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11 unforgettable Windows themes

A day or two after I published my last blog post, I suddenly realized that I’d completely forgotten to mention one of the new themes I’d been the most excited to bring you – Panoramas of Europe! So this time, I’m making sure to talk about it first. This theme is huge in several ways… Read more

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Windows themes from dawn to dusk

Do people still read the Iliad? I studied it in school, mumble years ago, and one of the few things I remember about it is that every single time sunrise is mentioned, it is described as “rosy-fingered dawn” or “dawn’s rosy fingers.” I don’t know about you, but I have never once looked at the… Read more

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Windows 7 themes: the quirky wonderland of Chang Fan-Hsuan

Most of the Windows 7 themes on the Personalization Gallery feature photography, but we also have quite a few themes that feature painting, illustration, cartoons, calligraphy, and even sculpture. Some of these themes were coordinated by my teammate Zin, in Taiwan, who reached out to several local artists through Original Content Creator, an association formed… Read more

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Windows 7 themes: J.P. Peter’s world inside a water drop

On April 11th we published a theme featuring the dreamlike world of water-drops, as revealed by the macro photography of J.P. Peter. I asked Jan about this project, and what gave him the idea. Jan replied, “On a blog I read about macro photography with reverse mounted lenses and tried that technique. I became immediately… Read more

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Windows 7 themes: Reusing “custom” sound-schemes

A Facebook reader writes: “I love the Celtic sounds!  So if I download the Ireland theme can I use the Irish sounds with any other theme I want?  I am having trouble finding the sounds on my list when I use another theme.” Great question! Yes, you can do this, and I’ll tell you how…. Read more

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Windows 7 themes: Escape to the seaside

Some days, all I want is to sail away… or to lie on a beach somewhere, hearing the pounding surf, while I drowse over a book. My two newest themes are for all of you who need a virtual vacation. My hope is they’ll bring you a little bit of seaside relaxation, without requiring you… Read more

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Tips for creating great Windows 7 themes, part 2

In my previous post I gave you several tips for creating great Windows 7 themes. The points I detailed in that post will take you 90% of the way to designing a polished, professional-looking theme. However, there are a few more aspects I also like to keep in mind as finishing touches when I am… Read more