Jul 16, 2009

Graphical Boot Splash Idea

After seeing Mr Doob's awesome boot splash animation, I started working on some animations. I got some great response on my "Ubuntu 9.10 Promotion intro" video and decided to created a suggestion for the Karmic graphical boot splash.
I got a little carried away during the making of this clip (excessive use of effects - sorry!) and landed far far away from what the guidelines describe. Anyway, I've submitted the video for inspiration or perhaps even as a "don't go there" warning LOL.

Grab the high quality .ogv version from my DropBox here...

I've also been working on some more serious ideas, but I have nothing to show yet. I like the throbber I've added in the initial mockup below, but the two circles (throbber and Ubuntu logo) makes it kind of unbalanced. It's really a hard task to create something that follows all the design guidelines and looks slick.

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More to come...


  1. Hello ..

    "excessive use of effects" .. I think so But It's really awesome :)
    Good job!

  2. Thank you for posting an .ogv.

  3. Holy crap that's awesome.

  4. Nice, and original, I like it

  5. Looks great indeed, very cool. About the "serious" bootsplash. It looks good, but this dots and circle thing is also on the suse boot screens. Not that I don't like it, but just maybe good to know.

  6. Can't you use the Ubuntu logo as a throbber? ;-)

  7. Look's really great to me ! Excellent work, it's simple, elegant and unique. 10 points

  8. thats awesome... you should try and get the "over the top" one included as an additional theme.