Island Dog's Articles
May 11, 2021 by Island Dog
It seems like not long ago we were posting this similar article about spring. Well summer arrives in a little over a month, and I think it's going to be a hot one. Summer is a fun season to skin as there are a variety of WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers for DeskScapes, CursorFX themes and more you can use! There are also plenty of landscape wallpapers to have your desktop feel like it's on a tropical vacation. We'll be showing off and featuring more summer inspired skins soon, but plea...
May 6, 2021 by Island Dog
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is finally here! This is the latest animated Star Wars series, and some are calling it a continuation of the Clone Wars. We're getting ready to watch the first episode tonight, but I wanted to know if anyone else is watching or is interested in this show.  
May 3, 2021 by Island Dog
It's May and that means it's time for another monthly desktop screenshot thread in the forums! Are you getting a summer desktop ready yet, or sticking with more of a spring theme? Let us know and post your desktop in the forum and lets us know what skins you are using! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/504755/ (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by 2of3)
April 29, 2021 by Island Dog
Microsoft has commissioned five new custom fonts that could be the new default fault going forward.  "Calibri has been the default font for all things Microsoft since 2007, when it stepped in to replace Times New Roman across Microsoft Office. It has served us all well, but we believe it’s time to evolve. To help us set a new direction, we’ve commissioned five original, custom fonts to eventually replace Calibri as the default. We’re excited to share these brand-new fon...
April 27, 2021 by Island Dog
Master skinner and long-time WinCustomize member 2of3 has been sharing some awesome WindowBlinds skins, and I wanted to feature some of them in the news this week.  Thanks for creating these wonderful themes, and we can't wait to see more!   Gekko   Sovereign   Cole   Radiolux  
April 19, 2021 by Island Dog
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a trending color called Electric Tangerine. I think it's a beautiful spring and summer color, and I think at least a few of you agreed. 2of3 and don5318 have released WindowBlinds skins that have some of that color integrated in the design. These are both fantastic skins so be sure to check them both out! Cole by 2of3   Tangerine II by don5318 Thanks for taking time to create and share these skins with the WinCustomize community! ...
April 13, 2021 by Island Dog
We discussed last year how many travels plans were cut due to the pandemic, so I thought it would be fun to check in and see if anyone has started making any travel plans yet. As I mentioned in that post, we had several cruises cancelled, and took a break from planning for at least the rest of that year. Since the cruise industry is still being shut down by the CDC, we hope that lawsuits by the state of Florida and the pressure from other governors and the industry associations will get thing...
April 12, 2021 by Island Dog
We've mentioned spring desktop wallpapers recently, but of course there's much more you can do for spring than just change your wallpaper.  One of my favorite skins to use for spring is from don5318 called Simple Green. This is a nice WindowBlinds skin that has an overall minimal design, but with beautiful touches of spring colors sprinkled in. Not specifically designed for spring, but Reality by LightStar has a perfect color scheme that matches well with a bunch of spring an...
April 7, 2021 by Island Dog
I get a lot of emails from creative and design websites, but this one caught my eye because orange is a favorite color of mine and I like this one. Creative Market is calling this the "color of season" for spring, and I think it would be a nice choice for some skins and themes.  HEX: #FF825C RGB: 255, 130, 92 "A mid-century revival with a bright red undertone and high chroma, Electric Tangerine feels both vintage and futuristic. Nostalgic and hopeful. This punchy hue captures the ren...
April 6, 2021 by Island Dog
Spring is here along with a new month and that means it's time for another desktop screenshot thread! Are you rocking a spring theme this month? Something more sci-fi, maybe? Well post a screenshot and let us know what skins and themes you are using! Post your desktops to the monthly thread here: https://forums.wincustomize.com/504372/ (This is a news thread and will be locked. Screenshot taken by Chasbo)     
March 29, 2021 by Island Dog
We have been producing some additional triggered animated wallpapers for DeskScapes. Some of these are video based .dreams and some are more dynamic using still images that will change over the course of a day.  There are more coming out, but I wanted to highlight a few to start the week off. See more animated wallpapers for DeskScapes here. Looking Up at the Sky Day and night sky triggered animated wallpaper of a "looking up" scene in the mountains. Day at the Beach ...
March 26, 2021 by Island Dog
I've been using Microsoft Edge as my main browser for quite a while now, and I've been quite happy with it. I really like the Collections feature and I really haven't had any issues with the browser overall. A new feature that came out earlier in the month I believe is vertical tabs. It's a simple idea but for those of us who have been using "regular" tabs for years, might be not so sure about it. That's where I am with it. Using tabs in a browser is just natural now, and I don't even think a...
March 22, 2021 by Island Dog
We officially entered spring this past weekend and I hope that you are having some fantastic weather! I've been changing the wallpaper on my laptop quite often, and most of them have been images of beautiful spring landscapes. I wanted to share some of our favorites so you can also have a great looking spring desktop.     Red and Yellow Spring Flower Field Sunflower Field   Spring   Spring   Vernal  
March 16, 2021 by Island Dog
We are already at the halfway point of March, so I thought now was a suitable time to look at some of the latest new and updated skins for WindowBlinds uploaded to WinCustomize.  Let us know if you have a recent favorite! Neon Red by don5318   Moderna by LightStar   Hunter A.I. by neone6   Psynaptix by Vampothika   Protocol by LightStar    
March 9, 2021 by Island Dog
I just finished watching season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery. I thought we had a thread on this show, but I couldn't find it, so we'll just start with this one. I've always been a huge Star Trek fan and I've watched Discovery since the beginning. I like the show overall but didn't care much for the whole remake of the Klingons and a bit of that story in the first season.  I liked season 3 and thought they did a good progression with jumping into the future and starting to rebuild the Federa...