The Core Dump

The Core Dump is the personal blog of Nic Lindh, a Swedish-American pixel-pusher living in Phoenix, Arizona.

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 10 February 2004]

Keeping your GUI street

The folks at Unsanity have announced the winners of their theming contest. Yikes. Seeing those screenshots makes you appreciate how great Aqua actually looks. Not that the themes on the page are hideous or anything, but when compared with the One True GUI, they really don’t hold a candle.

I hasten to add here that I’m not by any means a UI prude–hey, I ran Kaleidoscope back in my younger, wilder days, and have wasted entirely too much time clicking through the different themes in Gnome and KDE. At the same time, Aqua is just so good that I’ve never felt any draw to mod it–this is as close to perfection as a look can come, so why mess with it?

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