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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] R14 Artwork.

From: /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:13:42 +0100
On Sat, 14 Jan 2012 23:08:17 -0500
Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> For a while I have been pondering the cosmetic and artwork related
> changes we should try and work on for R14. Unlike most projects, we
> are rather nostalgic, so going flat out new won't work for us. A new
> default theme or such is not advisable. Users won't like it. I think
> we should instead focus on creating an improved R14 style. A theme
> consists of: Backgrounds, Color Schemes, Fonts, Icons, Window
> Decorations, Widget Styles, and Screensavers. These don't need
> drastic revision, instead they need careful changes to help reflect
> our goals. Speed simplicity and customization are my top priorities.
> What do we need to improve? My vote is this
> 1) New backgrounds - Our defaults are out of date and I don't really
> like them, Every new release should see some fresh artwork. Users can
> keep the old one if the prefer it. These need to be pleasant to view
> and also look modern. (not to glossy though).
> 2) Improved Window Decorations - I am not a fan of plastic. I am a
> fan of the KDE2 window decoration. Either way we should set about
> making sure the default on is in tip top shape and has max
> configuration. Should we keep plastic as our default deco?
> 3) Icons - I think we are OK with these. Some icons may need to be
> looked over in our crystal svg set. I want to maximize visual
> efficiency of our icons. Some may be unclear or hard to see at
> different sizes. This should be lo
I think Crystal Project icons
( could be a good theme
to add. It is designed by Everaldo Coehlo (as is Crystal SVG) and I
think of it as an improved Crystal SVG, without the cartoonish/XPish
look of the latter.
> 4) Styles - I would like to see Plastik expanded by including more
> options, especially to remove stippled drawing on the tabs. any
> thoughts?
> I think we should start thinking about this now, since this release
> will be mostly bug fixes, changes like this could also be slipped in.
> Calvin Morrison