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June 6, 2007


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Your Boring Desktop

We , computer users (I mean art lovers) , spend all day in front of our monitors . We use several programs like internet browsers , media players , text editors . . . These programs are written for being able to make something noticable , but mostly they don't have anything noticable except the work they do . Our desktop is full of boring single-toned bars , columns and buttons which have nothing to do with aesthetics .

This is where customization starts . In my opinion , it's not easy . Because there are lots of different categories under customization like theming (the hardest part I think) , icons , wallpapers , application skinning (this is hard too , because every application has it's own skinning structure) . To add more aesthetics to your computer's visual appearance , you have to build a theme in your head and select it's building stones . But don't be worried , you don't have to build that "building stones" yourself , there are lots of artists on deviantART who builds them for you . The main thing is the selection .

First of all , install a cool visual style , it's the theme of your operating system , the hardest part of the customization (With installing it , you're determining how your buttons and windows will look .) And than,  select an icon set that fits well with your style (retro , futuristic , simple . . .) The funniest part of it is to select a skin to your favourite application . Because application skins don't have borders , they can be made in any shape . Lastly , select a cool wallpaper for your screen's background , you can use lots of different wallpapers when you adapted other parts .

Let's make your friends jealous (:

Visual Styles

areao4.2 by heylove Aero 5203 v1.4 by jemaho
DAV5 by aMADme Royale Vista VS by dobee
Aquanox VS by cyberchaos05 Collide Visual Style by Static-Slack


Adobe Creative Suite 2 by whyred Isospective - Windows by dthought MINIUM XP by RADE8
Orbital   Icon Suite by hermik TenderDay 3 - Pack 1 by dpzo

Application Skins

Meridian by neuroSKINS Multipass 1.4 by rpeterclark reflexion by sXnc
Energy Amplifier by vlda D-Reliction by kriptoner Satin by Skinister
:thumb44508564: LhA Dark Firefox Theme by 6XGate
:thumb48414198: :thumb31351808:


Eternal Origin by cosmicbound ZitronenWP by mailfor
Selfillumination 1280-1024 by Kutsche waiting... by drgutman
Draw Me The World by stickersticker Whats the point? by pete-aeiko

Self Promotion

Aurum VS 1.1 by alperyesiltas S2 High End - Color Pack by alperyesiltas
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evolutionhotline Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
take a look at some of my screenshots... i uze vizual stylez by wb skinner, and wallpaperz by webshots.
keramotak Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
yes yes.
my new desktop style.
uonick Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Kajyu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow what a wonderful selection... now the hard part is to decide which one to pick.
TearsOfMySins Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
i have windows xp, i really need a new theme, what do u recommend?
alperyesiltas Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
beside my selections above , [link] and [link] are my favourites .
MAikz-creaz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanx, i had an Alienskinn for a long time.
Some refreshment was needed, so thank you very much!
alperyesiltas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
have fun ;)
MAikz-creaz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
calgarc Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007  Professional Artist
very nice. i gots my computer massively skinned with stardock shells
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