also I was nearly desperated about skinstudio making AeroReturns/BluesOS, I gave it a second try - this time I was prepared a little better, so less compromises for this skin (intended design versus abilites of windowblinds).
It's a dark skin for windowblinds 5, and -
FIRST RELEASE -
so although I didn't notice any real flaws so far, there might be some things to change ...
Please note (as two works of mine have already been ripped), that all graphics in this package (that are not left from the original XP design) were made by me - if you want to distribute them, you need my permission first. Please notify me, if you discover any ripped stuff of mine!
Hope you enjoy -
I tried best to adjust the colors for fine text readability (always a bit of a problem with dark skins - If you don't want it all dark, e.g no black pages as background for Word or so, you have to mix dark/bright backgrounds and text colors. As every program chooses the font independently, this makes it a bit difficult to find the right colors).
Best to just try it out!
For the screenshot:
Wallaper "Weekend Fun" by ~urbanAR7 - [link]
Icons mostly from Mormegil, Yangge and D. Arnaez, see [link]
this is a "light" mod (all bright backgrounds with dark text) of my wb5 skin "A Glow In the Dark", which can be found here - [link]
I'll also release another mod soon, which (like in the shot) will have less massive window borders - I like the style the way it is now, but I usually design for high screen resolutions... So people with e.g. laptops might find their whole screen filled out by the top border
So "A Light in the Dark" will be out soon as well and feature a "conservative" window style...
fixes some small bugs (and probably added new ones )
After months of development Synthetic WB is ready. My idea was to make an original and usable skin with all parts skinned. Everything is skinned, Xp animations, shell styles, toolbar icons, Vista dialogs, complete IE7, etc...
If you dont like red there is no problem, WB recoloring work perfectly! --- This is an updated version - 100% working - - -
This blind is one of the finalists of the GUI championships [link]