I’d like to suggest some improvements be made to Pocillo, so that UB retains it’s unique style while being a little more friendly to new users, as I was telling @fossfreedom earlier. I’d implement these myself and fork Pocillo, but I only know enough theming to change
border-radius (how round a theme is), and the colors. Here are my suggestions:
- Don’t get the window control style from the headerbar. Upstream Materia does this, but Pocillo shouldn’t - the Pocillo/Moka controls might feel ‘awkward’ to users coming from stock Ubuntu (with Yaru) or Windows. I suggest we modify Pocillo to use window controls similar to Qogir, as a brilliant example implementing this.
- Make the normal variants (not slim ones) not have such big tabs (and maybe other elements) - although it’s a considerable improvement over stock Materia, some things are still HUGE. For example, Tilix with tabs enabled using the standard Pocillo:
Compare this to the Slim version:
That feels much better, in my opinion.
And that’s all I can remember. This is all my personal opinion, but I think a lot of people might agree with me. For reference, here is Pocillo’s current design with the Pocillo/Moka Icons:
And here’s Qogir:
Controls in the second one probably feel better to most users.