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Oxygen style shaping up.

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Today Matthew Woehlke made the radio buttons look like this.....
Evidently I'm extremely happy more work being done in more areas of the style like the check boxes.
Tomorrow we hope to have the final list of wallpapers done, so Sunday we can unveil the big winners.

DIGG

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Anonymous said...

It's quite new, clean and professional.
Nice job.

But it has too less contrast.

Especially on LCD displays that have more than a year.

This technology is not quite good when it comes to contrasts. But most people use it. So visual themes for modern desktops should take that into account.

Devon said...

Looks awesome! I can't wait to start running this on KDE 4. Keep up the great work!

dario said...

Yeap, looking really nice indeed. Keep up the good work!

Btw, where are the Oxygen icons located nowadays in KDE's SVN? They seem to have been moved from kdelibs/pics.

P.S. É bom ver um compatriota tão envolvido num projecto como este!

Anonymous said...

you rock nuno! keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I like the look too. However, I am working here with two TFT-Screens, ohne (Dell 1907FPV) allows me to see the outer border, the other (an older BenQ-Screen) doesn't. So when I move my Firefox-Window from left ("Dell") to right ("an older BenQ"), the outer border vanishes, and, the greyish background gets white.

But keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Very nice I am working with LCD too but i wouldn't change a thing.

kwilliam said...

Will the Oxygen Theme be color customizable? E.g. can I tint it blue or green, or am I stuck with white? I'm hoping that the Oxygen style will be extremely configurable, as that is KDE's hallmark.

While I'm at it, does KDE4 still respects color customization, via "Control Center > Appearance & Themes > Color"? Because I actually do use those settings sometimes.

superstoned said...

@kwilliam: it's as configurable as keramik was, currently. Maybe it'll change, of course.

the colors should work, at least in the final version, don't worry.

superstoned said...

BTW I do agree on the 'more contrast' thing. I love the theme, it looks great, but yeah, it's a bit pale.

the colors all over the place (green, orange) are cool... Though I did remember they where for testing?!?

mostwanted said...

Still needs more contrast. The widgets themselves are very difficult to make out on my laptop screen. Isn't it possible to add a thin, darker line to outline contrast or something without destroying the look?

nuno pinheiro said...

The contrast thing....
the main reson im posting this is couse the radio butons have just been vastly improved in that department, also another part of the problem is the curent color sckeam, but that is easyly fixable and i want to do that in the end testing against several not so good TFT screens.

Anonymous said...

gotta love it

kwilliam said...

@superstoned: I'm currently using DeKorator, which has a lot more configuration options than Keramik does. But I guess the DeKorator theme is not part of the official KDE code, so that's not a fair comparison. Good to know it's customizable at least!

How hard is it to write WinDeco themes in KDE4? There was something called Cokoon mentioned in the July KDE Commit-Digest; what is that?

Anonymous said...

Yay! I can see the radiobuttons now :-)

Boudewijn

Anonymous said...

I'm going to love it. Just can't wait for KDE4.0. Keep up your good work.

robert said...

Pretty.

More contrast please.

Anonymous said...

Looks quite nice, but I wish we could see more. On that subject, what's with all the secrecy and lack of content surrounding Oxygen updates? If I search on Google, the most popular results still link to mockups, fake screenshots and the random forum that has the actual build screenshots. I hope to see more of it so that the community can guide in some areas or make some considerable suggestions. Keep up the great work btw. I love the Oxygen icons.

Pinheiro said...

There is no major secrecy just that this is a work in progress so we dont want people to think that its done joob wen so many parts are undone.
The mocks actuly i shown them from time to time but i wish people would not spread them arround has they are the desired look but they have still to be coded into a theme and a theme is not an svg so there is no guarenty it will look like that or heven work at all....
People get extremely exyted about this stuf and some times treat the people giving theyr best work and time in the worst maner.
Normaly we are kite resposive IMO in IRC about coments or feedback, but this is a WIP so not all is done and most looks like .... well you know ;)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

i like this screenshot, specially the background

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1743/picture1uq9.png

you might also want to look at those links for some inspiration ;)

http://macnewsonline.com/wp/2007/07/09/5-leopard-gui-gripes/
http://blog.turbomilk.com/archives/000164.html
http://www.thinkmac.co.uk/blog/2007/08/hint-how-to-redesign-leopard-dock-so-it.html
http://watchingapple.com/2007/06/apples-gravity-lessons-learning-from-warner-bros/
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3170/picture3vy7.png

keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

more contrast please

Henry said...

I get so angry when I show my clients my "work-in-progress" software and instead of saying "You've made so much progress in so little time," they say something like "Well, we really need a check box here and this font is way too small/big."

I go days without sleeping and instead of being thankfull for the hardwork, they nit pick at first draft work. Because of this, I have kept my mouth shut about Oxygen and KDE4. I don't think what I have seen so far is perfect, but I do 100% sympathize with "works in progress" and I trust KDE 100%.

Diego said...

awesome work, thanks for your hard work!

Anonymous said...

I agree on the contrast. On my 2+ year old laptop I can't see the borders accurately. Apart from that it looks great.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a place to comment on the KDE4 window decorations used in the current beta. Is there a good place to discuss this?

My issue is that the minimise/maximise/close buttons in the top right corner of the window are just blank buttons (see http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.media/kde4-beta2.png). To find out what they do, you need to move the cursor over the first button, wait for the icon (e.g. minimise) to appear on the button, move to the second button etc. It doesn't have good "affordability", a usability term meaning "you can tell what it does by looking at it". This is a very important factor for user friendliness and makes work more intuitive as you can take a quick glance, see what something does and get on with it instead of hunting for what you need. I can't see any advantage to these blank buttons except reduced clutter but I feel the reduced affordability is not worth it.

For instance, you can't say to someone "click the cross in the corner to close the window", a new user can't just look for the close button and find it because they have to search for it first etc. I realise most people have it ingrained into them which button is which, but for new KDE users and novices, clicking the wrong button (e.g. close instead of minimise!) is not a nice mistake to make.

I do like the new oxygen style (good work!) but it needs a little more work with colour/contrast/icons to help users find what they're looking for.

Anonymous said...

> Sunday we can unveil the big winners.
You didn't keep your word ;-)

Anonymous said...

Would you mind to share that wonderful background ?

Anonymous said...

What is the best way to find your personal style?


I created some radio buttons for my PHP explained website and they look very similar.


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What is exactly the oxygen style shape up?

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I am really happy to have come across such a blog which is so informative.


it looks a good post and a lot of work being done behind it. the idea looks good and interesting and the wallpapers are attractive and beautiful.


i really like the whole idea and the imagination is good too..

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