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After what we have gone through, here are my keywords for the direction we should take:
- Simplistic but Professional and Unique
What Didn't Make It
- Pure Nature - I personally think that we should do the artwork as an actual design, because using actual pictures would sorta violate "Simplistic, but Professional and Unique". Leave the photography to Windows, okay?
- Lila - Seems a bit too cartoonish for a professional desktop, unless someone does some epic mods and they happen to look goof afterwards...
Next up, propose!
Theme up your desktop in the way you'd like the default gNewSense desktop to be, and then post screenshots on the web and link to them here - If so, please use The Widget Factory - http://www.stellingwerff.com/?page_id=10 - which is available through the "twf" command after a "apt-get install thewidgetfactory".
abattis Murrina theme: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davelab6/292635135/
clearlooks 0.8 over gNewSense: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30732349@N00/1345631423/
A diverse selection of similar colors would be excellent looking, maybe Green, Blue, Grey, and Beige. ~Viper550 - unoffical Artist in Chief
I think a much simper palette will be better, like Ubuntu uses Orange, we should use Green, and yes, a beige-grey instead of a steel-grey would be a good neutral canvas colou. Abattis - unofficial Art team
YotoPhoto is the biggest index of free culture photography around, and it has a magicaly colour-search feature so that you can search for a desktop background image that matches the general colour of your theme. Example: http://yotophoto.com/images/-/1?min=10&lic=cgp&color=74B42A
Please list examples of wallpapers here, with their license:
The lila style looks nice. It's a little Gentoo-ish, but everything is GPL'd so we can change it however we want.
Murrine is a very pretty theme for the GNOME desktop, and "the Engine is cairo-based, and it's very fast compared to clearlooks-cairo and ubuntulooks (30% faster and more)" - http://cimi.netsons.org/pages/murrine.php - and please note you need to install the engine http://southernvaleslug.org/ubuntu/dapper-drake/murrine/ the themes http://cimi.netsons.org/pages/murrine/themes.php and the configuration program http://cimi.netsons.org/pages/murrine/configurator.php (The configuration program is an optional utility that can be used to modify the options for the engine in a friendly interface, and fix up Murrine themes made before 0.30 and not updated to work properly)
I already made up a nice new theme for the cause, I worked in the 3 major colors of the logo (beige, green, and blue), and what I think are the 2 best new features in Murrine (rounded buttons and striped toolbars!). https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Viper550 ~Viper550 - unoffical Artist in Chief
Support the Tango icon set http://tango.freedesktop.org/
Perhaps use icons specifically for OpenDocument files, as distinct from the applications that produce them - like http://www.catnip.co.uk/opendocument/icons/
Going along with my diversity idea, we could use the Tango with Grey folders instead of Blue if anyone wants... ~Viper550 - unoffical Artist in Chief
topic and logo in main theme
- I will like to see a main theme based on the ideas and fundamentals of working in community can
do big things, more than anyone can imagine, at least in the kgNewSense part I am going to try to add something related, I like images with philosophical and idealist meaning... something that represents our ideals and what we are. rek2