Is the time right for a Community Skinning Project?

By on November 2, 2012 4:34:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Philly0381

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Hi ya folks

It has been awhile since the last Community Project, so being the glutton for punishment that I so love being, I volunteer to start one.

Since I am not a skinner this part is really easy.  The hard part is coming up with an idea, some graphics or a theme like a WindowBlinds that the rest of the community skinners can use to make additional themed skins. 

So if you have some thoughts for a theme lets see them.  Now this is not a contest to see who can come up with the best theme.  If we get several theme ideas then that can work it's way into several projects.  Hmmm, I like that thought, lets not lose that idea.

Just like any other skins that are submitted to WinCustomize to be uploaded into the Libraries the skins for the Community Project must pass moderation.  I believe everyone knows what that means, but if you must, ask questions before hand.  If you are going to share some ideas for a theme just remember that what you come up with graphically should be able to work for folks wanting to make Docks, DX skins or Winstep. 

What themed skins can be done?  Well I always like to say if there is a WinCustomize Library for it you can do one.

Basically there is no clock on the project, when it's done it's done.  The only thing that will change that is if the consensus is to do a Holiday Theme.  That should at least be available for the community to use before the holiday passes.   

Okay community, the ball is in your end of the court, lets see what you an come up with. 

 

UPDATE: 

1. Just so everyone knows what we are doing, we have two Holiday Themes to make skins for, reply #22 and #31.  Please contact Karen and Dave to get what you need, when it is ready, so you can start skinning.

2. Hey, we need names for the themes.   Don't really want them to be Community Skinning Project Holiday Theme 1 and 2 do we? 

Theme name suggestions:  Karen's - Yule Rock and Dave's - Christmas 2012

3. I'm thinking that the WBs and themed skins should go up at the same time about a couple of weeks before the Holidays, in other words lets not upload the WBs before folks have a chance to finish their themed skins.  Need to know what the consensus is.

 

Yule Rock                                                                     Christmas 2012

1. WindowBlinds by k10w3                                           1. WindowBlinds by DaveBax 

2. DesktopX Skins by RedneckDude                              2. DesktopX Skins by RedneckDude   

3. ObjectDock Backgrounds by WebGizmos                   3. SysMetrix Skin by k10w3       

4. Winstep by WebGizmos                                            4. ObjectDock Backgrounds by DaveBax

5. Start 8 by Vampothika                                             5. Start 8 by Vampothika

6. Xion by neone6                                                       6. Xion by neone6

7. DesktopX Clock by k10w3                                        7. Rainlendar by RedneckDude

8. SysMetrix by Uvah                                                  8. Tiles by RedneckDude 

9. Wallpaper by k10w3                                                9. Wallpaper by k10w3

10.                                                                            10. Wallpaper by DaveBax                               

 

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November 2, 2012 5:06:07 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I liked the Christmas one we did, but I guess it's up to the community.

 

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November 2, 2012 5:47:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'd be interested. 

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November 2, 2012 6:31:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would try to contribute something , sounds like fun. How about, Seasons. aka, fall, winter etc.Room for all creations.?

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November 3, 2012 7:45:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm in!

[quoting Philly's glutton for punishment thingy]

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November 3, 2012 3:08:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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November 3, 2012 4:16:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I've got a Christmas Windowblind started if you want to go in that direction; if not, I volunteer for whatever is needed.  I love community projects.

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November 3, 2012 4:47:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting k10w3,
I've got a Christmas Windowblind started if you want to go in that direction; if not, I volunteer for whatever is needed.  I love community projects.

You are the first to offer up a theme k10w3, thank you. 

Lets hold off posting a screenshot until more folks have a chance to see this thread, hopefully early next week.

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November 3, 2012 5:07:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

oops

 

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November 4, 2012 1:30:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

If I scared everyone away by offering to pitch in, I hereby rescind, or whatever that word is, where are all the great community members? Lets make a masterpiece together. I can just do something simple like a group box, couple of lines and I am done. Just messin. C"mon everyone. get suggesting and volunteering.

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November 4, 2012 2:16:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I also have just started a Christmas WB but Karen has much more talent than me so we can start with that when you are ready.

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November 4, 2012 7:29:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My brain has recently been updated via DaveBax about the process, sorry for my ignorance, I am fairly new here though. Good luck all

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November 4, 2012 7:44:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Best to check those updates Doortech. Wouldn't want to get one that's been corrupted. Then you'd have to roll back.

Hi Dave.

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November 4, 2012 8:02:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hi Ross.

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November 4, 2012 8:32:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Sounds like a plan, I,m up for it.

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November 5, 2012 1:16:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I can do a Xion-Player if you guyz want me to

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November 5, 2012 1:22:14 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I´ll contribute with the buttons for 8 also if you want me to

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November 5, 2012 6:39:24 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Give me a theme and I'll give ya a cursor.

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November 5, 2012 7:02:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I could take a shot at a wall... If it's an Xmas theme/blind, I'm thinking of a tree with ornaments and pics on them... sort of like the pirate ship one... http://imageshack.us/a/img51/348/tlapdayfinal.jpg

With a greeting... "We Wish You The Happiest of Holidays and a Creative New Year!"

 

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November 6, 2012 1:56:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks for the replies folks.

I  know these things take a little time to get moving.  Most of the skinners are more than likely waiting to see what themes are presented and whether they think they can make a themed skin with the graphics.

Just as a reminder this is a Community Skinning Project so I can not think of a reason that anyone would not be able to participate.

Keep watching this thread as I hope to have more information available soon. 

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November 6, 2012 2:01:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

To more accurately answer the OP.....

 

Anytime is the right time.

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November 6, 2012 3:03:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
Anytime is the right time.

So now is the time.....right?

*running away really fast*

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November 6, 2012 4:23:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This is my WIP so far: 

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November 6, 2012 4:39:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Mind if I grab the image? I want a good look at the start menu. Please.

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November 6, 2012 4:41:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Mind if I grab the image? I want a good look at the start menu. Please.

Did you want me to email you the PSD?

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November 6, 2012 4:52:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Beautiful, Karen. 

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