A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

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A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 12 Sep 2014 07:00

With the upcoming new stable, we want to refresh the looks of SolydXK.

It started here as a general discussion: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=4682
After that we started a topic on testing the new windows decoration theme with the Evolvere icon theme here: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... 98&p=44114

I would like to see some proposals for a new wallpaper for both SolydX and SolydK (desktop, lightdm, grub)

It shouldn't be too different from what we have now and it should fit well with the new theme, icon set, lightdm...well, the rest.

Remember: don't go wild, it's intended for businesses. ;)

You can find the logos here: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=142


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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 17 Sep 2014 19:14

Can I assume that the current wallpaper is good enough? :D


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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Orbmiser » 17 Sep 2014 20:10

Been liking this one as easier on the eyes. Was posted here somewhere.

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Snap » 17 Sep 2014 20:13

Can I assume that the current wallpaper is good enough?
I'd say acceptable enough. 8-)

I want to give it a try, but have too many fronts opened. I'll manage to find the gap. I want to go over the whole thing from Grub, to Plymouth, to lightdm, wallpaper...
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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Snap » 17 Sep 2014 20:16

Orbmiser wrote:Been liking this one as easier on the eyes. Was posted here somewhere.
Beautiful, indeed! But isn't it a bit into the wild category Schoelje mentioned?
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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Orbmiser » 17 Sep 2014 20:55

Snap wrote:
Orbmiser wrote:Been liking this one as easier on the eyes. Was posted here somewhere.
Beautiful, indeed! But isn't it a bit into the wild category Schoelje mentioned?
Guess so as missed that part. Maybe not good for a default.
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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby smitty1 » 17 Sep 2014 22:44

I am partial to the 2 posted here http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... jpg#p37713.
Personally I don't find them too wild for business use but then I have never owned a business.

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby fleabus » 18 Sep 2014 03:21

smitty1 wrote:I am partial to the 2 posted here http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... jpg#p37713.
Personally I don't find them too wild for business use but then I have never owned a business.
Wow! I do like those. I'm not uh, aesthetically minded, so I don't hang out in the decoration threads too much... :oops:

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Sep 2014 06:45

Yes, they are beautiful.

However, for a default I find it rather overwhelming. Also the sphere has no recognizable reference to the logo, and Debian is mentioned as a base which would only confuse users.

Really, it is very hard to create something as a default that is liked by some and not "offensive" to the majority of the users.


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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby fleabus » 18 Sep 2014 07:11

Schoelje wrote:Really, it is very hard to create something as a default that is liked by some and not "offensive" to the majority of the users.
True. and we're back to defaults again.. :)

I've heard Solyd's default theming criticized once or twice for being too bland or boring. I've never thought that, in fact I like it the way it is. It's mild and unassuming, and I think that's good for its intended purpose. What little criticism I've heard has also been mild, and the current theming doesn't raise strong feelings one way or the other. Perhaps the default should be left as is, again leaving changes up to the users?

But then I'm out of touch as regards this particular topic, being not aesthetically minded or overly concerned with theming in general.

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Sep 2014 08:16

When Jessie becomes the new stable, and the new ISOs introduce the new theme I plan to advertise SolydXK with some municipal institutions in the region. These kind of organizations tend to be conservative of nature and that also means we'll have to be careful with the overall design.


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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby jsalpha2 » 19 Sep 2014 03:55

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Maybe a quick trip to Munich. They were talking about switching back to Windows.
Munich deputy mayor, Josef Schmid, and mayor, Dieter Reiter, considering going back to Windows due to productivity problems. Munich city council spokesman Stefan Hauf explained that the majority of issues stem from compatibility issues in OpenOffice, something a switch to LibreOffice could solve.

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Deleted User 2764 » 20 Sep 2014 20:12

When do you have to have the wallpapers done by?

I have a whole lot on my plate for this week (school, work, and some important paperwork and meeting later in the week). But after that, I hope to have more time to do stuff and have been thinking of learning Blender and more about GIMP. Maybe this could be a little project to learn those two programs better.

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 20 Sep 2014 20:31

:lol: Before Jessie becomes the next stable!


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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Deleted User 2764 » 20 Sep 2014 20:40

Ok - that'd be next year, right? That gives me a little time. :lol:

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 20 Sep 2014 20:57

More than enough, I guess.
If Debian follows their previous schedule, it'll happen around May next year.


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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby palimmo » 20 Sep 2014 21:16

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Rocky » 21 Sep 2014 18:19

Schoelje wrote:..... Debian is mentioned as a base which would only confuse users.
I agree that the particular wallpaper referenced is a bit overwhelming but I am not sure that a reference to Debian is confusing ( unless we are talking about users whose knowledge only extends to "point and click"). Debian is surely known for being stable particularly for servers and that idea links to SolydXK name ?

Also is it really necessary to have seperate colour schemes for K and X. I was always told that financial institutions tend to use blue in their logos as it gives a feeling of "trustworthiness". Why not blue across the board ?

Last but not least I am not sure that supplying only one desktop background is a great idea . Sure I can understand the "branding" concept but most users would surely like to personalise their desktop a little ? Why not at least include the xfce-artwork package by default to allow at least some variation ( the plymouth and log-in screens can still use the SolydXK branding and logos) ?

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby Fargo » 22 Sep 2014 20:39

I'm still liking the current default the best. But I look forward to seeing what else shows up. If I were able to make the time to create one, I would basically put the logo on a very simple background. Much like the original.

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Re: A new wallpaper for the upcoming new stable

Postby unklar » 23 Sep 2014 12:14

palimmo wrote:this would be very nice
Thank you!
Looks good, although the wrong distro. ;)
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