Friday, August 26, 2005

Default artwork polls! Vote now!

Our KDE-Artists have made some wonderful wallpapers that will look great in the next release of KDE. Stop by the Kollaboration forum and vote for your favorites. We will submit the highest rated wallpapers from poll #1 and #2 to the KDE-Artists mailing list so we can decide which one will be the new default for 3.5!

Click here to go the polls:

After the new default wallpaper has been chosen the KDE-Artists team will make a matching splash screen, KDM theme and more! Our goal is for a smooth professional unified look for 3.5.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Kontact sexification

Kontact is a very mature program now so it is time to make it feel slick, cool and professional. The Kontact devels have posted a bunch of artwork requests at KDE-Artist and started a contest for a new logo. So how can we make Kontact sexy?

Here is a quick link to the Kontact board on KDE-Artists:

Since the aKademy to coming up soon I made up a few (okay more then a few) akademy themed t-shirts and polo shirts for my spreadshirt shop (for everyone who requested a US shop here is the link to that).

Sunday, August 07, 2005

KDE 3.5 default artwork

With KDE 3.5 just around the corner it seems like a good time to discuss the look and feel of the default artwork.

Should we experiment before 4.0 comes out and try some new colors or should we continue to refine our blue look?

Some people might be slow to adopt 4.0 so KDE 3.5 might be on peoples desktop for a while. I think it is important to make this release look really polished. It would be nice to have a unified look with our default wallpaper, splash screen and about pages.

We are discussing this here and today on the #kde-artists channel on Please feel free to voice your option.