[ubuntu-art] my oppinions and a theme idea (mock up)

Ken Vermette vermette at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 02:48:12 GMT 2007

Apart from the jags (which I conceded is because it's a mockup) the theme
has several elements I really like. The blacks are heavy, and don't feel
very Ubuntuish - either switching to brown or another colour might make
things more mainstream. Probably my favorite idea is having dropdowns that
fade out; Although I don't know how that would work out in terms of
usability, it's an effect that I could dig in future themes.

Apart from this theme on a more general observation, many of the latest
mockups I've seen seems to be taking the route of completely semitransparent
windows - it seems to be a pretty popular concept, and it would be an
element unique to Ubuntu/Linux.

-- Ken Vermette

On Dec 22, 2007 4:43 PM, Max Tristen <thegiantlepricorn at hotmail.com> wrote:

> hi people :) i subscribed to the mailing list a week or 2 ago and have
> been following it with alot of interest. i like the direction that the
> Hardline theme is taking, it feels more finished and professional to me.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Hardy/Alternate/Hardline
> tbh I'm not a great lover of the current version of the theme.. it has
> some nice features but they just lacking the finish off which they require.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Hardy/Alternate/BasicIdeals
> its too heavy and it feels like an effort just to look at it.. i don't
> think the colours in the background the buttons works, they're would be
> better to have a main colour theme not to try mixing other colour themes
> with the browns of Ubuntu. i do however like this trend of mixing the top
> bar of windows with the menu bar, that looks very sexy, and that what i
> think we need to do to the Ubuntu theme, we have to make it sexy. its is one
> of the main factors which would persuade people to convert to ubuntu. oh
> another this I'm not too fond of is the amount of curves most of these mock
> ups seem to have. its a bit too much for me! REMEMBER! if you round all your
> corners then you loose your edge!
> I've made a mock up of what i think would look sexy as a default theme.
> i tried to make my own alternative hardy theme wiki page but it wasn't
> happening, so instead you can find mine at..
> http://www.unknowndomain.co.uk/uploader/files/6/hardyheron..jpg
> http://www.unknowndomain.co.uk/uploader/files/6/hardyheron2.jpg
> you can contact me at thegiantlepricorn at hotmail.com or at
> mpinney at weh8design.com
> i would love to hear you feed back people :)
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-Ken Vermette
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