Look and feel

john levin john at technolalia.org
Thu Dec 1 00:43:13 UTC 2005

j Mak wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just a few words about the look and feel of xubuntu.
>>From the visual point of view, right now, xubuntu
> looks really bad, it is a melange of colors and images
> (browns, blues) taken from the various distros. It
> totally lacks consistency.

I've just opened a bunch of Gnome and KDE apps in XFCE (running Dapper) 
and not found it really bad - in fact, it's quite passable. That said, I 
can't remember if I've previously changed any settings on this box. It's 
currently using the default XFCE theme; certainly everything looks foul 
using the default Ubuntu Human theme. Is this just a matter of setting a 
theme as default?

The KDE apps look a bit strange, but that I presume is because of the QT 

> I think, the time is right to decide upon its color
> scheme and create a distinctive character for xubuntu
> . In terms of colors, I vote for blue; this is why;
> blue suggests lightness and solidity (especially if we
> make it a kind of metallic blue). Anyhow, I've already
> created some wallpapers for your consideration in the
> spirit of simplicity to make them mach to the other
> ubuntu flavors; you can look at them on the Viki page.
> I've also created a login screen, but that is just a
> kind of concept. Let me know what you think about
> them.

FTR, the wiki page is: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XubuntuArtwork

Personally, I like the greys, silvers and light blues; I really don't 
like those mouse head designs.

But beyond personal preferences, I think we should avoid the deep blues 
of Kubuntu (and KDE in general), for differentiations sake.


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