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Do you like it?

YES, I really like it
66
81%
it's not much better than the old one
12
15%
NO, I don't like it at all
3
4%
 
Total votes: 81

gnu_rocky
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Post by gnu_rocky »

Man! This post has well over 4800 viewings on it and a gazillion other posts too! This guy must be good with GUI design!

temporarekokodin
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Post by temporarekokodin »

in my opinion colors in reactos are too gray and they sad i sugest change them to more colorful :P

Lucractius
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Post by Lucractius »

ill beat you till your a non web safe colour of blue if you spray colour all over the defaults!

[edit: the views expressed in this post do not amout to anything other than the late night (post midnight) mental ramblings of a tired geek /pulls head in]
Last edited by Lucractius on Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:14 am, edited 1 time in total.

oiaohm
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Post by oiaohm »

lucractius watch your comments.

Colour will come once we have theming worked out. I or maybe Lucractius will place up theme competions. Ie to run a theme engine worked out I am not having the time. Growl Accountancy software where the base ball bat so I can go and beat the crap out of the old computer case. Yes I do have anger management issues at times.

geertvdijk
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Post by geertvdijk »

in reply to someone on page 1 saying to borrow less from MS and Apple, in this topic there's an alternative im making for the vista wallpaper:
http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1278
there are also some other things, but the vista thing is the most important one to myself.
-graey-

geertvdijk
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Post by geertvdijk »

by the way, is this just visual guiding or is this programmed?
-graey-

etko
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Post by etko »

I like the new atom logo, it's much better.

lavemaster
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Post by lavemaster »

Ya, i like nu innovative shell-designs.
On myself Desktop (under use W2K) i´m like to orientaded me onna "self-made" shell-tuner named Astonshell.
You know it?
It´s Inspires really my Fantasy wat ´s all happen in shelldesign.
try a look here : http://themes.astonshell.com/
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there are over 400 themes for inspiration´s
I think a look like that or near for ReactOS shud makes it.
:D
You are the shell-programmer, - make it happen - yo can doit :wink:
gree´z,
"Lavey"

Yann64
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Post by Yann64 »

lavemaster wrote:Ya, i like nu innovative shell-designs.
On myself Desktop (under use W2K) i´m like to orientaded me onna "self-made" shell-tuner named Astonshell.
When ReactOS will be close to version 1.0, Astonshell will probably be compatible with it. So no need to implement something the majority of people will see as unnecessary eye-candy...

There as been already too much discussion concerning the look'n feel of the User Interface IMHO.
It should look as "windoish" as possible for the following reasons:
The goal is to create a windows replacement. Any new user should be able to have a familiar feeling when switching from Windows to ReactOS. If not, the project may loose some potential users.
Any company wishing to use ReactOS in a corporate environment would simply run-away if the UI is too different for the standard Windows one. Companies just want a simple and efficient UI, something profesional that the Windows 2000 UI we have now achieves perfectly.
Theme/shell/UI modifyiers like WindowsBlinds, Astonshell, or anything else will surely work in the future, so you will be free to do whatever you want anyway...

Discussing about icon designs, wallpapers, color theme is good, i'd even say it is necessary. But we should stop 40 message long discussions concerning any big modification of the UI, because anyway, this will not happen (I hope), unless someone makes a distro. Remember ReactOS is a Windows clone, User Interface included :wink: .

forart
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Post by forart »

lavemaster wrote:Ya, i like nu innovative shell-designs.
Try SharpE instead: great looking, LGPL.
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Dominik
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Post by Dominik »

well now its christmas-break and I'll have time to do the design suggestion #2 ... I hope this will get a lot better than #1

MadRat
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Post by MadRat »

Still waiting for that post Dominik. You must of had too much holiday cheer to do it yet. :)
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Dominik
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Suggestion #2 is out!

Post by Dominik »

Well, after a long time Design Suggestion #2 is out.
This can be found at http://www.newmatic.de/ros/

Sorry that it's incomplete!

Matthias
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Re: Suggestion #2 is out!

Post by Matthias »

Dominik wrote:Well, after a long time Design Suggestion #2 is out.
This can be found at http://www.newmatic.de/ros/

Sorry that it's incomplete!
You don't have to be sorry for that :)
Anyway, i think that the logo is too gaudy.
The boot screen is OK, but under Windows XP you can only use 16 colours, though i don't know whether ReactOS also has this limitation. Also, i think there should be a bit more colour in it, it's too grey like this.
I'm afraid i have to say that i absolutely don't like the login screen. a grey background with that really really colourful logo, that really doesn't look good. I don't like the Win2k-style login anyway, why don't you make it more like on Windows XP (where you have the user icons you can click on)?
The wallpaper is OK, but do you have the copyright for that photo?

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Re: Suggestion #2 is out!

Post by forart »

Dominik wrote:Well, after a long time Design Suggestion #2 is out
Really hate the XP-like startbar. SkyOS style is ways better !

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