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I have sketched up an aesthetic test for a skin that I will be working on after the 0810 release, a dark skin, appropriately titled, Onyx, shiny black base, with crisp lines.
Mind you, I'm waiting for the Star Trek skin, although that's mostly to impress a geeky friend. Once they've seen it, Onyx looks cool.
Nice stuff I like it. Personally I much prefer the slick look of the black interface. Looks more professional somehow. wierdbeard65 - "meh" pretty much equals indifference, or unimpressed