Steven Garrity, my good friend and creative director of silverorange, has announced the creation of the Tango Project, an effort that aims to provide:
A specified default native look. A subsystem to help standardize toolkits on a common look and feel. A complete, standard set of application, mimetype, and stock icons to build upon a style guide. Cross-desktop humane interface guidelines.
Looks to be an excellent project. Can’t wait to see what comes out of it.
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how is this different from the long-time existing freedesktop.org project? They have achieved a lot of milestones already.
What makes this effort different from freedesktop?
Well, judging from my first impression on both sites, the Tango Project definitely has much more visual appeal — and has a bunch of great folks involved. I seem to remember them mentioning the FreeDesktop project as a source of inspiration, so maybe it’s a second generation branch of the project… Not sure exactly, but it looks promising!