Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. What I think is trash,
you might think treasure. The cliches go on and on, but that doesn't make
them any less true. And at a site like WinCustomize, that subjective taste
really comes to the forefront when people rate and comment on submitted skins,
icons and other items.
Of course, there are some things that almost everyone recognizes as high
quality. Skins like
Jaluran seem to be enjoying pretty wide-spread acceptance by the community,
at least judging by the number of downloads and comments. But what is it
about these two skins, which are very different in general style, that everyone
likes so much? Personal tastes aside, what makes a skin, an icon, a theme
Currently, I'm running
for my blind, and Mormegil's
Apogee icon suite.
Hippy's Magic 8
Ball often graces my desktop and I have ObjectDock Plus running with the
standard skin (because I can't find a good one for it). All of the
enhancements I actually run on my system tend to be of the clean/minimalist
style. Soft, clean edges, nothing extra/unnecessary generally. That's
the style I like. But then again, I love
Republic skin, which is generally a lot busier than I usually like.
What is it about these different skins? Is it their clean and well
drawn graphics? Is it the interesting placement of borders? Is it
the color schemes that do it?
What do YOU think are the essential elements to any skin, icon, theme etc?
What separates the OK from the great? What are the things you always look
for in the content you download?