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Ubuntu Software Centre 4.0 by DigitallyDestined Ubuntu Software Centre 4.0 by DigitallyDestined
The next version of the Ubuntu Software Centre (version 4.0) will have many new features such as rating applications and the ability for users to donate to their favouriite open source projects. I think that a new interface is also something that version 4 could do with. I know that every version of the Software Centre has had a new interface but all of them especially the latest one seem slightly bland and boring, something with more colour and visuals would be better in my opinion. This is what I have in mind, let me know what you think. The sizes of the the various categories depend on how many items are available under that category, for example the system category has 28151 items (on my system) making it the largest category and Universal Access has only 13 items making it the smallest category and this is reflected in my design. Made with GIMP & Inkscape as always. W'salaam ~ Peace

*NOTE* There is no menu bar because of the Global menu that will be introduced with Natty Narwhal (Ubuntu 11.04)

*NOTE 2* Improved mock-up [link]
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hazratozzy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Agreed with theradioboy .. the UI is in a total mess. Very crude and no professional touch. Thumbs Down
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kdru Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, awesome. i love ur idea :)
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Anub-Arack Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
It would look a lot better (in my eyes) if the cells wold have a thicker black border (let's say 5px?)
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doctorx64 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
easy donating!
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Tukmakov Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
It is most similar to the children's creativity. Not sure that this idea will be in later releases of Ubuntu. Cause this is not a serious concept, but only your whim.
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DigitallyDestined Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
check out my latest mock-up I think you'll find it more suitable [link]
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TheMooDude Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
It's a very good idea. The Software Centre does need a little more to it. There is however the issue of actually finding the category you're looking for; who's to say that System tools are going to be more popular for everyone than Educational? I do like it, a lot, but as long as there is still an option to have it listed a little less erratically :D
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dreamgrrrlz Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
This is incredible. If the Software Center looked like this, I'd actually use it. Great work
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DreadKnight666 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's good stuff!
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tushantin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice idea, but too messy. XD

Remember, beauty comes hand in hand with efficiency. Remember how clicking on one app you need to click on "details" to see more? How about a sliding banner at the top which automatically shows you the details and picture, and even the download, to the app you selected?

Keeping the selected items to minimum yet elegant would be the best bet. New users usually like clean and less complex stuff.
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