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Published: December 9, 2008


... a minimalistic & universal CAD skin for your desktop!

It looks the best on either Vista or Windows 7 with Aero enabled :thumbsup:

• Aero blur support
• Lyrics over case
• Cool glowing stars
• No Cover, Net Radio & Video "covers" skinned
• Interesting toolbar design & placement
• Inverted mode

Designed for Windows 7

Update Log:
● lyrics de attached- ReDownload Recommended, not Necessary |
● ratings bug fixed - Please ReDownload | Thanks to =OtisBee :nod:

It still might not be free of bugs, if you encounter any, please report them here in the comments :)

I hope it will stay on your desktop for a long time! :)

Ahh, the music note shape come from the Music Symbols PSCS3 Shapes package of ~estjohn :nod:

This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
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chimanwink's avatar
It's a skin?, for what program??
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HeyHelleenHobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome ^^
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YoungEaEProfessional Interface Designer
Cool skins Bro. & Fine Touches :D
Dwarven24's avatar
beautiful skin
I using it
thanks a lot
birdbird21's avatar
hey is this compatible with XP?
zuhtu79's avatar
i cannot download CAD from the official site, i need acces for the download? how can i get CAD for free?
Black-Energy's avatar
Thats Awesome :+fav:!

PS: Please, could you port NEXTLevel VS to Windows 7 RC? ^^
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Which version of CDArt Display are you using for Windows 7? I've tried both CAD 1.0 and 2b5 and I think 1.0 worked for a bit but now neither will work... really annoying. Just curious as to which you're using.
Would love to use this skin. :(
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Hm, turns out it's my WMP which is the problem. MediaMonkey works fine. You using WMP12 or what?
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niaziStudent General Artist
im the sorta person who changes skins every other day...but ever since ive been using this skin, i think ive forgotten how to change skins :D
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VathanxProfessional Interface Designer
Hmm... thank you :nod: :)
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Very fond of this style, I am grateful to share!
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Amazing skin, it does look great with windows 7. Keep up the good work. :D
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works like clock work
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VathanxProfessional Interface Designer
What does it mean?
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i had two tabs open my bad
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good job look good
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VathanxProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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Excuse me a lot for not having the time to test your skin earlier, Ryan!

First off:

I really love the cover transition, it looks awesome and pretty cool.
I also like the idea of a skin that fits natively to the Vista/Seven GUI a lot. The skin really looks like a default Vista/Seven app :).

And even though I don't rate my music (I love all of my songs :D), the glow on mouse over is a nice addition to the skin.

Now let's come to the part with things I don't like:

Don't worry, there's not much, I don't like ;).
I'm just not a fan of the way the text elements are displayed. In my opinion, it takes up too much space. Maybe you can integrate all those elements into the main case, decrease the font size and make a substyle out of it.

But that is just a matter of personal taste, so don't worry about it ;)

Congratulations on your first CAD skin. Hopefully, it won't be your last one :)
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