We , computer users (I mean art lovers) , spend all day in front of our monitors . We use several programs like internet browsers , media players , text editors . . . These programs are written for being able to make something noticable , but mostly they don't have anything noticable except the work they do . Our desktop is full of boring single-toned bars , columns and buttons which have nothing to do with aesthetics .
This is where customization starts . In my opinion , it's not easy . Because there are lots of different categories under customization like theming (the hardest part I think) , icons , wallpapers , application skinning (this is hard too , because every application has it's own skinning structure) . To add more aesthetics to your computer's visual appearance , you have to build a theme in your head and select it's building stones . But don't be worried , you don't have to build that "building stones" yourself , there are lots of artists on deviantART who builds them for you . The main thing is the selection .
First of all , install a cool visual style , it's the theme of your operating system , the hardest part of the customization (With installing it , you're determining how your buttons and windows will look .) And than, select an icon set that fits well with your style (retro , futuristic , simple . . .) The funniest part of it is to select a skin to your favourite application . Because application skins don't have borders , they can be made in any shape . Lastly , select a cool wallpaper for your screen's background , you can use lots of different wallpapers when you adapted other parts .
Let's make your friends jealous (: