Which styles to keep?

Robert Knight robertknight at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 00:53:46 BST 2007


Can I make a suggestion.  I have no qualms with making the older
styles available to those who would like to use them.    However,
there is the paradox of choice problem for users.  At the moment my
styles list in Kubuntu has 17 options.  Of those, about half are
styles which look "1990s" to me, a look which I personally do not
like.  In order to find those styles which do appeal to me, I have to
wade through the "ugly" half.   The current tools we provide to the
user to adjust their desktop's look and feel do not scale well.  With
that in mind, and assuming they will not be re-written in time for the
KDE 4 release, a fairly limited out-of-the-box set would probably be a
good idea.

As a simple step which would probably be easy to do, I think it would
be helpful to users (and distributors) if we were to 'brand' those
older styles as say, "Classic" for example and make it easy for the
distributions to package those styles separately from the more modern
ones created for KDE 4.  To help users find the styles they are after
more easily, we could group them accordingly in the style selection


On 19/08/07, pinheiro <nuno at oxygen-icons.org> wrote:
> A Sunday 19 August 2007 21:20:43, Boudewijn Rempt escreveu:
> > On Sun, 19 Aug 2007, Riccardo Iaconelli wrote:
> > > On Thursday 16 August 2007 15:49:46 Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> > > > an acute lack of
> > > > any contrast so it takes real effort to see the state of the widgets
> > > > properly.
> > >
> > > Palette problem. As nuno pinheiro already said, it will NOT be that one
> > > default with oxygen.
> >
> > Possibly -- but if there's away to get a contrasting color for the insides
> > of a checkbox and and a radio button, that would be nice. And checkboxes
> > are a bit rounded, so I have a hard time distinguishing them from radio
> > buttons.
> i dont have that problem and they need to be in order to be coerent with the
> look of the style, also there is no real issu has radio butons are usualy
> used alog radio butons were checkboxes with checkboxes.
> > Boudewijn
> --
> core oxygen icon designer

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