender and message is increased. Also is 1.10v uploaded or 0.6 the latest version?

Thanks

Sorry...because I only have one wing on hand, so can't tack care all the system,
and I am already fix that a little, you can download the 0.6 again...see if that's OK.
But the too much long message, you only need to lengthen the "smsbg_in" and the other pic files.
 

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    HTC Amaze 4G Bubble Messages theme.
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    screenshot
    WMStandardMessaging.jpg


    point of interest
    Title Bar Size
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    how do I replace the old files with the new ones?

    you can use my DropToWindows application.
    check my SIG!

    and I suggest some standard naming of the image files please?
    sms_inbg = sms_in_bubble_top
    smsbg_in = sms_in_bubble_bottom
    smsbg_inun = sms_inun_bubble_bottom
    sms_outbg = sms_out_bubble_top
    smsbg_out = sms_out_bubble_bottom
    smsbg_outun = sms_outun_bubble_bottom
    smstitle = sms_title_bar