A Thought About F9 Artwork
ljuwaida at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jan 1 21:30:33 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 02 January 2008 00:06:07 Steven Garrity wrote:
> John Baer wrote:
> > Does it make sense to change the theme every other release cycle and
> > use the off cycle to improve or tweak the current theme?
> This is a good point - it would be nice to see a somewhat common theme
> getting more and more polished with each release. More of an evolution
> than a complete redesign each time. That said, the last few themes have
> been a bit like this.
> Things that are easier to change, like the splash screens and wallpaper
> can change more frequently and dramatically. Things that are more
> challenging to redesign well, like Gtk and Metacity themes evolve more
> This reminds me of the 6 layers of buildings from Stewart Brand's
> classic book, How Buildings Learn:
> I would like to see a general visual theme for Fedora that can slowly
> evolve and improve with each release, but still have enough wiggle-room
> for each release to feel new and exciting.
> I proposed a seasonal Spring/Fall theme set to coincide with the
> time-based release schedule of Fedora back in November. I've been trying
> to create a page for it on the wiki, but I'm having trouble getting my
> account created (probably my own fault).
> Quoting myself:
> > As the Fedora release schedule is now about as reliable as the coming
> > of spring and fall, it occurred to me that spring and fall might
> > serve as appropriate visual themes for alternating releases.
> > Both "spring" and "fall" (aka autumn) are nice natural visual
> > metaphors that have recognizable and (potentially) beautiful color
> > schemes associated with them. They are also both "natural" themes,
> > which can work well for desktop themes.
> > Perhaps we could adopt a "spring" visual theme for the odd-numbered
> > releases that fall in the spring, and a "fall" visual theme for the
> > even-numbered releases that fall in the, well, fall.
Could it also be that the colors match the season (green for spring releases
and yellow/orange for fall ones?)?
> > This would also provide a way to have a strong visual change between
> > releases, but still build on a larger theme that could grow more
> > refined over multiple releases.
> A theme like this would allow a common thread for all Fedora release
> visuals, but also a nice back-and-forth change for each release.
> Steven Garrity
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