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Re: DNA theme for new FC6 browser splash page



Dimitris Glezos wrote:
Hi all.

The Docs project is developing a new splash (default home-) page for the FC6
browser, replacing the current one (basically, the release notes) with something
interesting and more useful.

The current mock-up is the following:

  http://dimitris.glezos.com/box/foss/fc6-browser-splash/index-v01.html

"Σφάλμα 404" - fortunately the tar.gz linked from the wiki works.

It would be nice to have a DNA-ish theme on this page. Especially the header
could be replaced. If someone from the artwork team could draw something nice,
please send it over! :)

How about using this header? (it is used in anaconda) http://people.redhat.com/dfong/fc6graphics/fc6anaconda_header.png Align it to left, put a dark blue background under it and maybe make the png fade to transparency on the right edge, to seamlessly blend with the background.

Some notes:

 * The page should be as simple as possible. It would be preferable to have
light graphics (as in weight and brightness) as possible.

You can't have it both ways, DNA theme is dark, so a header with the DNA theme have to be dark. But is good contrast to have a bright page and a dark header.

 * The current mock-up uses the Echo icons. Since Echo will not make it into
FC6, we could use bluecurve ones for consistency. If someone can point me to the
right images in bluecurve, I'll be glad to change them.

You are using very few icons so probably the consistency is not damaged that much.

The Bluecurve icons are located in /usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/24x24/

For example you are using "edit-redo" for external link icon, which is stock/stock-redo.png in Bluecurve

 * The graphics should be able to be somewhat consistent in various monitor
resolutions.

I think a 800px wide header left aligned and blending in the background should be fine.

 * Changing just the header of the mock-up will be great too.

I would use a darker blue for "title" class ("Fedora documentation" and "Other resources") and use the same color as the h3 with "Community websites". Also, I don't like very much red as the color for *unvisited* links and would use dark blue instead.

Not last, the page lack a footer.

--
nicu
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