Artwork update

jmak jozmak at
Sun Jul 15 14:48:07 UTC 2007

On 7/15/07, Jari Rahkonen <jari.rahkonen at> wrote:
> jmak kirjoitti:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Here are some xubuntu-artwork-screenshots  I am working on.
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.

> 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.

 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.

It turned out that the majority of users prefers the traditional
layout as opposed to the gnome style. What do you think?


> I'd also have to agree with Hexzenn about the GTK theme being quite
> cold, but so is the icon set. I can't say if this is a bad thing, as
> it's probably just a matter of taste. Personally I like the smoothness
> of MurrinaFancyClearlooksSand (link can be found in Hexzenn's mail) with
> HumanAzul2 icons[1] and the new default Xfwm4 theme in svn trunk (as of
> yesterday?). Attached you'll find a very minimal screenshot of the new
> Xfwm4 theme (running Xfwm4 4.4.0, so only the theme is from svn trunk).
> - Jari
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