Opensuse Branding revamp?

Hi, and happy new year!

Apologies in advance if this is placed in wrong forum.

Are there any intentions by the SUSE team to rebrand the SUSE desktop backgrounds, grub / bootscreens? More specifically to revamp the current use of colour from the somewhat overuse of green on everything to a more sophisticated blending of colours and just something more easy on they eye?

What about the idea of putting this challenge out to the community to redesign these screens and come up with a much better colour solution along with backdrops etc? Then maybe allow everybody to vote for the winner which can then be packaged with the current build?

Don’t get me wrong I am not here to moan your ear off, and I fully understand it’s easy to customise the desktop backgrounds etc, but it would a big improvement for first impressions of SUSE and just general daily usage if this improvement was made.

What do you think?

On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 20:06:06 +0000, funkypigeon wrote:

> Hi, and happy new year!
>
> Apologies in advance if this is placed in wrong forum.
>
> Are there any intentions by the SUSE team to rebrand the SUSE desktop
> backgrounds, grub / bootscreens? More specifically to revamp the current
> use of colour from the somewhat overuse of green on everything to a more
> sophisticated blending of colours and just something more easy on they
> eye?
>
> What about the idea of putting this challenge out to the community to
> redesign these screens and come up with a much better colour solution
> along with backdrops etc? Then maybe allow everybody to vote for the
> winner which can then be packaged with the current build?
>
> Don’t get me wrong I am not here to moan your ear off, and I fully
> understand it’s easy to customise the desktop backgrounds etc, but it
> would a big improvement for first impressions of SUSE and just general
> daily usage if this improvement was made.
>
> What do you think?

You should submit the suggestion to openFATE - the feature request system.

Though I think the chances are probably pretty low that the green theme
will go away - Green is an identity for openSUSE (and SUSE in general),
and changing it would hurt the brand and the identity, IMHO.

But those who make that decision tend not to read a user support forum,
so openFATE would be the place to put the suggestion so it’s viewed by
those who make such decisions.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
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Hi
You need to have a read through and probably subscribe to the artwork
Mailing List where most of this discussion occurs;
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-artwork/
http://en.opensuse.org/Communicate


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Thanks for your reply.

I will have a look into openFATE.

Thanks for the links I will follow up on them.

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Any pictures of the new artwork in openSUSE 12.2 milestone 1? Did a quick google search and everything still looks heavily swamped in green from what I could see. Any clue what the new artwork is?

Hi
It’s the Lightray Wallpaper by Marcus Moeller.
openSUSE:Wallpapers - openSUSE

On Sun, 19 Feb 2012 03:06:04 +0000, funkypigeon wrote:

> everything still looks heavily swamped in green from what I could see.

Green is part of openSUSE’s identity. Expect it to be around for a while.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Yes of course, I’m sure nobody has a problem with the colour green and I agree it remains a part of openSUSE’s identity and wouldn’t want that to change. How you use that green though is in question.