From: Alan Horkan <horkana@ma...> - 2007-03-04 04:45:00
On Thu, 1 Mar 2007, Panos Laganakos wrote:
> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 18:35:14 +0200
> From: Panos Laganakos <panos.laganakos@...>
> Reply-To: Inkscape User Community <inkscape-user@...>
> To: Inkscape User Community <inkscape-user@...>
> Subject: [Inkscape-user] Tangofied Inkscape
> I'm trying to make inkscape a bit more tango-looking.
You aren't the only one. This topic has been brought up several times
already and resulted in the work allowing inkscape to be themed even if
the default theme continues to be the same. Sooner or later though
Inkscape will surely switch to a Tango theme (or adjust the current theme
and get the Tango stamp of approval).
You may also note that the icons have been changed once already and so the
last time a theme change was suggested it was far too close to the
previous changes. With any visual change there is a disruption to the
screnshots and documentation so it isn't something which can or should be
done very often but it might be a good idea to plan for a theme chagne at
significant milestone like 1.0 (or even 0.5 which I fully expect will be
good enough to call 1.0 if the developers actually wanted to).
Technical drawing and graphic design is why harder than it looks, there
are a lot of functional requirements which must be understood to be
successful in any new theme.
I'm not so sure your almost pastel colour scheme is really in keeping with
the Tango guidelines. Existing icons such as the Select Pointer has a
white outline so that even in a black theme the icon will still make some
sense but it is something you removed. You have not explained why you
changed the circle colour from red to purple. The star and polygons are
very indistinct and unclear in your theme and I do not see how fading the
spirals from black to grey is an improvement.
> So far I've only
> done the vertical toolbar:
I'm sure many users will appreciate having another theme for
Inkscape so do keep at it, but if what you really want is make the
default theme more like Tango you will need to rethink your design.