Happy 18th Birthday, WinCustomize!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Island Dog | Discussion: WinCustomize News

Happy 18th Birthday, WinCustomize!

WinCustomize is officially an adult now! Launched way back in 2001 after the dot-com bust took out some other skinning sites, WC has since become the largest site on the Internet dedicated to the customization of the Windows desktop.

Today we have over 2.3 million members, 106,240 total skins on the site, over 13,000 skin authors, and a total download count of 379,771,119.

That's a lot of downloads!

 

Winky the WinCustomize mascot


Here's a bit of history on WinCustomize.

The site launched on March 13th, 2001 and was originally put together rather quickly after the dot-com bust took out some other popular skinning sites. Here's a screenshot of the site back then. Love those colors, right?


A couple of years later in 2004, we did an overhaul of the site design and released an updated version. This version tried to focus a bit more on the skins, and tabs...we added tabs, too.


2007 brought us another update where we wanted to streamline the front page and went with a bit of a darker theme.


That brings us to the big 2010 update, where the site got a major redesign. It focused less on the news, and more on all the great skins we have. Although we've done some minor updates through the years, many on the code side of things, this is the current design for today.

Oh, and while we were researching some of the WinCustomize history, KarmaGirl came across this.....

How many of you remember and used the WinCustomize Browser? I sure did!

On behalf of WinCustomize and Stardock, I would like to say thank you to all our community members and skinners for your contributions over the years. You have made the site what it is, and we continue to appreciate your support!

To say thank you to our community, we are having a limited-time anniversary sale where you can get a 1 year membership to WinCustomize for 50% off*!

*Sale ends April 9, 2019 at 1PM ET

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Dcrew57
Reply #21 Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:31 PM



Quoting Dcrew57,

ooks like an old windowblind as well. cannot remember name but i am pretty sure.




Universe Metal by Alexandrie ...

Thanks Jafo, I knew it was WB cause i used to run it.

AzDude
Reply #22 Friday, March 29, 2019 4:37 AM

Memories - 2006

AzDude
Reply #23 Friday, March 29, 2019 11:11 AM

Memories 2006

DesktopX Theme

Updated Nov 08, 2006 by AzDude

Link ,, DX Interface 1280 by Boxxi , asst widgets and icons and 2 pic frames - set at 1280x1024 , lot's of room here to add all the stuff you want - if your i gota have alot of stuff on me DT kind of person !!
 
teddybearcholla
Reply #24 Friday, March 29, 2019 6:22 PM

Happy 18th birthday, Wincustomize!  

don5318
Reply #25 Friday, March 29, 2019 8:00 PM

Oh, the good old days, Happy Birthday Wincustomize!   

basj
Reply #26 Friday, March 29, 2019 10:14 PM

One of my very first Windowblinds posted here back in Jun 2000.       

Happy Birthday Wincustomize       

 

Jafo
Reply #27 Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:02 AM

March, 2001 .... and still using basically the same version... 18 years later...

Jafo
Reply #28 Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:09 AM

Of course....even Brad was younger then...

AzDude
Reply #29 Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:37 PM

Memories 2007 

Windows with Attitude ver_II

Updated Jan 04, 2007 by AzDude

SS 1280 x 1024 Icons:Dynamic by Portraits WB Parsec by Mike Byany - asst widget and objects - Wallpaper ( Windows with Attitude ) by mikelly 
 
ZubaZ
Reply #30 Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:47 PM

Some of teh best people I've met on the internet are here at WC.

Happy brithday and MANY MORE! 

AzDude
Reply #31 Monday, April 1, 2019 11:09 AM

Memories 2007 ....... My 1st Dream .... now almost 3000 Dreams later ..

My Tree 6pk  LINK: https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/dream/127/

Updated Feb 23, 2007 by AzDude

Moderator Review:
This is a good example of what can be done with minimal assets (just six static images with a few simple transitions). Looping is well-done and the video playback is very light on the CPU


Author's Comments:
My Tree 6pk - One Wall in 6 colors using various transitions - preview is to show the 6 colors not the actual transitions .
 
Dcrew57
Reply #32 Monday, April 1, 2019 1:59 PM



Quoting Dcrew57,

ooks like an old windowblind as well. cannot remember name but i am pretty sure.




Universe Metal by Alexandrie ...

 

Thanks I knew it was

locomotive_breath_y2k
Reply #33 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:26 PM

If I buy a year of WC at the special rate - will it extend my current sub?

 

Thanks,

Brian

Island Dog
Reply #34 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:28 PM

locomotive_breath_y2k

If I buy a year of WC at the special rate - will it extend my current sub?

 

Thanks,

Brian

It will most likely need to be manually adjusted, but we can certainly take care of that for you.

locomotive_breath_y2k
Reply #35 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:33 PM

Island Dog

It will most likely need to be manually adjusted, but we can certainly take care of that for you.

Excellent! Thanks for the quick reply, ID.

Brian

Island Dog
Reply #36 Monday, April 8, 2019 8:32 AM

Just a reminder that the sale ends tomorrow. Be sure to share this post on Facebook or Twitter if you use them.

Robert_Snyder
Reply #37 Monday, April 8, 2019 9:46 PM

Happy Birthday, Wincustomize! Cheers!

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