Extraordinary Experience In Desktop Theme Design
Prior to The Skins Factory creating its remarkable Windows desktop theming & delivery solution, Hyperdesk©, it was designing world-class Windows desktop themes for such notable clients as Alienware Corporation, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Microsoft Game Studios, The Washington Redskins, ZT Group for NASCAR, Microsoft XBOX, Aezra Records and The Walt Disney Company.
The Skin Factory has clearly set the bar and defined the standards of quality that end-users worldwide have come to expect from a Windows desktop theme. This is evident by the sheer number of downloads our first Alienware desktop theme garnered in the first year it was released, which according to Alienware, "exceeded 2.5 million" - proof positive of the power of desktop theming as a marketing tool.
With the advent of Hyperdesk, The Skins Factory now controls the entire process - from creating extraordinary desktop themes that deliver "extreme wow" to the actual delivery & distribution mechanism of Windows XP, WIndows Vista & Windows 7 themes to the end-users. The Skins Factory is truly a "one-stop shop" for branding the Windows desktop environment.
So How Does Hyperdesk Work?
Using Microsoft's own skinning engine, Hyperdesk uses a "native" and stable way to theme Windows. Because the magic of Hyperdesk occurs entirely in memory, the end-user's system files are never touched or replaced. And just as it takes a single button to make the magic happen, a single click will return users to their default Windows 7, XP or Vista desktop.
Each Hyperdesk installation contains a custom hypersuite. These works of art have been painstakingly, hand-crafted by the world's most talented commercial interface artists at The Skins Factory, with the same attention to detail & flawless execution we've become known for throughout the industry.
What Assets Can Be Included In a Windows Desktop Theme?
Windows Themes - Complete transformation of windows, start menu, taskbar, scrollbars & various Windows UI elements. For Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems.
Desktop + System Icons - Your theme can include numerous custom icons - from start menu icons, custom folders, drives, file extensions and other assorted icons.
Desktop Wallpapers - The Skins Factory artists can create custom wallpapers or utilize existing assets.
Windows Media Player Skins - No studio creates custom Windows Media Player skins like The Skins Factory - from the sleek & stylized to exciting, animated skins.
Sidebar Gadgets + Yahoo Widgets - From iTunes and Windows Media Player audio remotes to custom applications, we've created stunning widgets & gadgets for Microsoft, HP and Disney.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Licensing
Please Note: These answers do not represent the final agreement or terms and are subject to change.
Distribution: Licensee is granted world-wide, non-exclusive distribution rights of the Hyperdesk software for the full term of the license agreement. Once the license agreement has expired, licensee can no longer distribute the software. The expiration does not affect the end-user.
Ownership: The custom theme created for you by The Skins Factory is considered a "Work for Hire" product and is owned by the client. The Hyperdesk software is licensed only.
Tech Support: The Skins Factory covers all tech support during the license term (extended support is available). End-users have two ways of receiving support: 1) through the support ticket system on the Hyperdesk websitee or 2) through our Support Forums. The Support Forums can be accessed directly from the Hyperdesk application or the Hyperdesk website.
Length of Term: Standard license term for the Hyperdesk software is two years. Licenses for shorter or longer terms may be provided on a project by project basis.
Fees & Payment: Hyperdesk license fees are due in full upon execution of the agreement and theme development costs follow The Skins Factory's normal procedure for accounts payable - 50% of the payment upon execution of the mutually signed agreement and 50% before the final files are turned over to the client.