[ubuntu-art] Community Theme

Iacopo Masi iacopo.masi.list at gmail.com
Thu May 3 18:45:28 BST 2007

I made my proposal[²] to use and start from my OranSun [¹] theme, that it is
not delivered with Feisty.

Let me know.

On 5/1/07, nothlit <nothlit.linux at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/1/07, Ravi Shanker < ra21vi at gmail.com > wrote:
> >
> > This is in response to the
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/CommunityThem e
> > <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/CommunityTheme>
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------
> > I was too looking this to happen. I didn't know there are less people in
> > the artwork community.
> > Anyway, before we proceed, we need to put some time discussing about the
> >
> > current available theme on Gnome and other OS, what they represent, how
> > they are good, and also which of them are better than other and why.
> > This would probably lead us to know human feeling and reactions about
> > the themes. We should not ignore what currently is available, they lead
> > to better judgement and production.
> Yes, this is a great idea--but we also need to decide what <we> want to do, and make sure
>  we don't tally too long on what others have done. This is easily the sort
> of topic we could discuss on forever, without getting anything done. It may
> be better to do this quickly generally, and then focus on it as we work on
> specific aspects of the theme.
> Right now Ubuntu looks very general, Fedora is working on better than
> > best, but no steps taken to break the limit on Ubuntu.
> >
> > DOnt forget to work on mouse cursor theme too, look at MacOSx mouse thme
> > and also Redhat BlueCurve mouse theme, they are beautiful.
> Don't forget jimmac's great cursor work.
> Yes, this is something we should work on, but cursors are usually pretty
> general--do we want an Ubuntu themed cursor? (One thing I would definitely
> want to avoid is the logo/animals being splashed everywhere all over it.)
> One thing I would like to say (please dont flame :))
> > Tango is a good icon theme, but when I look at it, why doesnt it attract
> > much, I came to the point that it totally lacks sharpness. In my
> > designing time (though i am not a good and professional designer), I
> > learn that sharpness gets more attraction, sharp edges are better with
> > auto contrast they produce. Even a dull color but in sharp mode creates
> > better visualisation than colorful less sharp objects. Try it working
> > (take a pic blur the region around a small portion and then look at it
> > in fullscreen, your eyes automtically attaches to sharp objects and
> > regions).
> >
> > Current MacOSX and Vista has some sharpness in theme, (though vista
> > lacks it in Folder views).
> >
> > So, the keywords in neXt theme production should be:
> >         *Color
> >         *Contrast
> >         *Sharp
> >         *Clean
> >         *Real Space Objects (3d Feel)
> >
> > When we look at desktop, it should be in real sense. A desktop table,
> > with light at a point, papers and objects on the table, shadows due to
> > light above, minute details in the object to make it little more
> > realistic, better contrast to figure the defference among objects and
> > environment, sharp edges and corners.
> > Look at the real desktop, and you can imagine it. Now, what about clean.
> > My perception is that, a clean desktop and theme is more used (and used
> > for more time than others in hands of those theme changing humans) than
> > over modern and bright, glossy and very colorful themes(where color
> > seems to pour out anytime).
> > Real space objects are those which gives the sense of universal light,
> > depth, space and 3d. It can be created using the consistent shadows,
> > shines, perspective draws etc.
> This, would definitely depend on what feel we want, and what we want to achive.
> For example we may want an african wilderness look--we would probably want
> more ragged, even fingerpaint like icons or rough earthy visualisations. In
> terms of Tango, its not meant to be super sharp--its designed to fit well on
> multiple sizes, and in all environments (MS, Linux, Apple--Light and Dark.)
> The colors are supposed to be middle of the line--and its strokes are
> supposed to fit well everywhere.
> Now, we can definitely mold an icon theme to be more daring than this.
> However, how much do we wish to take into account integration with other
> icons (that our theme may not cover) into this? The more we stray--the more
> jarring the impact will be when people wander out of our scope.
> Let me know what you think. We should also fix time over IRC to meet at
> > #ubuntu-art
> >
> Thats a great idea! I'm sure most of you guys are in the US--throw some
> suggestions of a time next week most of you can make?
> A thought: What aspect of people do we want to target? The sense of
> community? Of
> hipness? Should they feel like they're using the most advanced system? The most friendly?
> What are we trying to achieve here?
> Lets throw some more ideas out there!
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Iacopo Masi
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