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A Glow In The Dark - for wb 5 by spider4webdesign A Glow In The Dark - for wb 5 by spider4webdesign
Hi there -

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 -
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 :D -
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]
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spider4webdesign Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thanks a lot both of you -

regarding the taskbar: I'm working on a new skin right now, so it'll take some time till I can change this one... :)
leiana Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, this looks really nice, and I'm enjoying the skin so far. I appreciate your time and effort on this!
Robbyjk Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Love everyting about it ...exept the taskbar buttons ? I wish they where different becasue i am so picky that I can use this unique beautifull nicely done skin just becasue I dont like one part. Thanks for sharing! I am favin it though!!!
spider4webdesign Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Thanks a lot!! :D

The Dock background is a skin for AveDesk -
or better a whole desklet/widget. You can find it here in my gallery... :) ("TabbedDock")
tong72 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Thank for sharing !
coldberg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
0_0 best dark skin ever... can I have that dock background mate please
spider4webdesign Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
Hi Bobby-ZX-7776,

thanks for your comment! :)
I'm afraid I can't change the skin's format to StyleXP: It's using transparency/alpha-blending in a lot of cases and this feature is only supported by wb5. This may change however with Vista coming out, but till then, I can't make transparent skins with anything else than windowblinds... :(
Bobby-ZX-7776 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Wow! This is a wonderful skin. Way cool man!! I am new here & I hope to make skins like u!
I have a query: Do u use Stylexp by tgtsoft. I have stylexp and I would love ur skins in stylexp format.
Thanks!! :clap:
yahweh-jaie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Hey, I'm curious as to whether or not other people have had this problem, or if I'm just unlucky...

The minimize button is still visible as a blue windows button when I install the skin, and I can't seem to make it go away. It's right in between the "check mark" aka minimize, and the "arrow" aka fullscreen/not fullscreen buttons.

Otherwise, this is probably my favorite skin ever, never have I seen something so smooth and streamlined. It's perfect (except for that one part)
spider4webdesign Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
Hi - sorry to hear that, haven't experienced something like that at all, but of course that doesn't mean that I didn't mess it up...
I would be interested too, if someone else has this problem as well!

I sounds to me, like windowblinds messes up wb5 and wb4.x content - there's still some wb4 stuff included (e.g. the checkmark), which I had difficulties to remove. But it shouldn't show up with wb5! - Could be a windowblinds proplem as well of ourse...
spider4webdesign Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Hi there -

thanks a lot to all of you!! :D
I didn't think that in two days only there'd be so many comments!

Regarding the blue font:
I needed a color that's readable on both dark and bright backgrounds - I could make this font either darker or brighter itself, so the readability would improve on either the dark or bright background...
I'd only need to know wether you find it more difficult to read on the dark or the bright back...
hypknotic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
This is fantastic. While some bits are bigger than I'm used to, that just allows for all the details to be all the more visible. Love the look, functionality seems very good in a short try-out.

Things just look really cool when using this windowblind, like the way the horizontal blue line fades on rolled-up windows.

I'm going to have to take some time to catch up the rest of my desktop to this level of cool.
tsims533 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME! Can't wait to use this one! :excited:
Stykera Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
Holy crap that is AWESOME. I am totally digging the program "tabs" on the taskbar.

The blue font is a little hard to read sometimes, and the minimize button (you know, the little - at the top right of program windows) seems broken. Otherwise, totally perfect!

elishaPan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
Perfect!!! One of the best skins i have ever seen.
Girl-In-Glass Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
Looks great. Too bad I don't have WB5. :(
greg2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
sorry must be the new format of DA IE7 does'nt work with it either
greg2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
sorry those links are supposed to be smilies [img][link]
greg2 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
WHAT OH MY GOD IT'S NOT VISTA I'M GONNA DIE[img][link] about the caps but that needed to be yelled[img][link] have all your skins and you have out done your self this time very smoth and professional looking and best of all it's not VISTA glad some poeple still know how skin.I look forward to your skin.
nextmario Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
wow! not really my cup of tea, but i respect your skill. i know the effort it takes to do all that transparency. NICELY DONE! more, more skins
VahnRoi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006   Interface Designer
Original to say the least.
Toledo-tony Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
You have great skills .... + :star:
heynomi4u Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Student Photographer
looks great. thx for the release :)
jaidaksghost Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
just gave it a spin - another fine job - i like the style of your skins
jfl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
very cool and different, I like it! :diny:
jaidaksghost Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
just downloaded it and about to give it a whirl. looks great in the screenshot. :nod:

sorry to hear some of your works have been ripped. i hate that. :pissedoff:
lypnjtu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
very cool,i like it!
moosimo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
I really love this skin!
It's one of the most original skins i've come across.
Great work!:worship:
JAYKRAZ Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
Well it's not Vista, I have just downloaded, so will be a bit reserved, but it looks good, thanks for download. Jim
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Submitted on
August 13, 2006
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