Night Impression

Night Impression is a community theme to Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10)
Night Impression - Night Impression GTK theme
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Enhance the user computing experience by applying balance and harmony to the Gnome Desktop framing applications in such a manner as to permit the eye to focus without distraction on the content displayed. The desire is an optimal result from an optimal process. This version of Impression adds dark colors where ever possible.

In designing this theme my approach was to start with a light base and then darken until the theme fell apart. The applications showcased below provided guidance on when to stop. For the most part icons are the measure for setting the background color. Not only icons from the desktop but icons from applications must be considered. An icon which is predominately dark will not display or display poorly on a dark background.

Once the base color is discovered the task becomes adding additional complimentary colors. The "toolbar" provides a styling opportunity using gradients with the murrine engine. Lighting the "toolbar" buttons is another opportunity as exhibited by Nautilus.

Bluefish is a good example of Notebook tabs which are also themed in Firefox.

Finally, the gold standard in my opinion is Inkscape which makes use of a wide variety of widgets. The images below are from a pre-Beta (build 90926) Karmic release which features a new release of Inkscape supporting new toolbar icons and the new 3.5 version of Firefox.

Night Impression is based on the Murrine engine the desired outcome is a darker theme which supports applications like Inkscape, OpenOffice, and Firefox.
Night Impression is based on the Murrine engine the desired outcome is a darker theme which supports applications like Inkscape, OpenOffice, and Firefox.

last updated on:
September 30th, 2009, 17:36 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
John Baer
homepage:
wiki.ubuntu.com
license type:
Creative Commons Attribution 
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Themes
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