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Hi NIk, all,

I'm reading all you motif mails, but I didn't manage to comment them.

Thanks for starting this initiative - I think it's tightly related to the main topic 
we postponed until the release of LibO 3.3.0: 

What are our goals and aims as community and what do we want to achieve
with our branding?

Nikash Singh wrote:
*What we need now is ideas, about the concept/theme/perception that 
should be communicated in the motif.
If you think visually feel free to add graphic ideas, but right now, 
text is more useful before pen goes to paper.
One-word concepts would be just as useful as descriptive text.

If we want to look at a utopia world, I would like to see a motif that covers

- freedom
(freedom of chioce, a free file format, freedom from computer and 
Internet quality, freedom to be used on every platform, freedom to be used
by people without a large monetary budget ...)

- openness
(open to all people by providing the freedom above, open to impaired people, 
open for improvements by free and proprietary additions, open for new 
single contributors as well as new language or platform teams, with an 
open mind and an open heart...)

- security
(secure to be readable in future times, secure from exploited leaks and bugs - 
or in a more realistic way: a security concept that closes all these issues in a 
very fast way, secure to be worked on in future - at least with the ability for 
everybody to keep on improving it ...)

- individuality
(individual themes, personal choice of extensions, support on individual 
strategies to use the office suite - indiviualized start center ...)

- professionalism
(professional quality, a reasonable choice for business and administrative / 
governmental usage, professional look and feel, professional way to handle
alternative products ...)

There must be more such points, so add your thoughts too...

Some feedback on the 2 proposals so far;

On 2/27/2011 12:12 PM, Daniel Merker wrote:

Finally registered with the wiki and added my file for the motif discussion:

-Daniel Merker

Hi Tobias and Daniel,
I've added your proposals to the wiki page;

My initial feedback would be that the designs are somewhat visually 
overpowering themselves and will compete with the contents for attention.
The motif will need to be something that provides a "canvas" on which 
other elements can be placed.

It might provide the basic feeling for the overall graphical impression.
Perhaps it could be small and repetitive or larger and structurizing the 

It is a support element, and so, may need to be somewhat less 


But these are just suggestions, not instructions.

Same from my side - we should be open to any idea (even if I mention
that I already start to compare and combine the visual examples with
our present branding - I'll try to avoid this...)
What we should add to the motif page are the examples used already:

- the single triangle (like the bullet points on the website)
- the grouped fading triangles in the left upper and right lower corner
 (from the start center)
- Paulo's idea of five colored triangles sticked together in a vertical row
 (on his light banners in the donate button)
- outer border with rounded corners and cut-off right upper corner
  (don't know if this really qualifys as motif, but it has an impact on the 
   general visual impression)
 ... any others?

Best regards


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