DoctorNick’s 2005 Skinning Resolutions

A list for one who wants to skin it all...

Thursday, December 30, 2004 by qrush | Discussion: Skinning

2004 was my first leap into this skinning business. For 2005 I plan to go in a much different direction...Here I’ll set a goal list for myself for this year, when I hope to really become a true SKINNER. Enjoy, and feel free to comment or critique as you please.

1) Make a WindowBlinds skin! (high quality, and with none of that trendy aero/longhorn/aqua or whatever the latest crap is now, of course) This means I have to actually sit down for a while and have some patience with Photoshop and CorelDRAW…not to mention SkinStudio.

2) Create some icons! I’ve drawn out a few, but I have some troubles putting my ideas into pixels. Can you smell a suite yet?

3) Post more on the WinCustomize and forums! I’m more active on the Stardock IRC, but I like the boards too. I mean, who doesn’t want to miss out on the WB/msstyle arguments and the other nonsense?

4) Put together some tutorials for ObjectDock Plus, ObjectBar 2, and hopefully some others as well. Maybe I should make a tutorial entitled “Annoying Users: The 7 Deadly Errors” after seeing all of the controversy that's taken place here over the past year.

5) Start to learn some Jscript so I can program DesktopX widgets. I’d love to try to play with’s Halo 2 XML stats!

6) Continue to help out some SDC_Guests on #SDCentral and help them on their path to skinning enlightenment…

7) Attend some more SkinStudio classes hosted Skinartistry’s Bones2112 and NightTrain2002! I’ve missed the past two weeks, but the one class I did go to I had a lot of fun!

8) Look into getting some new Trillian 3 skins…there’s a real shortage of them! (And new plugins, cmon Cerulean!)
Reply #1 Thursday, December 30, 2004 10:12 PM
WOM hopes you accomplish your goals.
Reply #2 Thursday, December 30, 2004 10:18 PM
Super cool.
Reply #3 Thursday, December 30, 2004 11:01 PM
Watson's 2005 Skinning Resolutions

1.Finish Reading This Thread.

That's All, Thanks For Listening.
Reply #4 Thursday, December 30, 2004 11:32 PM
Sounds like a plan! I wish you luck, and I agree, the classes at Skinartistry are exelent! Happy New Year Dr. Nick
Reply #5 Thursday, December 30, 2004 11:38 PM
Big list. Good luck on all of that
Reply #6 Friday, December 31, 2004 2:40 AM
Best O'Luck to you Dr.Nick.
Reply #7 Friday, December 31, 2004 12:17 PM
Maybe I should have #9 be "Make an original avatar first"
Reply #8 Friday, December 31, 2004 1:58 PM
Hope you accomplish,your goals. good luck.
Reply #9 Friday, December 31, 2004 2:22 PM
That's quite a mountain to climb you've set for yourself Doc The best thing about New Year's resolutions though, is that we tend to forget and/or abandon them soon after making them That's not to say I don't believe in you Best of luck mate, hopefully by the end of 2005 you'll be 8 for 8, or should that rather be 9 for 9
Reply #10 Friday, December 31, 2004 3:29 PM
best of luck to you Doc and if you need any help, just drop me a line
Reply #11 Friday, December 31, 2004 9:20 PM
I'm with you, Doc. I also missed the last two weeks of the classes at Skin Artistry. As a matter of fact I only attended about 15 minutes of one of the classes. It's the holidays you know! But I'm hoping to join in next week if possible! And those goals of yours are quite lofty, but I'm sure attainable if you've got the mindset for it! Good luck to you!!! This skinning stuff IS fun, isn't it?
Reply #12 Friday, December 31, 2004 10:33 PM
Good going Nick! Good idea to set goals and work towards them... I'm sure you'll accomplish what you set out to do but if you need any help along the way I'm always around and willing to help where I am able.

Reply #13 Monday, January 3, 2005 1:26 AM
john smith
Reply #14 Monday, January 3, 2005 4:49 PM
Reply #15 Tuesday, January 4, 2005 9:43 AM
Dr. Nick - we missed you at the SkinArtistry class too! I didn't go last week either; I'm not sure they had one 'cuz of the holiday and all. I'll be there on Wednesday though! Good luck with your resolutions, they are all worthy goals!
Reply #16 Saturday, January 8, 2005 2:39 PM
Nick - YAY! Thanks for including in there
Reply #17 Saturday, January 8, 2005 4:19 PM
Hey Nick, will you be able to have an actual life with all your resolutions?

See ya next Wednesday/Thursday

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Reply #18 Saturday, January 8, 2005 5:43 PM
Heh, when I first started coming here and thought about making a WB skin I was lost, didn't know where to begin. But luckily I got help, so will you Nick Anytime, drop a line
Reply #19 Monday, January 24, 2005 6:56 PM
Annoying Users: The 7 Deadly Errors” after seeing all of the controversy that's taken place here over the past year.
this would be a good one to start

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