[ubuntu-art] New Theme

Quim Calpe quim at kalpe.com
Sat Aug 25 02:27:25 BST 2007

I also agree, what about a simple and clean design? I mean small fonts,
plain colors, something cute and effective. 

Attached an example, of course it needs work, it's possibly too


On Fri, 2007-08-24 at 19:04 -0400, Salvador Sarpi wrote:
> i think the same
> and i know that a lot other ubuntu and non-ubuntu users think that
> too, maybe we dont need to change the ubuntu-theme, but we can do
> better themes than the ones that ubuntu includes.
> appart of including fresh new themes, there are a few that could be
> remade. for example the high contrast theme, or maybe include a
> minimalistic one.
> i'm in.
> sorry for my bad english.
> Salvador Sarpi
> Temuco, Chile S.A.
>         ----- Original Message ----- 
>         From: Steph 
>         To: ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com 
>         Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 6:47 PM
>         Subject: [ubuntu-art] New Theme
>         Hi everybody, first thing I'll ask is to forgive my English,
>         I'm French.
>         It has been said on the french forum that Ubuntu was actually
>         very ugly. Go to your friends's houses, boot on the Live CD
>         and you'll see most of them saying "creepy ! I'll keep
>         Vista !". And we have to admit that the only good thing in
>         Vista is the Aero interface. No need to talk about OSX, it has
>         always been quite beautiful, and no wonder why the most
>         downloaded themes on Gnome-Look.org are some OSX look-alike
>         ones.
>         Now check Ubuntu's default themes. Human and Glossy are
>         correct, other ones are really old and ugly. On the seven
>         themes integrated, two looks correct, but still old, and the
>         other ones are just as beautiful as Win95. Why can't we add a
>         few modern themes ? Just one or two, that could replace the
>         Crux or Glider themes (have a look). 
>         See, Ubuntu aims to be a distro for everyone. Mr Everyone is
>         not stupid, but still he's often a n00b :D . So the thing he's
>         gonna look first is design. How to convince Mr Everyone
>         Ubuntu's a great OS ? By showing him a nice design, something
>         that looks clear, simple and efficace. Then everything will
>         "Just Work" and all this on a nice theme :). 
>         Now, the solutions. If everyone agrees of course. I've talked
>         a little with Brian Ward (author of this nice orb :
>         http://www.brianward.us/myspace/public/ubuntu-orb.png :) and
>         agreeing to what I just said, we told that creating a totally
>         new theme would be some really hard work, and with the tons of
>         themes available on Gnome-look.org, would be time wasted. So
>         what we thought was to make a selection of the best themes on
>         Gnome-look.org (Aero and OSX-like excluded of course), then
>         try to mix everything in a new, fresh, modern themes.
>         Who wanna join ? :)
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