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

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Wed Jan 21 11:19:16 PST 2015

Needless to say, I’m in agreement with these sentiments. GRASS is great software and it would be nice if we could convey that visually as well as functionally.

C. Michael Barton
Director, Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Head, Graduate Faculty in Complex Adaptive Systems Science
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-2402

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On Jan 21, 2015, at 3:37 AM, grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org<mailto:grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org> wrote:

From: Vincent Bain <bain at toraval.fr<mailto:bain at toraval.fr>>
To: <grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org<mailto:grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org>>
Date: January 21, 2015 at 12:47:42 AM MST
Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?

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 :
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.


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