[ubuntu-art] Random Thoughts on Mail Burst
julian at selectparks.net
Wed Apr 30 13:57:08 BST 2008
..on or around Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 11:43:19AM +0200, Yann Dìnendal said:
> I thought it was said during the Hardy process that the Intrepid theme would
> be worked on from Hardy to Intrepid (as Hardy theme has not changed a
> lot)... So why don't we continue the work instead of forgetting everything
> that has be done every 6 months ? There have been some wonderful mockups
> proposed, we should work on them !
> Some good concepts :
> - Gelatin
> - Dark mockup
> - Günther Beyer's work :
> - Too human
> - 2D panel icons : this
> are the "2D icons in launchpad" ?)
> - BasicIdeals
> - Union<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Hardy/Alternate/Union#head-5451daa7f88b46eaca94a24cfb5f869238c575ab>!!
> What do you think ?
ok you asked ;)
of those you posted i think this is the strongest as a design, although
by my understanding it couldn't be implemented as a GTK theme:
while i do like it, i'm not fond of the OS X-ish dock and i think it
would be wise to see this in a few different colour combinations,
probably a lighter version (although i far prefer dark themes).
perhaps there are a few ideas in there that can be recycled..
Basic Ideals (below) looks far too complex i think. i especially dislike the
Union, as it stands, (below) i find a bit too soft and 'faded', as
though it's been left in the sun too long. for this reason it may be
especially difficult to use in strong-light conditions. it also looks
far too dependent on compiz.
nonetheless - and like it's predecessor above - there are one or two
ideas in there that are interesting (like the window outlines):
Union is influenced by a mockup many people were enthusiastic about. it
was of course far too unrealistic to be actually implemented:
i thought the colour palette worked well, complementing both warm and
cold colours without competition.
one you didn't post, that i thought showed some promise, is:
it's good to see a working brown beyond the 'caramel' many Ubuntu users are
for what it's worth, i've been looking for time to get in there and
have a go at directly implementing my own ideas as a GTK theme but am
currently too busy with some upcoming exhibitions. so, here i am again
giving mere opinions rather than actually doing something about it!
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