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

Thibaut Camberlin thibaut.camberlin at xwiki.com
Sun Mar 27 02:41:47 UTC 2011


Hello,

On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Ludovic Dubost <ludovic at xwiki.com> wrote:

>
> I'm +1 for a new color theme.
>

also +1 but as Vincent mentions, I fear it is a bit late for 3.0...


> I'm -1 for changing it on each release, because we need to have a bit of
> visual identity.
>
> Currently I'm not overwhelmed by any of the proposals.
> I think XWiki really needs a nice default "neutral" color theme that is
> simple and not aggressive in any way.
> It should make people ok with having that as a public web site if they
> don't want to work on their own.
> It should be simple and use usual colors to please the majority.
>
> Right now the "grey" is too aggressive. Especially for the "Edit" menu bar.
> It generates a too big contrasts with the main color.
> I'm in general not liking this menu bar more and more. It stands out too
> much and in my view would be better as buttons on a white background, which
> something making the "edit" button stands out more than the others.
>

Yes, make "edit" button stand out (and look like an action button) would be
very nice.


>
> Also the look is too "square" which makes it a bit aggressive too.
>

Yes, especially the panels, the action bar and the section that displays
bottom tabs (history, attachments, etc.)


>
> If we are going to change something we should go for:
>
> - soft coloring
> - make the menu bars integrate better, especially the "edit" one
> - more rounding
> - a bit of color fading (in the main logo bar)
>

+1 for all this.


>
> Ludovic
>
> Le 26/03/11 15:54, Sergiu Dumitriu a écrit :
>
>  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.
>>
>>
>
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