Island Dog's Articles for April, 2021
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 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 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 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 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)