Flickr user Sparsic wanted a minimal desktop, but one that also allowed him a wallpaper with rich colour and gorgeous scenery. This was the result — a stylised taskbar, the time and date on the side, music player controls on the desktop, and a stunning wallpaper make this minimal desktop clean and attractive.
Want the same look for your Windows 7 desktop? It's not difficult and doesn't require too many components:
- The wallpaper from Wallbase
- The Rainmeter system configuration and management utility for Windows
- The 10 Foot HUD by YBoris skin for Rainmeter for the time and date on the right side of the screen
- The iTunes Player 2 skin for Rainmeter for the music player controls underneath the time and date
- The RK Launcher application launcher for Windows or OS X
- The Windows Phone 7 icon set to customise RK Launcher
That's all there is to it! You can drop by Sparsic's Flickr page to ask your questions or let him know how good his desktop looks. And check out our guide to using Rainmeter if you need help getting started.