xubuntu "Institutional colour"
maxamillion at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 20:22:03 UTC 2007
I'm with Radomir on this one.
On 8/2/07, Radomir Dopieralski <xubuntu at sheep.art.pl> wrote:
> Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 03:46:05PM -0400:
> > On 8/2/07, Freddy Martinez <freddymartinez9 at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Correct me if I'm wrong,
> > > okay I will :)
> > > > but doesn't Kubuntu now use a rather purple color scheme by default?
> > > It did for Edgy and Fiesty. Now its a lot more blue.
> > >
> > > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyGibbon/Tribe3/Kubuntu
> > Ah. It looks like they use a purple theme with a blue wallpaper and KDM,
> > etc.
> > Anyway, using green as Xubuntu's color scheme isn't a bad idea, as long
> > those nasty pea soup greens are avoided. It could also facilitate a
> > from abstract wallpapers to some nature/landscape wallpapers, if anyone
> > likes that idea.
> Sorry to butt in, but this kind of discussion and random changes isn't, in
> my opinion, very constructive. I must admit I don't love the current
> xubuntu's color scheme, and that it is hard to work with: blues are
> generally sensitive to various artifacts of digital graphics, and the need
> to keep it distinctive from the other "blue distros" seriously restricts
> the palette you can use. Also, you have a very limited choice of the
> second color -- usually just grays. I know because I tried to make some
> themes for xfce matching its colors and more or less failed.
> Then again, changing it to random things just because someone thought it
> would be better doesn't sound convincing -- remember that once it's
> changed, it won't probably change anymore later, because changing it too
> often would be a stretch.
> That's why I think that at least a half-finished project of new looks,
> including the palette, icons, splash, login screen and backdrop, and
> probably also gtk and xfce4 themes, would help to decide on a chenge much
> better. Later, this would have to also include website, cd cover and
> possibly styling of documentation and eventual promotional materials.
> Of course I'm talking about a *sketch*, concept art, maybe some guidelines
> and characteristic elements -- full project is probably too much effort to
> make it and then trash if it's not accepted.
> Radomir `The Sheep' Dopieralski
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