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Welcome to the Winamp Skin Tutorial!

I created this to archive the official tutorial hosted on the old Winamp website on how to create classic Winamp skins as the original site went offline a long time ago. It's actually not that difficult and I encourage you to try it out if you're interested in it! Use the navigation bar to visit the different sections of the tutorial. It is listed in order. I have added next buttons and links to modern resources for convienence.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Winamp in any way and do not claim ownership of any of this content. This website is for archival purposes only. A snapshot of the original site can be found here.
Tutorial starts below:

Description of a Classic Skin

Classic skins are skins that adhere to the Winamp 2 style model. Classic skins are easier to create than Modern skins but do not allow the author to change the form or function of the player. Classic authors may only replace a standard set of images that alter the player's visual appearance.

A lot of people get really excited when they find out that they can change the look of Winamp through skinning. The problem is they get turned off once they hit a roadblock, be it what to do next, hit a problem submitting to Winamp.com, or indeed, just figuring out how to get started. So here we have a set of simple steps that holds your hand from initial idea to finished masterpiece. Note: Cool kids still use (and create) classic skins. Good luck!