[ubuntu-art] Union mock-up compiz problem.

Ken Vermette vermette at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 06:15:43 GMT 2008

Looking at the screenshot, I need to say good work! Somewhat freaky seeing a
live rendition of the mockup... If I wouldn't be murdered in my sleep, I'd
install Ubuntu on this computer so I could see it in action!

Looking at the potential dropdown problem of one item flowing into the next,
plus the shadow at the same intersection, why not go the opposite direction?

Where the music selection has the solid orange highlight, why not copy it
onto the places button? That way the highlight has continuity with the
button, and it eliminates both the shadow and the border issue. So really,
just make places the solid orange too.

The only other way I could see it being done would be to eliminate the line
at the top completely (don't know if it's feasible), decreasing the depth of
the shadow, and lowering it to the point where it no longer meets the
border. This solution is horribly sloppy, and would hit the bottom menu

Aside from the dropdown, if you would like the Emerald theme I've developed,
I can't send you the file directly, but I can attach a .zip file with all
the images and instructions necessary to piece it together. I'll try to have
it ready for tomorrow.

Amazing work!
 -- Ken V

On Jan 7, 2008 6:25 PM, xl cheese <xl_cheese at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I think compiz will put a damper on the nice menus and menubaritem
> combination.
> Compiz puts a shadow all the way around the menu.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Incoming/Hardy/Alternate/Union?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=menu.png
> It may also be tricky to have the engine draw the 1px border around the
> menu except for the intersection of the menu and menubaritem.  I'm sure the
> right programmer could make it happen tho.
> ________________________________
> > Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2008 01:44:02 -0500
> > From: vermette at gmail.com
> > To: ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Subject: [ubuntu-art] Union mock-up updates ending.
> >
> > Updates to the union mock ups and sources are officially ending. While
> working on the most recent update, my laptop froze completely, and now it
> appears to be completely dead. Because I'm beginning military training on
> the 13th, there's no point in fixing the 6-year old beast of a laptop.
> >
> > The data might be fine (I think it's the graphics card), and I'm going
> to plug my hard-drive into a desktop computer to see if I still have my
> work; depending on how this goes, I might get one more update loaded into
> the wiki, after that I'll make the most of my time with the family before I
> leave. If my data is corrupt or irretrievable, then I'll be forced to forget
> any more updates.
> >
> > The 0.4 update was the second last planned before calling the theme
> design "final". It unified outlines throughout the theme, added an
> additional button to the bottom of the windows, and overall had some colour
> balancing. If anyone wants to get a step closer to the planned design,
> follow the steps below:
> >
> >  - Brown lines throughout the chrome receive 35% opacity, including drag
> circles.
> >  - Window frame button outlines receive converted tab outlines, becoming
> more square and sharp.
> >  - Close button no longer fades to the right, instead going into the
> edge of the window and only fading at the top.
> >
> > From here on out, I'm a useless bag of opinions until I leave (sucks to
> be this mailing list now, eh?). I'll try to keep up, and my email will
> always be open. If I do manage the update, a tar.gz will be available with
> all of my materials, including wallpapers, all versions of the theme,
> experiments, notes, personal instructions and my Formulae Tru design shown
> in my deviantart account, below.
> >
> > http://raraken.deviantart.com/
> >
> > Thank you, extreme apologies for any and all trouble this may cause.
> > -Ken Vermette
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-Ken Vermette
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