[ubuntu-art] GTK theme help
Adam Gusztav Nagy
gusztee at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 14:06:49 BST 2008
i really like the new soft gradient toolbars! i hope they will work with
more than one toolbar as well. Nice work, post the new pack soon!
On Wed, 2008-09-17 at 05:32 -0700, Rico Sta. Cruz wrote:
> That was a development version. I think these will be the final toolbar
> gradients for a long time:
> [Nevermind the selected color -- I'm just trying out alternate colors to see
> if they work with the theme's new changes ;)]
> Let me try to dispute all the gradient discussions once and for all.
> - Yes, there will be gradients. They won't be flat.
> - The look that Dust is trying to achieve is (1) modern, (2) clean, (3)
> sleek/slender, (4) neutral. The old Dust gradients (the round ones) achieve
> the 1st, but fails a little on 2nd, but is horrible at the 3rd. I think
> flats will only achieve (2). Even the original mockup will not look very
> sleek, IMHO, on certain setups (it looks nice with the small toolbar shown,
> but what about 2 fat toolbars?). The gradients shown in the latest
> screenshot above, I think, finally achieves all of those points. I think it
> looks fine even on a fat default nautilus setup (which the old Dust terribly
> fails at).
> Regarding colors:
> It'll be very hard to change them. I am considering toning down the BG color
> to be a bit darker, but I'm still deliberating on this.
> - I don't think it should get any darker than #D0D0D0 -- this is as
> off-white as things can get without being "light gray".
> - The highlight color should ideally be not-so-saturated to keep the sleek,
> subdued look.
> - I'd avoid a yellowish color for a highlight, too. I'd keep the default
> selected color as something more universally-likeable: that'd be something
> like blue, steel blue, or tan, or beige.
> I'm sorry if some of the directions the theme is headed is not to everyone's
> tastes. I hope you can imagine that having a big audience is quite hard. I'm
> trying hard to stick with the vision of Dust (not necessarily the mockup),
> and admittedly there's some bad judgement calls in there but I'm trying hard
> to keep things in line.
> An update will be out soon with these changes. For those still interested,
> keep posted. And thank you everyone for all the feedback and the comments,
> they really help! (Again it's a little hard to please everyone, but hey
> that's why some of the colors are adjustable ya'know.)
> Adam Gusztav Nagy wrote:
> > hi,
> > i checked out the latest release. i saw the toolbars have the gradients
> > again. Do you insist to them? IMO the flat bars definitly look better
> > and more professional.
> > and talking about the colors i changed the selected bg color to #FFBD61
> > and the bg_color to #CCC8C1, maybe you would like to consider them.
> > the selected color makes it more ubuntuish i think, and the background
> > color is darker, better for the eyes, and doesnt make a big contrast
> > with the toolbars wich makes it easier for the eyes. Please consider
> > them!
> > http://m.blog.hu/os/osline/image/dustcolors.png
> > Keep in mind if you change the selected color to mine, than you will get
> > big highlights on the metacity headers since it is a much lighter color.
> > On the picture I also changed the padding (2-2) and the roundness (2) of
> > the selected menu items.
> > Adam
> > On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 19:32 -0700, Rico Sta. Cruz wrote:
> >> Hi guys. First of all, I apologize for asking these here but I'm new to
> >> the
> >> community and I'm not sure on what the venue is for these sort of
> >> questions.
> >> I'm getting an error I can't explain:
> >> /home/rsc/.themes/Dust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:43: Invalid symbolic color
> >> 'fg_color'
> >> /home/rsc/.themes/Dust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:43: error: invalid identifier
> >> `fg_color', expected valid identifier
> >> They show up when my colors in the appearance dialog are set to default.
> >> However, when I change one a bit (say from #FFFFFF to #FFFFFE) just so
> >> it's
> >> not default, everything works fine. This is running Murrine, and the
> >> theme
> >> in question is in http://dump.ambiescent.com/i/Dust-20080917.tar.gz if
> >> anyone wishes to debug.
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