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Month: August 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] R: [trinity-devel] New TDEUI proposal

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 06:54:12 -0400
On Tue, 5 Aug 2014 20:35:56 -0400
Alexandre <ac586133@...> wrote:

> Okay, now I think that it has attained a level where I like it!
> I have been able to cut the background around the original ribbon much better, to the point where it fits quite well with various backgrounds.
> -The one with the natural green background is not a proposal - it is only to show that the TDEUI has now full support for transparency and different background, as opposed to the old one. But it looks so good that it is almost making the others looking plain, boring :)
> I think that it will be a good idea to replace the old TDEUI with this one for R14, because all of the TDE and KDE reviews are always showing either Konqueror or the Control Center. If reviewers sees no visual change at all, they will think that TDE has not progressed from classic KDE 3.5.10, even if it is not true.
> I would still like to have the advice or opinion of the other devs. Michele, can you contact them, just in case they don't look at this message?

Okay, a few things:

1. The dark blue version does look better than the light one (something about hue or saturation
that I'm too lazy to figure out)

2. Both of them would probably look better if the opaque background in the center portion
of the boxes was translucent instead.  Since Konqueror doesn't support CSS3, that means 
using a translucent .png image instead of the solid-colour background provided by the stylesheet.  
I can help you with the CSS for this if you need it.  Alternatively, you could either make the
inner part of the border opaque while leaving the outer part translucent, or "fade in" the
opacity towards the center using a gradient.

3. If we're going to do extensive visual rebranding of Trinity (and I don't object to that--moving
away from the KDE3 default scheme is a reasonable thing to do), we should do it completely
and consistently if possible.  That means that the splash screen (which you've already hit),
the Konqueror/Control Center background, and I think the default desktop wallpaper,
should clearly go together, as they do in KDE3.

4. Yes, I would like to keep the ribbon, although I think you cut too much of it on the last
iteration when you ditched the intended-to-be-translucent stripes.  I can try to reconstruct
the original graphic properly this weekend--I've been meaning to for a while anyway.

I'll tweak the website, etc. to match whatever the final product turns out to be.

E. Liddell