Flying High Preview 2 Started

Uno Engborg uno at
Fri Jan 26 12:20:42 UTC 2007

John Baer wrote:

> All,
> I started a Preview 2 wiki page with revised images which I hope 
> addresses many of the comments from the forum poll. The end tally was 
> 96 responses and the  vote was split 50/50 between "Ok or great" and 
> "Not for me".
> The things I believe the folks who voted "not for me" were looking for 
> are as follows ...
> 1. A 3-D'ish design (many liked FC6)
> 2. More polish
> In addition, I read between the lines (my perception only) many of the 
> "not for me" folks were looking for a bolder statement. They were not 
> thrilled by the flat wallpaper (too conservative).
> Some asked what the default icon theme was going to be as they picked 
> up on the tango icons used in the mock ups. I assume the status quot (?).
> One issue I did not address in preview 2 is the dark color (About the 
> same as FC6). Although it was not my intent to go dark blue it is just 
> how it worked out as I needed something dark to paint the clouds mist 
> against. On the computers I tested (CRT & LCD), the color works well.

The problem of having too dark background is that it can be tiresome on 
the eyes, as most app windows have lighter background, and
we get a very contrast rich appearance when the desktop is in use.  I 
would also say that conservative is good.  The graphics appearance
should not be in the face of the user. He probably  have more important 
things to think of and we should not try to disturb him.

What annoys me in the current version is the white f  in the center just 
above the white cloud. It draws my eyes like a magnet and should
be toned down or removed.  To get the desktop a little ligter you could 
try to use the dark blue of the almost invisible filled ballon over
the  annoying white f as overall background color.

Uno Engborg

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