[ubuntu-art] Dust menubar evolution

Jesper Lundgren koudelkaa at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 08:09:29 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 4:43 AM, Rico Sta. Cruz <dropbox at ambiescent.com>wrote:

> Hi everyone.
> Just wanted to show you guys the recent unreleased developments on this
> theme.
> 1) Light toolbars
> The toolbars are going to be light by default. The dark, menu-integrated
> toolbars will still be used by browser- and viewer-type applications where
> the entire area below the toolbars is dedicated to content (i.e.: Firefox,
> Nautilus, Eye of Gnome, Evince...)
>    http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/9896/dusttoolbarko0.png
> Rationale: Aside from the fact that the dark toolbars cause problems on
> certain apps, I wanted to create a distinction between types of
> applications, while still staying visually coherent. If you look at OSX,
> there are certain apps that use a different look (brushed metal) from the
> rest, but the interface still manages to be solid.
> 2) Light version.
> Just tryin' it out. Here's "Sand":
>    http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/4532/dustsand2ks2.png
> 3) New scrollbars!
> Okay, I'm sure there will be vehement reactions to this. Bear with me as
> scrollbars are *hard* to design: you can never be sure they will look good
> everywhere! With that out of the way, here they are:
> there are certain apps that use a different look (brushed metal) from the
>   http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6352/dustnewscrollbarsfj4.png
> Comments welcome.
> This looks great!, The option of having lighter theme but still being
> coherent is great for people that uses laptops and have to turn down the
> brithness. Dark themes can be a bit dificult to have then. I do think though
> that the last scrollbars were great, they have a deeper look then the ones
> on your new screenshots.

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