Quantal's wallpaper submissions are now open
Quantal Quetzal is gradually coming to its final release, yet, there are still exciting additions to be strengthened and landed in the default installation, such as the already announced Web Apps, the fancy Previews, etc.
The developers choose wallpapers to be used by default (and thus exposed to millions and millions of users) via a community contest, where, basically, creative users submit wallpapers, wallpapers voted, tested on different screen sizes, resolutions, etc, then landed in the default installation.
The official submission process has just been opened today, August 21st 2012, and will be open until August 28th 2012.
Quantal's wallpapers are to be decreased to 10 images on the CD, due to "we’re interested in quality not quantity".
The interested creators/users are to follow a set of recommendations, consequently, in order to achieve increased chances to be considered for the developers' votes, the sent image is to:
- avoid the usage of "too many shapes and colors"
- have a singular point of focus, "a single area that draws the eye in"
- have clear/clean areas on the left side and on the top area, where the launcher and the Unity panel are exposed, "as this will clash with the interface elements of the Launcher and Panel"
- be optimized for multiple screen sizes and resolutions, thus the creator is to "make sure something important isn’t cropped out on smaller/larger screens"
The images can be submitted on flickr
As usual, the developers will select images from all of the submitted wallpapers, then "we’ll be going to the people whose images were selected last time around to help us choose the final 10".
Questions related to Quantal's community wallpaper contest are to addressed on #1210wallpaper on freenode.
"Each Flickr user will be limited to 1 submission to the group so choose carefully"
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