[ubuntu-art] First idea ...
julian at selectparks.net
Fri Aug 17 13:02:31 BST 2007
..on or around Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 12:35:08AM +0530, Ravi Shanker said:
> I agree, you put a good point. Atleast, we should have some wallpapers
> which reveals the brand Ubuntu without the text or logo of Ubuntu.
yep, just like the wallpaper on this page does very well:
i think you're right in saying that a good wallpaper should take it's
colour palette (highlights included) from the windows and icons
as it stands, there is quite a bit of dissonance between the bright
(almost 'salmon') wallpaper in Feisty and the caramel window decorations.
it's possible to produce a palette from an image. a good place to
start might be generating a palette from a screenshot of Ubuntu with
the file-manager and perhaps the applications menu open. pick the
darkest colours in the palette and work from there.
one thing that is clear is that dark wallpapers are easier on the eye
(and more energy efficient on CRT's). moreso a dark desktop puts the
windows themselves (where stuff is actually done) in the foreground.
just as wallpaper in a house shouldn't be a great work of eye-catching art,
nor should it be on the desktop. its job is to work as graphic atmosphere,
not function as a picture in itself.
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> On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 12:10 +0200, Julian Oliver wrote:
> > ..on or around Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 09:40:56AM +0200, Filipe DA COSTA said:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Here you have my first idea for a wallpaper:
> > >
> > > http://www.play.lu/host/test_01_002.jpg
> > >
> > > I try to find a perfect color combination for an orange/brown theme. For
> > > now this orange-to-blue seems not that bad ...
> > >
> > > Comments welcome ...
> > why must the Ubuntu logo be in the desktop, let alone the word "Ubuntu"?.
> > isn't this 'over-branding'? is the 'brand' of Ubuntu so weak it must be
> > pushed in the face of the user over and over again?
> > i'd like to see designs that back-off a little, allow the desktop to belong
> > to the user's imagination for a moment instead of Canonical's.
> > people know they're running Ubuntu when it's on their computer. we don't
> > need to remind them from boot to desktop.
> > i think it comes across as a bit desperate, an over-bearing need to be recognised.
> > cheers,
> > julian
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