[ubuntu-art] 8.04 Theme

Anton Kerezov ankere at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 20:05:16 GMT 2007

Yes Thomas I agree with you that we should innovate and make something
really new and competitive. For those who want old-fashioned look can
switch themes as easy as 3 clicks away or even ask the user at install
time what theme he/she would like to use.

В нд, 2007-12-23 в 20:31 +0100, Thomas L.G написа:
> Hi Jayson,
> We all have different taste in design and graphics, but this is 
> definitely something I would NOT like Ubuntu to be. First, it doesn't 
> remind me of Ubuntu at all, it is grey, more like UbuntuStudio in a way. 
> Second, it is extremely dull, there are no gradients, everything is 
> plain and looks like ANY standard Linux theme from the late 90ies 
> (except for the transparency on inactive window).
> I do understand your point about not reinventing the wheel, but I don't 
> think that's what we're doing. What we're doing is progression - 
> developing a NEW theme for the next version of Ubuntu. We have to do 
> something to be able to compete with the new systems as Vista and 
> Leopard, and hopefully learn from their mistakes. Someone on the list 
> mentioned the question of fancy and inventive art vs. funtionability. As 
> Ken formulated it through his question in the "Art Director"-thread:
> "If you had to go with one or the other, would strong visual 
> presentation at the cost of performance & speed be better than a weak 
> presentation that runs smoothly?
> I think we should go for a good looking design for Ubuntu 8.04, even if 
> it decreases performance! However there MUST be an alternative, where 
> you can choose to minimize the effects used and increase performance. 
> Linux and Gnome in general has this advantage built-in, people can do 
> what they want. But providing an alternative theme for users who are not 
> too fond of the new stylish stuff, should be done.
> - Thomas L.G
> Jayson Rowe skrev:
> > This post is mostly to satisfy my curiosity. I have been using the 
> > 'Darkilouche' theme on my systems since discovering it a few months ago, 
> > and with all the talk of a dark/orange theme for 8.04, I was wondering if 
> > this theme has gotten any consideration? Why re-create the wheel so to 
> > speak if there is something already out there. I have seen this theme in 
> > use in TONS of screenshots around several 'blog planets', so we know a 
> > great number of people already like it!
> >
> > If you haven't seen it, here a couple of screenshots of the theme in use 
> > on my Laptop:
> >
> > http://www.lamerc.com/uploads/dirty.png
> >
> > http://www.lamerc.com/uploads/clean.png
> >
> > I just saw a post on Planet Ubuntu Users, and it made me think of this, so 
> > I signed up for the list to post, so my apologies if this has already been 
> > hashed out or otherwise brought up :-)
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> > ~jayson
> >
> >   

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