[ubuntu-art] dust is good
greasedbolt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 22:44:30 BST 2008
On Fri, 2008-09-12 at 22:30 +0200, Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen wrote:
> 2008/9/12 Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org>:
> > Hi, I just installed dust from kwwii's community themes package and
> > have to say it is great. I still have a problem with invisible fonts
> > on the menu bar, but even with that minor glitch this is my favorite
> > theme from this development cycle so far.
> > http://code.bearfruit.org/~matt/tmp/menu-bar.png
That's Thunderbird, right? That doesn't work well with the theme,
> I'll join the choir :-) I've been dog fooding it for a week now and I
> still love it. Clean, professional, and original.
> There are a few items (nothing we can't fix though) which I would change...
> * A subtle border around menus. Menus have a bit much of "flat black
> square"-feel to it. Some subtle borders would alleviate this
Not sure how we do this.
> * The highlight on the menu items. Make it extend over the entire
> menu entry. Right now now there is a small border around the selected
Will do this.
> * Maybe (_maybe_) a more visible gradient on the selected menu items
> (this might break the subtle simplicity of the theme though, so it
> should be checked...)
> * Window titles needs to be centered to look properly in RTL languages
Will do this.
> * I like the Borderless metacity theme the most, it looks lighter and
> more elegant in my eyes. It is darn hard to resize the windows with
> the borderless variant though. Perhaps adding a bottom border for
> easier resizing? I think someone played with adding a subtle gradient
> on the bottom border... Maybe it was New Wave, Anton?
The bottom border is already large in the borderless theme; however, you
still get diagonal resizing only at 1x3(?) corner pixels, which is still
quite a pain in windows without handles.
> * The scrollbars colors... They somehow confuse my 33% of the times I
> use them. My mind tells me that the slider is in the most light part
> of the scroll bar. This is especially in windows where the slider
> length is bigger than the free space in the scroll bar
A lot of people have complained about this. Maybe we can add drag
> * The scrollbar look... I feel that the scrollbars without the
> endcaps and flat slider does not live up to the professionalism I feel
> the rest of the theme. It is hard to put precise words on this.
The theme at the wiki will always be newer than the one at the repo;
please get the theme from there when I update it.
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