[GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?

Maris Nartiss maris.gis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 03:03:33 PST 2015

Nice ideas :)
I like #3, still if you could try to make a version with less
aggressive green for comparison.

As goes for startup screen - the good ol' TCL/Tk based startup screen
had a screen height dependant layout [1]. It was simply checking some
"screen height" variable set by startup sh script and then deciding to
show or skip the upper picture. I would assume that similar trick
could be implemented also in wxPython version. IMHO that idea could be
extended even further - instead of removing picture completely, just
rotate it by 90 degrees and place on the left side of startup screen
if screen height-20px < window height. Sorry, no code, just 0.02
verizon cents.


1. http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/browser/grass/branches/develbranch_6/lib/init/gis_set.tcl#L195

2015-01-21 12:37 GMT+02:00 Vincent Bain <bain at toraval.fr>:
> Just for fun, I made a couple of tests there:
> http://www.lesfavrets.fr/telec/grass_splash.tar.gz
> using :
> - Fontin, a font by Jos Buivenga (exljbris a nice type foundry), licence
> here :
> http://www.exljbris.com/eula.html
> - an arbitrary image picked somewhere on the web only fo the test
> (probably not freely reusable).
> Hope this helps,
> Vincent.
> Le mercredi 21 janvier 2015 à 08:47 +0100, Vincent Bain a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> quite long silent on this ML, I give my two cents to this very prolific
>> topic ;-)
>> Objectively : at such a high stage of maturity GRASS project clearly
>> lacks a robust graphical identity; a "corporate charter" is perhaps a
>> bit pedantic but it would be nice to lay down some guidelines for GRASS
>> GIS logo/motto representation, in addition to "citing GRASS GIS
>> software" section (e.g. here :
>> http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GRASS_Citation_Repository).
>> Designing a brand new splash for G7 may be an opportunity to set these
>> things (logo, main font, slogan, etc.); the recent website design
>> certainly goes this way, and should be a good starting point.
>> Subjectively : compositing and typography nowadays are sorely tortured
>> by digital technology facilities, and results rarely withstand the test
>> of time: one should always be very cautious with
>> 3d/shady/glossy/translucency/and-so-on effects...
>> The welcome frame and splash screen should stick to a well-tempered
>> style. To me a good design works if it still works in b&w (it is the
>> case for the nice historical grass logo) and possibly without image.
>> If inspired, I'll try to send a proposal.
>> Vincent.
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