We’ve had a bunch of new and updated WindowBlinds skins submitted over the past few weeks. Since we have started a new month, lets take a look back and feature some of these fantastic skins.

You can see all the latest WindowBlinds skins here: http://www.wincustomize.com/explore/windowblinds

Pinpoint by DaveBax

 

True Classic by codewar65

 

Blue Sapphire by don5318

 

Black Sails by LightStar


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on Mar 03, 2017

Excellent!!!!  

on Mar 03, 2017

Best of the best skinners too

on Mar 03, 2017

Great stuff thank you guy's!

 

on Mar 03, 2017

on Mar 03, 2017

Sorry but WindowBlinds is dead, I stopped using it. There are no good skins coming out anymore. And Stardock doesn't seem to care. They can't be bothered to make their own from time to time to keep their customers happy. Too bad...

on Mar 03, 2017

Not dead here.

on Mar 03, 2017

I totally agree with you PaxMayne 

windowblinds he dead

or rather lives only here on the site and beyond it has long been forgotten and stardock or do anything for their clients to save and bring them

on Mar 04, 2017

hmmm, I've seen a ton of really great skins come out so far this year. I will always be a loyal customer of Stardock though, not just some Saturday morning fanboi.Through the good and the bad. Always good products.

on Mar 04, 2017

on Mar 04, 2017

werewolf

hmmm, I've seen a ton of really great skins come out so far this year. I will always be a loyal customer of Stardock though, not just some Saturday morning fanboi.Through the good and the bad. Always good products.

Amen to that.

on Mar 06, 2017

  Consider me a fan.

on Mar 08, 2017

I have been a fan for many years, but I have seen the decline of skins being released as time has gone by, there are only a select few that release consistently. I do feel that although Stardocks time is taken up by other resources, If loyal members were given more of a chance and incentive to produce high quality skins people would be more so inclined to consistently release more. I feel that peoples efforts go by unnoticed, although I know that this isn't the only reason, peoples lives have gone on. People have families and things in life which affect whether they can release new content etc... I personally haven't done anything for a long time because I felt that aside the select few that encouraged me with kind words, I felt that my work wasn't worthy. There is a ranking system in place to encourage people to progress and better themselves and despite my efforts this wasn't acknowledged. This wasn't the only reason, I too have grown older and now have a home to run, work to do, life to live and cannot devote much time to skinning anymore which is sad. I only wish that Stardock/WinCustomize realise this and take action. Encourage people to create more skins, employ a rewards system. This will surely help build a bigger skin base and active community for people that love UI. Sorry for the long write up but I just wanted to express my opinion. 

on Mar 08, 2017

I too have been saddened by the "decline" of activity here. I don't think it is a decline of quality, just quantity. I will say I wasn't surprised at the unintended consequences of an aggressive Pay To Play program. "Ordinary" skinners are now between a rock and a hard spot. The fantastic skins that are for sale have lots of talent AND lots of time in them.....because they can generate a tangible reward for that time. The other folks just don't feel like they can compete, I believe.

I have a suggestion.

I discovered that Start(x) makes even OLD skins run WELL! Not perfect, but amazingly close to "working smoothly"........ Could Island Dog coordinate an effort to contact past skinners and get them to donate to a, newly created repository for past skin sources... with permissions? What a great way for people to learn the "tricks and traps"!

I realize that everyone gets the source to a skin but they DON'T get the permission to buff old stuff up and post it, so they don't try.

I think that could put enough new stuff in front of members to keep them coming back, more often, for a look.

I'm just sayin'!

on Mar 08, 2017

This has been through no fault of Stardock.  They've done a remarkable job at overcoming the obstacles MS keeps throwing in front of them and keeping alive the ability to modify the GUI to suit the user.

That said, the degree of difficulty and amount of time necessary to create quality skins have both risen dramatically with Win8 & Win10, not to mention the need to maintain compatibility with Win7.  I was an avid skinner for a long time, spending many enjoyable hours doing so, mostly for my own use (I've published a couple), but since the release of Win7, the time demands have been such that skinning has dropped off my list of hobbies.  I suspect that is the case for any number of other devotees.  I am content to use published skins now, but I'd be interested in a tool that can update old skins with little fuss, if that's indeed possible.

on Mar 08, 2017

It should be noted that a Win10 skin should be identical to a Win8 one, and a Win7 one will no doubt be basically the same too.  Even a WinXP skin will work pretty well on Modern OSes with WB as WB will recreate missing sections where possible from other parts of the skin.

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