Re: Better default background

On Fri, 2003-06-06 at 19:55, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-06-06 at 19:14, Alan wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 02:04:51PM -0400, Dave Camp wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2003-06-06 at 13:55, Julien Olivier wrote:
> > > > I know I'll sound quite "retro"... but what about black ? 
> > > 
> > > Black... LIKE MY SOUL.
> > > 
> > > But seriously, I think we'd like to have a somewhat bright and cheerful
> > > appearance by default.  A black background is kinda depressing.
> > 
> > Agreed... black is kinda... well, black.  How about dark though?  Dark
> > grey or blue or something, with an overlay ala redhat?  Personally I
> > prefer lighter, but if someone wants to whip up a screenshot to convince
> > me (and others)...
> Yeah, dark blue. No, I like light blue. Black. White. What about grey?
> Turqoise with transparent png. Green. Mauve. Crimson.
> This thread is turning into "choose your favourite colour" :)

Ha ha, yeah. Bare in mind that I/we want something that looks relatively
attractive by default - not something that we want/expect users to use 
forever. We will never be able to ship a default look that will applease
users as much as a custom desktop, but I want the default look to give
the impression that gnome has the potential to be really sexy, because
it does.

Mark Finlay <sisob eircom net>

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