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From RGB ES <rgb.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [UX]: potential new default color for application background
Date Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:56:12 GMT
2012/10/12 J├╝rgen Schmidt <jogischmidt@gmail.com>

> Hi,
>
> I am seeking for some small changes to give our product a little fresh
> look. Changes that are more low cost and don't require huge
> implementation efforts.
>
> For example all the grey colors are not so nice and I tried a new color
> for the application background. I would like to propose that we change
> the default color to a new fresh one. If our users don't like and prefer
> the old grey one they can easy revert it via the option dialog.
>
> The question is about the start center because the changed application
> background has no impact on the start center yet. But I think this is a
> bug.
>
> Examples:
> http://people.apache.org/~jsc/test/aoo_new_defautl_background.png
> http://people.apache.org/~jsc/test/aoo_new_defautl_background2.png
>
> I know that probably many have an opinion about the color. But more
> important for now is the question if we want such a change in general.
> In the end the color should fit to other branding items as well.
>
> UX has probably some comments and feedback here as well?
>
> Juergen
>

The change is a good idea, but that blue seems a bit too strong to my eyes.
Considering that a normal user will spend many hours in front of the
product, light colours are better, IMO.

Regards
Ricardo

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