[ubuntu-art] Advices and artwork needed for the Ubuntu Media Center project

Kenneth Wimer kwwii at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 7 13:31:52 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 07 March 2007 14:11:54 Arnaud Quette wrote:
> Hi Kenneth,
> 2007/3/7, Kenneth Wimer <kwwii at ubuntu.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Sorry that it took so long for me to answer - lost this mail in my inbox
> > somehow :-(
> I do well know this problem. And gmail is very helpful, though having
> tons of mail seems to cause it few problems.
> > On Monday 26 February 2007 10:50:55 Jonathan Delrot wrote:
> > > Hi !
> > > Well, I started the colors pallette, it's not finished, you can change
> > > colors, you can download it with the attachment file.
> > > But I think that the Oxygen Icons' colors pallette is very good (I know
> > > you work for this project) and a normal and vibrant colors pallette is
> > > a good ideas, I don't know if work with this colors pallette will be a
> > > problem. What do you think ? Are we obliged to make a new colors
> > > pallette ?
> >
> > I think that having a good solid color palette is very important to
> > creating a solid design.
> this point seems well taken.
> btw, what's your feeling about the Oxygen palette?

Hehe, as I helped to make it, I love it!

But seriously, it is a very solid palette which, in the meantime, has proven 
itself. The one place in which it could perhaps still need help is in the 
greens. Perhaps taking the oxygen palette as a reference/base and then 
creating a good set of greens would be the best way to start.

> > Another very important aspect that is often forgotten is to
> > know your customers - exactly which target group is the media center for?
> this is not targeted at a special audience, but generally is for the
> mass market people, wanting to install a media center without hassle.

Actually you pretty much defined a group there :-)

Typical, "normal" people at home who want to set up a media center, not a 
whole desktop. Not the best definition but you get the idea. Back that up 
with some typical use cases and you've got a great structure to define your 
specs, etc.

> > These are just two things that should be considered before creating an
> > entire design :-)
> thanks for these, while waiting for some more artwork fever ;)
> don't forget to register on the ml.
> Arnaud

I'll do that.


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