[ubuntu-art] Inconsistence of gradients and artwork colors

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Mon Apr 3 17:59:24 BST 2006

Mark Shuttleworth <mark at canonical.com> wrote:      I like the glass effect on our current widgets. There's a strange greyness to the top half progressbar currently that I don't like, but I do like the glass effect nonetheless. These new mockups are smoother, rounder, but don't have the same glass effect that we have elsewhere on our buttons. Of the two, I prefer the one on the left, because while it is toned down it is still glassy.

I'd like to see a slightly more polished mockup that incorporates the glassiness.
 While we are here I'm reminded of one additional thing I'd like to see mocked up. On the scrollbars, the white tips at each end might look even better if they had slightly rounded corners like the slider endpoints. Does that make sense? The reason this was requested was if the scrollbar is all the way up it looks a little as though the "well" is white and the scrollbar is 1 millimeter from the top - the end point looks like a space rather than an end point. It was suggested to me that rounding the corners of the scrollbar end point would make it clear that its a sort of cap on the scrollbar, not empty space. Richard, could you mock that up too? Just following the end points of the slider is probably best.

I had suggested rounding the scrollbars to Daniel on the forum but.....
Personally I either like everything round or everything square. Anything inbetween is just wrong IMO.
Industrial has round steppers....when the scrollbar stops moving you know you've reached the stepper, so visuals are only important in looks not usability when concerning steppers.

I also rounded the progressbar, and someone mentioned making it smaller. The problem with that is, applications manipulate the size of the progressbar and some apps make the progressbar very small. So if you start out with a small progressbar, it gets down right too small in certain apps.


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