I'm new to the whole desktop customizing thing.
Recently purchased Object Desktop Ultimate and a few other programs and skins.
I'll have to admit that I was totally overwhelmed with it all for the first two weeks.
Thanks to a wonderful WindowBlinds theme by I.R. Brainiac, I've really started to get into this.
Once I downloaded Knot_Vista it was all over.
I had to get in there and customize my desktop just like I wanted it. What a wonderful place to start though.
I do woodworking as a hobby so Knot_Vista really suits my taste.
I added the Knot_Vista Cursors and skinned up my Docks and went with the Brown Glass Icons set.
By signing up with WinCustomize, I've got endless downloads and access to a lot of goodies.
I had a bunch of cool pics of old scrolls, quills, antique maps etc. all with a brownish tint.
By adding attributes to these using DesktopX along with adding some downloaded Objects I think it's lookin' pretty good now ...
... for a beginner, that is.
I added the Knot_Vista BootScreen and Logon to make the whole computing experience a nice wood tone one.
I like it, What a Blast it is finally figruring out how to use (some) of the great features in DesktopX and finding out how all of these Object Desktop Programs work together to do exactly what you want.
I''ve made a lot of mistakes and started over too many times to count but one thing I have learned is to SAVE your DX often!
It's late so I didn't upload a screenshot yet but will in the near future as time permits.
Thanks to the creators of these great programs, great downloads by all of you skinners out there and for the support from Stardock and the forums!