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[3]: Not an overhaul
by shawnjgoff on Fri 5th Mar 2010 04:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not an overhaul"
shawnjgoff
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2008-05-02

"Hardly existant" is the whole point. For me, there is too much visual clutter with most themes. The flatter, less gradient-y themes remove that clutter and make the content that I'm actually working on stand out and the operating system dissappear.

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RE[4]: Not an overhaul
by Glynser on Fri 5th Mar 2010 07:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Not an overhaul"
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2007-11-29

I agree, a GUI should really be "hardly existant" so that you don't notice it really; I also hate gradients and glowy/glossy stuff. But in the above example, many widgets didn't even have a border, which is the wrong kind of "hardly existant" for me ;)

The second example is really better. Personally, I think the Windows 95 GUI was the cleanest GUI that I ever used. Under Gnome, I use a customized version of "Raleigh" (only the colors are customized a bit) for the widgets and a CDE-lookalike for the window borders.

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