15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Update: I created a Windows 7 theme pack with all of these backgrounds. You can download it here.

This weekend was one of those times I just couldn't get “that thing” out of my head. After a short conversation on Twitter earlier in the week about desktop backgrounds I kept thinking about how much fun it would be to just sit down and do some design work.

The rubber hit the road after being inspired by the Smashing Magazine’s themed desktop wallpapers. Then it hit me - how about a series of desktop wallpapers themed toward the .NET developer – and who better to represent the community than ScottGu!

So, with all apologies to Mr. Guthrie here are my backgrounds for your pleasure:

Morning

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Priceless

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Minimum Speed

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Caution

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Population

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Calligraphy

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Granny

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Bird

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Bubbles

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Brilliant

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Base

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Hello

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Rated Gu

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Your Father

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May the Gu

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So, which one is your favorite?

If you decide to use one, I’d love to know! You can send a reply to @craigshoemaker on Twitter, and you can even use the #showmeyourdesktop hash tag if you like.

 

Bonus Backgrounds

This all got started as I was creating Wandering Lights and Overkill, if you want to check out some non-Gu backgrounds ;)

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7:00 AM by craigshoemaker
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# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 10:39 AM by Edwin

LLOOOOOOOOLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!

# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 5:07 AM by Masoud

hahaa

thats funny ;)

some self lover :D

# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 1:11 PM by Mesan

Flippn' AWESOME! :)

# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:44 PM by Tim

You have way too much time on your hands ;)

# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:50 PM by craigshoemaker

@tim - you should hear the new ones I've thought of since I put these up!

# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:11 AM by weblogs.asp.net

15 desktop backgrounds to support net development and pay homage to the gu.. Retweeted it :)

# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 1:33 PM by Zach Curtis

HAHAHAHA, those are seriously awesome!

# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Thursday, April 14, 2011 1:09 AM by Soni

awesome awesome!! I'm downloading the theme! thanks

# re: 15 Desktop Backgrounds to Support .NET Development (and pay homage to the Gu)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:17 PM by weblogs.asp.net

15 desktop backgrounds to support net development and pay homage to the gu.. OMG! :)