Design/Whiteboards/4.0 Branding

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    Create a new branding for the next version of LibreOffice, which, technology-wise, leaves a lot of cruft behind. This should be reflected by the new artwork.

    See the former splash screen and start center whiteboards for further specifications.

    All submissions must be original work, and you must be okay with releasing it under a dual LGPL v3/MPL license, if not under CC0.


    Call for Proposals Analyzing Proposals Shaping Tentative Design Voting Implementation Process Implemented


    The voting results are shown in File:LO4BrandingVotes.pdf and announced at design ml. As Alex doesn't have the time to ready his proposal for implementation, we're going with Maxim Darak's green proposal.

    Proposal Deadline

    Jan 26, 2013, 16:00 UTC prolonged to Feb 9, 2013, 16:00 UTC


    We now vote for the proposals until February 9th, 2013, 16:00 UTC. Voting is done at google docs.


    In Scope Out of Scope
    • Splash screen
    • About window
    • Welcome screen
    • Swiss style
    • Logo opacity between 60 and 100%
    • Violating the Branding guidelines
    • Alpha transparency in the splash screen design
    • Use of copyrighted material (with the exception of the official logo)
    • Additional UI widgets (e.g. buttons, links)
    • Moving/Changing the buttons on the Start screen

    Splash Screen

    Please try out your splash screen before you submit it. Be aware that it must be rectangular and opaque (no alpha transparency). If you're using Linux, to try out your splash screen, name your splash "intro.png", place it in your home folder, and execute the command "sudo cp intro.png /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/" in the Terminal.

    You might also want to edit the look of the progress indicator. For details on that, see this page.


    Proposal by

    Splash Screen

    Proposal by Javier Antonio Nisa Ávila

    Splash Screen

    Proposal by k-j

    Part of a concept "Get involved", see User:K-j/Drafts/Concept-GIn

    Start Screen

    Source SVG for V2

    Splash Screen

    Source SVG for V2

    Proposal by Medieval

    Splash Screens

    Proposal by Pedro

    Splash Screen

    Short explanation: this is a plain one color splash screen (using the LibreOffice Main Color) with a large white icon, in the spirit of the Modern/Metro UI

    Proposal by Mateus.m.luna

    Overview: Splash/Start/About

    Proposal by Alexander Wilms

    Proposal by Maxim Darák

    Proposal by H.Sparks

    Progress Bar

    Proposal by G Sparks

    Progress Bar