[ubuntu-art] Re ady for Xubuntu Wallpaper Submissions

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Mon Nov 29 08:45:44 GMT 2010

On Sun, 2010-11-28 at 13:30 -0800, j_baer wrote:

> The guidance from the spec states a blue palette (...)

It doesn't state a blue palette.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/Specs/0007_Xubuntu_Natty_Wallpaper :

"The Xubuntu palette has been completely blue, so far.

A monotone color scheme as such sends a message of uniformity,
stableness and eventually even shyness, indecision and paranoia. It does
not speak of energy, movement, diversity ...

The wallpaper will have to go well with the panels, windows and icons
(as far as they appear on the desktop). Its use of color has to support
the impression of lightness and performance, without becoming a
distraction in day-to-day use. Aside of this, there is no predefined,
required palette for the wallpaper."

I see how the first sentence can be misunderstood easily, but thought
the rest would make it clear.

So now I changed the start to:
"The Xubuntu palette has been completely blue in the past, but should
not remain that way."

It's not that there should be no or little blue, it's rather that there
should be a wider range of colors to avoid a monotone impression.

Thorsten Wilms

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