Which styles to keep?

pinheiro nuno at oxygen-icons.org
Fri Aug 17 09:50:24 BST 2007

A Thursday 16 August 2007 18:06:39, Aaron J. Seigo escreveu:
> On Thursday 16 August 2007, Torsten Rahn wrote:
> > On Wednesday 15 August 2007 20:51:50 Leo Savernik wrote:
> > > This whole "Modern" style argument is based solely on the eye of
> > > the beholder.
> >
> > Yes, judging artwork is stuff that is based on the eye of the beholder.
> > Still a good visual designer will be able to find the right ratio of
> > different visual offerings taking into account the range of users the
> > desktop was made for. So the "artwork is judged on the eye of the
> > beholder" platitude misses the point if you disregard the context.
> i'd like to see this thread end yesterday. but there are obviously some
> very passionate opinions that first need to get straightened out, if only
> for the sake of all of us being able to work together.
> i understand what Torsten, Pinheiro and others are saying: that we need to
> have a beautiful / sexy / professional (different people have different
> words for essentially the same rather ephemeral quality) presentation out
> of the box.
> i understand what others are saying, too: not everyone likes that visual
> design approach and would like to be able to use something like CDE,
> dotNet, Lite or Plastik.
> i don't understand where those two desires are unreconcilable. it seems to
> me that we can:
> - present a default presentation that is full of Oxygen love
> - offer alternatives for those who want something else
> the "something else" which would live as an option in a list in a control
> panel won't interfere with the desktop experience one bit since people
> won't see it unless they actually go to that control panel (implying they
> want to explore the alternatives). i do see how not having that "something
> else" will piss off everyone who doesn't like Oxygen (and yes, they will
> and do exist; art is not universal).
> if you feel that statement is wrong, Torsten and Pinheiro, then please
> explain exactly how. if you don't think that is wrong, then please say so
> and we can all move on.

the question was ...Which styles to keep? the anser we gave was..... Some,
we mentioned plastick and one of the other ones the most old ones, i gess 
keramick is ok 2, and maybe we can heaven have 2 or so of the old ones.
this was our anser to the question.
Torsten even gave a very good explanation about the reson to have a 
nice "quility menu" to choose from.
This was just our opinion i think we are intitled to have an opinion on this 
issue, seems some people think we should just shut up, but i gess a question 
was posted....
About the lack of visibility on oxygen i dont think so, but i find it 
disturbing how people tend to not come to us the guys making it to talk and 
to make way to make the style beter. Realy unmotivating. 

core oxygen icon designer

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