An indicator that allows you to select a color anywhere on the screen and quickly and easily use it in applications
Category Archives: design
So..yeah…not many people like the look of the new Ubuntu One interface, however I didn’t think it needed to be scrapped, just a little refining (still following the Ubuntu Brand Guidelines) and it can look great (or at least I think so!)
(Here is the current interface http://cdn.omgubuntu.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/screen-shot-2012-03-08-at-11.27.40.jpg)
I thought since it has been a while since I posted anything on SlickPanel, I would update you on what I am currently doing on it. At the moment I am both creating a configuration backend for SlickPanel and a program to configure it. To do this I am parsing an XML file (with libxml2) which looks something like this:
All of this code, which is both common to the actual panel, and the settings program is compiled into a static library so that I can call it from both applications.
The settings program itself will look something like this:
Of course all is coded in Vala and GTK3 🙂
A drawing done in Inkscape (in the Tango/elementary style) of my ‘venerable’ Creative ZEN Stone that has lasted ~4 years! Despite me putting it through hell (read: dropping it a lot of times) …
Download the ZIP file at DeviantArt in which there is an SVG File containing all sizes (16, 48, 64 and 128) as well as already rendered PNGs.
Having gotten fed up of Google Reader’s cluttered and tired looking interface, I decided to mockup what I would want in a feed reader if I created one.
As you can see the main focus was not to distract from the new items. Below the main screen you can see headers for alternative themes that could be used, I wouldn’t restrict users to just the minimalistic grey theme.
Then to the right you have the Add Subscription modal dialog, just keeping everything very simple. Finally you have the Preferences.
Just a note, I am not planning to create this … yet… 🙂
Icons used are from elementary icons and the mario images are from http://orioto.deviantart.com/gallery/6943610
I just added links to some video mockups I did of the Login Screen Mockups so hopefully you can get a better idea of what I meant by each mockup.
Either head on over to the updated post or select a link from below: