[ubuntu-art] WAS Matte for the next release?
Álvaro Medina Ballester
xlasttrainhomex at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 10:43:54 GMT 2007
2007/11/23, Günther Beyer <contact at guentherbeyer.de>:
> I'm going with James. The use of brown colours hat always been a little
> shy in Ubuntu, but you can do so much more. Think about the combination
> of brown nuances and white - very smooth and eyepleasing. Brown and
> black - very strong. Brown with green and blue - fresh, modern. Brown
> with red and orange - eyeblasting.
Agree. Just look any of lyrae's themes.
He/she uses browns and makes the greatests themes I've ever seen in Linux.
Some thoughts on icons. Most people are bored by the glossy look of the
> Human Theme. But like someone pointed out, it would be a problem, if a
> new icontheme would not work with Tango anymore - Suse, Fedora, ...
> Maybe it would be way better, to rework a huge part of the actual
> icontheme, making them a little more realistic, making them somehow
> cleaner than they actually are. Hylkes Discovery icons are a good start
> or maybe could fuse with the new ones. What about this one:
What do you think about starting at this point?
I think that combines Ubuntu look with more realistic & less glossy icons.
I've got the feeling, that souch a small change is exactly the right
> thing for a new Ubuntu Desktop. A simple gradient instead of the glossy
> Am Donnerstag, den 22.11.2007, 16:59 -0800 schrieb Troy James Sobotka:
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> > Jan Niklas Hasse wrote:
> > > IMHO brown is one of the ugliest colours. I'm sorry but it reminds me
> > > several bad things. Please don't decide to make a brown theme, orange
> > > ways better.
> > I'm sorry to bother the list responding to this, but I feel
> > that I must.
> > This is the absolute most rubbish opinion ever offered up.
> > It is a poorly researched, poorly understood, and knee jerk
> > reaction. Your understanding is not only misguided, it is
> > riddled with flaws that anyone with any ounce of design sense
> > would understand.
> > Ubuntu's brown is pitiful _only_ because of poor execution. Arguably,
> > brown is having a bit of a second life in many other areas of design.
> > Notably, as has been said a 100000 times before:
> > 1) Ubuntu's use of brown is monochromatic and extremely underwhelming.
> > A compliment or split compliment would fix this along with the
> > permission to use contrast from lights to darks. Brown could easily
> > remain the base if fleshed out with some supporting cast members.
> > 2) Brown has been used many times by many different designers
> > extremely effectively. Of notable worth you may wish to research
> > some contemporary designs utilizing crests, grunge, etc. Common
> > pairings are brown with the compliment blue. Starbucks recently
> > launched a new campaign using brown as a base with white and a
> > petal blue. And yes, many design awards have been won with brown
> > as a base.
> > 3) "Orange is always better". Superlatives are an immediate sign
> > that the statement is probably riddled with flaws. Make no mistake,
> > monochromatic orange is no better than monochromatic brown. For further
> > reflection on this, compare the weak Fedora 8 work to the extremely
> > strong Fedora 7 work. The horribly monotonous work in SUSE is also
> > a byproduct of monotony.
> > There is a line between consistency and monotony, and no matter what
> > colour or psycho-semantic-tripey rubbish that someone is trying to
> > peddle about color psychology, in the end, it is the monochromatic
> > lack of contrast that is killing Ubuntu's use of brown.
> > Sincerely,
> > TJS
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