[ubuntu-art] Inconsistence of gradients and artwork colors

Étienne Bersac bersace03 at laposte.net
Mon Apr 3 15:49:02 BST 2006


> While you say they are not glassy enough, I don't know how you  
> would work the glass effect into them, given their small size.

Yes, 2 pixel wider and heigther would be clearer and allow theme to  
fit more with the theme (button and combo are quite big). (see OS X,  
but those one are too big for my taste).

> We put orange in the mouseover effect because (a) that's short-term  
> and (b) that's when you are USING the widget and want to make  
> decisions about it, so it fits nicely into the framework I  
> described above, of using bold colors when something is in active use.

That's really important, we must put "short term item glassier, long  
term item flatter" in DapperUbuntuLookGuidelines !!!

There is something still wrong in orange : it does not fit the  
caramel and chocolate colors.

colorscheme[1] might be very helpful here. Select a base colour and  
request a corresponding colour both lighter, darker, saturate and  
desaturate colours. This way we will have a more consistent palette  
of colour. colorscheme is also able to help us selecting the second  
base color if we want one.

Then we must set the guidline of color choice : tooltip must have a  
very desaturate colour, short term widget must have lighter/warmer  
color, etc.

This way, we will be able to both have consistent colours and  
gradient glassiness consitent between widget.

That is a polished theme for a dapper drake !

Really, think to fill http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperUbuntuLook/ 
Guidelines with useful info to help artist make artwork dapper- 


1. http://home.gna.org/colorscheme/ and http://wellstyled.com/tools/ 
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