Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 20:43 UTC, submitted by kragil
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical has unveiled a complete branding overhaul, redesigning everything from the Ubuntu website to its logos and marketing material. However, what interests me more are the new Gtk+ themes, and even then, I'm not interested in the colour choices and the like. No - what stood out to me right away was not the theme itself - but the placement of the titlebar widgets.
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RE[2]: Not an overhaul
by Glynser on Thu 4th Mar 2010 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Not an overhaul"
Glynser
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Maybe it's beautiful, but it's not very usable*. Many widgets can't be clearly differentiated from each other. Some people might be willing to get used to it (because they like the looks), but it's nothing for the masses. It reminds me of the many WinAmp skins, they place nice pictures behind the GUI, but the GUI itself becomes hardly existent.

* from a pure usability point of view

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