Customizing the Launcher 7 Shell
to look like this -
once you install Launcher 7 you will be invited with blank main tile space.
go to the right hand apps - hold and 'pin to home screen'
or for special tiles like the Contact Tile, bring options up - 'Add special tile'
Initially Launcher 7 looks very crude and bloated and not smooth.
to tweak that - go into 'Launcher7 settings'
on the main setting screen
Enable smaller tiles
Use system font
Animation Options :
Animate while scrolling
Alternate tile alignment
Status bar options :
Use WP7 style status bar
Transparent status bar
To get Live Wallpaper / Custom Background-
change 'background color' to 'System Wallpaper'
then 'Change wallpaper' to the pic or live wallpaper you want.
in 'Tile Color' > Custom Color > drag for your transparency choice and apply.
You are now done !