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Lucid Spotlight by 0rAX0 Lucid Spotlight by 0rAX0
Hey :)

I have seen the new Ubuntu identity (logo, color palette, artworks...) this morning like everybody else, I was so excited to see the new logo, I'm really happy about the way they did it.

While I'm scrolling down trying to find the screenshot that has the metacity theme "Light" I was really disappointed to see it :( everything was really REALLY great, they included a beautiful purple that looked hot! even the wallpaper is way better than the previous ones IMHO, the splash screen is awesome too. My only problem is with the metacity+GTK+icons = The whole theme.

First, the buttons they look so out of place, the idea is outdated and the orange/red button doesn't match anything in the desktop!

Second, the GTK is so simple!

Third, the icons are trying to match the new theme so hard without succeeding, they really need to replace the orange color with something more appropriate, and that's a shame because they're here since Karmic (~6 months)...

Anyway, that's what I think, I'm 99% sure that what we saw is just a work in progress, so please give us something to like.

About the work:

started with the idea of consistency, I collected the colors from the brand pages, also I've got the idea of the metacity from the CD cover concept (found on the page 2 [link]).

I'm not saying that my work is better than Light, nor that this is what they should give us, I just wanted to make something with the new palette that in my opinion doesn't suck.

Well, please let me know what you think :)


Added 2 more variations!
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netonardin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Does it work with gnome3??
0rAX0 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
No, it's just a mockup.
netonardin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
hey man i gave life to the first wm with xfwm take a look: [link]
hope you like it!
0rAX0 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :)
rafeviper Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Would you like some help on doing this for Emerald? =)
0rAX0 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I don't want to make it anymore, do YOU need help making it? :D
rafeviper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Well, it would be great if you still have the images of the close/minimize/maximize/menu buttons =) I can deal with the rest =)
0rAX0 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Here, I'll dropbox it to you [link]
ubuntu-user333 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love the middle theme! Very creative! Should be the default theme for 10.10.

Could I use that style in some of my themes, as long as I give you credit for inventing it?
0rAX0 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you.
I already replied to that ;)
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