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#1 2020-10-23 00:24:30

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Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

chimaera desktop

Screenshot of an early mockup of the Chimaera desktop.  Still very much a WIP.  This thread will document development of all the moving parts.

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#2 2020-10-23 01:11:02

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Re: Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

I like it!

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#3 2020-10-23 01:57:22

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Re: Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

This wallpaper is okay, but I liked the brown one more.  A light gray one would also be good in future someday though!


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#4 2020-10-23 02:08:57

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There has never been a brown theme.  That was Ubuntu.

I think you would understand the Chimaera colors if you have this bit of info - my inspiration.

This is the last time I am putting myself through this ordeal.  Someone else is going to have to step up to do the next ones.

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#5 2020-10-23 02:11:09

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golinux wrote:

There has never been a brown theme.  That was Ubuntu.

Hmm, maybe its more of a dark redish brown i was thinking of.

Lol...

I got my colors mixed up probably.


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#6 2020-10-23 02:15:36

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I used cinnabar colors for Beowulf.  That crimson pigment (which is quite toxic) was very popular in the Renaissance.

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#7 2020-10-23 07:39:07

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You can't please all of the people all of the time...

I remember when Debian Squeeze released with the "space fun" theme. It was hated by most, but it actually grew on me eventually. There's no accounting for taste.  Ubuntu were a success with their brown themes and then their purple ones, despite all the critique.  When all is said and done it's just a default and the user will change it to suit, minutes after installation.

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#8 2020-10-23 13:06:47

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Re: Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

@golinux  FWIW here are a couple of sites that help with color palettes....

https://www.canva.com/colors/color-palette-generator/

https://mycolor.space/


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#9 2020-10-23 14:49:08

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manyroads wrote:

@golinux  FWIW here are a couple of sites that help with color palettes....

https://www.canva.com/colors/color-palette-generator/

https://mycolor.space/

You've got to be kidding.  I have never found a generated color palette that didn't suck.  Why?  Because choosing colors by some mathematical formula just doesn't work in the real world. Why?  Because colors are relative to the other colors that are proximate and only the human eye can see that.

That's Western reductionist thinking on steroids - thinking not actually seeing. 

It's done folks and not going to change (much).

Don't be surprised if this thread gets deleted.

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#10 2020-10-23 14:52:37

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Re: Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

golinux wrote:

Screenshot of an early mockup of the Chimaera desktop.

This is a very personal taste and a lot of people here are going to customize their environment. But we need a default. This one proposed pleased me very (VERY!) much.

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#11 2020-10-23 15:07:19

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Re: Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

It's done folks and not going to change (much).

Why change, I like it!  Really it is only a start, and will be changed very soon after installing - just like blackhole said.

Because colors are relative to the other colors that are proximate and only the human eye can see that.

So true!  I once made a website for a horse, a very expensive horse.  I had the hardest time choosing a color scheme to use, so I used the horse itself for my color selection.  From a nice photo of the horse, I lifted a light and dark color for my color scheme.  It worked quite well.

Don't be surprised if this thread gets deleted.

I for one appreciated the introduction to the new theme colors, and its inspiration.  Thank you.

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#12 2020-10-23 15:20:12

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nixer wrote:

It's done folks and not going to change (much).

Why change, I like it!  Really it is only a start, and will be changed very soon after installing - just like blackhole said.

It's more than the desktop.  It is grub and slim/lightdm and website(s) and installer banner and icons yada, yada.  There will be no escaping it.  big_smile

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#13 2020-10-23 15:25:39

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Re: Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

golinux wrote:

Lol.

Superb work golinux, I love it! smile


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#14 2020-10-23 15:36:11

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
golinux wrote:

Lol.

The deep sea Chimaera is a magnificent beast!

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#15 2020-10-23 16:25:21

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@nixer . . . I'd love to see that horse site.  Care to share a link?

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#16 2020-10-23 18:02:39

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@nixer . . . I'd love to see that horse site.  Care to share a link?

At the request of the site owner, it was taken down a few months ago after being online for about four years.

But here is the photo that I used to get the site colors from.

I don't even have a screenshot of the site before I took it offline, sorry.  I even checked a few web archive sites to see if they had it, but can't find it, nor does google have it.

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#17 2020-10-24 00:41:08

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golinux wrote:

I used cinnabar colors for Beowulf.  That crimson pigment (which is quite toxic) was very popular in the Renaissance.

Yes, and that was very lovely.

This one is a bit more meh, but if you guys like it, go ahead.  I mostly use Hyperbola nowadays aside from my X230 which I might use less in the future.

Besides, wallpaper isnt as important as the project itself, right? tongue

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#18 2020-10-24 02:31:22

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A lesson in color perception.  The top and middle images share the same background color but the top one looks bluer/cleaner while the middle one looks slightly grayer/greener. The middle and bottom image share the same swoosh color but on a grayer background the bottom swoosh looks much brighter/bluer.  The color picker doesn't lie but the eye is quite fickle.  The lesson here is that colors are relative to other colors in proximity.  Something like what Escher did but with colors.  If you can't see those differences . . . well . . . you have plenty of company.

relative color

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#19 2020-10-24 07:59:16

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Re: Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

nixer wrote:

@nixer . . . I'd love to see that horse site.  Care to share a link?

. . . here is the photo that I used to get the site colors from.

Thanks . . .   Some beautiful colors on that horse!  Too bad the site is gone. Next time, take a screenshot.  wink

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#20 2020-11-01 20:23:25

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Some evolution . . .

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#21 2020-11-01 21:48:45

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Re: Meet Chimaera's deepsea theme

golinux wrote:

Some evolution . . .

I like it. Thank you for your work.

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#22 2020-11-01 23:19:01

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I like it, GoLinux!

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