This is an effort to make Gnome having a consistent look and feel from the very first time you boot your box on, till you login -and after! It’s not such a big deal and my guess is that only Fedora will use these (Gnome Ubuntu maybe?).
Gnome UX Team plays a lot with Dark Grey colors in Gnome 3.6 (and beyond), with some touches of light colors. While the look is professional and exhales “class” ..is kinda depressive.
description: From power on to either GDM or the user session should be fluid and seamless.
|-Indicate the power is on
-Show something is happening
-Efficiently get the system operational
|-Don’t be a separate place
-Don’t beat the user over the head with branding
|-Operate in both graphics and text mode
-Graphics mode must work at 800×600
-Text mode must work at 80×24 characters
-Text mode restricted to ASCII character set
-Background cannot be pure black (#000) due to the way monitors align video images. However, #080808 for example is OK.
These are mockups under discussion and nothing is final yet.
With logos (probably distro logo here)
consistency with the rest system
Watch the similarities with Login/Lock Screens, Notifications Bar and even Adwaita dark theme.
Background is one of the defaults from the Wallpaper Pallet of Gnome 3.6; and of course the famous Gnome Icons!
colors colors colors!
The easiest way to give a professional look into your system is to use dark colors and specially dark grey as Gnome Design Team does. Everyone uses these colors; shouldn’t Gnome be more “special” ? I think they have overdone it in a degree that it ends up to be depressing. Consistent look doesn’t necessary come by the colors.
Imagine, a rainy September day, that you just have broke up, to boot your Gnome on, watch all these grey boot screens, then open Files and see the -born to make you sad- Icons, and listen to Emilliana Torrini..
dedicated to Gnome Design Team :)
..wouldn’t you commit suicide ? :)
a gnome spinner, if you want to use it in ajax loadings :)