[ubuntu-art] Karmic Impression

John Baer baerjj at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 00:05:03 BST 2009

I've upload Karmic Impression to the wiki for testing.


Highlights are as follows:

* New and improved dark metacity!

I found it interesting the Moblin desktop uses buttons very similar to
Impression. I found their "oOo" design very usable and changed Karmic
Impression metacity to match.


My desire is Impression is stable, usable, and unique to Ubuntu. After
many false attempts I came upon the idea to brand the bottom of the form
with an orange gradient. For the most part this is just bling as all of
the work is occurring at the top. As far as I know this is the first
theme to try this. I'm sure folks will line up on both sides of the
fence but IMO it adds value in branding (dark & orange).

* Refinements to gtk

I wanted to move away from the bold menu highlights to something light
and stylish. Ubuntu Netbook remix menus gave me the inspiration.

Other refinements include small changes to the toolbar and toolbar
buttons and fixing an issue with text highlighting.



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