On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:43 AM, Eugene Trounev firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A) As a part of the branding precess (should we agree on one at all) we will attempt to: i) Develop openSUSE specific styling guideline;
Love this idea.
Current styling guidelines (seem to ) focus on "how to draw logo" and "resources you can use", but apparently we don't draw our logo that much. If you want to design something, eg themes, all you can find is "color usage", but if you don't know what elements are available, your design is hard to implement.
eg: If you design a G/KDM userlist with password prompt linked to the first user, it's hard to implement. Because it's LightDM style actually. Greeter.dtd has no such implementation.
So it actually forces designers to know Linux coding. such designers are treasures, really hard to get.
iI) Develop openSUSE specific look and feel including - icons, desktop theme, window theme;
Icons doesn't matter that much. But DE themes are important for users to distinguish that he's using openSUSE. As upstreams in recent years are putting their hands here and there( that's okay, but the hands should be put at the place they're really good at), we need to better show our existence.
iii) Restyle the website to follow the guidelines and the desktop theme conventions;
It seems that users have established the feeling that "bento is openSUSEish". so I think this idea need to be evaluated carefully.
iv) [Possibly] redesign the logo itself
How about remove the texts, just keep the gecko?
B) iii) The wallpaper will be decided upon via contest (just like the last time), but this time around we do it entirely with the collection from Flickr, and demand specific copyright license for each picture submitted
How about Flickr, Deviantart and 500px.com?
Deviantart has groups focusing on Linux theming. Most wallpapers there are licensed under CC license. and most wallpapers there are digital arts instead of photography. There's already an open source culture there.
500px.com are full of "cutting-edge" photography.
Using Flickr itself isn't enough for us to elect nice wallpapers. The recent Fedora 18 wallpaper contest is solely based on Flickr, but its result doesn't seem good enough. In my opinion, Fedora 18's wallpapers are just "default wallpapers" which certainly will be replaced by users themselves.