Minimal XP
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Minimal XP

Updated Apr 13, 2005 by Ash08

Double Zero
Comment #1 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 11:47 AM
Umm..LoL..You asked for it..Dont like it..

I use skins *for the "Frills, special effects, buzzers and bells" if I wanted to get "minimal" I could and would do that within the OS itself...
Anyway, I am not trying to say anything at all bad about your skin, and I thank you for sharing, I just offered my comment as you asked, and it is purely based upon my own *personal preferrences.
Aside from the fact that people will rarily comment upon a skin, they kind of do the "Hit and Run" method of you got a comment!..LoL

Take care,
Comment #2 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 3:23 PM
plainly...... it sucks...................................who needs this crap........... do us a favor and create something worth downloading.........
Comment #3 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 4:04 PM
It's a bit too.... windows 98ish.

Minimal skins are great, but if you look at some of the minimal skins that won prizes at the gui olympics last year, they were minimal but still had style to them.

It's kind of hard to explain what you need to put into the skin, but take a look at some of the minimal skins in the library, such as kewk-hoe by Erik Holmer, or opulence by b0se.

My suggestion is, try to put together a minimal skin that isn't just solid blocks of color done up in mspaint in a few minutes, but take the time and add some texturing and depth to the graphics.
Comment #4 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 5:08 PM
A good start! I'm not a huge fan of it, but I can see that you're interested in skinning, and thats always a good thing. I'd suggest that you do as Halluci says and take a look at some other minimalistic skins to get the feel of what people like. Overall though, good work, and thank you for sharing.
Don Smith
Comment #5 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 5:53 PM
Its a good start. Not all that bad. I do dig minimal themes. I think the wallpaper you have in the screenshot is what the real problem is. No way near a match. I think you will get a better response by changing that.
Comment #6 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 6:35 PM
I'm glad you don't have to please everybody in the world. I happen to like it very much and I'm using it right now in fact. Why, because it is simple. I would prefer downloading something like this to most of the others that look so busy.. You keep doing what your doing and do it only for yourself. This one's good and it's a keeper...

Thanks For Sharing
Comment #7 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 6:59 PM
Its really not too bad. You skinned almost everything, it's not a sloppy mess, and it is very usable. You even skinned the minimized window captions. Alot of skins are missing that. The special title bar buttons could use some attention. The wallpaper used in the screenshot is a mistake.
Comment #8 Wednesday, April 13, 2005 9:15 PM
I agre with Night Train..
Comment #9 Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:11 AM
Agree with two big bro's ....

Nice Start
Comment #10 Thursday, April 14, 2005 5:57 AM
Not bad at all, im sure the minimalists will love it.
Comment #11 Thursday, April 14, 2005 6:18 AM
Halluci and others , thankx for pointing it out. BTW Double Zero watch out for my next skin...
Andrew Ryback
Comment #12 Thursday, April 14, 2005 6:40 AM
What a relief! A nice, crisply styled skin, in which everything works. The colours too are pleasing to the eyes. Don't get down from someone calling it "crap". There are those out there who appreciate what you've done.
Comment #13 Friday, April 15, 2005 2:26 AM
Its a start. Night Train is right. A lot of skinners leave the minimized window caption unskinned but in your case you did not. i say you put your effort to best and that is a SOMETHING. I can not wait for the skin that will put up to the challenge of Double Zero. I have my fingers crossed.

To all the readers, better click this
Comment #14 Friday, April 15, 2005 3:31 PM
Its not something i would use because i like darker skins but thats just me. other then that its not bad. i cant make skins there hard. well for me. but dont give up from all these ppl saying its shit. keep up the good work!
Comment #15 Thursday, April 28, 2005 11:55 PM
Great small package...will u be offering it in other colours ? green ,yellow etc..
Comment #16 Tuesday, May 17, 2005 5:52 AM
Nice - I'm using it now as a base - as you said - as it is simple. The only thing I could suggest is that the button tell you what they do in some way, because the help button can take the place of the other buttons sometimes
Comment #17 Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:08 PM
Yes, there buttons do not tell what they do, but they are always found at the SAME position.
Comment #18 Tuesday, May 31, 2005 6:19 PM
i'm pretty sure it sucks!!

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