[ubuntu-art] Ubuntu Forums need design assistance

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Tue Nov 9 08:34:49 GMT 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-08 at 20:54 -0500, John Baer wrote:

> http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1066/5159498235_00fb7974c8_b.jpg
> Thoughts?

Graphically, these are much better. Though, on ubuntu.com, the
pictograms are kept in orange.

But what you have here are illustrations, not statusicons that indicate
the presence or lack of unread posts, plus whether there is a single
forum page or set of forums (called a category). (At least I guess the
read/unread thing applies to Category icons, too.)

In any case, I see a problem of weighting: the icons look like they
would be the most important thing in the body area, by far.

That's why I used rather small stars on
These rather simple and symmetric don't call for attention so much. The
Category titles/links are "marked" by the lack of stars! 

BTW, I noticed the light gray for the forum is #f7f6f5. It should be
#f7f7f7, like used on ubuntu.com.

Thorsten Wilms

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