[ubuntu-art] Progress update on the community process
michiel at thingmajig.org
Sat Aug 12 23:16:09 BST 2006
To hopefully put some more life into the polishing of the Human GTK
theme, which I believe to be the most fun activity of all of Ubuntu
Artwork, I've composed a little desktop environment mock-up screen
with the latest version of my WIP.
This is how I envision the future of Ubuntu's desktop. (Except for
the Tangerine icons; you can ignore them, that's just a personal
preference of mine. The background also is far from finished.) Clean,
concise, and very, very shiny.
The updated GTK mock-up can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/
On Aug 10, 2006, at 9:30 PM, Michiel Sikma wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2006, at 8:28 PM, Étienne Bersac wrote:
>> I agree with Who. The overall look'n'feel is quite better than the
>> current Human. However, less rounded widgets should do a better
>> "distinctive" design. That would make GtkSpinButton nicer.
>> I really like the progressbar, there are far more readable. Droping
>> vertical lines is a very good idea :D.
>> Also, i find that the darken bottom of window title bar is too
>> dark, as
>> well as the close button background.
> Yeah, I need to tune those a little bit. I haven't spent much time on
> them. I'll see if I can lighten it up a little.
> I personally kind of like the rounding, though! But the window frame
> itself is too rounded, I would say.
>> About scrollbar. Using color for both scroll and buttons might look
>> good. But remember that orange is quite sharp. Mark said that "long
>> widget" should not be in sharp color, nor glassy.
> Well, I'll see if I can make it a little more dim. You're right that
> this is a little bothersome. I don't think that we should attempt to
> make it look like it can last for years, though. I can't fathom the
> skin not needing minor tweaks with every next release.
>> Also, a big big big point. Can you use less gray and more white or a
>> sligthly oranged white ? I'm sure that a lot of people are fed up
>> gray. Using a widget background color other than gray would definetly
>> make ubuntu looks distinctive.
> Yeah, I'll see if I can do something there too. Maybe make it a
> little brighter. Although grey is, of course, a very good color for
> beveling things and distinguishing from white. There are very, very
> few colors (in my opinion) that can be properly used as GTK
> background color.
>> Keep up the good work !! :D
> Thanks! :)
>> Verso l'Alto !
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