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Hi everyone,

To be honest, I don't like the changes proposed in this mailing list. I'm
really happy with the current home screen design.
That said, I wouldn't necessarily be against bigger icons or having a link
to the website somewhere, as long as it was designed well.

2012/4/28 ape <>

 Hello, Astron.

You wrote:

I can't really see the use of having the post address there. In fact,
even having the logo there is debatable from my point of view. (Users
mainly want to _use_ the product, not stare at our branding.)

1. How many people have so many opinions. For example, I would like to see
the main window is the same as in OOo4Kidds. But there is The Document
Foundation, and there is a button "Donate" on the main web page.

Most people can easily find our homepage themselves if they need it.
Those that can't wouldn't be technically competent enough to donate online

Sure, but only for users of Office 95-2000. Office XP and newer have
used different and more modern themes.

2. You forgot about the EeePC... etc. It equiped low-end VGA. The user must
have the choice to look at a very beautiful buttons or relieve a hard life
of your video card. For example, I use the classic theme of the operating
system (WIN7 and WINXP-64), even though my PCs equipped NVidia_GT560.

Aero is very tasking, true, but icons don't really figure into the equation
here -- the difference between processing power required for the current
and the classic icons is so miniscule that it doesn't really make sense to
make big design decisions because of it.

In the long run, though, we could opt for a less tasking design direction
that uses simple 2D shapes and few colors instead of an intricate mix of
various colors and gradients, quasi-3D, and shadows and bevels. Google is
doing this on its services and on Android, Microsoft is doing this with
Metro on Windows, and designers in general are increasingly opting for
minimalistic designs.

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