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Designer Bar 1.3



Change Log

Fixed: Broken links to mini shortcuts
Added: a second version of the TAB

Added: A mini version. (right click your tab to load the mini bar. double right click anywhere on the bar to hide)

First release

Introducing Designer Bar. A reference bar for all things design related. Designers now have all the resources they use in one convenient location.
Featuring 7 sections you can arrange in any order you wish. Includes a tab button that you can place anywhere to quickly hide or show the entire bar with a single click.

Now includes a Mini Designer Bar! Right click your tab to show the bar. Double right click anywhere on the bar to hide it.


Quickly access up to 12 of your most used design programs.

Switch between 4 of your favorite RSS feeds.
Including an RSS feed with your local design related job postings.
Featuring an inspirational RSS Image feed to get your creative juices flowing.

Easily store up to 35 colors for use later.
Using jsmorley's RAINRGB tool, you can easily create or pick and store any on screen color.
Are you using a certain set of colors in Illustrator and want to quickly use them in Photoshop? Now it's easier than ever.

8 of some of the most popular color palettes from Adobe Kuler.
Don't like those palettes? Or just want to switch out a single color? Simply click on any color to change it to whatever you like.
Once you are happy with your new palette, click on the checkmark to set it as your new default palette.
Playing around with color combinations and want to switch it back? Just click on the default icon to return it to whatever palette you set it to.

Rotating color wheel with 6 color schemes.
Having trouble choosing colors? Try out some of the 6 different color schemes to get some help picking the perfect combination:
Complimentary, Analogous, Triadic, Split Complimentary, Tetradic, and Square.
Continue to click on any icon to rotate the color wheel.

Easily search for help with your design project using 6 search bars.
Have a design question? Try Stack Exchange. Looking how to make realistic fire in Photoshop? Search for a tutorial. Need that perfect font or stock image? Or just want some inspiration? Its all a quick search away.

6 bookmarks to some of my personal favorite design sites.
Including a Cover Flow inspired design.

Left click on the tab to show or hide the bar. Right click on the tab to show or hide the mini bar.
Double right click anywhere on the bar to hide it.
Customize almost everything in
Default location for quick launch programs is "Rainmeter\Skins\DesignersBar\Quicklaunch\Shortcuts"
This bar has been made to fit a screen 1920px wide, however you can change the size of the bar by adjusting "barheight" in

RSS Feed was made from InteractEight's Flatts
RAINRGB tool created by jsmorley
Quick launch icons in preview are dAKirby309's Metro UI Icon Set
Wallpaper in preview is limav's Deep Sea Wallpaper
Mini RSS Scrolling Feed was made from Electic- Tech's ScrollText

All comments and questions are welcome! Enjoy!
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Designers are such cool professionals. They create something really attractive. Anyway, I lost my job due to the coronavirus and had to look for work in other countries. I worked in anothet country to me for three months, but then the contract ended. Thanks to design job board I am being reviewed as the best candidate for design job opportunity. So I hope to get something there. I have always loved this thing.