as a desktop application CD Art Display (aka CAD) was created to be a highly customizable and skinnable interface to show an album cover for the track that's currently playing in your media player (i.e. Winamp, iTunes, Windows Media Player, Foobar2000 etc.).
as a group #CD-Art-Display is meant to put a roof over an ever increasing amount of skinners, fans, contributors, addicts and all sorts of other supporters, which then would provide them with latest news & announcements, skins, tutorials & resources, help, contacts, contests, inspiration and many things more that are in any way related to the app CD Art Display.
we -the staff of #CD-Art-Display- have created a platform where a community could stay in touch with skinners and developers (.. and of course other friends and supporters) as well as the overall progress of a cool little app.
since the CD Art Display communitiy is already very large (while still growing) here on deviantART, it is our goal to encourage each and every one of our fans to join this group and hereby give them something they can easily identify with.
there are two different member classes for you to join, which both have different abilities & capabilities enabled that are explained as following:
as a Member you will always be well informed about the things going on in here. you can submit your own or others' CAD skins to our "Faves" gallery. after a short voting procedure by our skinners & administrators, your deviation is likely to be applied in there. Members can also invite people to also join our group.
membership requests will automatically be accepted.
the minimum requirement to join as a Skinner is that you have created at least one CAD skin. your joinrequests are subject to vote by our administrators & skinners. once accepted you'll be able to vote on new gallery submissions, join- and affiliation requests, too. besides, you'll have access to our "Back Room" and to our forum in there. Skinners can contribute their and others' work to our galleries and they can invite other deviants to join our group.
that's right, there's a CD Art Display chatroom here on deviantART. you're friendly invited to join that Chatroom and to connect with fellow CAD-lovers and skinners there.
we also plan on making certain announcements on a regular basis, where we'd inform anybody about our community-meetings in that chatroom.
Enter the CAD Chat
After a long time and some updates a new beta with a setup.exe is ready.
The main focus in this version was to fix some issues due updates made in both Amazon database and iTunes application.
CD Art Display should work properly again.
In addition, the new Skin Browser is still under development. The Upload feature will be reviewed since some additions are from known skins and not only new and original ones. That's why new skins were not added.
Finally, the idea is to update the translation (a lot of work ahead) and then release CD Art Display 3.0 final.~Carlospr (developer)
CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 1503
CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 1472
CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 1459
CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 1212
CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 717
CD Art Display 3.0 Beta 1 Build 553
JUST MAKE SURE TO BACKUP YOUR CAD FOLDER ALONG WITH YOUR SKINS. NOTE THAT THE NEW CAD WILL NOT DELETE ANYTHING.
FOR WINDOWS 7/VISTA USERS CAD WILL ONLY COPY YOUR CURRENT SKINS AND SETTINGS TO THE NEW FOLDER .
this is a public beta release so if you’re not familiar with what a beta is all about, then wait for the final version.
in order to further improve CAD we'd like to kindly encourage you to report every possible bug here or in the comments to this blog entry.
Hello, dear CAD lovers.
Today (Feb, 24th 2011) Carlos has introduced a new place, where we can gather suggestions and ideas for improvements regarding a new CAD build.
The original post by Carlos can be found here.
As Carlos spoke of "even less time to code CAD", I am not very optimistic if he will release a new build (or the CAD 3.0 final) in the near future.
Not a very bad thing, as the current beta runs pretty stable.
So if you've got any suggestions for a new build, check the entries first, and then write it down at the bottom link.
Hi my dear CAD community!
We have decided, that we want to increase the interaction with this group for all our regular members.
This means all members (no matter if regular members or skinners) can submit their CAD skins to our group "Gallery Folders" from now on.
Exceptions are the "Featured", Skin of the Month" and the "Slideshow" folders. These are admin exclusive only.
The terms for a submittes skin are equal for all members (same voting count).
To submit your works to the folders, visit our Gallery and click on one of the "+" signs at the end of each folder description, or do it by clicking on the "Submit to a group" link on your deviation page.
a "Freshman" is what we'd usually call someone who is new to something ..
.. someone who is making his/her first steps in designing and/or creating graphics or who is new to CD Art Display in general.
so, "Freshman" Work can be considered a very first skin of a skinner or skins that still reside in some sort of a beginner-state in terms of their overall look and feel.