Re: Hob 1.2 design - visuals

Joshua Lock <josh@...>

On 06/02/12 05:54, Barros Pena, Belen wrote:
3. Inherit colour scheme from applied OS theme in host computer
Is it to say we use the default colors from OS, and don't specify any
For example, Jessica wants progress bars to be green but in Ubuntu it
should be orange.
If so, Belen, I agree with you.
Yes, I think that's what Joshua recommended, and I can see why it makes
sense. Joshua, could you confirm when you have a chance?
Indeed, that's precisely what I'm recommending. Further, when we need to colour a widget that isn't usually coloured in the theme (like the red/green colouring of build items in the hobv1) we should try and use a colour from the palette defined in the current theme to avoid issues like #1701[1][2] and another example from the wild[3][4].

I found a reasonable resource on the how and why[5].

If we decide to implement this way, people will need to understand that
this applies to all UI elements without exceptions. Any particular
requests (like Jessica's) could be looked at on a case by case basis.
But should be well justified, and generated from the host theme's palette.


Joshua Lock
Yocto Project "Johannes factotum"
Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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