JUN
5
2005

Announcing the New KDE-Artists.org Website

KDE-Artists.org is a new KDE sister website created specifically for artists and coders to use for reference and direction in creating a high quality consistant user interface. It is also the home of Kollaboration, a new concept created by several people to give dreamers, artists, and coders a place to work together.

Here are just a few things you will be able to do at KDE-Artists.org: use Kollaboration to see your ideas or concepts come to life, interact with and learn from seasoned developers, learn new "tips and tricks", easily find guidelines for creating high quality KDE artwork, acquire re-usable tools like color palettes, and icon elements, get involved with the "official development", vote for preferences, help establish standards, get involved to help coordinate the look and feel of each release, and a space where coders can request specific artwork for their applications.

Comments

The new site looks awesome, will artist.kde.org be a redirect to kde-artists.org?


By Samuel Weber at Sun, 2005/06/05 - 5:00am

I second this! please do. There are so much dead leaves in the kde domains and they puzzle people. One reference site for artists.

That's because the new site is soo goood and really replaces the other. The gfx is cool, the site is so.. artistic!
It's great there are the discussion forums, already filled with very interesting topics! <- go read 'em.

another sidenote: 'guidelines & tutorials' triggers the 'art development' menu, are there other ways to get to it? is G&T a 1st level menu entry?

finally: *thank you artists*, you're enlighting our community :-)


By jumpy at Sun, 2005/06/05 - 5:00am

I third this ! ;)
(Since I still have no write access to SVN, I can't update the info on current artist.kde.org :( )


By luci at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

It is very confusing for New users (my friends) to know where is the "Home", "Reload" buttons!

Because it uses Blue and White for all these

1. Go back
2. Go Forward
3. Go UP
4. Go HOME
5. Reload

Other than seasoned KDE users it is not possible for new users to understand where "HOME", and "Reload" buttons are :(

why not make the Stop button in a BLUE color so that even experienced KDE users can't find it.

Just look at Linspire's clear-e theme, which has nice HOME and Reload icons for konqueror.

Everaldo please release your clear-e konqueror toolbar icons (Back, forward, up, home, reload and stop)! for KDE!!! We need your help!


By Asif Ali Rizwaan at Sun, 2005/06/05 - 5:00am

I second this!
IMHO the "Reload" button should be in green color (just like other browser's default color) and the "Home" button should be in red color (just like in root folder's color).
Don't get me wrong, I like the blue but new users will definitly be confused by the all blue looking buttons.


By Hugo Rodrigues at Sun, 2005/06/05 - 5:00am

Instead of asking you to look at linspire icons, here is the attachment.


By Asif Ali Rizwaan at Sun, 2005/06/05 - 5:00am

Wow, your new icons are incredibly lame! Check out the ones I've attached. Sooooo much better.


By ac at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

lol, what are those, kde classic?


By Samuel Weber at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

an older version of crystal. =)


By ac at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

Yes it is better.

There is one issue with the blue arrows. These same icons are also used for other purposes and then the round recess looks out of place.

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JRT


By James Richard Tyrer at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

I love the color and style used there :) Thank you!


By Asif Ali Rizwaan at Sun, 2005/06/05 - 5:00am

a beautiful site, fits the artists well i think :D


By superstoned at Sun, 2005/06/05 - 5:00am

I feel KDE needs some serious new mouse icons. The X11 default icon theme has not changed in a long time. This mouse theme is not as clear/crisp as KDE is in general.


By charles at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

There are some nice ones at kde-look.org: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=24929
I'm using Grounation from there, for example: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=14484

So you're suggesting KDE should bundle one (of them?) and install it on first startup?


By cm at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

Maybe a little more empty space between the sections and the menus would be fine. As it is now, it looks too crowded.


By Anonymous at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

Too bad www.kde.org doesn't share this look... it looks like stoneage site :)


By Marko Rosic at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

You're not using the latest Konqueror with shadow support, are you? It only looks stone aged in outdated browsers. ;)


By ac at Mon, 2005/06/06 - 5:00am

the shadow effect was removed from the web version of the CSS afaik (iirc)


By luci at Tue, 2005/06/07 - 5:00am

Why that?


By ac at Tue, 2005/06/07 - 5:00am

Well... as a web designer I just have to say that it is a bad design to make something visible in just one browser. CSS2 and 3 look great on paper but... Anyway project like KDE need a great looking site for marketing reasons. Would you ever buy badly packaged product... or to rephrase, would you rather buy a well designed and packaged product? :)


By Marko Rosic at Thu, 2005/06/09 - 5:00am