Deviants are kind enough to fave my themes (over 1,100 posted here) and I was honored with three Daily Deviations so far in my 20-year-old stay at deviantArt, but I still get the same response by people who are puzzled over my screenshots.
“What is this?” they ask. “Is it a Windows style?” “How many apps do I need to have that interface?” or, the most common question, “What is Blackbox?” Just recently, a guy saw the screenshot of Storm, one of my latest themes, and asked, “What game is that?”
Let’s face it, there are lots of people who never heard of Blackbox and they wonder what it is and how (and why) should they use it. And it's a good thing they show interest, because after a period of hibernation, due to many factors (mostly developers dropping out and, of course, the rise of Windows 10) Blackbox is back with a vengeance.
Before I start talking about Blackbox, a little piece of history seems to be appropriate. A long time ago and in a galaxy far away, Windows were a slow, drab
A new Blackbox site was recently created to gap the void left by the demise of the three Blackbox sites that kept the BB for Windows community together since 2001: lostinthebox, bb4win and boxshots. Old, wise and respected figureheads that owned those sites, like tres’ni and NC-17, have gone on to other pastures and although Blackbox remains a fond memory, it’s all in the past for them. However, they did bless this new site with their best wishes for success.
This new niche, www.blackbox4windows.com combines the characteristics of all three sites into one including news, forum, downloads, uploads and live chat.
Created by yours
Blackbox for Windows needs developers desperately. If you can code anything, from a plugin to an improvement on an old open source build to a completely new build (we wish) than please come in touch with us, either on #BlackboxDesktop (https://www.deviantart.com/blackboxdesktop) or e-mail me at email@example.com You can help this shell and this community find their rightful place in the Windows 7 era. There is some interest expressed, but we do need more and we need to fight back if we want Blackbox for Windows to stay afloat. Box for Blackbox!