Were the cover art thumbnails in the downloadable Alaska images really generated with the 'Get Content Info' option? 'cause they look higher quality than what I am working with when I use that feature. *shrugs*
Increasing the icon size of the selected file would work, but I am partial to borders. I like the white synopsis border against the red chairs. It's simple, It's sharp, it contrasts with the red chairs and your eyes are drawn to it. I want to make changes that will help put emphasis on other parts of the gallery view as well.
It's preference, but I think that's the way I'd feel about having a border around the highlighted cover art thumbnail. Perhaps a nice white borer to match the synopsis border. I'd also consider putting a white border around the LARGE cover art thumbnail directly left of the synopsis. But I'd want the synopsis border and the large cover art border to align perfectly, so that may entail making the thumbnail larger so they are flush. But small changes like these *I think would give the video gallery view a little more pop.
And yes, depending on the background the border might get washed out, but I happen to like the movie theater background so I doubt I would change it.
While I do have artistic ability I do not know how to use graphic editing software, but my roomie knows how to use Photoshop, so I would just enlist his help to modify the graphics of the interface. I could probably get him to create multiple border colors for the cover art thumbnails along with other graphics for the theme so people could mix and match depending on the background.
I will be playing around with it this weekend and probably have it working by that time as well. I'll post some screen shots.
I have some questions though which would greatly help me in making alterations to the theme.
1.) Just to clarify once again - you aren't certain where to find or how to alter the default Mochi backdrop?
2.) Where do I go to find/alter the theater backdrop for the video gallery?
3.) As an example ONLY - would it be possible to put white borders around every cover art thumbnail in video gallery mode and have a red border for the highlighted cover art thumbnail? If so what would I need to alter?
4.) Is it possible to make the larger cover art thumbnail to the left of the Synopsis a bit bigger?
5.) Once I've made all the changes do I need to delete the Alaska theme from my SMP - zip up the new files in the Alaska zip you provided - and re-up the theme to the SMP again?
6.) Is there a way to take a screen shot from the SMP? I think you can do this on the HUB, but I am uncertain on the SMP.