My alter ego is yereverluvinunclebert. You'll find me around the web. Where you find steampunk design I won't be far away.|
I focus on Steampunk Design, why do I do it?
Well, I can't bear the look and feel of current desktop computing being so locked into a 1980s 'modern' paradigm. Current GUIs deriving mostly from Microsoft's efforts have a basis in the GUIs from the late 80s and early 90s and despite the regular changes they still haven't moved on much. Do you run XP, Vista, Win 7 or 8? Well, if you do, that means under the skin you are still running NT5 or 6, all basically the same fundamental o/s. The only real differentiator is the GUI that MS foists upon you. Now, a GUI is a GUI and should not be confused with the underlying operating system. You should be able to decide which GUI you want to run.
A GUI ought to be independent of the o/s or at the very least the o/s should be very easy to theme and customise as you wish. This just isn't the case with any Microsoft operating system as the current 'look and feel' is the only thing that really sets it apart from the previous version.
So, with this in mind, I set out to create a series of widgets and icons for an o/s interface that meets the aims and needs of a small but thoroughly dedicated group of chaps and ladies known as steampunkers.
I have set out my steampunk design skills in this way to demonstrate what I can do.
Whether or not you are a steampunker yourself, with these widgets and icons you can thoroughly steampunk your desktop. If you have a requirement for steampunk or similar retro design then you can contact me for my services.
This is my site where the widgets be...