Theme elements and display: a small review

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Theme elements and display: a small review

Manu Cornet-2
Hi!

I have already written about simulating the laptop's display with
Xephyr, with color swizzling, antialiasing, and a postprocessing to
restore good luminosity.

There is a last process that is useful in previewing what things will
look like: "shrinking" reduces the size of images by half in a way
that takes the color swizzling into account (see [1] for more details
on all these processes). Half-sized images are a good preview of the
overall feeling of the laptop's display, since they should
approximately have the right dimension (considering that the
resolution of common screens -- 96 dpi -- is half that of the OLPC
display -- 200 dpi).

Using these simulation tools, I've written a small review of several
theme and graphical elements (fonts, thin lines, buttons, etc.) here:

http://www.manucornet.net/pub/olpc/theme_and_display/

I hope this can be useful :-)

Cheers,
Manu

[1] http://wiki.laptop.org/go/GTK_for_OLPC#Simulation_Tools