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This Arstechnica article based around an interview with Mark Shuttleworth (the founder of Ubuntu and Canonical) gives some reasons for going forward with Unity, as opposed to using the GNOME Shell. The GNOME Shell is the major new component of GNOME 3, that many people are incorrectly referring to as simply 'GNOME 3'. Remember that future Ubuntu versions ...
This article at Arstechnica can maybe shed some light on this. I also asked Shuttleworth why Canonical is building its own shell rather than customizing the GNOME Shell. He says that Canonical made an effort to participate in the GNOME Shell design process and found that Ubuntu's vision for the future of desktop interfaces was fundamentally different ...
As has been suggested in many other similar threads, Pencil offers you a nice framework for prototyping and wireframing (even web stuff). And it's free. I realise you've already said this isn't the answer you're looking for (having been linked to my question on the topic) but my scope is web development... Which is what you say you want to do... If ...
It is the Walt Disney Concert hall in Los Angeles, designed by Frank Gehry. From the photographer's site: http://edltphoto.com/2010/09/ubuntu-blue/ My photo of a portion of the Walt Disney Concert hall in Downtown Los Angeles. A full sized picture of the concert hall is included below, a description is found here
All the colors, graphics, and layout details for Ubuntu can be found in the Canonical Design, Ubuntu Brand Guidelines. From this document you'll find that: The Purple (CANONICAL AUBERGINE) is #772953 The Orange (UBUNTU ORANGE) is #dd4814
I'do go for inkscape It's vector-based and i've used it quite a few times. I think it's a very good option. It's help is also very good, as it has many tutorials in order to learn how to use it (you can access them through: Help > Tutorials)
There are two packages in the repositories: Screen ruler kruler I haven't tried either of them, but they might be what you're looking for.
Vote for this here: http://getsatisfaction.com/adobe/topics/produce_creative_suite_for_linux It also has a reply from an Adobe employee. And read this too: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/11/hey-adobe-bring-creative-suite-for-ubuntu/
Try out Scribus. Wikipedia: Scribus is designed for flexible layout and typesetting and the ability to prepare files for professional quality image setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing small newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters and books. Also ...
Here's a list of Linux graphic vector editors in wikipedia. From looking at the articles linked from there, it looks like Inkscape, Karbon14, OpenOffice.org Draw and possibly Dia are currently actively developed. Other previously popular programs, like Sodipodi, SK1, Pencil and Xara Xtreme are no longer actively maintained.
There appear to be several technical issues impeding the progress of the new Ubuntu Forums theme. From a thread back in 2010 an Ubuntu Forums staffer confirmed there were several mock-ups made but goes on to outline there are "technical issues" with vBulletin that are hindering it's progress.
Question 1 Mark Shuttleworth answered a question on this topic on this very site: No, the size and position of the Unity launcher are fixed. In future, they should respond to information we can discern on your preferred font sizes and screen size/resolution, but that's for a future date. It's unclear whether it will at a point in the future be ...
Well that really depends on your preference; If you like to use vector software such as inkscape which will allow to design like if you were to be using Adobe illustrator. Then the other route would be to use a raster based software such as the GIMP which allows you to design like if you were to be using Adobe Photoshop. Vector = Lines and Curves Scales ...
Why make something that already exists and is useful? Why change for something that no has usability? Design-over-function. It sounds harsh but the original remit was the cut down the number of icons and standardise the way they work. There's little consideration for what these icons need to accomplish or how people use them. The process was very ...
WireframeSketcher is a rapid wireframing tool for Eclipse-based IDEs like Aptana, Zend Studio and the like. It also comes as a standalone version for all major platforms including Ubuntu. Give it a try.
The middle mouse button is mapped to paste the current X-selection, which is normally whatever text is selected. This happens because back in the early days of gui's there was disagreement about how copy/paste should work. Some wanted there to be an explicit command to move something into the copy buffer, others wanted whatever was selected to be moved in ...
Basically, The system tray is an application running on a given X screen that can display small icons provided by running applications. Windows XP calls this feature the notification area. The concept of System Tray is very well documented by freedesktop.org. Here is the documention for indicators: ...
Compiz has a colour filter plugin. It allows you to transform any colour into another and it sounds like it might be perfect for highlighting colour blindness. What is instantly better than a browser plugin is that you can apply this to any window or even the entire screen. You'll want to install compizconfig-settings-manager before you do anything else. ...
I know this question has been answered a lot of time, but here my own answer :) The main difference between the "system tray" and the Indicator applets is that "tray icons" are application-wise ( so one icon per application ), while Indicators applets are task-wise ( so one icon per task ). System tray Example: Launch Banshee and Rhythmbox and you get 2 ...
Dia Dia is a diagram editor that can be used to draw flow charts, UML diagrams etc.
The Ayatana Project is the collective project that houses user interface, design and interaction projects started by Canonical. For example they have designed: * Application Indicators * The Me Menu * Messaging Menu * Notify OSD * Unity More information: https://launchpad.net/ayatana
Plymouth does work with the proprietary drivers - or at least it should. You generally won't get the same native resolution bootsplash that you'll get with a kms driver, but the bootsplash should work. You can even get a higher-resolution bootsplash with answers from this question. We could conceivably detect that sort of thing by default, but it's fiddly ...
After some research, I found Dia, and it's exactly what i was looking for: simple, open and stable. Maybe I explained my needs badly. More than just software to design layouts, I also needed something that provided the ability to build flowcharts. I tried ArgoUML, too. It looks great, just a bit complicated. I apologize for the misunderstanding.
Before we ask adobe for anything, let us be honest and ask the question- true CS is awesome and well worth the money, but how many of us will really be willing to pay for a native linux version? Having used The GIMP and the likes, I am too used to Free and Open Source Software to even consider paying for any software.
As was mentioned above WireframeSketcher wireframing tool is also available on Ubuntu. Recently I started providing a standalone version so it's not Eclipse only anymore. Give it a try.
I've found Pencil to be most valuable when I need to pump out quick little UI mocks. It's a Firefox extension by default but you can also get a version that runs on XUL (the framework beneathe Firefox). While it might not be what was used for this example, it's worth a look.
I haven't heard anything about Windicators since I answered that last question. I admit I'm not everywhere and I don't see everything but I'd have expected to have seen something if development was ongoing. The problem with them is they'd be a complete nightmare to implement just to do half the things Mark was hoping they would... Especially if you want to ...
Yes. It is subtly different from 10.10's wallpaper. See http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/03/ubuntu-11-04-nattys-new-default-desktop-wallpaper-revealed/ for a side-by-side.
In addition to the above reply, you can override empathy icon theme on a per user basis by installing the similarly named .png icons into ~/.local/share/icons/gnome/16x16/emotes When I tried this (using the android set of emoticons) I just closed the current chat window and the next time I used it the new theme was used, though a restart of empathy / gnome ...
First, download the .png version of the Ubuntu emoticons from the first link you have provided. Save them wherever you want, though here I will assume they will be in your Downloads folder. Extract after downloading by right-clicking the tar.gz you downloaded and selecting "Extract here". Next, hit Alt+F2 and type in gksudo nautilus. You will need to ...
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