Island Dog's Articles
March 16, 2018 by Island Dog
The weekend is almost here, WinCustomize! We had some real nice skins come in this week but the one I wanted to feature this week is UniGlo by LightStar. This is a Master WindowBlinds skin and I just can't get enough the color design in this skin. Definitely one of my recent favorites. 

Remember, if you are a WinCustomize subscriber you get 20% off Master skins. If you're not a subscriber already, head over here and get started.

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March 14, 2018 by Island Dog
We celebrated Pi Day at Stardock with a competition!

Kristy took home first place for her "banofee (banana toffee) pie, while Amy placed 2nd with her fudge walnut pie and Sarah took 3rd for her pizza pie!
March 13, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Birthday, WinCustomize!

17 years ago, in the aftermath of the dot-com bust that took out many popular skinning sites (anyone remember, we launched WinCustomize. It's now the largest site on the Internet dedicated to GUI customization with thousands of user-submitted skins, screenshots, and more.

Do you have a favorite download from WinCustomize? Share it with us!

March 9, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday! Today we are featuring a new start button which can be used with Start10 or Start8. The SciFi WFlag by JoeyW8 might be our first start button feature, and it's well deserved. JoeyW8 has a great library of start buttons and this is a great addition. It has a cool design and should go with a variety of WindowBlinds skins or just use it by itself!

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March 9, 2018 by Island Dog
We have been putting a lot of focus on our Facebook and Twitter pages and it has resulted in new customers and new members of our community.  Since we have quite a few, I wanted to post a list of all of them so you can easily “like” them.


StardockWinCustomizeGalactic CivilizationsAshes of the SingularityStar ControlOffworld Trading CompanySins of a Solar EmpireElementalDemigodThe Political MachineStart8/10ModernMixDecor8Object DesktopTwitter:

March 8, 2018 by Island Dog
Brad is still at war with the Centauri Republic with no end in sight! Part 8 of "Humans vs. The Multiverse" is available now. Check it out here:
March 2, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday! The Ora skin for WindowBlinds is a new skin from LightStar that came in this week, and is our weekly featured skin. A lighter colored skin with a great design makes this one you'll definitely want to have on your desktop.

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February 28, 2018 by Island Dog
Brad recalls the days of Elemental's rough launch, what we learned from it, and how we did our best to make it right for all of our future games.

Check out Episode 3 in Ars Technica's "War Stories" series here.

February 28, 2018 by Island Dog
The war continues...and this is Brad's biggest battle yet! Check out part 7 of "Humans vs. The Multiverse" and see if today is victorious...or if today is bloody. It's entirely possible it's both!

February 23, 2018 by Island Dog
The weekend is here! This Feature Friday we're taking a look at the Aspire WindowBlinds skin by DaveBax. This beautiful skin came in this week and you can tell the work that went into this one. Another great job by DaveBax, so be sure to download this one this weekend and check it out!

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February 20, 2018 by Island Dog
For many of us who work with computers all day, it can get a bit boring to look at the same bland desktop all day long. While Windows has made some improvements to the user interface over the years, it's still the same as everyone else's in your home or office. I like to customize things, especially items I use often, and my PC is no exception. 

You can customize your desktop as much or as little as you would like with a variety of custom themes and skins found at I wan...
February 16, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday, WinCustomize! Rogue II by don5318 is our featured pick this week. This is a new Master skin this week, and I really am liking the design on the Start menu and taskbar. The skin overall is fantastic and it seems other members have been enjoying it as well.

Remember, if you are a WinCustomize subscriber you get 20% off Master skins. If you're not a subscriber already, head over here and get started.

Get it here:

February 12, 2018 by Island Dog
CEO Brad Wardell is trying every strategy he can think of to repel the attacks of the Centauri Republic in Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade!

Check out Episode 6 in "Humans vs. Multiverse" today. 
February 9, 2018 by Island Dog
Happy Friday! Today we have the Alfa WindowBlinds skin from retiredmaster as our featured skin. This is a very clean and modern looking skin and is perfect for everyday use. 

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February 6, 2018 by Island Dog
Valentine’s Day is approaching and this is another good opportunity to add some related skins and themes to your Windows desktop. One of the great things about holidays is that WinCustomize usually has a great selection of ways to spruce up your desktop, from WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers, cursor themes, and more.

The best way to get the ultimate desktop experience is with Object Desktop. This is our suite of desktop enhancements and includes apps like WindowBlinds, DeskScapes...