Thanks to all the Community Skinners

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Philly0381 | Discussion: OS Customization

Just wanted to take a moment and thank all of the great skinners in the community for some really fantastic skins that are being uploaded to the WinCustomize Gallery Libraries.  For some folks like myself, who are not skinners, it is a great pleasure to check out all the skins, usually on a daily basis, and marvel at what the skinners are able to keep coming up with. 

Now I know there have been comparisons between skins of today and those of past years.  Lots of changes have been made to the OSs, adding elements and taking away some and the tools that Stardock makes and provide to customize your desktops with have I am sure changed also.  Some may even wonder if the talent level of skinners isn't what it used to be. 

Whenever I download a WindowBlind skin, which is often, I try to make sure I look at everything to see just what these skinners are doing.  Since I use IE it's nice to see that skinners are not forgetting to skin the backward and forward arrows.  It also nice when they take the time to skin the animation of the progress bar that a lot of the software uses.  This attention to detail is not just in WBs either, it goes on in all the skins like the folks who do Docks and do graphics for the (+) and (-) that you see in tabbed docks.  Have to also mention the great graphic designs you see, from minimal to down right blow your socks off with lots of animation.  I'm sure that you have seen more.

This level of detail isn't just with the Stardock software either, you see it in Rainmeter, SysMetrix and Winstep and the rest.

Now all this would be just great by itself, but most of what you find here uploaded to the galleries is free, yes folks, free.  Now that should really bring a smile to your face.

Just one more thing, there is currently a GUIC going on with some great entries so far.  I hope you find the time to visit the GUIC site and let the folks know just how much their efforts, talent and skinning skills are appreciated.  Yes, they are trying to win the prizes but I bet we can bring smiles to their faces with a Thank You.  Here is a link  http://www.guichamps.com/

Have a great day everyone. 

 

 

DPCloud
Reply #1 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:55 PM

there is currently a GUIC going on with some great entries so far.

Please don’t look at mine. My daughter asked me to do it and even helped, she was tickled and that makes my day. BTW she gets credit for my recent blunder concerning a forum game. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her including making a fool of myself.

I wanted to add a couple of 5’s and a beer to Philly’s post but the emoticons don’t look as if they’re working all that well so…

2of3
Reply #2 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:16 PM

Nice post, J!

Wizard1956
Reply #3 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:37 PM

DPCloud
Reply #4 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:50 PM

LMAO, now they work...

DaveBax
Reply #5 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 8:05 PM

Very nice post John. However you put all the different parts all together and make a very nice theme out of them.

RedneckDude
Reply #6 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 8:52 PM

DPCloud
LMAO, now they work...
But no avatars.....

RedneckDude
Reply #7 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:04 PM

Philly0381
Reply #8 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:33 PM

 

Jafo
Reply #9 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:00 PM

RND....it's called luck of the Irish....

2of3
Reply #10 Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:05 AM

Edited for content

HG_Eliminator
Reply #11 Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:44 AM

leave it to the red neck ta break stuffs

Fuzzy Logic
Reply #12 Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:12 AM

Solution: Buy a mac

I hope pain is something you enjoy...

RedneckDude
Reply #13 Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:59 AM

Quicksilver007
Reply #14 Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:06 AM

Agree with you Philly, kudos for posting!

2of3
Reply #15 Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:07 AM

Edited for content

Wizard1956
Reply #16 Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:30 AM


Quoting Fuzzy Logic, reply 12I hope pain is something you enjoy...



You know I don't own a mac....prolly never will! This is just something I have been saying recently......for fun......

It's the Miracle Cure for all PC problems. That and just unplugging it.

Philly0381
Reply #17 Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:34 AM

Ahhh, what was this thread about again.........sometimes I wonder why I even bother. 

IROKONESS
Reply #18 Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:49 AM

Thank-you to all skinners who spend alot of time on their great works and share with us.  You are appreciated and I wear your products proudly on my desktop.  I also tell everyone who likes my screen where, who, and what about the beauties. 

Thanks for this post Philly0381.

DPCloud
Reply #19 Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:59 AM

IROKONESS
Thank-you to all skinners who spend alot of time on their great works and share with us.  You are appreciated and I wear your products proudly on my desktop.  I also tell everyone who likes my screen where, who, and what about the beauties.

Sorry but wallpapers count, you’re a skinner too.

IROKONESS
Reply #20 Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:05 AM

I hadn't thought of that. 

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