Articles Filed Under Idea

This Ubuntu homepage replacement is slick and informative

New and old Ubuntu users alike will find something to love in this colourful homepage replacement by Ryan Kelln.

16 January 2011
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LibreOffice Ribbon UI mock-up

Microsoft Office has it, OpenOffice may/will/should/was getting something similar - but what about its' fork LibreOffice? LibreOffice user by ~usrnametaken has mocked-up what it might look like, should LibreOffice ever go down the ribbon route.

16 January 2011
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Just give me my damn horoscope, Ubuntu

I'm addicted to reading my horoscope everyday. For real. Call me gullible or call me cool but it's something I've grown up doing and I'm too lazy to bother stop doing so now. But why do I have to get my astrological fix by running an OS X dashboard widget in Ubuntu?

16 January 2011
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This Ubuntu theme idea is OTT but ace

The following theme mock-up by ~RustedThorn may be a tad indulgent on the branding scales (and closing an application via a menu everytime would get real annoying real fast) but you know what? I really don't care. It looks beautiful.

10 January 2011
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Recipe: Tux shaped cookies

An avid baking fan? Are you the next Nigella Lawson in the kitchen? Why not mix the decadent art of baking with the technical and exciting world of Linux with this Tux recipe.

6 January 2011
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Postler and Dexter Messaging Menu integration mock-up

The elementary project’s stable of experiments waxes and wanes with real buoyancy. Recent additions that have floated to the fore include the refined e-mail client Postler and slick contacts app Dexter.

6 January 2011
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Force quit with style, yo

Force quitting rogue applications could do with looking better. Acording to you guys that is, who often send in your mock-ups on how you think unresponsive application notifications should be shown.

5 January 2011
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Android Desktop Notifier: How it could be that little bit more awesome

Being a forgetful so-and-so I find Android Desktop Notifier to be an invaluable app. I do think it could be a little bit better though, and here's how.

3 January 2011
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Zeitgeist Time freeze (or how not to lose your logs every 6 months) [Updated with download]

Over on DevinatArt, designer Izobalax has been musing on a minor flaw in Zeitgeists armour: the ability to easily 'take' your logswith you.

27 December 2010
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This Ubuntu Software Centre mock-up is bright but bold

DeviantArtist Musl1m has mocked up his idea of how the Ubuntu Software Centre should look as it evolves its ever-growing feature set.

18 December 2010
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Support GNOME by shopping at Amazon this Xmas

If you're going to be busy on Amazon over the festive period don't forget to use GNOME referral links. These links work like normal amazon links but instead of the shopping giant getting all your cash a slice goes to help keep GNOME developers warm and happy.

16 December 2010
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Mock up: Application overview in Unity

Could Unity's application over-view look better for Natty? Discussions currently taking place on the Ayatana mailing list certainly think so and the mock-up below is one such proposed solution.

8 December 2010