[ubuntu-art] Meeting IRC log - Wallpaper
jldugger at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 18:09:01 BST 2008
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Rico Sta. Cruz <dropbox at ambiescent.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm the one who's produced this wallpaper, and I have my own criticisms on
> - It's chaotic -- as an OS default, I was thinking it'd be nice to have
> something a little more subtle.
> - It's not well polished -- as Thomas has pointed out, the wood background
> would benefit from having a little less presence.
> - It's a little too dark -- As an OS default, I think something more
> vibrant is in order.
> - It's trendy -- It's not a 'timeless' piece, it's something that looks
> cool because it takes advantage of recent graphic art trends/cliches.
> IMHO, I'd rather see a default wallpaper that's clean and subtle -- perhaps
> even just a plain photograph, or something like dust/smoke as pointed out
> I'll try to see if I can give it more polish and be more worthy of the
> Ubuntu brand, and also try to see if I can provide higher-resolutions of
> this. What do you guys think would be ideal? 1680? 1920? :)
Personally, I think 1600x1200 is ideal, since that's the resolution my
LCD is built to. As far as dark / bright, it's something I think you
should evaluate in the context of the desktop. Does it make file
object text hard to read, or blend in with common icons? It's too bad
most wallpapers are evaluated in the absence of those concerns.
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