[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #10834: Slightly tweaked GUI colours

  • From: "pulkomandy" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:47:07 -0000

#10834: Slightly tweaked GUI colours
   Reporter:  humdinger       |      Owner:  stippi
       Type:  enhancement     |     Status:  new
   Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:  R1
  Component:  User Interface  |    Version:  R1/Development
 Resolution:                  |   Keywords:
 Blocked By:                  |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  1               |   Platform:  All

Comment (by pulkomandy):

 I don't agree that our look is "dated". During the 2000s everyone used
 round corners, gradients and mostly monochromatic schemes. Then everyone
 got bored with that and switched to plain squares, plain colors, and more
 colorful themes (look at iOS 6 vs iOS 7 to see what I mean).

 I think the Haiku look is quite close to the perfect balance between these
 two extremes. As an evidence, after getting a lot of requests for more
 round corners and gradients in the UI for 10 years, we are now getting
 requests for more colors instead (such as this new blue highlight for menu

 My opinion on this:
  * We can leave the border color change out for now, there are too much
 people not wanting it, and the very bright yellow color may distract the
 eye from the more important parts (what's inside the window).
  * The success/failure colors are ok for everyone.
  * The menu highlight change is ok, but we should try to match other
 shades of blue used in the system (mainly the keyboard focus indicator).
 It might make sense to use the blue from http://clrs.cc/ (this is where
 success and failure comes from).

Ticket URL: <https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/10834#comment:23>
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