Todd Lipcon bq. Why don't we choose the Hadoop elephant yellow? Or Apache purple? Seems like we already have some project branding that we could "fit with" in that sense.
The color is just a suggestion. I now think it too radical a departure after your comment and considering we are on the eve of a release; we shouldn't be choosing a hadoop color at this juncture.
I put up a patch because I'd gone to the trouble of hunting out what would need to change. Elephant yellow would have been a good, non-controversial obviously 'apache hadoop' color but as per Konstantin Boudnik it'd probably be poor as background for white text. A 'purple' or the 'Maven Blue' on hadoop.apache.org would work better as background.
I was also after colors with a neutral provenance – hence the choice from the International Orange palate – so it was clear where they came from so this issue could be put to rest once and for all and never raise its head again.
Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli
Interesting. It could be a controversial thing, but here's my take. There is no single HWX green, but if I were to pick one shade up, it would be the light green in the logo. And looking at the screenshot you shared (I deployed 2.4 clusters, but never happened to look at HDFS UI), that one seems much darker.
Thanks for the opinion V. I do think it a bit darker (though best to look at the actual UI since the link I posted is of a PNG of a desktop picture – so some fidelity is lost).
Irrespective, since when is pure colors tied to a company?
I think it fairly well established that color can stand for an entity such as a company (Here is a fun game that makes the point well: http://www.businessinsider.com/can-you-identify-these-12-brands-by-their-trademarked-colors-alone-2012-2?op=1)
If this were the case, any company with grey background will conflict with the colors we chose in the YARN UI. And Oozie UI would essentially be same as Cloudera's?
IMO, grey is different. My guess is that is probably hard to find a company that uses a washed out gray as its signature color.
Not sure if we can rule out colors in Apache software because vendors happen to include those in their color palette.
I was just suggesting we could avoid a few colors, ones that the big hadoop vendors are known by.
Suresh Srinivas bq. I think the UI which used to look decent now looks pretty ugly. Can we go back to just white and grey and be done with it?
Let me do this. In general, as per Konstantin Boudnik, I like a bit of color, let me put up a grey so we can be done.