> This is a known issue with the current theme. What we need is someone
> with knowledge on CSS to help fix such problems and design a Fedora
> theme that matches fedoraproject.org
I am trying to do that - will take some amount of time. Will send more
updates with screenshots. Also, the mascot and logo is still left (I
promised to deliver that sometime back) I am waiting for OCAL infra to
be up so I can get some more ideas. In the meantime, send ideas for
the same. I have thought for something like this  or  but with a
fedora logo - Its a cliché but still would look cool on a tee (if we
plan to have one someday) :)
We all must be aware by now, of the release of Ask Fedora . Its
picking up pace and we need good design/artwork otherwise it can lead
to negative publicity. Akbot seems to be working fine in terms of
functionality and we just need good skinning/logo for the time being.
I made some changes to the css (colour changes etc sometime back)
which is just a temporary job. We even have a skin code repo from some
Ubuntu guys who tried to do something similar for Askbot (Rahul has
the links I think) It can be used as a reference. There are some other
examples of good skins for Askbot which maybe he can share on this
thread too so we can got going. I can start working on some
mascot/logo - some remixed job from OCAL I think ;) There's a ticket
already open  and some discussion already went through. Please help
in adding beauty to this effort. Thanks :)
we're running short of time and no-one seems to be actually doing
anything so I went ahead and nominated myself for the F17 artwork
management ;-). I prepared the needed wiki infrastructure , postponed
supplemental wallpapers for f18 (but opened the submission period
already), and drafted a schedule .
Interested artists and other people:
please review the schedule and send me your comments. Unless there are
serious issues with it, I'll remove the draft message next Monday
(2011/11/28). If there are any suggestions to the infrastructure,
please let me hear them. Also, as we're running short of time, if you
are interested in participating in creating Beefy Miracle artwork,
start submitting your concepts, sketches, etc. ASAP.
If you want to communicate your ideas with a couple of people in
real-time, you can use #fedora-design channel on irc.freenode.net. The
chat there is informal, but you can usually catch some of the fedora
design team people idling there. For more general discussions, please
use this mailing list directly or suggest a formal (logged) irc meeting.
As for the form of your concept submissions:
* start working on the concept on the artboard , please think about
a name for the concept and tag it with (at least) two tags: 'f17' and
'concept-name' (where concept-name stands for the actual name of the
concept). It's to easily find, comment and share the work.
* Once you think you have a representative image for the concept,
please upload it to the wiki submission page . Add there the name
of the concept, description of the concept (basic idea behind the
concept) and link to the artboard tag containing the other images.
This is for easily identifying concepts that are 'competing' for the
You have less than month for the initial brainstorming and sketching
phase, so please hurry up!
Also, it would really help if some people could advertise -- blog
posting, messsages on social networks, whatever; to get as much
attention from interested artists as possible.
Also, bear in mind that even if the starting phase might look like one,
this is not a competition, it's cooperation, so please don't bear
grudges, etc. if your concept isn't selected and help with the selected
one instead. :-)
Also, since I have rather too little spare time, if anyone would
volunteer to co-manage, it would really help. The work is basically
keeping the wiki pages up to date, reminding people of deadlines (so
that they know how much time they still have), and packaging the
wallpapers when the images are prepared.
Thank you for your attention,
I was a little confused about the process described, but it says to
"introduce yourself to the list" so it seemed like this was the way to go.
My professional design experience is rather limited, but I've spent my
whole life honing my artistic skills, primarily in drawing, but I've done
digital design as well and have used GIMP as well, in addition to basic
HTML/CSS coding. I'm willing to learn and think this would be a great
opportunity to be involved in the Fedora community, as I recently installed
Fedora 16 onto my netbook.
Hi. Marian Duffy is the head over the Fedora Design team, but I will also welcome you to the list. Marian Duffy is the person to go to with questions you may have. Thanks!
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> I was a little confused about the process described, but it says to
> "introduce yourself to the list" so it seemed like this was the way to go.
> My professional design experience is rather limited, but I've spent my
> whole life honing my artistic skills, primarily in drawing, but I've done
> digital design as well and have used GIMP as well, in addition to basic
> HTML/CSS coding. I'm willing to learn and think this would be a great
> opportunity to be involved in the Fedora community, as I recently installed
> Fedora 16 onto my netbook.
Elad mentioned we needed an fancypants F16 screenshot for the first
banner on www.fpo. Here's what I came up with; it's pretty steampunky
but hopefully fits in with the page. I tried to use color selections
from the background and the rest of the page to make it fit.
Attached is also a preview of how it looks in page.
Let me know what you think.
I started preparing the needed wiki infra for F17 artwork. Name is
already done, F16 is behind the doors so we should start working on it,
right? However, there were some changes recently to what is needed and
to our workflow, so I'd like to first check how we'd like to manage
Beefy Miracle's artwork and what will be done.
So first, I suppose we'd be doing:
* Default Wallpaper:
- Split into concept phase, alpha phase, beta phase and final phase.
- Will we use wiki or artboard?
* Supplemental Wallpapers:
- Will we keep the [unintentional] every-even-release selection, or
will we try to make the selection for each release?
- Alpha release;
- Beta release;
- Final release;
- Screenshot tour or whatever is put on our front page after
* CD/DVD Sleeves;
- Does it make sense to include release party and other related
marketing material on release artwork wiki page?
* Banners and splashes:
- I suppose all of the should be general now, right? Are they
finished and looking nice?
- What do we use for plymouth? Is it synced with KDE splash look?
- What about DM themes? KDM is themed generally, only with BG picture
to change, or does it carry some theme specific theme still?
- It would be probably good idea to review the boot sequence of our
desktop spins (GNOME, KDE, XFCE, LXDE) if the splashes and themes
shown are consistent, release independent and at most carry a
release specific wallpaper as background.
Anything else? Anything wrong?
And of course for all artists: start working on your concept