Re: General Screenshot Screenshot "Guidelines"

On Sat, 2003-02-01 at 16:07, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-02-02 at 01:03, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > GNOME is moving toward a clean productive desktop. This sort of
> > contrasts us with KDE who tend toward a tweakable fiddly feature packed
> > desktop. Screenshots are an important way people get a sense of what
> > GNOME is about; even a false sense (which I think a lot of cluttered
> > screenshots present). Here are some things I'd personally think we
> > should highlight about GNOME:
> > 
> >   1) Good international support
> >   2) Accessibility (at least one shot of GNOME with a11y apps and themes
> > going!)
> >   3) Clean, simple design
> >   4) New features/applications in the GNOME 2.2 release
> > 
> > Some specific notes:
> > 
> > 1) Cluttered shots don't make GNOME look good, which is most of the
> > point of screenshots. People will be more impressed with GNOME if it
> > isn't plastered in windows.
> The release notes and start page will have plenty of clean, standard
> screenshots. We thought it would be nice for people to also see the more
> outlandish stuff, clearly labelled as such. Some people always want to
> see it and some people always provide it. Anyway, we have a choice about
> which screenshots to actually present. We are not complete muppets.

I have total faith in the rt's taste in screenshots, just wanted to
provide some thought fodder for people trying to take screenshots that
present GNOME well :-)


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