[ubuntu-art] Brown rocks. Get over it and being default.

symon cadwallender kaddy080 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 10:22:02 BST 2008

I agree to a certain extent... Brown and Orange are definately not
attractive to the majority of users, But I can't
ever see canoncial EVER releasing an ubuntu without it, since they are
obsessed with the human theme crap.
It would be good if there was ATLEAST a comprimise, and maybe blend in some
other colours with the human theme.
The WillWill mockup is a perfect example in my opinion, a dark theme mixed
in with the human theme. I think Black goes together
very well with brown/orange/yellow...... Willwill mockup is the best mockup
out there for ubuntu to take ideas from.
Personally, i like widgets too, would be nice to have these as an option by
default :)

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Daniel Moore <daniel.a.moore at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 13/08/2008, at 8:08 AM, Julian Oliver wrote:
> >
> >
> > thankfully Ubuntu is taking something of a risk here, the last thing
> > the
> > world needs is another blue theme.
> I disagree, it might be hard for a bunch of GUI artists to see but a
> computer interface is not a piece of art. It doesn't need to stand out
> it needs to blend in, it needs to provide the minimum functionality
> with the minimum fuss. That's why al these mock-ups miss the point,
> sure they look nice and they're made by very talented people, but they
> put the window manager into centre stage and not the applications
> themselves. And it's been mentioned before, brown and orange are not
> good neutral colours, they're overpowering and ugly when used in this
> way - even though there have been some really very talented designs
> submitted that minimise the negative aspects of these colours.
> To be sure brown and orange are wonderful colours when used properly,
> but if you want to compete with osx in terms of graphics go with
> neutral colours,  IMHO preferably gradients of grey.
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