Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:32 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Now that the holidays are upon us (happy holidays!) and the year is about to end, we at OSNews thought it time to finally lift the veil a little bit on the next version of OSNews - OSNews 5. I've hinted at this next version of OSNews here and there in the comments, but we think it's time to make it all a little bit more official by taking in some initial feedback.
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Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Wed 26th Dec 2012 01:35 UTC
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

Looks good, but the Night Nina scheme is a bit too dark for me. I'd much prefer a BG in the #111111 range (or ideally, #333333 to match my terminal BG), but I suppose most people prefer pure black, especially if they use LED type screens (or amoled or whatever). Not quite feeling the fonts either. A bit too "weighty" for my tastes. Purely personal opinions though, and won't stop me from visiting this site/blog.

Merry Xmas and a Happy Gnu Year, btw.

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RE: Comment by gan17
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 26th Dec 2012 01:44 in reply to "Comment by gan17"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The designs are made on a Mac - you're just looking at the Mac's font rendering ;) .

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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by gan17 on Wed 26th Dec 2012 02:09 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Ah, figured as much. Didn't initially notice as I only use OS X for work (mostly just Phase One Capture and Corel Painter).

If you're searching for fonts, you could try Adobe's Source Sans Pro. They're open source, and (from what I can tell) look pretty good on various rendering engines and pixel densities.

Edited 2012-12-26 02:11 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by gan17
by MyNameIsNot4Letter on Wed 26th Dec 2012 20:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by gan17"
MyNameIsNot4Letter Member since:
2011-01-09

I'll put my 2 cent in. I think it should be pure black. As i understand it, the goal is to be reading in darkness, which means as little light from the screen as possible.

/Uni

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