[xwiki-devs] [VOTE] New default color theme for XE3.0

Sergiu Dumitriu sergiu at xwiki.com
Sat Mar 26 14:54:20 UTC 2011

On 03/26/2011 03:45 PM, Sergiu Dumitriu wrote:
> On 03/26/2011 03:24 PM, Jerome Velociter wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Sergiu Dumitriu<sergiu at xwiki.com> wrote:
>>> Hi devs,
>>> One thing that was neglected in the preparation of 3.0 is a fresh
>>> default color theme for this new release cycle.
>>> What I propose is to use by default a theme similar with the current
>>> xwiki.org themes: dark grey menus and panel headers, and a lively
>>> colored page header. Besides bringing a fresh look to the default
>>> wiki, this combination has the advantage of having been used and
>>> tested on xwiki.org for several months, so there will be no unpleasant
>>> surprises (like wrong contrasts) coming with this change. Here are two
>>> themes that follow this pattern, both having a stylish gradient as
>>> header image:
>>> - orange:
>>> http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/Extension/Soft+Orange+ColorTheme
>>> - blue:
>>> http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/Extension/Soft+Blue+ColorTheme
>>> My +1 goes for using the orange version as default color theme in 3.0.
>> I'm definitely +1 for a new default color theme for the 3.0 cycle.
> Even if it's not perfect, it's a starting point, and it shows something
> fresh for 3.0.
>> I'm afraid the two themes proposed still have two strong colors for
>> menu background color / panel header background color. I think it will
>> look odd on a dashboard for example.
>> I'd like to see something less aggressive in this area, WDYT ?
> Personally I don't find it too striking. Here's how it looks, and some
> alternatives:
> http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Extension/Soft+Blue+ColorTheme/softblue0.png
> http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Extension/Soft+Blue+ColorTheme/softblue1.png
> http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Extension/Soft+Blue+ColorTheme/softblue2.png
>> Otherwise my vote would go for the blue proposition

Here's an idea: for each (final) release of the 3.x cycle, we use a 
different color. Ciprian also has a green one already.

Sergiu Dumitriu

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