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#1 2019-02-08 21:29:59

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Artwork suggestions for Lithium

OK, it's time to get some ideas from you guys for...

  • Openbox & GTK theme

  • Wallpaper

  • Lightdm theme

  • Grub theme

  • Tint2

  • Conky

  • dmenu

  • Anything else...

The new Buster artwork is https://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Theme … ePrototype, (although some of us prefer eg Moonlight!). These could be a good reference point for colour palettes and styles.

Maybe the lithium flame colour could be incorporated for highlights, active items etc? Some examples here and  here

If you want to suggest GTK themes and Icons then make sure they are as universal as possible, and preferably are being maintained.

Remember - we won't please everyone, but sane and pleasing defaults should be the aim. An idea is to ship a bunch of BLOBs so you can choose coherent desktop themes with a couple of clicks smile

To kick it off, here is a go at a conky, tint2 and wallpaper (using the lithium emission spectrum):

lithium-emission.th.jpg


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#2 2019-02-08 22:15:02

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

Stylized atomic model of Lithium atom embedded in the wallpaper like the flame somewhere unobtrusive?
Or likewise unobtrusive details from periodic table?

Somesuch as an easter egg somewhere?

I'm just tossing ideas in the air.. I expect them to pretty much get blown away.


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#3 2019-02-08 22:23:00

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

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I'm just tossing ideas in the air.. I expect them to pretty much get blown away.

Not at all - a couple of them occurred to me as well.


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#4 2019-02-08 23:45:35

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

This is a stylish background I really like, by @THX1138: Bunsenlabs Theory


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#5 2019-02-12 18:51:53

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

Since it's lithium may I suggest the three electron orbitals around the logo?
https://imgur.com/a/Yrx9bSZ
or simpler, with only the flame representing the atomic nucleus.
https://imgur.com/a/PAc6FW0
The backgrounds are transparent here.

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#6 2019-02-13 03:00:09

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

damo wrote:

The new Buster artwork is https://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Theme … ePrototype, (although some of us prefer eg Moonlight!). These could be a good reference point for colour palettes and styles.

My GIMP, Moonlight-no-logo...

moonlight_1920_1080-no_logo.th.png

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#7 2019-02-13 03:23:29

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#8 2019-02-13 06:32:33

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^^ That wall is super big_smile

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#9 2019-02-13 09:23:04

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^^ That wall is super big_smile

Agreed, and it looks great with Arc-Dark themes and Paper-Bunsen icons. Maybe tweak the highlight/active color.

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#10 2019-02-13 09:40:31

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#12 2019-02-13 14:07:37

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

BL-Moonlight, with a lithium coloration.

(NB The jpg banding is accentuated in this lo-res image, but some is also present in the Debian original)

Lithium_moonlight_background_1920_1080.th.jpg


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#13 2019-02-13 14:40:53

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

Just my opinion, but I don't see it as essential to include the red/pink flame colour in the artwork. Maybe we could have a more grey/silver theme (the colour of lithium metal).

I found this image on Wikipedia which is of a mineral with a high lithium content, I think it could be turned into a good wallpaper: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spodumene … a59abg.jpg

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#14 2019-02-13 14:45:47

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^ i think they are going for the colour lithium burns at temp or some such?

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#15 2019-02-13 15:49:37

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

Jimbo_G wrote:

Just my opinion, but I don't see it as essential to include the red/pink flame colour in the artwork. Maybe we could have a more grey/silver theme (the colour of lithium metal).

I found this image on Wikipedia which is of a mineral with a high lithium content, I think it could be turned into a good wallpaper: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spodumene … a59abg.jpg

No it's not essential, just an idea for distinguishing the Lithium release. We can then match conkys, tint2s, WM themes etc. with a consistent highlight colour. Grey/Silver is fine, but we had that in all previous CB/BL releases as well.


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#16 2019-02-13 17:24:44

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

damo wrote:

Maybe the lithium flame colour could be incorporated for highlights, active items etc?

Yes, please. It would distinguish new release from earlier ones. I like especially what you did with GTK here.

For me, defaults don't matter really, because first thing to do after fresh istallation is to tinker them away and replace all shades of colour with dull weary flat gray. But it's nice to look at something fresh and new just a few minutes before I do that.

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#17 2019-02-14 02:51:59

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

nore wrote:
damo wrote:

Maybe the lithium flame colour could be incorporated for highlights, active items etc?

Yes, please. It would distinguish new release from earlier ones. I like especially what you did with GTK here.

For me, defaults don't matter really, because first thing to do after fresh istallation is to tinker them away and replace all shades of colour with dull weary flat gray. But it's nice to look at something fresh and new just a few minutes before I do that.

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#18 2019-02-15 01:41:13

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

damo wrote:

This is a stylish background I really like, by @THX1138: Bunsenlabs Theory

Oh wow, thanks, that means a lot, Thank you.

Lightdm theme - Breeze Dark is quite stylish at login

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#19 2019-02-15 02:23:44

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

@all:

Think what is needed for a default background, when you have a default tint2 and conky showing: the background shouldn't interfere or overwhelm them. There are also matching grub and lightdm backgrounds to consider.

And if a user has a different screen resolution, the top and bottom may be lost if the wallpaper is zoomed by nitrogen.


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#20 2019-02-15 02:57:47

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

damo wrote:

@all:

Think what is needed for a default background, when you have a default tint2 and conky showing: the background shouldn't interfere or overwhelm them. There are also matching grub and lightdm backgrounds to consider.

And if a user has a different screen resolution, the top and bottom may be lost if the wallpaper is zoomed by nitrogen.

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#21 2019-02-15 11:03:07

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damo wrote:

And if a user has a different screen resolution, the top and bottom may be lost if the wallpaper is zoomed by nitrogen.

from what I can tell the display ratio of 16:9 seems most common these days. Cant seem to find a site that I can trust  for statistics like that though, but knowing these things is probably useful for themers and designers etc.


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#22 2019-02-15 11:50:35

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... the display ratio of 16:9 seems most common these days. ...

Most of the "real hardware" I install on is hooked to good 'ole 4:3, it's also what VMware defaults to, & Bunsen is popular with users on old hardware, 4:3 most certainly needs to be considered.


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#23 2019-02-15 16:06:55

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

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THX1138 wrote:

... the display ratio of 16:9 seems most common these days. ...

Most of the "real hardware" I install on is hooked to good 'ole 4:3, it's also what VMware defaults to, & Bunsen is popular with users on old hardware, 4:3 most certainly needs to be considered.

If an image is made at 1920x1200, without important detail at the top and bottom, then it can zoom to 1920x1080.

Or if a 1920x1080 has "spare" space at the sides it will zoom to 1920x1080.

Just something to bear in mind when generating backgrounds. Also the grub screen is 4x3.


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#24 2019-02-15 17:58:16

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Those numbers.. my "best" (as in newest most powerful) laptop is 1024x768 (I think) & my second monitor that gets the linux machines hooked to it tops out at 1280x1024.. the 32 bit atom powered netbook is 16:9 (a really old  re-branded Acer Aspire One)  but it's getting so it's painful to use, a tad underpowered for FF.

I get what you're saying though.. I lack any talent for making wallpapers though.. about once every couple of years I'll download one or two, or just use whatever the OS comes with.  After all I've *usually* got some application open full-screen over it anyhow. For how often I *see* wallpapers I could nearly live with xsetroot some plain colour.

So far I've liked the Bunsen wallpapers and many of the things suggested here smile

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#25 2019-02-15 18:15:37

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Re: Artwork suggestions for Lithium

Bearded_Blunder wrote:

about once every couple of years I'll download one or two, or just use whatever the OS comes with.  After all I've *usually* got some application open full-screen over it anyhow. For how often I *see* wallpapers I could nearly live with xsetroot some plain colour.

So far I've liked the Bunsen wallpapers and many of the things suggested here smile

I laughed, because I cant live without a cool wallpaper on my desktop. Sometimes I download wallpapers that look cool and I can live with them for 10 minutes then I need another one, it sort of cascades rapidly into hours of endless restless searching. I know what you mean, sometimes the only sane background is a plain colour


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