Artwork proposals for xubuntu 8.10
imnotb at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 16:46:15 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 4:27 PM, jmak <jozmak at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 6:11 AM, Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 2) Replace the Tango icons to a more modern and visually appealing
> >> theme. I have created a new wiki page for visual ideas. If you have
> >> any suggestion for icons or any other idea please indicate it on the
> >> wiki; this way all ideas will be in one place for easier review. The
> >> address is: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Artwork/Incoming/Intrepid
> > The problem is, of course, that we do need a complete set. Perhaps
> > new Echo icon theme is something to look at?
> > https://fedorahosted.org/echo-icon-theme/
> Vincent, if you find an icon theme upload an image of it to the wiki
> so that we can see all the potential candidates in one place.
> The other thing: almost all icon sets are more less a work in
> progress, even Tango.
> >> 3) Make sure that the fine details of the desktop is taken care of.
> >> This is something, I have been advocating for many years but always
> >> ignored. The details may include theming the panel, improving the
> >> icons' appearances on the panel or getting rid of the visual noises
> >> (for instance, the label backgrounds).
> > It'd be highly preferred if the icon label backgrounds could be edited
> > graphically. I don't know what Xfce 4.6 will have to offer in that
> Why is this a problem. You cannot do it graphically in Gnome either,
> neither in Kde, as far as I know
That doesn't mean that it wouldn't be nice to be able to set this
graphically. Some people prefer/need label backgrounds.
> > As for theming the panel: just have a go at it, I'd say. I believe it can
> > just be done in the GTK theme, so...
> >> 4) New Usplash and throbber. The current one (the throbber) is nothing
> >> less than atrocious (borrowed from Ubuntu), it made the Usplash look
> >> like an ugly patchwork; this needs to be tackled. Lets keep in mind
> >> that the Usplash is not there only to inform or entertain, but also to
> >> function as a branding image; this is what the user sees at each boot
> >> up-- it supposed to burn the brand image in the mind of the user.
> > I absolutely agree and would welcome almost any change on especially the
> > throbber.
> I've already created a new throbber but for some reason it didn't make
> it into Hardy
Did you poke, say, Cody?
> >> 5) New gdm theme. We had problems finding the correct size of the
> >> login box for hardy. Maybe someone can help me figuring out why the
> >> size of the box appears inconsistent at different installations.
> >> 6) Wallpaper. I am thinking about some darker wallpaper this time
> >> (dark blue or even black?) to create a more dynamic look and feel and
> >> prevent the desktop from turning into an all too monochromatic
> >> experience.
> >> That's it for now. If you have any idea let us know so that we can
> >> discuss it in more details.
> >> jmak
> >> --
> > --
> > Vincent
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