treellama wrote:appleswitch wrote:terminal-y interfaces like MBO.
JohannesG wrote:It does sadden me a bit that so many 'thon sites are inspired by the limited design and colour scheme of the terminals while we have such an amazing amount of colour schemes throughout the series. Like for example the Marathon 2 water set and the Lhowon colours. I for example loved the color scheme of the previous MBO although the design was quite horrible by today's standards (and on today's screens)
Crater Creator wrote:To wit, the Marathon would've had to have been built by engineers that had been in stasis since circa 1980 to be built with terminals that can only show green-on-black text in 10 point Courier.
Crater Creator wrote:Stuff like this is nostalgic, and I wouldn't mind seeing more of it, in web design or elsewhere.
Crater Creator wrote:I think it's only natural for websites, at least many kinds of websites, to use themes from Marathon's terminals. Both terminals and websites like forums and blogs are largely text-based forms of communication which we specifically associate with computers and the net. One may argue it's unimaginative, but terminal-inspired themes seem like the closest one can get to making a Marathon website look like it exists within the canon. Using art from Marathon wall textures or landscapes is fine too, but it's a further step removed.
Crater Creator wrote:I like terminals that go out of their way to look like terminals. It's an artistic struggle in futuristic works to make something look identifiably 'like a computer,' since display technology has long since removed old limits on what you can see on a screen. To wit, the Marathon would've had to have been built by engineers that had been in stasis since circa 1980 to be built with terminals that can only show green-on-black text in 10 point Courier. And yet, terminals have a certain charm and uniqueness to them precisely because of that minimalist style. Stuff like this is nostalgic
Crater Creator wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing more of it, in web design or elsewhere
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