Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Mar 2008 22:53 UTC, submitted by Island Dog
Graphics, User Interfaces StarDock's Brad Wardell has published his yearly 'State of Skinning' article. He concludes: "So there you have it. 2007 was a bit of a sucky year for skinners. Vista was a pain in the ass to get existing things working on. If you want to create cool new stuff on Vista, it's very painful unless you use Windows Presentation Foundation but if you do that, you'll find that your app is incredibly slow until SP1 arrives. And with so many new platforms to choose from, the skinning community is extremely fragmented. And plus, Bill Gates retired which just makes me sad. But 2008 looks much better. The transition to Vista should be completed soon. The software will get polished. More focus will be put on the actual skins. And skinning will likely move from just being mainstream to ubiquitous. So hold onto your hats, this year should be a great ride!"
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RE: Overrated if you ask me...
by Island Dog on Wed 5th Mar 2008 14:01 UTC in reply to "Overrated if you ask me..."
Island Dog
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2007-01-11

I have to respectfully disagree.

I easily spend 10+ hours a day on my PC's during a given week, and whether it's the wallpaper, or a complete skin change with WindowBlinds, I like the fact that my desktop is personalized to my style.

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