Update Apr 25th, 2008: After Resco started their skinning contest, .cab installers for the skin can now be downloaded from the Resco competition site here.
Update Feb 28th, 2008: With the very kind help of Juanma, there is now also a VGA version of the Gesta 1.2 skin!
After the initial release of my Gesta skin for Resco Keyboard Pro here, I’ve made one small adjustment here which added a backspace/delete button on the default keyboard view, but it made me split up the skin into two skins, because I thought I had to remove the Fx page in order to be able to add the Backspace/Delete key.
However, quickly after that I was asked why my skin doesn’t allow the user to tap-and-hold on the shift button to toggle Caps Lock. I found out that this required RKP 5.01 and a change in my skin, so I made this additional change and found out that this way I could also bring back the Fx page. This makes it unneccesary to have two seperate Gesta skins.
Gesta 1.2 still has all the advantages it had from the beginning, and some have been added with 1.2:
Portrait and Landscape support (QVGA only)
Optimized layout so it doesn’t cover too much of your screen, while keeping the keys as large possible for easy input
Zoom button preview
Pressed state, so even if you disable the Zoom preview you can see which button you’re pressing
Between the Space and Enter buttons, 4 frequently used characters are added to reduce the need to visit the 123 page. If you press Shift, there will be 4 additional characters, making a total of 8.
Speaking of the 123 page, it contains the numbers, logically ordered special characters, and access to the Calculator.
Tap-and-hold on the Shift key toggles Caps Lock on
Tap-and-hold on the 123 key accesses the Fx page
Click past the break to see screenshots of all the views in this keyboard skin.
Below you see the pressed state of the Shift button, all letters in CAPS, and the characters that appear if you use Shift on the four characters between the Space and Enter:
Below you see the 123 view in Portrait:
Below you see the Calculator view in Portrait:
Below you see the Fx view in Portrait orientation:
Below you see the default view in Landscape mode:
Below you see the 123 page in Landscape mode:
Below you see the Calc screen in Landscape:
And finally, the Fx page in Landscape orientation: