Remember - it looks way better in Full View!
Hey there folks,
First & foremost: the awesome icon used for the wallpaper is Mask 5
- check out his other work, he does some great stuff... I just took Otis
wallpaper, played around with the colour & saturation and dropped the icon on top…
Yep, I'm still alive & lurking in the shadows - in some respects I've jumped off the skinning bandwagon & in others I'm still hard at it...
Well, apart from growing older & wiser (and spending way more time on my iPhone than on my pc), I've moved on to Windows 7 like so many others. This meant, among other things, a fond farewell to Windowblinds. The awesome WB themes for Win XP haven't been ported to Win7, and just about all the WB themes for Win7 feel like a big step down from the excellent Win7 visual styles being made here at dA. Especially the font rendering looks awful (no matter what fonts I try, even with MacType
running). Also, I simply don't have the time (or choose to use my time on other things) to mess around in SkinStudio to try and make them look better...Win7 Style Builder
, on the other hand, has really proven to be a powerhouse behind the creative output for Win7 at dA. The quality of VS'es from the likes of SolMiler
are in my opinion the high-water mark of customization at dA, every bit as impressive as the WB themes for Ye Olde XP...
But no matter what VS I try, I always come back to Clearscreen Sharp for Windows7
. It is still in my opinion the very best VS ever made, and surely must be in the top 5 all-time customization deviations. The only mod I’ve added to it is the OSX scrollbars (taken from xpng
’s Lion for Windows 7
) - not sure if they complement the rest of the skin that well, but the original scrollbars were just too light for day-to-day use…
The back/forward buttons in Explorer are taken from minhtrimatrix
The lovely QTTabBar
skin is Qttabbar for Shine
The iTunes skin is PlasticPulse
About the “LDV” icon: LDV (Laser Doppler Velocimetry
) is a technology for measuring air or fluid velocity with lasers. The software for the equipment had some hideous icons, so I took one of the photos I’d taken of my laboratory set-up, played around with it in Photoshop & IconWorkshop & out popped this…
I love my icons… I have an ad hoc - assembled icon package I call DoxXIII - basically a mix of Dox
icons from DeusEx74
& the truly magnificent XIII
icon set from apathae
. I’m sure there’re a few Jonas Rask icons lurking on my desktop somewhere as well…
The excellent live folder icons are Icon-A-Day 2.0, Day 8, Wrapper Folder
. In one of the folders you’ll see a snippet of my daughter Saffron’s drawings… At the tender age of 10 yrs, she is already convinced she’ll be an artist - no doubt showing off her art here at dA…
The only Rainmeter config I have running is a little CPU meter on the right. I probably took the skin from someone else and played around with it in Photoshop…
Firefox: just the default theme with some mods of Stratiform
Dock? You don’t need a dock on Windows 7.