Flat look (was: Re: Test the working GDM beta)

Vincent mailinglists at vinnl.nl
Mon Jul 14 15:52:22 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 4:54 AM, jmak <jozmak at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have to decide,
> right now that we continue with the traditional design, or join in
> with unbuntu and kubuntu and choose a flat design. Those who don't
> know the differences here is a mockup that explains.
> http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/6897/flatnotflatlv7.png
> The main point with the flat design is not that trendy but rather it
> is more efficient from the visual point of view because it eliminates
> as much visual noises as possible.
> Note to everybody: we dont talk about personal preferences here but
> visual efficiency, unity and coherence of the desktop. If you comment
> please dont say, I like it or I dont like. Those are not arguments.

Flat design sounds nice and clutter-free to me, but I would prefer to keep
the visual distinction between the window and the window borders. It's hard
to see where to grab the window when you want to drag and don't know about

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