I'll start with my thoughts on the topic.
Fell free to provide yours.
Once we finished this collection and basic discussion we should move the
results to a dedicated wiki page for further reference.
But for the direct discussion I prefer the mailing list more:
Bernhard Dippold wrote:
> Consistency is a relevant part of Visual Identity and therefore I'd
> like to ask you all provide your thoughts on
> 1) how such a UI theme should look like
- It should be clean, balanced and friendly as we refer to LibreOffice
on our branding wiki page:
- It should look familiar to Windows users, so they don't consider the
office suite as "geeky" and specially designed for GNU/Linux users.
- It should look up-to-date to most users, so Windows XP style should be
avoided (as it resembles too many people to an "old-fashioned" office
- It should be accessible for visually impaired people (at least for the
most common cases like red-green color blindness).
- It should have enough contrast to print well in greylevels.
> 2) what other conditions should be met
- It should *not* use a standard Windows theme, because there are legal
- It should be available for most users, because providing screenshots
is a task that might be solved by new contributors on their first steps
into our community (if we provide the necessary background to take the
screenshots in a consistent way).
> 3) which existing UI theme would serve best as standard for
Sigrid already uploaded a variety of themes to this wiki page:
On the de-discuss list she voted for the theme "Clearlooks" because
- it is the standard theme on Gnome
- it has been ported to KDE as "Cleanlooks"
- it is available for Windows XP too, so even Windows users can take
screenshots without the legal restrictions mentioned above.
> Do you think these 3 questions could lead to a consensus on a theme
> to be used? Should we add more points?
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