LESS IS MORE - Themers pls get good Taste, thx

Monday, August 23, 2010 by del78 | Discussion: WindowBlinds

Hi

There are so much Themes, thats great.

Not good is, that you cant use most of them if you are someone living in 2010.

No one ever heard of minimalistic design here? Or of good Taste?

Most of the Themes are really well done, maybe if i´d get a Themer, i would also think i have to show my skills in doint highlights and 3d objects and stuff..but you are doing Themes for everyday use. and my head gets sick when i see all the effects everyday in my taskbar..

minimalism rules!

naah..i dont think so, i would try to do a theme like "oni" from TomRichter or something like that

 

WE WINDOWSBLINDS CUSTOMERS NEED MORE GOOD TASTE THEMES THX!

who needs a cowboy/western theme?! i mean really, if im not that programmer-guy who always has bad taste..I DONT NEED SUCH CRAP

thy for everyone, reading and thinking about this

 

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MadDeez
Reply #1 Monday, August 23, 2010 8:00 AM

download what YOU want and don't worry about what others want to use. every windowblinds skin on this site has its fans and users. just because you don't like a certain skin doesn't mean that hundreds, if not thousands, of other people don't. my standards aren't the same as yours, i guarantee.

mrs_starkers
Reply #2 Monday, August 23, 2010 8:16 AM

download what YOU want and don't worry about what others want to use. every windowblinds skin on this site has its fans and users. just because you don't like a certain skin doesn't mean that hundreds, if not thousands, of other people don't. my standards aren't the same as yours, i guarantee.

very well said, I could not have said it better

Jafo
Reply #3 Monday, August 23, 2010 8:40 AM

Thankyou for your input.

LightStar
Reply #4 Monday, August 23, 2010 8:54 AM

download what YOU want and don't worry about what others want to use. every windowblinds skin on this site has its fans and users. just because you don't like a certain skin doesn't mean that hundreds, if not thousands, of other people don't. my standards aren't the same as yours, i guarantee.

Yep, I agree.

Xiandi
Reply #5 Monday, August 23, 2010 11:38 AM

who needs a cowboy/western theme?!
Aparently around 5059 of them right now.

Don't download what you don't like. It's that simple.  

You could always learn how to make a skin and upload it here. Then you'd see more of what you like. 

Philly0381
Reply #6 Monday, August 23, 2010 12:31 PM

I read the thread, didn't think about it much.

Your idea of a good Theme may very well work for you, but I think that most folks would not like to see the 'legs' being taken out from under the communities skinners and thier very creative ideas and skinning skills and talents. 

Mind you, that's just my opinion. 

starkers
Reply #7 Monday, August 23, 2010 12:41 PM

Good taste, eh??  Now that could mean a whole bunch of different stuff to a whole swag of different people.... AKA, it's all in the eye of the beholder.  Thank goodness we don't all have the same tastes... the world of art and culture would be a very dull and mundane place, wouldn't it.

 

k10w3
Reply #8 Monday, August 23, 2010 2:10 PM

The best policy, as a skinner, is to skin for yourself.  If you haven't created a skin, then you're going to have to depend on the tastes of those of us who create things.

Xiandi

You could always learn how to make a skin and upload it here. Then you'd see more of what you like. 


   Right on, Xiandi!

RedneckDude
Reply #9 Monday, August 23, 2010 3:06 PM

No one ever heard of minimalistic design here? Or of good Taste?



who needs a cowboy/western theme?! i mean really, if im not that programmer-guy who always has bad taste..I DONT NEED SUCH CRAP

Statements like these will not get you on anyone's good side here. Do we come to your place and bad mouth your decor?

As was said above, download what you like, leave what you don't. Insulting us isn't gonna get you anywhere.

Fuzzy Logic
Reply #10 Monday, August 23, 2010 3:17 PM

.I DONT NEED SUCH CRAP

I feel the same about your post...

Wizard1956
Reply #11 Monday, August 23, 2010 3:21 PM

Three easy replacements for those ghastly "tasteless" themes.

1:XP Luna

2:Vista Home Basic

3: Windows 7 Starter

Any one of those should be minimalist enough for you.

As for me, I like variety. Not all WB's are for everyday use btw. Some are works of art to be enjoyed for a short while, then replaced with something practical. I like art but who wants to live in a museum?

Stramp
Reply #12 Monday, August 23, 2010 3:22 PM

Right on Red! I make what I make because I like doing it, and if only just one person wants it or can use it that makes it all the more worthwhile! I use both Minimalistic and yes Cowboy themes! I like a change once in awhile that's the spice of life! No one is forcing anything on you, take what works for you, if you have a Minimal theme suggestion then why not be more constructive & offer some ideas in the forum, or make a request without insulting others. You'd do better in life.  If you want I could send you a Black 1920x1200 wallpaper, it's so minimalistic that you don't have to resize it or worry about aspect ratio. One size fits all.

Oh, Quite Logical Fuzzy!

CarGuy1
Reply #13 Monday, August 23, 2010 9:23 PM

That's not the way to make friends around here.

Opinions are like butt holes, every one has one...some stink.

I think you should have kept your opinion to yourself.

 

Mirsguy
Reply #14 Monday, August 23, 2010 9:50 PM

I agree that his statements should have been worded more tactfully and politely; but I believe he has a point.

Instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, maybe we "themers" ought to take note.

And besides, I suspicion that a lot of the rude tone is due to the apparent fact that he is foreign.

Also, judging from his profile, he's been around since '05: He's had to have seen a lot here in all of that time.

 

 

Bebi Bulma
Reply #15 Monday, August 23, 2010 9:50 PM

If you want something done right, do it yourself (aka stop bitching at/insulting the people who actually take the time to make these themes and learn to do it yourself).

Jafo
Reply #16 Monday, August 23, 2010 10:04 PM

Also, judging from his profile, he's been around since '05: He's had to have seen a lot here in all of that time.

Or he has been here twice.....the other time was '05.

You cannot infer anything from that, and I STRONGLY doubt the apparent tone was inserted/due to translation 'software'.  The suggestion that 'his taste' is good and others' is not isn't a 'fault' attributable to language barriers.

"WINDOWSBLINDS CUSTOMERS" [sic] can demand all they wish.....provided that as 'customers' they are willing to PAY for the privilege of demanding.

Skinners [mostly] skin for themselves.  If others happen to like the results....well and good.  If they do not they are entirely free to create their own.....to whatever 'less is more' ideology they wish.

I personally see much of 'minimalism' as laziness and/or conservatism.   The only people who 'get away with' minimalism are those who are sufficiently anal over the DETAIL that the results only APPEAR 'minimalist'.   [Typically what you see in a Master skin]...

RedneckDude
Reply #17 Monday, August 23, 2010 10:11 PM

Well said Jafo!  

k10w3
Reply #18 Monday, August 23, 2010 10:41 PM

Mirsguy
...Instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater, maybe we "themers" ought to take note.


Yeah, and maybe Picasso should have taken note when somebody said "Hey Pablo, what's with all these funky shaped heads and asymmetrical body parts?  Haven't you heard of realism?  Realism rules!"  I don't think so.  Picasso employed cubism.  If somebody didn't understand it, or didn't like it, they didn't have to buy it and hang it on their walls.

I already have a day job, doing things dictated by others.  My art is something I do for me, and for what it's worth, I "wear" my skins all day, while doing that day job, and it doesn't give me a headache.  They function for me, and that's all that matters.  If somebody else likes them, than that's icing on the cake, but I'm not going to let my fan base dictate what I create.  I'm already codependent enough the way it is, thank you very much.

WebGizmos
Reply #19 Monday, August 23, 2010 10:41 PM

There's always the default OS if your not happy. And you can always call Microsoft and tell them what you want and maybe you'll get to be on one of those commercials telling people it was your idea! Because seriously...if you can't find one (1) single thing here that pleases you then you will never be pleased. And as it's been said here...you can always make your own stuff. Which is pretty much everyone that didn't like what someone else was doing and decided to do it themselves. What a concept!

Chasbo
Reply #20 Monday, August 23, 2010 10:59 PM

you are doing Themes for everyday use. and my head gets sick when i see all the effects everyday in my taskbar..

Then don't use those themes. You are very rude.

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