artwork: wallpaper

神癒礁湖 rafaellaguna at
Thu Feb 7 19:26:04 UTC 2013

It's nice you can customize your OS to your parsonal taste, and it's a computer user right, I think. I don't like the green combination, but you do. It's a reason enough to make it available.

About the "gray standard" , we're using that colour as a program texture since Xerox Platform (not really an OS) because of eyes relaxing (25% black) is the more neutral colour for humans), don't give Microsoft any credit of this. The blue complementary colours are (words of Rudolf Arnheim) perfect for a  background (maybe because a time ago we weren't humans) and it doesn't disturb at all a continuous work. I can prove it, I work in front two monitors all day, and another at home.

We have exactly the same votes, so I'm seriously thinking about including both. "The Boss" will decide.

Thanks for your words.

日付Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:40:52 -0700 Aere Greenway <Aere at> が書いた:

> On 02/06/2013 01:56 PM, 神癒礁湖 wrote:
> > Hi there, boys and girls!
> >
> > I'd like to present a new wallpaper for Raring Ringtail. It comes with
> > two variations: "particle beam" and "normal". Resolutions are 2560x1050
> > (16:9), but I'll make some more (4:3 and iPad / phone). Which one do
> > you prefer?
> >
> > Also, the icon theme is being updated almost daily. It's far from
> > having all apps, mimetypes and devices (Alexander
> > Andjelkovic and I are doing our best), so your feedback is really
> > apreciated.
> >
> > Check it out at:
> >
> >
> > Thank you all so much for your support! ;)
> >
> All:
> I looked at it, and it looked good to me.  In particular, I looked at 
> the icons, since that is what I end up interacting with the most.  They 
> seemed good to me.
> The initial desktop image quickly gets replaced with photos of my own, 
> so I only see the desktop image artwork while signing-on.
> My only negative with it, is a negative of operating system 
> color-schemes in general (from my particular, different point of view).
> It seems they always choose a set of drab, grey colors, which (to me) 
> makes for a depressing work environment.
> I think originally (from the original Microsoft 'standards'), the idea 
> was that the OS would have drab colors, so as not to detract from the 
> flashy colors of the the applications using the OS.
> That was a good idea, originally, but it turned out that the application 
> developers, instead of using those flashy colors the authors of the 
> standard had in mind, wanted to look "official", or "standard", so they 
> simply emulated those drab, uninteresting colors the OS people used, so 
> we now all use drab, uninteresting colors.
> Fortunately, Lubuntu still has the ease of color customation that the 
> other Ubuntu variants used to have, and I quickly customize my theme to 
> use the colors I see out in nature (I call my theme "Forest-Lake").
> I have attached a picture illustrating that theme, in case you are 
> interested.
> One thing I often do otherwise, is to have yellow button/menu text 
> rather than black.  The reason it isn't that way here, is that I do a 
> lot of software development using Eclipse.  In that development 
> environment, if you use yellow button text, there are occasionally 
> instances where you have yellow text on a white background, which is 
> almost invisible.
> So, alas, on my development system, I grudgingly use black button text, 
> instead of yellow.

紳癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna)
Lubuntu Artwork Team

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