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Re: [opensuse-project] Leap: Graphic design
  • From: Jay <MyMailClone@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:50:47 +0200
  • Message-id: <3535710.byV1gcvgkk@linux-tez8>
Am Montag, 27. Juli 2015, 10:23:28 schrieb Andres Betts:
On July 27, 2015 at 10:18:54 AM, Jay (mymailclone@t-
online.de(mailto:mymailclone@xxxxxxxxxxx)) wrote:
In my experience it takes time to develop a good graphic design
(here: log-in screen / default wallpaper).

So just in case this has not been done already, briefing the designers now
would not be wrong. There's enough information available now to give them
an idea of what Leap is about.

That way they would have enough time to come up with a good draft.

And a better one if the first one goes up in flames. ;)


Rainer Fiebig
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I wonder if this is really necessary. We have a few flavors of openSUSE
around already and changing the wallpaper is a good idea, however, I don’t
know that we I (just myself) could commit to changing it constantly.

A good
wallpaper takes time.

That's why I wrote this. And your reaction shows me that this was spot-on! ;)

I vote for just keeping the same wallpaper across or
choosing a different one that is already included with KDE or Gnome.

One could do that. The easy way out.

But as I see it, Leap is a major opportunity for openSUSE.
It's kind of a re-launch (or revival?) of the regular release - with a new and
unique concept, a new name and a long-term horizon.

Therefore, setting it graphically a bit apart from the other releases seems
a rather logic idea to me.

Perhaps it deserves some extra-effort. To be frank: it obviously does.


I personally think that only doing wallpapers is really not beneficial and

Not "only" a wallpaper. The login-screen (the first impression) would be
another and more important element. Would be nice though if both would share
common traits.

it is a weak effort that does not build a strong brand. By that I mean that
the effort to change a wallpaper should generally be accompanied by other
brand elements that could show throughout the distribution, but we don’t
have the manpower or dev willingness to work on that.

I wasn't suggesting a brand-building campaign for openSUSE. Just a fresh
login-screen and a wallpaper for Leap.

Seems like a really manageable task for the average graphics designer.
And an exceptionally good one to show his/her talent!


Again, let’s probably keep the choices made for one distribution across all
the others.

On the contrary! Tumbleweed and Leap for instance are VERY different beasts.
Using the same graphic-design for both would not make sense.

Those elements that are building the openSUSE-identity should be the same,
sure. But that goes without saying.


Rainer Fiebig

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