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Re: desktop-base/ciel and squeeze: plan of action



@Ulrich,

> But we are not alone. Fedora artists have the same problem. Take a look at
> their (nevertheless sometimes beautiful wallpapers).

Heh, Fedora has identical problem, but that's their "joker" card,
their beautiful wallpapers is what pulls them out of that problem :)

@Amir,

> Also, blue invokes psychological associations with water, thus also
> cleanliness, which calms us.

Besides blue, same goes for Gray and Green.


Adnan

2010/11/6 Amir Dizdarević <cancivolonter@gmail.com>:
> @Ulrich: Again, you don't have to use it. People just suggested that, since
> most of us do have
> the "learned" habit that those earth tones you had initially on your
> wallpaper don't match
> with the blue of Clearlooks. You could have just as well ignore that
> completely.
>
> When I created Ciel, I subconsciously chose a blue nuance as the background
> without even
> thinking. Why? Because I was secretly aware that most themes and decent
> icons I'd have on
> my disposal are either of a rather mild blue, or are generally considered
> ugly to look at
> (cf. standard gnome icons).
>
> Also, blue invokes psychological associations with water, thus also
> cleanliness, which calms us.
> That is why Tango uses blue a lot. Natural leaf green has an even better
> effect -- nature calms us
> -- that is why Gnome is using a blurry macro shot of leaves as a default
> wallpaper.
>
> On 6 November 2010 15:12, Ulrich Hansen <uhansen@mainz-online.de> wrote:
>>
>> Am 06.11.2010 14:34, schrieb Adnan Hodzic:
>>>>
>>>> 1. the Clearlooks theme which prevails in most things GTK on Debian
>>>> (e.g.
>>>> Gnome, LXDE, not
>>>> sure about Xfce though)
>>>> 2. the KDE theme is rather dominated by blue due to the Oxygen icon
>>>> theme,
>>>> as well as the
>>
>>> Blue is fine with me, but at least different kind of blue then the
>>> "baby blue".
>>
>>
>> Yes I was a bit naive about that too. As I learned in the meantime, we
>> have to use this sort of blue as a main color in the background if we want
>> use Clearlooks without any changes. Even "Space fun" does this, if you look
>> closely. The blue that clearlooks uses for active title bars and marked
>> options is a greenish/greyish sort of blue, that looks like a rainy day or,
>> to put it in a nicer analogy, like misty mountains.
>>
>> But we are not alone. Fedora artists have the same problem. Take a look at
>> their (nevertheless sometimes beautiful wallpapers).
>>
>>
>>
>>
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