Artwork update

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi
Sun Jul 15 17:28:50 BST 2007


jmak kirjoitti:
> On 7/15/07, Jari Rahkonen <jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi> wrote:
>> jmak kirjoitti:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Here are some xubuntu-artwork-screenshots  I am working on.
>>>
>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Artwork/Gutsy/Incoming
>>>
>>> The goal is to create a super-unified desktop experience, the best to
>>> date. We also have to make sure that in addition to the graphics the
>>> gtk and the icon themes too go into the release. For the gtk theme I
>>> suggest murrina blue-gray and for the icon theme nuevo.
>>>
>>> Let me know what you think.
>>>
>>> jmak
>>>
>> Just a couple of small nitpicks:
>>
>> I think the brightly lit Xubuntu text doesn't work that well with the
>> more toned down logo nor the background. How would the text look with a
>> darker outside stroke?
> 
> It is a good thing to have contrast in the logo. Lighter text, darker
> logo, otherwise it would be to monotonous.

I know what you mean, and I didn't intend that the contrast should be
eliminated altogether. I just feel that maybe there should be something
to tie the different components together. But as I said, this is just a
small nitpick, not a real problem.

>> Secondly, assuming the vertical panel is supposed to be the new default,
>> don't you think it might be a bit offputting to some first time linux
>> users? I don't really mind if customization is made very discoverable.
>> It would certainly make the Xubuntu desktop stand out from the flock, if
>> that's what you're aiming at.
> 
> The vertical panel wont be the default, it is just my personal
> preference that is why you see it that way in the screenshots.

Ok.

>  By the way, some time ago, just for personal curiosity, I put up a
> survey to the ubuntu art forum regarding xubuntu's panel layout. You
> can look at the result here.
> 
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=446393&highlight=xubuntu+desktop
> 
> It turned out that the majority of users prefers the traditional
> layout as opposed to the gnome style. What do you think?
> 
> jmak
> 

I'd have to go with the "traditional" one too. The single-bottom-panel
layout is probably the one most of us have grown accustomed to. From the
usability viewpoint it might be best to make the panel full width to put
the menu button in the lower left corner of the screen. And maybe add a
label or make the button wider by some other means for discoverability.
But then someone would get their panties in a bunch and say we're
copying Windows I guess...

In any case I'm sure I (and my clients) will be happy with whatever you
come up with. Just taking part in the discussion to avoid work. :/

- Jari




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