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#1 2004-03-18 21:18:13

BlueBird
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Wallpaper Contest

Hi,

I think it's time for a real Wallpaper Contest, because other Distrubtions had more then enough and my Arch Linux (FluxBox) need also one( or more ) :'-(

So I think: Hey! (:lol:) Why don't they start a real Contest and the best will be added in the PageLogos-Wallpaper Section, ok i'm not sure about adding because i'm not an admin.

Hmm.. let's start? Ehm it must be something with  Arch Linux

Hope you like the idea
BlueBird


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#2 2004-03-18 21:25:06

andy
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

The section is simple : "User contribution" - and there are some wallpapers over there. Not a huge load, though (search for backgrounds or wallpapers). Of course, new ones never hurt.

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#3 2004-03-19 23:21:19

BlueBird
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Hm sry,

@ the Admins: Could you plz move this Post to the "User contribution" Area, thx

Okay i'm starting this Contest with two simple Wallpapers :

http://j4u-editor.terrateone.org/Linux/BlueArch.png
http://j4u-editor.terrateone.org/Linux/YellowArch.png


plz share Arch-Wallpapers
BlueBird

P.S. Hm should we use the img Tag?


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#4 2004-03-19 23:48:55

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

the blue one is fantastic, might use that
well done

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#5 2004-03-20 03:20:51

afu
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Well, it's not the same as wall paper, but what I would like to get (or make if I could get the time) is a small "Powered by Archlinux" banner for my web pages. Anyone know if there is any out there somewhere?
-Shawn

Found one with a search on this site.

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#6 2004-03-20 05:11:32

jakenull
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Well i made these ones a while ago now and id make another one for 0.7 once i know whats going on with its name.

nova-prev.png
nova-1024x768.jpg
nova-1280x1024.jpg
nova-1600-1200.jpg

-and -

widget-prev.png
widget-1280x1024.png
widget-1600x1200.png

I havent done any graphic stuff for a while now so i think its time to create again. I'll try to get another one or two desktops out soon.

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#7 2004-03-20 05:29:17

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Wow, I really like that one.  Arch developers, please hold off on v0.7, 'cause I want to use this Widget wallpaper for a while.  big_smile


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#8 2004-03-20 09:34:13

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Hi,

:oops: thx @wakeupbomb it is cool to hear this (for a non-designer)

I also liked the Widget Wallpaper from jakenull, but @ the Developers don't stop!!!  wink

cu
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#9 2004-03-20 18:47:43

BlueBird
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Hi,

I making again two new Wallpaper hope you liked them  big_smile

:twisted: For your Fun Section :

T_ArieLinux.png

http://j4u-editor.terrateone.org/Linux/ArieLinux.png


wink And for your Desktop :

T_Arch_atom.png

http://j4u-editor.terrateone.org/Linux/Arch_atom.png

Have a nice day
BlueBird


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#10 2004-03-20 23:18:27

dp
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

just for fun i made from a photo taken by Dusty a wallpaper, that can also be taken for the contest (Dusty, i hope this is ok for you too wink ):

[url=http://daperi.home.solnet.ch/linux/snow2-extremeconditions1.jpg]
snow2-extremeconditions1.small.jpg
[/url]


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#11 2004-03-20 23:22:55

dp
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

jakenull wrote:

Well i made these ones a while ago now and id make another one for 0.7 once i know whats going on with its name.

what about making general ones, that are not bound to a release?


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#12 2004-03-21 00:35:17

red_over_blue
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Some previously submitted artwork can also be found here:

http://www.archlinux.org/logos.php


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#13 2004-03-21 02:13:20

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

I really like that style, it reminds me of a comical "POW" or "BANG!" or something from the old batman or spiderman series.


dp, the reason i included the release number was becuase i was getting inseration from the names.  Ill see if i can come up with some general ones.

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#14 2004-03-21 02:22:20

dp
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

jakenull wrote:

dp, the reason i included the release number was becuase i was getting inseration from the names.  Ill see if i can come up with some general ones.

dont misunderstand me: your wallpapers are really cool ... and connection to releases are also great, but additionally one or 2 so great styled wallpapers would be really cool having :-)


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#15 2004-03-21 07:08:28

hkctr
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

jakenull -

I think Janet Jackson borrowed one of your designs for the Super Bowl show  big_smile
Or was it the other way around?

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#16 2004-03-21 08:13:52

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Hi dp,

May I use your new Wallpaper....its way cool  8) ...

Mr Green


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#17 2004-03-21 10:03:47

BlueBird
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Hey,

i thinking about to talking with some artist groups like deviantArt. I hope that they also making some nice Wallpapers for Arch Linux, but I'm not sure.. so wait. I'll told you what they think about the Idea.

Before I forgett LOL nice Wallpaper @ dp and the Slogan is right!  big_smile

cu
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#18 2004-03-21 13:32:03

dp
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Mr Green wrote:

May I use your new Wallpaper....its way cool  8) ...

sure ... as long as Dusty has nothing against it


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#19 2004-03-22 07:09:27

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

jakenull wrote:

Well i made these ones a while ago now and id make another one for 0.7 once i know whats going on with its name.

nova-prev.png
nova-1024x768.jpg
nova-1280x1024.jpg
nova-1600-1200.jpg

-and -

widget-prev.png
widget-1280x1024.png
widget-1600x1200.png

I havent done any graphic stuff for a while now so i think its time to create again. I'll try to get another one or two desktops out soon.

Those ones are GREAT!!!  Great work Jake!!!  Keep it up!!  (and keep giving some 1600x1200 ones.  I sometimes feel like I'm the only person who runs that res!)

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#20 2004-03-22 09:41:11

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

gsibble wrote:

I sometimes feel like I'm the only person who runs that res!)

OK, I'm being a smartass now ;-) ... :
Note, that resolution is not everything. You can usually drive every monitor with a resolution higher than the monitor has actually pixels on. And the monitor manufacturor will happily advertise these too high resolutions. If you take a ruler, measure the actual size of your monitor (which is usually less than what they claim it is - yet another story), and divide that by the dot pitch, you get the actual number of pixels in that direction. So, if you have 1600 pixels in the horizontal direction, you have either a really large monitor or a really small dot pitch.

Just search google for "dot pitch resolution monitor" or some variation thereof. Unfortunately, most sites don't talk about the fact that monitor manufacturors overestimate the resoltion in their product descriptions.

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#21 2004-03-22 17:24:58

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Is that why larger resolutions on some monitors are fuzzy?


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#22 2004-03-22 18:12:29

andy
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Xentac wrote:

Is that why larger resolutions on some monitors are fuzzy?

Yes, since you are squeezing more than one pixel produced by the graphics card into one physical pixel.

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#23 2004-03-22 21:40:30

dp
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Re: Wallpaper Contest

andy wrote:
Xentac wrote:

Is that why larger resolutions on some monitors are fuzzy?

Yes, since you are squeezing more than one pixel produced by the graphics card into one physical pixel.

exactly, but some people have physikal UXGA and all other resolutions than 1600x1200 look horrible on such a TFT


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#24 2004-03-22 22:26:04

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

andy wrote:
gsibble wrote:

I sometimes feel like I'm the only person who runs that res!)

OK, I'm being a smartass now ;-) ... :
Note, that resolution is not everything. You can usually drive every monitor with a resolution higher than the monitor has actually pixels on. And the monitor manufacturor will happily advertise these too high resolutions. If you take a ruler, measure the actual size of your monitor (which is usually less than what they claim it is - yet another story), and divide that by the dot pitch, you get the actual number of pixels in that direction. So, if you have 1600 pixels in the horizontal direction, you have either a really large monitor or a really small dot pitch.

Just search google for "dot pitch resolution monitor" or some variation thereof. Unfortunately, most sites don't talk about the fact that monitor manufacturors overestimate the resoltion in their product descriptions.

I know.  That's why I have a Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2070SB.  (Native Resolution 1600x1200).  I don't mess around when it comes to graphics.

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#25 2004-04-10 11:31:43

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Re: Wallpaper Contest

Hi all, sorry to resurrect a dead thread, but I made some svgs you might be interested in. I did these before i saw the official svg. I drew it over the png available here, and it does seem a littler more true/ smooth than the other one. Feel free to disagree anyway. It's here
and feel free to take the svgs and do what you like with them.
Ditto for what you guys might be more interested in:
desktop1
desktop2

Just have a look around http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~csucil/arch/ and use what you like. The desktops are pretty simple, but clean. Please, please feel free to jazz them up. This is my first ever svg work, but its a lot of fun. Gotta love sodipodi wink

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