[Design-team] comments about mosaico perspective mockups

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 15:39:36 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 12:46:31AM -0700, Luya Tshimbalanga wrote:
> On 08/05/2009 06:40 PM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > As per Paul's suggestion to try to modify the perspective of María's
> > mosaico designs to make it vibrate a little less with icons on the
> > desktop, I did some experimentation today in Inkscape with perspective.
> >
> > http://duffy.fedorapeople.org/temp/f12%20mosaic/
> >
> > The source SVG is in the directory as well. The two gimp ones I just
> > poked around at in the gimp, I didn't do too much with them so I didn't
> > bother uploading the source.
> >
> > ~m
> >
> gimp1 - highly satured blue. might be not good for some people with very
> sensible eye. give some energy
> gimp2 - low satured blue. Very subtle and not too too distracting for
> the eyes which is good enough for working on screen
> wallpaper-mosaico6a_mo - interesting concave effect. give some tactile
> feeling
> wallpaper-mosaico6b_mo - feel flat overall although the bright tile is
> sightly bumpy. it has potential.
> wallpaper-mosaico6c_mo - the least impressive of wallpaper by far.
> mixing bright outline with darker tiles looks odd. might change them for
> darker outline to give more bumpy effects.
> wallpaper-mosaico6_mo -  better than gimp1
> wallpaper-mosaico6b_mo is my favorite following by
> wallpaper-mosaico6_mo. It would be nice if there is a mirrored wallpaper
> for people (particularly arabic speaking people who likes placing icons
> on right.

Luya, you already stated the same things I would have said.  The only
thing I would add is that, to accommodate people with icons on the
right, perhaps the brighter area could be constrained more to the
middle of the background.  That way both the left and right hand sides
are darker.

I have icons all over my desktop right now (busy week) and this
background is a big improvement at allowing me to focus on the objects
on my desktop, as opposed to the picture itself.

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