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

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Fri Jan 30 10:52:39 PST 2015

Thanks for doing the voting page Martin.

There seem to be 4 main components to the splash screen decisions:

1) Which image to use (we seem to be narrowing that down a lot)
2) Which font (unless we are set now with Fira Sans for the sans serif font)
3) Whether to use upper or lower case
4) Where to put the text on the image

For myself, I like the grassy world in color,
the Fira Sans/Garramond fonts
the lower case for grass gis
and probably the text across the bottom of the image so the map aspect of the grassy world image can be better seen

Since this combination doesn’t exist, I’m not yet sure how best to express this on the page.

But all that said, and as much as I am in favor of our democratic procedures over all, I’m not sure voting will give the best graphic design. So maybe voting should be advisory, with Vincent having final say so?

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

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On Jan 30, 2015, at 9:41 AM, grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org<mailto:grass-dev-request at lists.osgeo.org> wrote:

From: Martin Landa <landa.martin at gmail.com<mailto:landa.martin at gmail.com>>
Cc: GRASS developers list <grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org<mailto:grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org>>
To: Vincent Bain <bain at toraval.fr<mailto:bain at toraval.fr>>
Date: January 30, 2015 at 8:53:32 AM MST
Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] New splash screen for GRASS GIS 7?


2015-01-30 15:13 GMT+01:00 Vincent Bain <bain at toraval.fr<mailto:bain at toraval.fr>>:
I fear it is an endless discussion anyway. Objectivity is hard to reach
in that domain of graphic design.

this is what we need to avoid. RC2 is waiting for a new splash and
welcome banner. I can see three candidates [1]. Please free add new
candidates, it would be nice to launch voting during weekend and than
to move on to RC2 on the beginning of the next week, what do you


[1] http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Talk:Identity

Martin Landa

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