Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: June 04 2008,18:23
DSL isn't about "design and stuff" and there's nothing meiotic about the combinations in this iteration. I chose colors that didn't make me squint and that were mild and pleasant instead of black-on-black wannabe-h4x0r BS that makes eyes bleed from squinting.
If you need color coordination to use your computer, either set your own themes or stick with Vista and OSX.
Edit (after reading your edit): Are you a chick? Florist? Interior decorator? Nothing wrong with any of that, just curious why your socks have to match your beret.
Edit 2: I vote for solid color backgrounds from now on. Lower resource demands, fewer libraries (you can get rid of xsri and just use xsetroot), etc. Make it plain and if users want to get all gussied up in matching "outfits" like prom queens they can do it themselves.
Edit3: Note how big these things are. This is Damn SMALL Linux. Not Damn Sizable Linux.
image 1: 268 KB (274037 bytes)
image 2: 263 KB (268654 bytes)
image 3: 308 KB (314704 bytes)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don't think these are aesthetic improvements and, even if they're reduced from their bloated sizes, they're not resource improvements considering the gradient can be done with a lot less demand on RAM via xsri.
The last part was my criterion for using a gradient in the first place -- TO REDUCE RESOURCE DEMANDS DURING DEFAULT USE. If you can achieve that better than I have (other than what I suggested in my second edit with using a solid color and no emblem), I'm open to your suggestions and I know Robert will entertain them, too. But if your idea causes a lot more resources to be used by default instead of less, I'll tell you where to stick your quarter-plus MB wallpapers.
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