XBMC has many skins, made by a variety of different talents, each with their own style. Stephen Paul is very into clean and striking designs, Night is just that, the font’s and imagery used are both clean and striking at the same time. This very thin font style is becoming more and more popular with designers, for example with the Windows Phone “Metro” layout and VLC with their use of the Raleway font.
I personally really enjoy the easy to navigate and read design that Night offers, the default imagery supplied is excellent as you no doubt have come to expect from all of XBMC’s skins.
There are a few things that bother me, a “Press down for Trailer” notice is incredibly hidden away on a very messy showcase layout. I often found myself tapping the down key and then finding the skin hangs (probably XBMCs fault) while it searches for and downloads the trailer from YouTube. What does everyone else find? If you use Night, what view style do you use?
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