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insomniasexx  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Like a phoenix from the ashes.

Alright so I thought it needed flair so I added the colors to the background.

Originally it was just black (well technically dark gray: #222)

If anyone (including you mk) has any feedback on that aspect of the design let me know. I'm open to either option. I just like color.

Here's another shot of us talking to ourselves.

mk  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think you are right about the color. It has its own thing going on.

veen  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The colors work as a nice contrast to the b&w logo, but I don't particulary like the outline of the bokeh wallpaper in relation to the logo on the homescreen:

It just looks a bit ugly to have the black bars on top and below, and it kinda cuts up the logo. Either make the background all the way or give the logo it's own box or something.

insomniasexx  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh the black bars will be gone, it'll be 100% coverage.

It's a known issue on this tablet that I just resolved.

veen  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That does look a lot better! Why did you choose for a bokeh background if I can ask?

insomniasexx  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There wasn't a deep process behind that design choice. I tried sold colors, subtle gradients, strong gradients, and none felt right. I also couldn't find a single color pallet that I liked and was generally uninspired. I have a similar wallpaper on my desktop (it cycles through a folder of wallpaper) and I saw it and thought it might work. It was different and colorful enough to be unlimited in the possibilities. I was originally just going to use it for he top bars but put it on the homepage and liked it. I have designed so many beige and blue or muted primary colors lately and I wanted to stay as far away from that as possible

This whole time I'm taking graphic design and they're all questioning motivations and process and all that bs. Sometimes you just like something and move onto the next one

veen  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I won't annoy you with process motivations, that wasn't my intention. But maybe this color palette from today's Design seeds will help? I think they would fit with the current wallpaper.