[ubuntu-art] Proposal discussion on xubuntu wallpaper/artwork.

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Wed Nov 24 22:02:32 GMT 2010

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On Wed, 24 Nov 2010 22:07:08 +0100
Thorsten Wilms <t_w_ at freenet.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-11-24 at 15:38 -0500, Saleel Velankar wrote:
> > You say the next step is abstracting colors and shapes. Shapes I can
> > see how, but how do we know which colors to restrict? How do we judge
> > the value tritone color sheme vs. a monotone one , for example. Sorry
> > if this is super obvious, but I'm still learning.
> Actually, I wouldn't rule out literal takes on these subject matters.
> A monotone color scheme as such sends a message, too. One of uniformity,
> stableness, eventually even shyness, indecision and paranoia. Most
> likely not energy, movement, diversity ...
> I'm still learning, too.

I do not want to send out the indecision and paranoia. Let's aim for
energy, diversity, excitement! As one user suggested, Xubuntu should be
sharp, crisp, smooth but exciting. 
> > Why only by-sa? doesnt cc-by work as well?
> Because a single option does not make people pause and wonder what to
> choose ;)
> The ShareAlike aspect is just nice to have for keeping derivatives in
> the family, more GPL-like.
> > @Charlie
> > Currently the color pallete is pretty limited to tones of 1 color,
> > would the
> > inclusion of other colors be a problem?
> To not include other colors would be a problem. For wallpapers, I would
> even just define the colors given by panel and windows and require that
> wallpapers have to go well with them (icons might play a role in this
> considerations, too).
Since the windows and background and panels in Xfce can all be themed
separately, this complicates it. Even when using the default Albatross
theme in Lucid 10.04, the window borders and panels were black, but the
window backgrounds were very light, since that is more difficult to
change from the Xfce defaults and requires extensive gtk theme changes.

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