Artwork packages

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Wed Feb 21 20:58:39 GMT 2007

jmak wrote:
> On 2/21/07, Jelle de Jong <jelledejong at> wrote:
>> jmak wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Here are a few pointers. The usplash should have a flat background,
>>> this is the rule. The other thing is that in the index color mode,
>>> images look best when the colors are flat or close to flat. That is
>>> why I toned down the colors in the text logo; just giving enough
>>> highlights to make sure that color banding wont happen. If anyone
>>> wants to see how bad the continuous tone artwork look in index mode
>>> take a look at fedora screen-shots.
>>> The login box. Please take a look at the images in context rather than
>>> in isolation. And when you suggest something articulate it, because
>>> saying like this should be lighter or darker of more blue or more
>>> artistic and so on are quite meaningless.
>>> The idea behind the artworks is to further refine the edgy artworks.
>>> Ubuntu, Kubuntu people are doing the same, as far as I can see. Take a
>>> look at Ubuntu herd4; the wallpaper is very simple almost flat.  We
>>> too should follow similar strategy rather than changing the look and
>>> feel of the distro radically from release to release.
>> Of course we have to continue developing the artwork. And I am not
>> saying you are doing things bad. You sort of have to learn to express
>> things we like and thins we don't like. My propoasal to help with this is:
>> "quote" >
>> Can you do some research for xubuntu and getter all the usplash screens
>> of the ubuntu destro's and zenwalk, fedora, redhat, suse, dreamlinux, ms
>> vista and some other popular distributions.
>> Than put them or links to it on the xubuntu art wiki, then we can see
>> what we like and don't like about them. And get some direction on what
>> would be a very nice usplash artwork.
>> This way we could give you specific answers that can help you a lot better.
>> Is this a good idea for your?
> Here is a link to the screenshots.
> But the approach you are suggesting doesnt hava much use.
> This is not like cooking that is to say mix a bit of bean, lentil and
> greenpeas and the supper is done.
Thanks for the link gives me more insights.

Ok, the first thing i noticed is that i really don't like the 3D style
letters that xubuntu, kubuntu, nubuntu.. etc are using almost all
distributions use flat style text. I like flat text. The only exception
is Linspire that one I could go on:h

My advice:

Put the logo vertical centered on the page and place some xubuntu style
flat text beneath it. (text shadow is ok) if it is forbidden to change
the way the logo and than the text are in one line than forget placing
the text beneath the logo. But changing the text would to flat text
would be nice.

The background should not be black, but should be a more user friendly
color. Like the blue background color of xubuntu.

The process bar. I really like a lined box with good contrast a a proces
box like these:

Btw I think i like the zenwalk artwork the best, because it's
simplicity, good matching colors, good contrast between elements and
nice text.

I did not have time to check all those distributions on the site.

Hope this help you a bit?

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