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Month: August 2014

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

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:15:05 +0200
On Thursday 07 of August 2014 00:38:03 Alexandre wrote:
> > > 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
> Hi,
> I transformed the opaque box center to a transparent one. I did it that
> way, primarily because I know that some persons here does not agree with
> the idea that important text might be on anything else than a plain color.
> It is certainly understandable.
> Yes, I had to ditch out the transparent part at first, because they were
> hard to cut and had to make fit with many colors. But I did put the same
> ribbon picture, a few pixel down a 5% opacity. It was there, but not very
> visible. On this new picture, I put this second layer at 15% opacity,
> instead of 5%. Now it is visible. I have no problem with it if you want to
> provide a new ribbon. I would just have made the job easier for me!
> As of the default wallpaper, I do not intent to work on it, at least for
> now, because my personal preference goes for a natural background picture,
> which is enjoyable when you have to work indoor for a long time. All of
> these pictures were based on the Lineart-logo wallpaper, which is part of
> Trinity since at least KDE 3.5.10.
> Tell me what you think!
> -Alexandre

Proposals with a dark background seem to me better. Proposal 11 looks great. 
The previous proposals bothered me discrepancy text background. 

I also liked the proposal 7 => without "wave" in the header. As the background 
is dark, so the wave is too dominant. Please, can you try two more options:

1) Instead of wave use a simple dark line - as there used previously from the 
symbol icon on the right side.

2) The wave leave as is and text "on wave" align left.

I'm not saying that some of these variants will be better, because proposal 11 
looks really good, I just wanted to try it.