Tags


#accessibility

Introducing elementary OS 5.1 Hera

A major update on a solid foundation

Accessibility Features Are Just Features

An OS-wide curb-cutting effort


#appcenter

Updates for October, 2019

The Flatpak Update. Plus: prepping for LAS and wrapping up Hacktoberfest.

elementary AppCenter + Flatpak

Preparing for the future

AppCenter Website Updates

Release notes, prices, and more

Privacy and elementary OS

How we protect your data from ourselves and others

AppCenter and Content Ratings

Using open standards to empower users and parents

Introducing New AppCenter Sharing URLs

Easily share apps to users whether or not they’re on elementary OS

About AppCenter Payments

Building a sustainable app ecosystem

Introducing New AppCenter Categories

Better for both users and developers

AppCenter & the Future of the Universe

How elementary OS can “cross the chasm”

So You Wanna Publish on AppCenter

Helpful tips, common pitfalls, and frequently asked questions

Building the Future of elementary OS

Why AppCenter is the center of our platform


#appcenter-spotlight

AppCenter Spotlight: Fondo

Find the most beautiful wallpapers

AppCenter Spotlight: Write.as

Publish a thought in seconds

AppCenter Spotlight: Minder

Create, develop, and visualize your ideas

AppCenter Spotlight: Tootle

Lightning fast client for Mastodon

AppCenter Spotlight: Transporter

Hassle-free file sharing


#dark-style

The Need for a FreeDesktop Dark Style Preference

It’s time for the FreeDesktop to catch up

User Interface Study Findings

Regarding Custom Styles, Dark Modes, and Night Light

In my time contributing to elementary and GNOME, I’ve become familiar with pleas from users to implement official support for arbitrary themes — while that itself is a large and controversial topic, I have been working over the past few years to...

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#design

Say Hello to the New Greeter

Our redesigned login and lock screen

Welcome to the New Blog

Why we left Medium, and how!

Get Settled into elementary OS with Onboarding

Designed to improve the first-run experience

GNOME’s New App Icons Drop Pixel-Precision and Hinting

What it means for elementary OS

Meet the Upcoming Installer

Making elementary OS more “gettable”

Busting Major Myths Around elementary OS

A look at the facts

The open source desktop landscape is complicated. There are many distros, many desktop environments, and so many things to know about each of them. We often see folks fall into some of the same pieces of misinformation when reporting on...

Read more…

Switching from macOS: Creative Work

What it’s like to do creative work or work alongside a designer on elementary OS

A Music App Shouldn't Be a Podcast App

The Heuristics of Headerbars

10×10 Design Process

The problem and a possible solution

What's (Still) Up With Window Controls?

In my original post, “What’s Up With Window Controls?”, I outlined some of the things we were thinking about window controls in elementary and the beginning of an experiment. As of now, we’ve been running that experiment for about a...

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What's Up With Window Controls?

It’s the stuff of epic flame wars. “My button position is better than yours” surely gets the blood boiling. So let’s take a second and talk window controls. What do they do, why do we have them, what order should...

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#developer-tips

Developer Tips: GitHub Workflow

Best practices to make development faster and easier

Developer Tips: Backgrounding & System Integration

Best practices for making your app a first-class citizen


#devs

Developer Tips: GitHub Workflow

Best practices to make development faster and easier

A New Native File Chooser

And how you can get your apps ready for it

AppCenter Website Updates

Release notes, prices, and more

Developer Tips: Backgrounding & System Integration

Best practices for making your app a first-class citizen

Building the Next Generation of Apps

Platform improvements and goals for Juno

Introducing New AppCenter Categories

Better for both users and developers

So You Wanna Publish on AppCenter

Helpful tips, common pitfalls, and frequently asked questions

Switching from macOS: Developer Environment

Part 2 of a 5-part series

What’s Up With HiDPI Icons?

Thoughts from the GNOME WestCoast Summit

Why we write elementary apps in Vala

A tremendously effective tool for our needs

The Heuristics of Headerbars


#event

elementary at GUADEC 2019

Hanging out with GNOME in Thessaloniki, Greece

Parental Controls & Metered Data Hackfest

Working with GNOME on shared features

We’re Back from LAS 2018

Sharing knowledge and wisdom in Denver, Colorado

Things We Learned at GUADEC 2018

You can drink on the beach in Almería

GNOME West Coast Summit

We’re Going to WestCoast Summit!

At the end of June, we’ll be meeting up with GNOME developers from the United States to discuss our future plans and how we can collaborate. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other players from the open source world in...

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#evergreen

Welcome to the New Blog

Why we left Medium, and how!

Licensing for our Written Content

Using Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

User Interface Study Findings

Regarding Custom Styles, Dark Modes, and Night Light

In my time contributing to elementary and GNOME, I’ve become familiar with pleas from users to implement official support for arbitrary themes — while that itself is a large and controversial topic, I have been working over the past few years to...

Read more…

Developer Tips: GitHub Workflow

Best practices to make development faster and easier

Privacy and elementary OS

How we protect your data from ourselves and others

AppCenter & the Future of the Universe

How elementary OS can “cross the chasm”

So You Wanna Publish on AppCenter

Helpful tips, common pitfalls, and frequently asked questions

You Are Not the Product

A reminder about our stance on advertising and tracking

What is HiDPI

and Why Does it Matter?

Busting Major Myths Around elementary OS

A look at the facts

The open source desktop landscape is complicated. There are many distros, many desktop environments, and so many things to know about each of them. We often see folks fall into some of the same pieces of misinformation when reporting on...

Read more…

Switching from macOS: Hardware

In the Apple world, you have one choice for hardware: whatever Apple makes. With elementary OS, your options are far more vast.

Switching from macOS: Creative Work

What it’s like to do creative work or work alongside a designer on elementary OS

Switching from macOS: Developer Environment

Part 2 of a 5-part series

Switching from macOS: The Basics

Part 1 of a 5-part series

Why we write elementary apps in Vala

A tremendously effective tool for our needs

A Music App Shouldn't Be a Podcast App

10×10 Design Process

The problem and a possible solution

Managing Criticism on Both Ends

I’ve been working with elementary and the community for quite some time now, and I’ve gotten a pretty good feel for the individuals that make up the awesome team. Not only that, but I know the direction of the project...

Read more…

Distros, Platforms, and Where We Fit In

We often get asked to distribute software like LibreOffice, Firefox, Google Chrome, WINE, applications that use Qt, etc. And for the traditional Linux distribution this is a perfectly reasonable request. The typical distro make up for home users consists of...

Read more…

#fdo

The Need for a FreeDesktop Dark Style Preference

It’s time for the FreeDesktop to catch up

Making System Settings Access a Cross-Desktop Feature

A new cross-desktop URL scheme specification


#flatpak

Introducing elementary OS 5.1 Hera

A major update on a solid foundation

Updates for October, 2019

The Flatpak Update. Plus: prepping for LAS and wrapping up Hacktoberfest.

elementary at GUADEC 2019

Hanging out with GNOME in Thessaloniki, Greece

elementary AppCenter + Flatpak

Preparing for the future

A New Native File Chooser

And how you can get your apps ready for it

We’re Back from LAS 2018

Sharing knowledge and wisdom in Denver, Colorado


#funding

Today Is My 30th Birthday

And I have a small request

A Wild Karen Sophia Has Appeared!

And she’s bringing stickers back

Privacy and elementary OS

How we protect your data from ourselves and others

About AppCenter Payments

Building a sustainable app ecosystem

You Are Not the Product

A reminder about our stance on advertising and tracking

Payments

Or, “Why we make you type $0”

While our desktop developers are hard at work making Freya happen (we just released beta 2!), our web developers and many new contributors are collaborating over at GitHub to bring our new website to life.

Read more…

#github

Rebuilding elementary OS

Our road to a better release process, automated builds, and more

Developer Tips: GitHub Workflow

Best practices to make development faster and easier

elementary + GitHub

We’ve completed our move


#gnome

elementary at GUADEC 2019

Hanging out with GNOME in Thessaloniki, Greece

Today Is My 30th Birthday

And I have a small request

The Need for a FreeDesktop Dark Style Preference

It’s time for the FreeDesktop to catch up

Parental Controls & Metered Data Hackfest

Working with GNOME on shared features

GNOME’s New App Icons Drop Pixel-Precision and Hinting

What it means for elementary OS

We’re Back from LAS 2018

Sharing knowledge and wisdom in Denver, Colorado

Things We Learned at GUADEC 2018

You can drink on the beach in Almería

Busting Major Myths Around elementary OS

A look at the facts

The open source desktop landscape is complicated. There are many distros, many desktop environments, and so many things to know about each of them. We often see folks fall into some of the same pieces of misinformation when reporting on...

Read more…

GNOME West Coast Summit

We’re Going to WestCoast Summit!

At the end of June, we’ll be meeting up with GNOME developers from the United States to discuss our future plans and how we can collaborate. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet other players from the open source world in...

Read more…

#gtk

elementary at GUADEC 2019

Hanging out with GNOME in Thessaloniki, Greece

Building the Next Generation of Apps

Platform improvements and goals for Juno

The Heuristics of Headerbars


#guadec

elementary at GUADEC 2019

Hanging out with GNOME in Thessaloniki, Greece

The Need for a FreeDesktop Dark Style Preference

It’s time for the FreeDesktop to catch up

Things We Learned at GUADEC 2018

You can drink on the beach in Almería


#hera

New Hera ISO Available for Download

Our new release process brings us elementary OS 5.1.2

Hera Updates for January, 2020

Focusing on developers, privacy, and fine tuning

Our 2019 in Review

And looking forward in 2020

Introducing elementary OS 5.1 Hera

A major update on a solid foundation


#hidpi

What is HiDPI

and Why Does it Matter?

What’s Up With HiDPI Icons?

Thoughts from the GNOME WestCoast Summit

GNOME West Coast Summit


#icons

GNOME’s New App Icons Drop Pixel-Precision and Hinting

What it means for elementary OS

What’s Up With HiDPI Icons?

Thoughts from the GNOME WestCoast Summit


#juno

Introducing elementary OS 5.1 Hera

A major update on a solid foundation

Rebuilding elementary OS

Our road to a better release process, automated builds, and more

Updates for October, 2019

The Flatpak Update. Plus: prepping for LAS and wrapping up Hacktoberfest.

Updates for September, 2019

Updates to apps, settings, and more—plus kicking off Hacktoberfest

Updates for August, 2019

Plus some info about the 5.1 release

Say Hello to the New Greeter

Our redesigned login and lock screen

Updates for July, 2019

Lots of small updates, and a new blog!

Juno Updates for May, 2019

New features and fixes

Juno Updates for April, 2019

New settings, redesigned dialogs, smashed bugs, and more

Juno Updates for March, 2019

While we made a pretty big announcement on April 1, March wasn’t without its own hard work

Juno Updates for February, 2019

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Juno Updates for January, 2019

We’re back from the holidays with plenty of updates

Juno Updates for December, 2018

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Juno Updates for November, 2018

It’s not the end of the cycle, it’s just the beginning

Building the Next Generation of Apps

Platform improvements and goals for Juno


#meta

Our 2019 in Review

And looking forward in 2020

Welcome to the New Blog

Why we left Medium, and how!

Licensing for our Written Content

Using Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

Our 2018 in Review

A look back at the past year of elementary

You Are Not the Product

A reminder about our stance on advertising and tracking

Our 2015 in Review

To get into the New Year’s Eve spirit, here’s our year in review!

We can’t believe that 2015 is almost over! It’s been a great year for elementary. So much has happened and we’re super excited to see what 2016 has in store. To get into the New Year’s Eve spirit, here’s our...

Read more…

Payments

Or, “Why we make you type $0”

While our desktop developers are hard at work making Freya happen (we just released beta 2!), our web developers and many new contributors are collaborating over at GitHub to bring our new website to life.

Read more…

Why we write elementary apps in Vala

A tremendously effective tool for our needs

Managing Criticism on Both Ends

I’ve been working with elementary and the community for quite some time now, and I’ve gotten a pretty good feel for the individuals that make up the awesome team. Not only that, but I know the direction of the project...

Read more…

Distros, Platforms, and Where We Fit In

We often get asked to distribute software like LibreOffice, Firefox, Google Chrome, WINE, applications that use Qt, etc. And for the traditional Linux distribution this is a perfectly reasonable request. The typical distro make up for home users consists of...

Read more…

Eating Our Own Dogfood

Woof!

Eating your own dog food. Taking what you dish out. Talking the talk and walking the walk. It’s a seemingly simple concept that has very important ramifications for the entire development process. If you’re an elementary contributor, developer, or someone...

Read more…

#oars

AppCenter and Content Ratings

Using open standards to empower users and parents

Building the Next Generation of Apps

Platform improvements and goals for Juno


#open-source

Licensing for our Written Content

Using Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike

Today Is My 30th Birthday

And I have a small request


#privacy

Privacy and elementary OS

How we protect your data from ourselves and others

You Are Not the Product

A reminder about our stance on advertising and tracking


#switching-from-macos

Switching from macOS: Open Source

What exactly is Open Source about and why does it make elementary OS better?

Switching from macOS: Hardware

In the Apple world, you have one choice for hardware: whatever Apple makes. With elementary OS, your options are far more vast.

Switching from macOS: Creative Work

What it’s like to do creative work or work alongside a designer on elementary OS

Switching from macOS: Developer Environment

Part 2 of a 5-part series

Switching from macOS: The Basics

Part 1 of a 5-part series


#updates

New Hera ISO Available for Download

Our new release process brings us elementary OS 5.1.2

Hera Updates for January, 2020

Focusing on developers, privacy, and fine tuning

Our 2019 in Review

And looking forward in 2020

Introducing elementary OS 5.1 Hera

A major update on a solid foundation

Updates for October, 2019

The Flatpak Update. Plus: prepping for LAS and wrapping up Hacktoberfest.

Updates for September, 2019

Updates to apps, settings, and more—plus kicking off Hacktoberfest

Updates for August, 2019

Plus some info about the 5.1 release

Updates for July, 2019

Lots of small updates, and a new blog!

Juno Updates for June, 2019

A Few Little Big Fixes

Juno Updates for May, 2019

New features and fixes

Juno Updates for April, 2019

New settings, redesigned dialogs, smashed bugs, and more

Juno Updates for March, 2019

While we made a pretty big announcement on April 1, March wasn’t without its own hard work

Juno Updates for February, 2019

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Juno Updates for January, 2019

We’re back from the holidays with plenty of updates

Juno Updates for December, 2018

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Juno Updates for November, 2018

It’s not the end of the cycle, it’s just the beginning


#ux

The Need for a FreeDesktop Dark Style Preference

It’s time for the FreeDesktop to catch up

User Interface Study Findings

Regarding Custom Styles, Dark Modes, and Night Light

In my time contributing to elementary and GNOME, I’ve become familiar with pleas from users to implement official support for arbitrary themes — while that itself is a large and controversial topic, I have been working over the past few years to...

Read more…

Accessibility Features Are Just Features

An OS-wide curb-cutting effort


#web

Introducing New AppCenter Sharing URLs

Easily share apps to users whether or not they’re on elementary OS

Payments

Or, “Why we make you type $0”

While our desktop developers are hard at work making Freya happen (we just released beta 2!), our web developers and many new contributors are collaborating over at GitHub to bring our new website to life.

Read more…

#year-in-review

Our 2019 in Review

And looking forward in 2020

Our 2018 in Review

A look back at the past year of elementary

Our 2015 in Review

To get into the New Year’s Eve spirit, here’s our year in review!

We can’t believe that 2015 is almost over! It’s been a great year for elementary. So much has happened and we’re super excited to see what 2016 has in store. To get into the New Year’s Eve spirit, here’s our...

Read more…