Combined ideas about SUSE and KDE

Hello you all.

I just created a simple animation that could become a replacement for the waiting bar when Suse is launching. I think that having something like a throbber or spinner is better than having a progress bar. Why? because progress bars are nice but they have a "promise" within them. The promise is that once the bar reaches the end, then you will have your desktop ready to use. Spinners, however, do not have this promise in them and are still able to convey the idea that you have to wait until the system loading is over. I tried a few things before like this:

Of course, that was a little rough. I used more as a proof of concept, not the final product. Then I worked on it a little harder and this is what I got:


Better Design

Because you guys have been so great and have visited my blog about 3000 times now. I have decided to make a little investment on it. I went to campus (Yes, I am a college student) and decided to get a drawing tablet. It's a basic one, the Bamboo Pen made by Wacom. I like it a lot and it does feel easier for me to start coming up with conceptual artwork for the blog. I think better design is related to having better tools and I hope that from now on, the idea posted on this blog become more appealing to you.

If for some reason, you are not satisfied with my designs, bear in mind that I am not a graphics artist nor a computer science student. I study history, from the Middle East, so although I now about ancient design, it's hard for me to come up with something very professional. Either way, enjoy and this Wacom is a gift to your visits and great comments.