[ubuntu-art] Wall-light

Cory K. coryisatm at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 4 16:46:09 BST 2008

Michael wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com
> <mailto:coryisatm at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
>     Alexi Helligar wrote:
>     > On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 8:12 AM, Vadim Peretokin
>     <vperetokin at gmail.com <mailto:vperetokin at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     >> Hi,
>     >>
>     >> I'd just like to show my support, as many other people
>     positively had, for
>     >> this theme: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Intrepid_Ibex_Mockup_Designs
>     >>
>     >> Cheers.
>     >
>     > This theme is a closer to what I think Ubuntu should be working
>     > towards for Intrepid. I don't think there should be as many rounded
>     > corners as in the mock-ups.
>     Please don't top-post.
>     Outright copying another OS's design is a crappy idea. If our target
>     audience is OSX/Windows users there's nothing wrong with taking design
>     cues but this example here is just bad on so many levels.
>     Another issue I see is it requires compositing. Now I'm fine with
>     cutting off a particular set of users because of HW requirements
>     but  I
>     don't control Ubuntu. So until compositing is standard, or we cut off
>     certain users, we're unfortunately stuck.
>     -Cory K.
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> Sorry for the top post, I'm new to mailing list etiquette.
> Yeah, I noticed the OSX influence on it, but does that mean we should
> avoid it? Look at AWN, it's popular because it's functional, yet it
> was derived from OSX. I was just posting this as inspiration.
> I'm not suggesting ubuntu ships with AWN or OSX icons, but I like the
> colors of the borders, the backgrounds, and even the warning box.
> Gnome theme's don't make it to the front page of digg. This design is
> very eye catchy, and I don't see why we would be opposed to giving
> Ubuntu a breathe of fresh air.
> -- 
> - Mike

Still didn't get it. There's a setting in Gmail somewhere or simply
start typing at the bottom. ;)

We should try to avoid it to a point yes. Take that same UI layout and
remove all the glossy OSX/Windows bits and the floor wallpaper that is
just everywhere and do something original.

I don't give a sh*t about Digg. It's the lowest common denominator and I
personally wouldn't cater to them.

There are much more original ideas out there. ;)


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