Two weeks ago I made a post in Spanish about the new Chakra artwork called "Sirius". No enough free time in days to do the English post about it, but here is. If you can see the complete extended review in Spanish, read here:
"Sirius" was a hard work because is the opposite concept of "Dharma" (the previous artwork), and make it better was difficult. I don't want a "fashion victim" look or wathever. We need a fresh style.
The starting point was the style printed in Chakra "Benz" edition: more fresh thanks to the blue and green as protagonists colors (turquoise too!), and now the dark is the base, opposed to the grey of "Dharma". This makes a great contrast for interesting results and better visualization.
When ISO boots, now shows the renewed branding. The previous general look is maintained for technical reasons, but is great anyway.
First 100% "Sirius" piece. Flat and black background for a great vision in all monitors and resolutions, and light elements for great contrast: focus vision matters. Now shows the boot icons in white (white "smoked"), and this collection was simplified: only the icons for Chakra, generic Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, unknown OS, generic OS and memtest.
No degree background, no flat background, no photographic background... All in one! An own photo with a filter for a rich vision, but more soft for non-forced visual field.
More minimalist, no big clock, and a symbol for the activate caps lock (no text message for it), as you can see in the screenshot.
Same background of KDM, but with an own spinner moved by QML, and a great simplified date and clock (only the day of week and the hour... enough, huh?). In this piece don't exist the Chakra branding for more clean experience.
Latest Caledonia plasma theme with new Chakra branding. Now the background is an experiment, a background made by me exploring the new Chakra colors and light effects. The color contrast is big and interesting. We hope to offer an own collection of photographic wallpapers soon to complete the experience!
New look in Kapudan reflects the Sirius style. The same philosophy of GRUB: nre black background and new own icons with beatiful color degrees. I don't have a screenshot of final version, but this is a developer shot for a quick idea:
Waiting for more time and better opportinities to make a good visual change in it, our installer now shows a new own icon and a renewed images with no grey background in it. Some new designs was made (like the Steam one, a great piece of "marketing" to show the potential of our distro!).
With this change now arrives 12 new avatars/user pictures too!
And here is a quick presentation and explanation about the new style. Sorry if is not enough. I've tried to be clear and direct with less (many, many less...) words than Spanish post. My worktime is terrible... :S
Saludos por más un impresionante tema!
Kudos for this amazing theme!
Looking forward to some color in Chakra. Nice.
Thanks, this looks very polished. I especially like and welcome the dark and dark grey themes in grub and kdm. :-)
seXXy stuff.....gOOD Job!
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Looking great ! Can't wait to test.
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Good job!!!!!! Looks great.
Enjoying the new grub and kdm look!
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