Usability aspects on desktop themse.

Jiri Jakub Masek jjmasek at
Wed Jan 3 07:26:58 UTC 2007

Good work, John. My opinion - the background image of GDM Desktop and
SplashScreen could look better as is the one of GDM Login (I mean the brown
colors gradient...)


2007/1/3, John Baer <baerjj at>:
> Uno,
> Thank you for your comments. I have been performing some usability tests
> with the Flying High Theme and the results are posted on the preview
> page.
> Although 3D art can be very stunning, I wanted to present Fedora in a
> manner which works well at home and/or the office. I use Fedora in both
> environments.
> Focusing on the issues stated I believe the wallpaper presented in the
> preview meets your goals and is key (ie. gets the most viewing).
> I also attempted to work around any limitations. For example, the GRUB
> screen can be very challenging as the core image is limited to 640x480
> pixels at 16 colors.
> The RHGB program base image is only 320x396 pixels.
> As stated, color is important and theme colors were chosen carefully to
> present well and be harmonious with fedora (mostly blue).
> In addition, you could say this theme has a sub-theme of installation.
> With that in mind I retained the core elements but presented them in a
> different manner. I call it design mode.
> Last, I wanted the images to have "market value" for the Fedora product.
> That is to say the word "fedora" and the logo are tightly integrated
> into the concept.
> Best regards,
> John
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