I think this is so due the fact that (almost every) programmer is good at logic, but not at design ;) Dough, there is logic in design, there is also a need to feel what colors/artwork go together as one. I dropped art (i have/had a gift) and started programming... now i'm trying to achieve both, so i can do more, than i normally do :D I'll have some of the new artwork uploaded on my blog, soon — Posted by vladeck at Wed Mar 23 11:53:20 2005
I don't think that's it: a couple of years ago, I really cared about having a beautiful picture on my desktop, and while I never was too big of an artist, I did play with Gimp a lot at the time, while still aiming for simplicity.
The big problem I have is that I feel blue (as a colour that dominates most of contemporary designs) is overused, and with red being my favourite colour, I try to push it everywhere—well, that rarely works out :) — Posted by Danilo at Wed Mar 23 23:38:04 2005
red is strong color and it is hard to achieve good results, but try out #db050 and it's variants... it looks good ;) — Posted by vladeck at Thu Mar 24 16:46:25 2005
sorry, that was: #db0505... don't want to spam, but i made a mistake — Posted by vladeck at Thu Mar 24 16:47:26 2005
Just what I suspected: everybody's desktop on PGO has some sort of blue background :) While I love blue, I hate it being used so much.
Thanks for the tips on red colour, but #db0505 looks too modern for me (I'd have to go away from my dark desktop look :) Though, I rarely use #f00 anyway (on my desktop is #610000, look at what I use here on my blog, and for example on http://kvota.net/ng/). — Posted by Danilo at Fri Mar 25 09:21:05 2005
i asked myself the same question. then i closed all my windows and made some in-line order.
you should do the same, it's not hard if you have a mouse. — Posted by bc at Tue Mar 29 08:10:34 2005