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I report every now and then on the possible alternatives to deviantArt not with the aim of replacing DA but more as adjuncts to DeviantArt. Other sites are perhaps better suited to serving software or other functions whilst DA is focussed on the artistic, visual side. One of these useful sites is Softpedia: www.softpedia.com

Softpedia has been around a while and they are keen on having your software included in their galleries/libraries. I submit mine regularly. The site has been a little clunky in requiring manual intervention on behalf of the publishers in reviewing and testing your software before inclusion but they do it promptly and well. They are well up the search engine listings and putting your software into their hands is a good thing to do if you want exposure.

The gallery has just had a visual makeover and the result is that the gallery is now a lot more appealling than it previously was, my gallery is here:

www.softpedia.com/publisher/De…
The site known as Windows7themer may be stealing your themes, packaging them as their own and failing to give you any credits. I found the rainmeter Orrery widget that was created by Mordasius and myself on their site. I politely asked them to provide credits to the original authors and they responded by removing the widget altogether. I think they want to claim those resources as their own and do not wish to give credit where credit is actually due.

The site is here:
windows7themer.com

You might want to contact the site if you find your own work or other artists work there and ask them to give you appropriate credits. If they remove your theme like they did mine then I suppose they just want the credit for themselves. It is rather naughty behaviour and they should be ashamed. Their email address is ivailojotoff @ gmail.com.

I noticed one of Mordasius' themes, there might be others you recognise:

Mordasius' theme can be found here: windows7themer.com/steampunk-w…

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Dean Beedell
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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. You run XP, Vista, Win 7 or 8? Well, that means under the skin you are still running NT5 or 6, all basically the same o/s. The only real differentiator is the GUI that MS foists upon you. A GUI is a GUI and not the operating system, you should be able to decide which 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. This just isn't the case with any Microsoft operating system as the current look is the only thing that really sets it apart.

So, 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...
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:iconannemaria48:
annemaria48 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
hi dont u have stock clocks there are so cool :)
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Sorry, not quite sure, is that a question?
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:iconannemaria48:
annemaria48 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
yes its a question
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner 4 days ago
right, so you are asking if I have more clock images?
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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014   Interface Designer
Thanks for the watch, I am already watching you :)
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
I was surprised I wasn't watching you already, an oversight on my part- apologies, I am always so busy.
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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014   Interface Designer
No problem, my friend. We all have so many things on our minds. BTW, is the explorer hat you're wearing real? :D
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
I have three, one is genuine and from British Army Issue (Helmet, tropical, liner without, painful, head, for the use of) and the other two are modern reproductions made in India to the same specification and using the same materials. Really good for the summer, keep the top of the head very cool.
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Kjeld10 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student
Hi!

Thanks for the fave. I love your steampunk work!
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thankyou. I liked the idea of your balloon. Have a look at something similar in this Terry Gilliam video 75% of the way through: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMuirC…
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