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Messenger concept

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Shetland    5

Do not post here with just negative comments, at least tell me how i can improve it constructively and i will, if i can.

As soon as the exclusive concept art of the new MSN Wave-11 was posted on front page, I knew that i had to look, once i saw it, i was mixed between "EEW BLOAT!" and "OH MY GOD, WONDERFUL"

This is because, the actual MSN program seemed bloated, but they had a nice UI.

So, I decided to quickly put together a little mockup of MSN 8, but not with all the bloat, its like MSN7, with a new look.

Here it is:

Latest version (07-December-2004, 22:07 GMT)

MSN-Messenger-8-v3-r1-both.gif

Credits are on the image.

This took roughly an hour but that mostly involved me listening to music mindlessly,

Alot of the graphics, like the butterfly in top corner and background are actually vectored by me by hand.

note to a friend: paulsachang, rofl. pandas r us. thanks for the comments on it when i was making it, also varsity, thanks for the comments on it too:)

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.Joa    0

too bad we will never have this for real :)

at least not in the first couple of months (years)

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xero.    0

They didn't do much with MSN Messenger 7 BETA...it's about time they start thinking of new designs. It's been the same concept for a few years now and nothing is ground-breaking yet.

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Shetland    5

if anyone could code a whole new messenger program (NOT based off msn)

we could have all the freedom we want, i would do our gfx.

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Larney    0

Looks great (Y)

And I like the idea...

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Nexus-    17

GHL: maybe a programer can come in here and pic this up and make a msn compatible messenger based off your work :)

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enigma-penguin    17

need i remind anyone of of the neowin messenger program, although it was never completed the source code is available on my site ;) (credits to staticfish)

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Manson_AAN    0

its gud i lyk it keep up da gud work

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ember    0

boy, i really hope the the real version will look like this

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Jase    130

looks so real i can taste it

Very nice concept! (Y)

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ConfusedFusion    1

Super cool. Why cant MS think of these things?

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King Raa    0

mmn, gonna jump on the bandwagon here

Gj man. thats pretty smooth.

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Shetland    5

i am still waiting for anyone who wants to code a new instant messaging client,

i am thinking of something along the lines of "you host and people join" which elimninates the need for proper servers.

i will do the gfx, i can do minimal, bloated, shiny, pretty much anything, any layout too.

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hadiz    0

Nice, they should hire you to do the UI :D

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505    0
if anyone could code a whole new messenger program (NOT based off msn)

we could have all the freedom we want, i would do our gfx.

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i am still waiting for anyone who wants to code a new instant messaging client,

i am thinking of something along the lines of "you host and people join" which elimninates the need for proper servers.

i will do the gfx, i can do minimal, bloated, shiny, pretty much anything, any layout too.

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I don't want to troll that much, but Miranda IM is a nice messenger program. The MSN protocol has most MSN features, like avatar support etc.

Since version 0.4 (soon to been released) the contact list is split to an external DLL, giving it the same status as any other plugin in Miranda. You could easily create or modify the current contact list to include the things you want. This is actually a lot easier than making a complete new client.

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Shetland    5

is the user inteface completely customisable?,

thing is, if someone DID make a whole new client that didnt run off msn at all, we would have the source and could do what we want.

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505    0
is the user inteface completely customisable?,

thing is, if someone DID make a whole new client that didnt run off msn at all, we would have the source and could do what we want.

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Miranda is open source (GPL), MSN plugin is also open source, you can take a look at all the sources.

It is not so much that the interface is completely customisable, it is that it is a plugin. You can also look at the source of that. The program offers some 'services' so you can get contact, open message window etc. You could make any UI you want, but you have to program it, not GUI hacking. The interface is written in C, so it have to also write it in C. Maybe you could find someone who could do the C programming, and you do the GUI part.

Post something in the miranda forums, maybe someone will respond.

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br3tt0    0

I can help with hosting it.

GHL.. major thumbs up to you for producing such a great concept!

2 personal things I would like to see is:

Transparency

&

(If possible) the ability to change the colour of the main contact list and so on.. Like if you had option to colour mixer so you could make it a user preferred colour..

I really like the logo/icon you created man.. it looks really good.

Best of luck, and I would really like to see this take off.. it has unlimited potential.

Good work bro.

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Guest Cannabian   

A look into the future of Hotmail and Messenger!

-Peace

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Nexus-    17

fake untill i get proof otherwise

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Chriz UK    0
i am still waiting for anyone who wants to code a new instant messaging client,

i am thinking of something along the lines of "you host and people join" which elimninates the need for proper servers.

i will do the gfx, i can do minimal, bloated, shiny, pretty much anything, any layout too.

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Yeah we need to put our heads together and create a customizable instant messenger that doesn't bug up your system and gets alot of downloads.

"Look out billy boy here we come lol"

Ok maybe not but anyway nice designs there fella,

Chris

P.s If anyone thinks they can put together a team i'd help :p

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Guest Cannabian   
fake untill i get proof otherwise

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It was posted on Mess.be, but was quickly removed, luckily I downloaded it before then, and edited out the stupid Mess.be logo that took up most the screen, and changed the background from some flower scene. I'll bet any money it's real, otherwise it wouldn't have been takin' down so quickly. I've got a 1024x768 version, good quality.

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b3n    0

coding a messenger client from scratch would be very long

especially a server based one

i think it would be definatly easier to skin either miranda or trillian

or write a program to simply connect to the messenger service

if you are interested i have some code but its in VB

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Jerry Grey    0
coding a messenger client from scratch would be very long

especially a server based one

i think it would be definatly easier to skin either miranda or trillian

or write a program to simply connect to the messenger service

if you are interested i have some code but its in VB

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Yea, why can't we make a skin for msn, it will be easier to do.. :yes:

Plus it will be faster to build.. :D

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Jerry Grey    0
I've got a 1024x768 version, good quality.

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Can you send it to me, please? (on msn) :)

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Nexus-    17
Can you send it to me, please? (on msn) :)

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even better he could post it here for everyone to look at. I thought that msn wave 11 was a concept and non of it was working code. i thought thats what concept always means :wacko:

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