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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] R14 Artwork.

From: L0ner sh4dou <sh4dou@...>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:17:29 +0100
2012/1/15 /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...>:
> 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 1) New backgrounds - Our defaults are out of date and I don't really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).

Link to wallpaper packet I wrote about:
All photos are mine and licensed under CC:BY-NC-SA

>> 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
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