Venom - WIP

XP, Vista and Win 7

By on March 22, 2010 11:16:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

vStyler

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k, so the concept was to get as far away from the last theme I did as possible and still be able to skin Win 7 completely and correctly.

 

I also wanted to make a red and black theme that took advantage of the dramatic contrasts that this color combo can achieve.

 

Devilish, menacing, provokative, I dunno.. thats what is running through my head as I throw this PS mockup together.

 

I suppose I will be doing a light and dark windows version as I dont see anyway around it...

 

...so this one may take a while to complete but here it is in it early.. fluid stage.

 

Oh and I may just keep the small branding text... cos I know would approve 

 

will post updates as they are formulated.

 

 

 

 

 

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March 22, 2010 11:35:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Very nice.  Will be following this.

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March 22, 2010 11:37:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks really great. I like the design. One thing i dont like is that startbutton. I would like to see a round one, in that devilish red, of course with a black winflag.

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March 22, 2010 11:40:27 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Dude you are on fire!!!!!!!!!!!

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March 22, 2010 11:45:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think this is the only start button I will be doing, I would end up with 12 substyles if I added a second. I may possibly include a winflag (orb) one that folks can drop in the folder to overwite. In fact.. I will.

..personally, the SB is one of my fav. parts of it.

 

We'll see.. thanks

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March 22, 2010 11:51:23 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looking pretty nice John!

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March 22, 2010 12:11:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Have to agree with others, this is one to watch as you go through the process.

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March 22, 2010 12:15:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Oh wow!!!!      

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March 22, 2010 12:18:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I think it's nice to have start buttons that reflect the character of the blind....so many round ones out there....this one makes a cool change.....and love the way it mimics the start menu......still, a winflag one thrown in the folder too....gives people choices....

The luminescent effect with the red is very cool....gives it so much life....all looking very devilish....

 

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March 22, 2010 12:20:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Wow. I love it already.

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March 22, 2010 12:29:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I dig the smooth gradients. This looks great man. Also the caption/explorer buttons look awesome.

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March 22, 2010 12:31:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm speechless   This black-red combo is so sexy that it sould be illegal  

 

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March 22, 2010 12:38:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks everyone... 

lol...

over a more neutral background with a dark window.  btw, Neil, will we ever get the left side white area skinnable?

 

 

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March 22, 2010 12:42:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I may possibly include a winflag (orb) one that folks can drop in the folder to overwite. In fact.. I will.

Now that's a good idea.

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March 22, 2010 12:48:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This one is special! I Love it already

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March 22, 2010 1:05:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now that's a good idea.
Now that's a good idea.

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March 22, 2010 1:06:56 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

With the startbutton as an extra image i could live. Looking forward to the release.

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March 22, 2010 1:16:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Damn hot vStyler, can't wait to see the Final Version. But i think the Startbutton could be better Some Windows Flag or something. But hey, ...it will be a Masterpiece, like everything you released. So, keep up the great work. 

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March 22, 2010 1:36:02 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like the start button very very much, it is really nice to see something different than a winflag or orb!!!

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March 22, 2010 3:02:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

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March 22, 2010 3:04:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now that's a good idea.

Now that's a good idea.

Is there an echo in here?

Is there an echo in here?

 

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March 22, 2010 3:09:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Really cool John!

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March 22, 2010 3:21:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

All right John..now you just hold it right there goddamit!

One thing is to tease, and this is beyond teasing 

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March 22, 2010 3:23:55 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now that's a good idea.

 

yep, and its always been an option, I've just never been a fan of it, however for this particular config, with light and dark substyles, it is an option I am willing to put forth.. for the sake of mankind .. and my own personal sanity, cos i gotta tell ya, start buttons, done well, theme after theme.. is not easy.

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March 22, 2010 3:50:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Now this is gonna be one helluva skin, I can tell!  

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March 22, 2010 5:06:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've added an extra alternative startbutton in the screeny above ^^

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