[ubuntu-art] ubuntu-art Digest, Vol 22, Issue 3

Karoliina Salminen karoliina.t.salminen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 19:51:28 BST 2007


On 4/14/07, Vincent Weber <weber.vincent at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Earth tones can work wondefully towards communicating 'earthy' ideals
> >when implemented in the design structure.  That said, when you fail to
> >apply those notions, or worse -- as Ubuntu does -- use 'brown' just for
> >'browns' sake, you end up in a mire of mediocre design.
> Ok, good point. But you don't have to screw up that earthy design when you
> seek different colors. For example, look at these stones in the commercial
> for the Motorola Pebble (here's a small image
> http://www.randomculture.com/random_culture/images/peblpond.jpg)

That looks nice.

> You can see the grey and the deep sea green giving you this raw violence of
> nature. It is earty in my opinion. No one has ever done that before.

Earthy is very different from where you are coming from. In Finland
Earthy would be propably green. Forest everywhere.

Anyhow, I would love to see something more stylish and less boring in
the future in the Ubuntu themes. The current one is not really totally
bad, it is an acceptable compromise, but by no definition it is cool
and it does not give much wow-effect for potential new users and for
me (after using Ubuntu from times of Warty) it is a bit boring, about
as boring as some old MS Windows-look. I usually switch back to the
orange/brown theme when I get bored to incomplete amateurish themes
which are halfway broken. But I do not use it because it would look
particularly impressive. If compared to competition though, the
situation is not much better there currently, most themes in most
distributions tend to be  boring and very conservative, they do not
have any Maccish-shine.

Best Wishes
Karoliina Salminen

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