Skip to main content
Welcome guest. | Register | Login | Post

OS Design / Visuals

12 replies [Last post]
Offline
Joined: 2006-02-24

Hello!

I was given a link to here from http://www.libervis.com
I am a graphic designer looking to contribute my time and energy to free and open source software.

I work for free in my spare time and I'm obsessed by developing software that is powerful, easy to use and benefits people in one way or another.

Are there any people here who could use my skills to help produce something great?

Send me a PM if you're interested.

My website is below (so you can see my actual artistic ability versus my limited technical capabilities).

http://www.cmd-q.com

Regards.

Offline
Joined: 2006-02-24

14 views and not even a hello?

Offline
Joined: 2005-12-20

Hey, welcome to the forums, not all the time people have time to reply Smiling

Anyways, I see you have a Mac, or maybe a x86 running mac os x, first step would be to dual boot it with something FOSS Eye

What sort of skills are you looking for?

I was about to carry on learning python, so if you need that in a few weeks I should be good to go Smiling

libervisco's picture
Offline
Joined: 2006-05-04
"Quit" wrote:

14 views and not even a hello?

I am sorry.. I was busy today (had guests). Welcome to Nuxified.org.

This community still isn't so big which is why sometimes some topics wait a bit longer to get a reply. But as we grow that'll only get better.

Your site design looks kind of "adventurous" if that's the right way to describe it. Everything's so big, but kinda cool..

Offline
Joined: 2006-02-24

Hi onlinebacon,

Because I'm approaching thi from a user point of view I'm not sure what the technical requirements are.

I'm basically interested in working with a few people to create an intuitive, user centric operating system that can (potentially) support software from the two major platforms (Microsoft & Apple).

Or alternatively, create an entirely new OS that supports standard FOSS's's.

I'm relatively new to the technical end of things and I'm in no way a programmer.

The thing I'm trying to bring to computing is a sense of understanding. My main concern is to develop software to a point where I could confidently dual boot another system to my HDD (although I already have two Apple OS on here).

If there is one downfall to most Open Source stuff it's that you have to be technically well read to understand how to make the change.

If you can make 'making the change' simple enough for me to be able to do it on my own then you're going to find yourself with a much larger userbase.

Or something.

Offline
Joined: 2006-02-24
"libervisco" wrote:
"Quit" wrote:

14 views and not even a hello?

I am sorry.. I was busy today (had guests). Welcome to Nuxified.org.

This community still isn't so big which is why sometimes some topics wait a bit longer to get a reply. But as we grow that'll only get better.

Your site design looks kind of "adventurous" if that's the right way to describe it. Everything's so big, but kinda cool..

Ha ha, sorry, that wasn't meant to sound as 'pouty' as it did.
I know you're all probably quite intelligent people on here, and I tend to be much more about 'the feeling' or 'just going for it' and I was beginning to get a little worried that you might think I was a graphic design tosser!

Laughing out loud

My website is quite empty right now becuase I'm concentrating on designing user interfaces for things.

I like the big optimistic look of the current Cmd-Q.

My old site is here
http://www.supershifter.com (R.I.P)

Offline
Joined: 2005-12-20
"Quit" wrote:
"libervisco" wrote:
"Quit" wrote:

14 views and not even a hello?

I am sorry.. I was busy today (had guests). Welcome to Nuxified.org.

This community still isn't so big which is why sometimes some topics wait a bit longer to get a reply. But as we grow that'll only get better.

Your site design looks kind of "adventurous" if that's the right way to describe it. Everything's so big, but kinda cool..

Ha ha, sorry, that wasn't meant to sound as 'pouty' as it did.
I know you're all probably quite intelligent people on here, and I tend to be much more about 'the feeling' or 'just going for it' and I was beginning to get a little worried that you might think I was a graphic design tosser!

Laughing out loud

My website is quite empty right now becuase I'm concentrating on designing user interfaces for things.

I like the big optimistic look of the current Cmd-Q.

My old site is here
http://www.supershifter.com (R.I.P)

LMAO Laughing out loud
Well, not ALL graphic design people are like that Sticking out tongue

/me scurries away back to under a rock

Offline
Joined: 2005-12-21

Hola. Graphic designer, eh? I suggest you take a look at the help requests on sf.net if you're after some jobs, and that is you're not keen to align yourself with a desktop environment or distro's art team.

Other area you could look at is kde-look.org, gnome-look.org and xfce-look.org. Nice places to publish your work I've found. :smiling:

libervisco's picture
Offline
Joined: 2006-05-04

Yes, I agree with klepas. Try sf.net as well as those -look.org sites. Smiling

Klepas too does some nice graphic design work just to get you acquainted. Eye

Cheers
Daniel

a thing's picture
Offline
Joined: 2005-12-20

First Savannah, then SF. SF is powered by nonfree software.

Offline
Joined: 2005-12-21
"libervisco" wrote:

Yes, I agree with klepas. Try sf.net as well as those -look.org sites. Smiling

Klepas too does some nice graphic design work just to get you acquainted. Eye

Cheers
Daniel

Hey, cheers. Smiling
Another way to find your place in the spectrum of things is simply checking out and sticking around the various IRC channels, especially the art channels. devels have a habbit of popping in when they needs some eye candy done. :smiling:

"a thing" wrote:

First Savannah, then SF. SF is powered by nonfree software.

That doesn't make the apps any less legit or puts up a reason for me to go to Savannah first. Many of the things being developed on SF sites is GPLed or similar, so I don't really mind.

libervisco's picture
Offline
Joined: 2006-05-04
Re: OS Design / Visuals
"Quit" wrote:

Are there any people here who could use my skills to help produce something great?

From what I understand you have some UI skills. Well, here's something I ran into just now. A guy from xoopsforge.org is looking for an UI designer:

Quote:

1 UI designer - one or two, professional level with well compliant knowledge of web standards

It's the first thing on the homepage. So if you're interested you might get in touch with him. :-)

Cheers
Daniel

free-zombie's picture
Offline
Joined: 2006-03-08

On what you said with "new os" stuff...
Here is a "goal" that some people have approached, but noone has had real success.
When you run Linux, you will notice that some applications look different. There are KDE apps, GNOME apps, GTK+1 apps. You will have a hard time finding a linux system with perfect UI consistency. The reason is the foundation: the X windowing system. This does all the drawing on linux, but does it 100% pixel-wise. It does not know anything about buttons and the like. This makes it a pain in the arse to code, so there have been numerous "wrappers" written that draw the controls in an easy and consistent way. There being so many of them, however, the consistency gets lost.
The best solution would be to create a completely new windowing system. a replacement for X and all that builds upon it. This could again integrate the vision of a 3d desktop. There have been a few attempts, most notably the Y window system. Alas, this project is dead.
note to self: this would be a worth-wile passtime killer.
If you find an active project in these directions, it may interest you... and tell me if you do...
I once tried out y-windows (no chance), to possibly contribute, but it was long dead.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.