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DirtRider

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #90, on October 18th, 2010, 09:12 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: I think I really missed the point here or should I say the wedge  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #92, on October 18th, 2010, 09:34 PM »
I like it (you're really good at minimalistic design, Master!), but (there's always a but), have you tried making a favicon out of it?
I tried, and it doesn't look good...
I'm attaching my current favicon, which is pretty good if I may say so myself. (Kryten's voice.)
As for the wedge's position, I was thinking, why not INSIDE? Here's a cutout version and a regular one...

As of now, I still prefer my own version, mainly because of the favicon, and also because I like the concept of Wedge as an orange wedge (an idea we're looking into reusing in the software to call boards themselves) and it also suggests a simple machine (part of a cog), while a wedge object represents nothing more than a simple machine.
Also, I like the palette I used. Colors are important.

We're onto something!

:edit: Added a lighter version of the wedge.

 favicon_wedge-roue.png - 0.97 kB, 16x16, viewed 175 times.

 cutout.png - 8.8 kB, 202x87, viewed 186 times.

 wedgeinside.png - 8.63 kB, 204x89, viewed 185 times.

 wedgeinside2.png - 8.67 kB, 197x91, viewed 182 times.

Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #93, on October 18th, 2010, 10:51 PM »
Any other opinions...?

I asked my girlfriend her advice on all of the logos on this page. She's a skilled computer user but doesn't have much patience for websites. I still thought an external opinion is good.

"(My latest) What's that thing in the middle of the text? Ah, a wedge? Well it isn't obvious.
(Bloc's latest) Is there an accent in "Wédge"? That's weird...
(My fave) Meh.
(Overall) Red sucks. Keep the text only."

I don't like her comments, but I felt I should be honest enough to post them...

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #96, on October 19th, 2010, 05:51 PM »
I don't have much of a preference :( I don't have any I dislike, they all seem to work, some better than others, and pretty much every one hits on what we're trying to do, I think.
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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #97, on October 19th, 2010, 06:09 PM »
Well, I have a feeling you're trying not to hurt my feelings beyond what you said here :^^;:
Quote from Arantor on October 18th, 2010, 08:57 PM
Bloc, that's awesome! It covers what we're trying to say - blunt, to the point, but smoothly done.

That's really what we've been aiming at with Wedge to date, which is why the non-UTF-8 stuff is gone, why PGSQL/SQLite is gone etc, we're not trying to cater to everyone or everything.
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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #98, on October 19th, 2010, 07:18 PM »
No, that's not what it's about. It's simply that I've seen the various designs, and even the ones from Bloc that I thought were awesome at the time - well, to be blunt, none of them have left a lasting impression on me. I'm not a visual person, I don't relate so well to visual concepts, never have, which is why I'm a better programmer than I am a designer or UI person.

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #99, on October 19th, 2010, 07:26 PM »
The big problem is some people go on first impressions and if it looks great then you are sold. They then worry about what it can do. I have plenty members that feel this way. Make it look great and we are happy

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #100, on October 20th, 2010, 01:24 PM »
I never thought of Wedge as driving a wedge into SMF, actually. To me, it was a cunning play on words; a wedge is a different kind of simple machine to a fulcrum. It's also a more refined simple machine; simpler to use, no moving parts - it just works.

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Re: Logo Madness (Was: New revs)
« Reply #101, on October 20th, 2010, 01:54 PM »
Yup... Although ideally it's hard to make it 'just work' when we're really working on putting cutting-edge stuff into it.
I don't have a personal concept of what the Wedge is. You have to see it for yourself™.
I just want something that looks cool and has a small logo that can be reduced to a 16x16 favicon that still looks good. It's much harder than it seems. I actually reworked my own logo when I found it didn't look fantastic as a favicon. Now it does. Which is why I'd really be interested in seeing you try your hand at a favicon, too.

It's not just the favicon, btw... It's nice to have a Wedge icon that can be used in several places.

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