When Mitch did his UX review of Cantabile last year, he pointed out something that I’ve known for a while but have been too lazy to fix: the light theme is kinda crap.
So yesterday while easing my way back into Cantabile development I thought I’d have a go at fixing it. Together with some suggestions from Mitch, this is what we’ve come up with. There’s a ton of subtle changes (gradients removed, buttons flattened, borderlines lightened, colors normalized, better contrast between work area and side panels etc…). Overall it makes a big difference and I quite like this theme now.
This will be rolled out with some other new features I’m working on (probably a couple of weeks away).
Here’s the new look:
and for comparison here’s the old look: