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Screen Refresh

If you saw my original post on my Android home screens, the first image here will look familiar. I've gone with a custom wallpaper desk-like theme using transparent icons. I'm still happy with the main home screen, but I'm not really excited about any of the other screens. They're fun, but not great. So I've started working on updates. Since I finished updating screen 2, I thought I'd share. 

Here is the before. You can see that although the intent is to have things look like they're sitting on a desk, it's not very well accomplished.

So I changed it up. I put everything on shelves instead. Not only are shelves better looking than desk clutter in the real world, they're also better on my phone screen.

What do you think?

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Android Home Screen Design

I have an Android phone. It's over 2 years old, but it still works great. If there's a good deal at Christmas, maybe I'll upgrade.

To keep things feeling fresh, I like to play around with the look of the home screens on my phone. From what I understand (I've never used one), that's not something that's possible with the iPhone. So, I thought I would share my latest endeavor.

I used a tutorial and I'll link to it at the end of the post (his screen is pretty cool, possibly cooler than mine).

So this is my main screen:

The cool part is that all you're seeing is my wallpaper (created in photoshop). I've used transparent icons such that when you click on the objects, it opens different apps. For example, if you tap the phone, it will open the phone app so you can make a call. Click on the monitor to browse the web, the envelope for voicemail, and the calculator for ... a calculator. No more boring icons.

Screen 2:

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