Letting users customize the default background on PMC homescreen (Was: Re: Ideas Critical to PMC)

Sinny Kumari ksinny at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 05:01:42 UTC 2014

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:04 AM, Thomas Pfeiffer <colomar at autistici.org>wrote:

> On Tuesday 25 February 2014 10:48:47 Shantanu Tushar Jha wrote:
> > Hi Harshit,
> >
> > First of all, just a note, whenever you have a new thing to discuss, it
> is
> > a bad idea to reply to an existing thread which is not directly related
> > (this is popularly known as hacking others' threads :P)
> >
> > To the topic, I personally don't think it is a good idea to let the user
> > change the background of the media center. The rationale behind this is
> > that the background is part of our UI so changing it can lead to visual
> > inconsistency.
> >
> > I'll love to hear from others' views on this, especially our Usability
> > folks.
> Hi Harshit, hi Shantanu,
> from a usability perspective, changing the background of a UI isn't a
> no-go,
> but it has to be handled with care. The most important thing is that to
> avoid
> bad contrast, every other element of the UI has to have a standard-color
> background on top of the user-selected background.
> You'd have to try that out (black background behind every UI element,
> probably
> with a few pixels around the actual element) and see whether it
> a) looks good
> b) leaves enough of the background visible to make sense at al

+1 , Nice idea in case we want to go for user customized background

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