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Offline rainb1ood

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[IC] GMK Solarized Dark - GB Live!
« on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:36:57 »
We are proud to share this keyset which is a result of a collaborative project that we have recently been working on.

This keyset is heavily inspired by Ethan Schoonover's Solarized which is popularly used as color schemes for terminals and IDEs, hence the name Solarized Dark.

We are still finalizing the kits, but here's a few things you can expect from it:


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1800 / WKL / HHKB / FC660M / 75% / Ergodox
Scoops and barred homing keys
Accents

What do you think about this set? We'd also like to hear your thoughts!

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Offline wodan

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:42:26 »
I am a huge fan of blue-based coloring schemes but you are very close to GMK Nautilus

http://zambumon.github.io/projects/nautilus

I wouldn't recommend running too close to each other ...

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:47:04 »
I am a huge fan of blue-based coloring schemes but you are very close to GMK Nautilus

http://zambumon.github.io/projects/nautilus

I wouldn't recommend running too close to each other ...

I thought it looked a lot like Dasher and Dancer

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=79484.0

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 10:06:14 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 10:07:46 »
RAELLY dig the alphas base color, make the entire set that base color pls :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 10:10:56 »
FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINALLY. Been stalking this set for what seems like forever.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 10:27:57 »
I really like the look of the set!! Could see a couple of boards where this would go very nicely.

Something feels just a bit off with the cyan accents though? For me, I'd like more chances to pop some color (more mods, f-row?) or less... bright colors on the arrow, space, esc and enter feels a bit too sparse and slightly out of place. More uniform like Terminal or more chances to cyan it up would feel a little more even to me. Could just be my own ocd, of course.  :confused:

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[IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:27:01 »
Beautiful! I am definitely interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:44:20 »
Sick. Camper's renders are just breathtaking as usual.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:57:24 »
Interesting, are the Alpha legends light grey?

I would really dig it if all of the legends were the Cyan.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 12:14:49 »
Interesting, are the Alpha legends light grey?

I would really dig it if all of the legends were the Cyan.

Base1 #93a1a1, yes it is the lighter than the other grey, Base0

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 12:17:51 »
I'd buy it as is, best GMK set yet. I recommend a modifier kit with different colored legends using solarized highlight colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 12:19:02 »
I like it, Hope it happen!

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 12:39:05 »
Will there be Ergodox/planck support?

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 12:50:02 »
soh hawt..
I would buy this, and nautilus, and slap them together for a faux-calm depths
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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 13:14:47 »
Definitely love how the alphas are right now.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 13:50:47 »
Looks amazing would definitely be interested in picking up a set. :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 16:00:34 »
I dig it a lot more than dasher and dancer

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 22:47:19 »
Really think the color tones are well balanced. Can't wait to see what the kits look like!

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 22:58:02 »
I dig this. Check this commenter as interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 23:04:52 »
I like the direction of the new render. Though maybe the purple is one color extra too much. I'd keep it magenta cyan and yellow, and provide ESC keys of all colors

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 23:15:36 »
Keep it lowkey without the magenta purple and other accent pls.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 15 February 2017, 23:46:43 »
watching :eyes:

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 00:01:54 »
Keep it lowkey without the magenta purple and other accent pls.

+1 Stick to the original design and keep it low-key.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 05:21:43 »
I have to agree that this set doesn't really benefit from the extra colours. Keep it simple and keep costs down.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 08:14:48 »
Wow this looks great! I'm a fan of the additional colors  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 09:55:33 »
I like the additional colors, I think they would do well as an add-on kit
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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 11:29:51 »
I like the colours - they aren't necessary by any means and I'd personally prefer full blue modifiers to match the accents but I figure that might be pretty hard to pull off with GMK's "full set" type of approach rather than kits.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 12:21:43 »
I'd say stick to original intent of Solarized. Lose those cyan keys, replace them with solarized background highlights (base 02 - #073642). if impossible to produce them and be distinct enough than the normal background, then use base 01 #586e75 or even base 00 #657b83.

If we are going to have contrasted modifiers, then use background color from solarized light: base 3 background #fdf6e3. Don't forget to use solarized accent colors for text on modifiers.

As it is, while nice, you can't really call this "Solarized". Oh, if you want to call this "Solarized", don't forget to ask Ethan for permission. Maybe we can even donate him a set if a GB for this can be realized. IIRC he also bought a set of Penumbra a few years ago.
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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 12:41:11 »
Loving it as is. Hopefully some modifiers are in store for us non-windows users.


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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 12:59:14 »
Keep it lowkey without the magenta purple and other accent pls.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 14:51:35 »
I agree too, those purple/magenta/orange accents look weird.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 14:56:24 »
I think the accent keys really help bring the theme of the set together though, the only time I dont see those colors are if i cat a file in the terminal or something
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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 16:18:30 »
New Stuff > Old Stuff

Keep adding more POP!
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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 16:57:26 »
Definitely like the newer renders! Might be in for a set of these.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 18:33:58 »
Forgot to say this: text legends instead of icons, and uppercase CODE keys in place of the win keys please. That would be source code-ish.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 19:55:29 »
Love the original design.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 20:34:17 »
also prefer the original design

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 21:13:23 »
Forgot to say this: text legends instead of icons, and uppercase CODE keys in place of the win keys please. That would be source code-ish.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 21:38:05 »
I feel like while the original design is fine indeed, a similar aesthetic can be achieved with sets like sky dolch. For this set to truly be solarized, the different colored mods will really drive the point across. Also I'm in the camp of "code" instead of windows logo, and I'm a fan of the little contrast between mods/alphas, it's unique.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 16 February 2017, 21:42:56 »
Sorry, my intention to keep the overall color lowkey is ignoring the "Dark Solarized" theme and straight to the better visualization compared the colored mod and not colored.

Thus, if we wanna stick to the Solarized Dark, better spread the colored text all the way. make the numrow colored, the F, the numpad, all have different color. The struggle will be balancing the neutral text and the colored.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 17 February 2017, 01:12:09 »
Yeah, there are different design goals and aesthetics between color scheme for keyboards and color scheme for IDE/source code editors. OP wants to adapt the most popular version of the latter to the former. People are divided between those who wants general aesthetics of a keyboard, and those who want to follow the spirit of the original color scheme. Same thing happens to keysets following similar pattern, like Oblivion. But unlike Oblivion, we can't afford to have 2 dozens of child kits. So, I guess it is up to the OP which direction he wants to take. But if we are deviating from the original intent of Solarized, we should use another name, and let others who want to strictly follow Solarized guidelines use them.

IIRC the original Penumbra was also called 'Solarized'. We have come a long way since 4 years ago. Now we can use custom color with Pantone matching. So, I'm kinda hoping this can be the new Solarized set with better colors than Penumbra.
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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 17 February 2017, 01:30:11 »
I love the Solarized color scheme. If this set is going to be called Solarized, I would like to see more of those colors represented. As-is, this looks very monochromatic and, as mentioned earlier, close to Nautilus.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 18 February 2017, 07:17:16 »
We would like to thank everyone for their feedback and thoughts!

Things me, gatix and thesiscamper have agreed on so far:
-Changing the of name of set
-Use text mods instead of icon mods
-Colored legends add on pack

We'll play around more regarding colored legends and also going to try grey(Base1) as legend color for mods instead of cyan.

Oh, if you want to call this "Solarized", don't forget to ask Ethan for permission. Maybe we can even donate him a set if a GB for this can be realized. IIRC he also bought a set of Penumbra a few years ago.

We did email him a month ago with attached renders  :thumb:





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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 18 February 2017, 08:17:34 »
We would like to thank everyone for their feedback and thoughts!

Things me, gatix and thesiscamper have agreed on so far:
-Changing the of name of set
-Use text mods instead of icon mods
-Colored legends add on pack

We'll play around more regarding colored legends and also going to try grey(Base1) as legend color for mods instead of cyan.

Oh, if you want to call this "Solarized", don't forget to ask Ethan for permission. Maybe we can even donate him a set if a GB for this can be realized. IIRC he also bought a set of Penumbra a few years ago.

We did email him a month ago with attached renders  :thumb:

Great news!

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 16:58:05 »
The oldest initial renders, and the slightly newer renders which flipped the shade of the mods/alphas (the current renders on the keyrenders interest check page) made the keys look like a very dark aqua color.  These newer renders show it as more of a gray and with seemingly a little less contrast between the two colors.  I still like it a lot, but I was totally in love with the initial renders and I think it lacks the same punch now.



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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 18:53:28 »
The oldest initial renders, and the slightly newer renders which flipped the shade of the mods/alphas (the current renders on the keyrenders interest check page) made the keys look like a very dark aqua color.  These newer renders show it as more of a gray and with seemingly a little less contrast between the two colors.  I still like it a lot, but I was totally in love with the initial renders and I think it lacks the same punch now.

This. Prefer the first render w/ an addon or inclusion of the accent.

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 23:25:37 »
I love that you're using 96 for your renders

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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 28 February 2017, 06:05:53 »
Are the r4 mod keys with different colored legends an add-on/optional keys, or the standard?
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Re: [IC] GMK Solarized Dark *Updated*
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 10:04:16 »
Are the r4 mod keys with different colored legends an add-on/optional keys, or the standard?

More likely to be an add-on