Team Lead: Kenneth Wimer

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Now available from the community-themes package in Synaptic.

Design

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Enhance the user computing experience by applying balance and harmony to the Gnome Desktop framing applications in such a manner as to permit the eye to focus without distraction on the content displayed. The desire is an optimal result from an optimal process. This version of Impression adds dark colors where ever possible.

In designing this theme my approach was to start with a light base and then darken until the theme fell apart. The applications showcased below provided guidance on when to stop. For the most part icons are the measure for setting the background color. Not only icons from the desktop but icons from applications must be considered. An icon which is predominately dark will not display or display poorly on a dark background.

Once the base color is discovered the task becomes adding additional complimentary colors. The "toolbar" provides a styling opportunity using gradients with the murrine engine. Lighting the "toolbar" buttons is another opportunity as exhibited by Nautilus.

Bluefish is a good example of Notebook tabs which are also themed in Firefox.

Finally, the gold standard in my opinion is Inkscape which makes use of a wide variety of widgets. The images below are from a pre-Beta (build 90926) Karmic release which features a new release of Inkscape supporting new toolbar icons and the new 3.5 version of Firefox.

Wallpapers

Knight Impression Wallpapers

New for this release is Night Impression wallpapers. Click image to view gallery and download.

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This theme and wall papaers constructed with open source tools.

Changes

Issues

Preview

Bluefish HTML Editor

Desktop Menu

Bluefish HTML Editor

Desktop Menu

Firefox Browser

Rhythmbox

Firefox Browser

Rhythmbox Music Player

Inkscape Drawing

Nautilus

Inkscape

Nautilus File Manager

Solitaire Game

Wiki

Solitaire Game

Ubuntu Wiki

Evolution Email

Multi Media

Evolution Email

Multi Media

OpenOffice Calc

Brasero

OpenOffice Calc

Brasero CD/DVD Tool

Add / Remove Programs

Add / Remove Programs

Installation From tar Archive

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One method to install a new Gnome theme is to open the "Appearance Preferences" dialogue under System>Preferences menu and click the <Install> button. Gnome will prompt you to select a theme which in this case is Night-Impression.tar.gz. Once installed, select the Impression theme icon from the list of available themes.

Other Pages

Download

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Now available from the community-themes package in Synaptic.

Feel free to download and comment as desired.

Comments

*On Karmic, any applications run by root (IE sudo) seem to have a problem with the gtk, the controls are boxy and ugly. -Muscovy


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Artwork/Incoming/Karmic/NightImpression (last edited 2009-11-03 02:07:38 by muscovy)