Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Some considerations about the Precise theme

2011-11-18 Thread Josh Embrey
In regards to going lighter with Lubuntu, we must remember our key targets
and goal.  I switched my GTK and Openbox themes to dark themes and it added
another 40 minutes to my netbook's battery when on full brightness, over an
hour with minimal brightness.  I took every step to ensure that it was just
the colors changing that changed the battery life.  Being LXDE aims at
having a minimal footprint, using dark themes helps minimize power
consumption, continuing with the goal.
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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Some considerations about the Precise theme

2011-11-18 Thread Rafael Laguna
You're right. Dark themes are battery savers, but if they're too dark it
cause fuzzy eyes. Too much light cause eye fatigue. That's why the Oneiric
wall is not as light as older ones, but still light blue.

And there're lots of reasons to be blue. First is corporative. Second is
usability and eye-friendly (and allows hours and hours of fun :D ).

You can check this:
http://books.google.com/books/about/Art_and_visual_perception.html?id=9RktoatXGQ0C

if you want more reasons about what I'm doing for every pixel I design.
It's not just aesthetics. Design means usability. That's why I like window
and menu shadows, they improve visibility and gives attention to the first
plane on screen.

I know, I know, it's boring. But look, Suse is green. I think it's a
mistake associate green (as leaf or nature colour) with energy efficiency.
You can make black thing and keep efficient. Also, PUD Linux and Vector are
green now. Even some people asked me about including yellow wallpapers
because it's warm.

You know it cannot fit for everybody. So going more neutral this time, as
neutral as you'll can use any wallpaper and still looking good with
unsaturated (gray) panels and windows.



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2011/11/18 Josh Embrey thelastorph...@gmail.com

 In regards to going lighter with Lubuntu, we must remember our key targets
 and goal.  I switched my GTK and Openbox themes to dark themes and it added
 another 40 minutes to my netbook's battery when on full brightness, over an
 hour with minimal brightness.  I took every step to ensure that it was just
 the colors changing that changed the battery life.  Being LXDE aims at
 having a minimal footprint, using dark themes helps minimize power
 consumption, continuing with the goal.

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Some considerations about the Precise theme

2011-11-18 Thread Michael Rawson
Besides, green would look like Mint LXDE. I think black is a good thing, but 
that's me.

On Fri, 18 Nov 2011 09:28:33 +0100
神癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna) rafaellag...@gmail.com wrote:

 You're right. Dark themes are battery savers, but if they're too dark it
 cause fuzzy eyes. Too much light cause eye fatigue. That's why the Oneiric
 wall is not as light as older ones, but still light blue.
 
 And there're lots of reasons to be blue. First is corporative. Second is
 usability and eye-friendly (and allows hours and hours of fun :D ).
 
 You can check this:
 http://books.google.com/books/about/Art_and_visual_perception.html?id=9RktoatXGQ0C
 
 if you want more reasons about what I'm doing for every pixel I design.
 It's not just aesthetics. Design means usability. That's why I like window
 and menu shadows, they improve visibility and gives attention to the first
 plane on screen.
 
 I know, I know, it's boring. But look, Suse is green. I think it's a
 mistake associate green (as leaf or nature colour) with energy efficiency.
 You can make black thing and keep efficient. Also, PUD Linux and Vector are
 green now. Even some people asked me about including yellow wallpapers
 because it's warm.
 
 You know it cannot fit for everybody. So going more neutral this time, as
 neutral as you'll can use any wallpaper and still looking good with
 unsaturated (gray) panels and windows.
 
 
 
  http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/  http://www.lubuntu.net/
 
 
 
 2011/11/18 Josh Embrey thelastorph...@gmail.com
 
  In regards to going lighter with Lubuntu, we must remember our key targets
  and goal.  I switched my GTK and Openbox themes to dark themes and it added
  another 40 minutes to my netbook's battery when on full brightness, over an
  hour with minimal brightness.  I took every step to ensure that it was just
  the colors changing that changed the battery life.  Being LXDE aims at
  having a minimal footprint, using dark themes helps minimize power
  consumption, continuing with the goal.
 
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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Some considerations about the Precise theme

2011-11-18 Thread Yorvyk
On Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:39:40 +
Michael Rawson michaelrawso...@gmail.com wrote:

 Besides, green would look like Mint LXDE. I think black is a good thing, but 
 that's me.
 
I like green as well but, suse also use it as their corporate colours.  Black 
also looks nice , CrunchBang Linux shows how well this works.  We could of 
cause go community orange :)
The problem with green or black themes, is they often don't look good on old 
CRT monitors.  Whereas blue appears to look OK even when the gamma settings are 
somewhat adrift.  From the users I have dealt with over the years, blue themes 
tend not to create any real reaction - of love or hate - that black or green 
themes can.

Stick with blue, the themes we've had so far have all been very pleasant and 
usable even though I'm not a real fan of blue, it doesn't annoy me like some 
colours.

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Some considerations about the Precise theme

2011-11-17 Thread 神癒礁湖 (Rafael Laguna)

  
  
Stop reading my mind! :D

Well, I don't like to repeat myself, and one black (and polemic)
dark taskbar is enough. So yes, we're going that way. More Adwaita
style, even Clearlooks (not looking sooo eighties, of course).

Anyway, you'll have time for choose colours, borders and everything
else. But you'll know that the wallpaper must be BLUE ;)

I'll post some mockups in a week (or two).

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Some considerations about the Precise theme

2011-11-17 Thread Jean-Pierre Vidal Piesset

 But you'll know that the wallpaper must be BLUE ;)

I would like to propose... Lubuntu going for *GREEN*!

Reasons?
- It goes a little more with the standart of efficient SO (this is
important since it's the OS that most fits with the planet :)
- It differencies us from Kubuntu  Xubuntu (also blue...) giving Lubuntu a
self image to the world (see! it's the 'green' ubuntu! - no man, it's
'lubuntu')

Could be a dark green, to match well with black  grey and make a
sober/cool look.

I know that for corporative reasons we should go for blue... BUT imho i
think that's a paradigm that must fall (ubuntu nor mac are blue!)

Just think about it and tell what you think!

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Some considerations about the Precise theme

2011-11-17 Thread



But you'll know that the wallpaper must be BLUE ;)

I would like to propose... Lubuntu going for _*GREEN*_!
110% in agreement on that one. I usually end up tweaking everything 
green anyways.


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