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#1 2007-09-13 19:22:03

hussam
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OpenOffice splash screen art contest

As per a discussion with Andyrtr, it seems that many users find that the current splash is far too similar to the default WindowsXP 'Bliss' wallpaper.
Therefore, we are making this thread asking for submissions for new artwork for a new OpenOffice splash screen.
Image size should be not more than 300x350 pixels and in bitmap format 'intro.bmp'
Images should be modern looking and elegant with visually pleasing and non-distracting colors.
OpenOffice 2.3.0 final should be out soon so submissions should be make during the next few says.

So show us your artistic talents and share your designs cool

Thank you.

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#2 2007-09-13 20:23:27

AndyRTR
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

please make use of our logo!

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#3 2007-09-13 22:38:33

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

Yes, I am one of those who had always complained about the "XP" logo. ;-)

I think the ddefault intro.bmp is quite nice. So I just added our logo. The statusbar will be at the bottom. I am not sure about the text "Arch Linux". Perhaps we could left it.

See intro-new.bmp

PS: It`s 440*286 like the original from OOo. So I wonder why ours should be smaller.

Last edited by Pierre (2007-09-14 08:06:00)

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#4 2007-09-13 23:53:22

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

simple and elegant

intro1.bmp    intro2.bmp


want a modular and tweaked KDE for arch? try kdemod

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#5 2007-09-14 01:03:57

hacosta
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

i vote for funkyou's second splash

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#6 2007-09-14 06:57:33

Ankka
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

funkyou's first.

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#7 2007-09-14 08:03:47

Pierre
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

Well, a black screen looks like kind "underground 1337" distro. Imho a lighter splash would be more professional.

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#8 2007-09-14 10:30:53

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

That depends on your background, doesn't it. funkyou's second would be fine for me, but I hope to see more suggestions.

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#9 2007-09-14 14:26:47

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

i agree that a light background would probably be more appropriate, but i do like colors of the text. maybe a light background and the text with a border around it?


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#10 2007-09-14 21:55:22

iphitus
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

Why do we need to customise it?

+1 for the stock splash.

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#11 2007-09-14 22:25:02

Eliteforce
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

iphitus wrote:

Why do we need to customise it?

+1 for the stock splash.

same opinion

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#12 2007-09-14 23:18:10

AndyRTR
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

iphitus wrote:

Why do we need to customise it?

+1 for the stock splash.

the OpenOffice pkg eats so much efforts - it's really worth customizing it a bit.

afaik we have our own artwork on every desktop built into the packages. kde, xfce and gnome have blue ArchLinux wallpapers and login managers. we should probably try to make the splash fit into that.

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#13 2007-09-15 00:31:31

iphitus
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

AndyRTR wrote:
iphitus wrote:

Why do we need to customise it?

+1 for the stock splash.

the OpenOffice pkg eats so much efforts - it's really worth customizing it a bit.

not sure I understand you.

afaik we have our own artwork on every desktop built into the packages. kde, xfce and gnome have blue ArchLinux wallpapers and login managers. we should probably try to make the splash fit into that.

Not a fan of those either. OOo also isnt a desktop environment - and I kinda liked the stock OOo splash.

Last edited by iphitus (2007-09-15 00:32:41)

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#14 2007-09-15 01:28:27

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

Maybe bring the letters in Funk You's design towards the bottom like the original OpenOffice logo. Then add a similar vertical blue to white gradient but without the pattern. In effect it would be a cross between Funk You's design and the original. It would remain light enough to look good on most systems, and would have some of the Arch colors.

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#15 2007-09-15 13:47:02

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

Here are my alternative OpenOffice.org splash image(s):

openofficesplashep0.png openofficeslashvo1.png
openofficesplashgf9.png

Last edited by T-u-N-i-X (2007-09-15 16:22:07)


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#16 2007-09-15 13:57:40

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

T-u-N-i-X wrote:

Here are my alternative OpenOffice.org splash image:

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5194 … ashep0.png

Now, that's what I'm look for!

+1 from me! big_smile


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#17 2007-09-15 14:51:16

hussam
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

T-u-N-i-X, nice design. But is it possible to fix the border around the letters in 'OpenOffice.org' text?

funkyou's second logo is nice as well.

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#18 2007-09-15 14:56:25

T-u-N-i-X
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

hussam wrote:

T-u-N-i-X, nice design. But is it possible to fix the border around the letters in 'OpenOffice.org' text?

funkyou's second logo is nice as well.

@hussam: What do you mean by fixing ? Deleting the borders or blurring them ?


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#19 2007-09-15 15:19:09

hussam
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

maybe blurring them would work. But it does look good right now anyway.

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#20 2007-09-15 15:34:00

T-u-N-i-X
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

Added another one.. smile hope you like it.. I've created an XCF file just in case..


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#21 2007-09-15 15:39:29

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

T-u-N-i-X wrote:

Added another one.. smile hope you like it.. I've created an XCF file just in case..

Wow, the new one is really nice. Much better than the original 2, IMHO that is. smile


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#22 2007-09-15 15:42:53

hussam
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

T-u-N-i-X, very nice work wink

Edit:. You'll need to change 'suit' to 'suite'

Last edited by hussam (2007-09-15 15:47:37)

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#23 2007-09-15 15:50:15

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

I really liked T-u-N-i-X's new option. I'll vote for that.

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#24 2007-09-15 16:20:15

hussam
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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

It's not even as half as good as T-u-N-i-X's logo, but just so that you don't say I didn't try, here goes:
40be8e8797.jpg there's also a xcf file

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#25 2007-09-15 16:21:51

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Re: OpenOffice splash screen art contest

I vote for T-u-N-i-X's three design with the correction of suite instead of suit. Nice one, good job T-u-N-i-X.

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