Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Feb. 29 2008,17:35
|my first try for a decent background...|
It's 375.28 KB (384287 bytes). That's not "damn small" -- it's bigger than most of the backgrounds that came with Vista (which are mostly in in the 60-80k range at 1024x768 or 800x600, iirc)! Most of the backgrounds DSL has used, like the one you said is ugly, are less than 20kb. I've posted some that are less than 10kb on my blog. (Edit: And the classic backgrounds extension in MyDSL is 236K compressed, fwiw.)
This whole nitpicking about aesthetics is something that won't sit well with those of us who are anti-bloat because you're invariably arguing for style over substance. That's why it's best left to personal preference. Many people are using DSL because it has low resource requirements. A wallpaper that's a third of a MB (!!!) requires a lot more RAM than one that's only a few KB and reduces what the rest of the system can do. People need to keep this in mind when saying why DSL isn't as "flashy" as everything else.
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