Re: Industrial as default theme?
- From: "Eugenia Loli-Queru" <eloli hotmail com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Industrial as default theme?
- Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 12:24:46 -0700
oh, I forgot to mention another example in regards to all bright themes:
Open a text file with gedit and then click on the Edit menu item. The
resulted drop-down menu is so white and it doesn't have any shadows or harsh
lines around it (like the nicely done Ralleigh/Default theme in this
particular regard) making it hard to distinguish that this menu is not part
of the actual text file!
Or, when you read the d-d-l archives with Epiphany (which has a white
background) and then clicking the View menu, it results to the same
This is why the black mouse cursors (e.g. on OSX) have a white border so
when the background is black, you will still be able to see the cursor (so
it won't be black on black) and when the background is white, the cursor
itself is black.
Regarding menus and widgets, because we don't have the luxury of shadows
(which are not just eye candy), we would need a 2-3 pixel inset harsher
border colors to make the widgets distinguishable despite of the background
colors underneath. Again, please consult the Raleigh/Default theme for a
good example how to make things look clear (resulting into added usability)
without looking too edgy/harsh.
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