It's been a long time since I've used Windowblinds, but I thought I might get into it again since I may be upgrading to Windows 7 soon from XP. I was hoping someone here could give me some skin recommendations. In general I've had a hard time finding WB skins I like on Wincustomize. I tend to like "clean" skins, flat-looking, clear edges, geometric shapes, etc. I would say I prefer minimalist ones, however if a skin has accents that work well together, that's good too.
While I'm not a linux user, I've found my favorite visual themes tend to be some of the defaults ones in different linux builds. Here are some screenshots I found where I like the skin used for the windows:
http://www.muylinux.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/sawfish.jpeg (this one is probably my favorite)
http://titaniclinux.net/doclib/content/public/site-1/screenshots/screen14.jpg (second favorite)
Things I like:
-pronounced geometric shapes (squares and rectangles especially)
-greys or neutral colors that can blend with any wallpaper
-solid black lines/outlines
-simple, clean looking design
Things I do not like:
-brushed metal look
-extra thick borders around windows
-strong colors that only fit with certain kinds of wallpapers
-excessively dark or bright color schemes
-low-contrast schemes that make it harder to distinguish buttons and lines (like white on light grey)
-skins that look very similar to default Windows or MacOS skins
Not to pick on the author, but here's a perfect example of a theme I DON'T like:
It has a glossy bars, a strong navy blue pattern, a dark focus overall that contrasts a lot with anything white, a checkboard pattern which muddies the look some (in my opinion), etc. I'm not criticizing the author's skill at all, just that aesthetically this is the opposite of what I'm looking for.
If anyone can give me recommendations based on this criteria, I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance.