Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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RE[5]: Too bad
by acobar on Thu 27th Jan 2011 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Too bad"
acobar
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Taskbar basically has no padding at all. Also I don't see any reason why the text should glow other than that it seems to be the "norm", e.g


You can add a spacer to the panel. Glow is used to improve the contrast. Many systems do that as it allow you to use small letters or colors that otherwise would not be as readable.

Blue glow? Why? Also bevels (active icons in the second screenshot for example) make the design look too busy and remind me more of CDE.


Glow on window I guess. It is a easy way to help identify which one has the focus. Nothing against and it also can be adjusted. Bevels are only used to give a feedback on what is activated. OSX used to "invert" the color what, in my opinion, make things a little more distracting.

If you're looking for good samples, have a look at KDE 3.5 screenshot - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1d/Kde-3.5.6-es.png
Even though it has its own shortcomings, it's much cleaner than the current design.


You must be kidding right? ;-)

As I said, it all boils down to personal aesthetics, and everyone has it owns.

The fact that oxygen icon theme is used on lots of customized icon themes for gnome desktop speaks per se. The interface is clean as it can be while trying to give feedback without compromising its looks. They have my respect for such a bold achievement. It is not perfect or fits everyone number, but KDE is highly customisable and can be adapted to satisfy our very subjective aesthetics senses.

Edited 2011-01-27 19:52 UTC

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