[QtMoko] MokoFaen theme, update
neil at ossau.homelinux.net
Thu Aug 23 01:08:43 CEST 2012
francesco.devita at mailoo.org writes:
> Hi list!
> I'm going to work to an update for the MokoFaen theme for QtMoko. I'm
> planning a few changes to it but I really would like to have some
> feedback from the community.
I like MokoFaen a lot. I think it's more beautiful and elegant than
Finxi, and has better overall use of the screen space.
Nevertheless I still switch back to Finxi quite frequently - simply
because that's where Radek adds new things, and sometimes I need to see
I think the challenge is more or less exactly as you've said below: how
can you allow for all those extra little bits of information, while
still staying elegant?
> Usually I just follow my taste, but I admit that my work sometimes
> lacks beauty and functionality. So I'm asking you to give me some
> hints, to tell me what you like, what you don't like, what features do
> you want.
> For now I found some aspects that I would like to change:
> - The theme became heavy, if you use a GTA02 you can notice a less
> responsiveness of the system, compared to the default Finxi theme.
> I have to lighten the graphical elements;
FWIW, on GTA04 I don't notice this.
> - The theme became also "heavy" from an aesthetic point of view, maybe
> a more minimal style could be pleasant;
I don't know, because I only looked at MokoFaen recently. It doesn't
seem heavy to me as it is now.
> - In the home screen there are a lot of infos displayed, maybe they
> can be regrouped in a more efficient way, I'm thinking about
> something like conky  or conky-colors ;
Those links look nice to me. I suppose if a bunch of information moved
inside conky, and then each theme's homescreen embedded conky,
- the advantage would be only having to manage that information in one
- the disadvantage would be that it would become more different to theme
those pieces of information in a very fine-grained way.
That's quite finely balanced... Perhaps what swings it, in favour of
conky, is that when you have a large collection of basically numbers to
present, it's good to impose some more structure on that.
> I know that theming is not a critical task, for me it's just an
> amusement, but your opinions and help could be really useful.
It's much appreciated, all the same. Seems to make the phone a bit more
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