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FCN 2008 by greenreaper FCN 2008 :icongreenreaper:greenreaper 0 0 Animated Christmas Snowflakes by greenreaper Animated Christmas Snowflakes :icongreenreaper:greenreaper 3 10 Blackcomb by greenreaper Blackcomb :icongreenreaper:greenreaper 9 21 Docking Station by greenreaper Docking Station :icongreenreaper:greenreaper 6 23


Another portrait of a young lass by tchaikovsky2 Another portrait of a young lass :icontchaikovsky2:tchaikovsky2 232 40 Adreea [2012] by tchaikovsky2
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Unexpected Abnornality by bimshwel Unexpected Abnornality :iconbimshwel:bimshwel 16 10 Creaturific by mct421 Creaturific :iconmct421:mct421 45 33 Kung Foo Norn by EmziePoodlez Kung Foo Norn :iconemziepoodlez:EmziePoodlez 1 3 C.- When Life Gives You Lemons by Officer-1BDI C.- When Life Gives You Lemons :iconofficer-1bdi:Officer-1BDI 22 39 Norn by Embri Norn :iconembri:Embri 13 7
The 2008 GUI Champs has Launched!
The fourth bi-annual GUI Championshipshas officially launched! The GUI's is the ultimate Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) competition. Graphics designers from around the world will be competing in three primary GUI categories; WindowBlinds, Icons and Animated Wallpapers. This year's competition has a prize pool of nearly $15,000 with prizes from AMD/ATI, Wacom, Corel, TechSmith, DeviantArt and WinCustomize!
Starting today, October 14th, 2008, skinners will be able to submit their work to the competition website with the first events being judged in mid-November, and the overall "Best Skinner" crowned in late December. The deadline for all submissions is December 14th, 2008.
The 2008 GUI Champs is brought to you by the following sponsors:
* Corel
* Wacom
* TechSmith
* DeviantArt
* WinCustomize
This year, there are some outstanding prizes up for grabs across 11 separate events. The top skinner from the 2008 GUI Championships will win a Wacom Cintiq!
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Cornelius by Futomakki Cornelius :iconfutomakki:Futomakki 37 6 Cornelius comics by Coshi-Dragonite Cornelius comics :iconcoshi-dragonite:Coshi-Dragonite 157 62 Cornelius got a carrot by Coshi-Dragonite Cornelius got a carrot :iconcoshi-dragonite:Coshi-Dragonite 155 48
Best Overall Skinner of the 2006 GUI Championships
We have seen some fantastic submissions from around the world in this years GUI Championships.  Over $12,000 in cash, software, site subscriptions, and prizes were up for grabs in this competition.  We have already given away two video cards from EVGA and NVIDIA, Xbox 360's, and many bundles of software.
Now it's time to announce the Best Overall Skinner of this years competition.  The prize for the Best Overall Winner will be an Alienware Area-51 m5750 Multimedia Entertainment Laptop.
Congratulations and a big round of applause goes out to JJ Ying!
JJ Ying submitted some outstanding wallpapers and Windowblinds skins including Azenis and Edisso, which had a great following throughout the competition.
Best Overall Skinner -
GUI Championships -
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As noted, my current coding project is a mutli-gallery management tool called Metapix. Its primary goal is to help creative members of the furry fandom upload their work to multiple sites.

Part of developing software is identifying requirements - and one key requirement is which sites it needs to support in order to be useful. The fewer plugins I have to develop, the more time I can spend on each, and on the rest of the program.

To this end, I asked 101 dealers and artists at Further Confusion 2011 what sites they use to host their work, what sites they might use if it were easier (including inactive accounts), and what other sites they used to tell people about their work. The results might surprise you . . .

They're also quite fortunate for me - it looks like I could launch with 6-7 gallery plugins and a couple of notification plugins and satisfy the vast majority of users. Even four plugins would be enough for an alpha version.

Response to the basic concept was extremely positive. Almost all artists had more than one gallery, and most were irritated by having to repeat the process of posting work and journals in multiple locations. Many liked the idea of a global message center, and some wanted notifications on events like notes/messages and sometimes shouts/comments - though generally not watches or +favs.


Laurence Parry
Artist | Hobbyist | Design & Interfaces
I'm the founder of, editor of, and lead administrator of

Current Residence: Welling, UK
Favourite genre of music: Electronic Trance
Favourite photographer: Myself!
Favourite style of art: Flat, chunky.
Operating System: WinXP/Gentoo Linux
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Explorer
Wallpaper of choice: Docking Station dialog background, tiled
Skin of choice: Blackcomb (WindowBlinds)
Favourite cartoon character: Millie (of 'Ozy and Millie')
Personal Quote: Only human


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MrSkylar-1995 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there
DuskTheRaccoon Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Thanks for your help! BTW, 15 years on DA is insane!
greenreaper Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, in fairness I'm not here that often, as I have to run Inkbunny.
I was more active in my application skinning days, but those are long ago…
DuskTheRaccoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
I see. Yeah, I know a lot of people aren't that crazy about this site anymore due to obvious reasons so
I see why IB is more of a better alternative for you
kinGabe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Artist
Amaya-Moondrop Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excuse me but can you help me with my ink bunny account?
LupineAssassin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artist
Happy birthday!
kinGabe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Artist
LupineAssassin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Artist
Happy birthday! :)
greenreaper Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wondering what I'm up to? Check out Flayrah, WikiFur and Inkbunny.
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