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Do you like the new logo?

  1. Yes! I love it.

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  2. No, I prefered the old one.

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  3. Yes, but I dislike the changes to the navigation.

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  1. Daniel
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    New WF Logo

    Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Daniel, Jun 26, 2011.

    We now have a new logo:

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Prior to now we haven't had a really distinct logo. I think this is a good improvement, and I welcome your thoughts.

    I've also made some changes to the menu color and position. Does the top menu on the left seem out of place in contrast to the secondary menu?

    Feel free to share your thoughts on the new logo and change in the menu.

    If you prefer the old header, it will still be available at least until we upgrade our software. Simply change back to "Writing Forums v2" in the drop-down menu at the bottom-left of the page.
     
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    That's a great new logo. Tops to whoever designed it (if it wasn't you, Daniel). The menu looks fine.
     
  3. Daniel
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    I didn't design it - I wish I had skill that good! It was outsourced a few weeks ago. I'm glad you like it.
     
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    I do have to say, though, that since we refer to it as the WF, shouldn't the W be a little more spectacular than, you know, just a W?
     
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    I really like it, but I feel it'd work better within a round-cornered, stroked box against the paper background.

    Just my two cents.

    What platform did you use for outsourcing, btw?
     
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    I think making the W fancy would throw off the center of balance of the logo. Maybe tweaking just the size of the W a little?

    Ged - I think you're right. I think the ad block with the background looks slightly out of place. I'm going to keep working on it and perhaps re-extend the rounded-cornered background, though perhaps a different background image. I'm not sure what exactly mean by platform, but for the logo I hired an independent designer. I can message you his email, if you're looking for a designer.
     
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    The logo is lovely don't change it! However it's a shame we can't change the colours of the site, blue gets a bit boring after a while, and is not very inspiring :( greens, purples, oranges, yellows and pinks would be amazing :)
     
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    The thing about the colour scheme is that it's easily readable. Making it multi-coloured could really set back the readability.
     
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    Not multi-coloured just with the ability to change the blue shades to other shades of colours.
     
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    It needs to be at least as big as Deathwing.

    I know what you mean, though. :s
     
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    What she is saying is to have the option for different color schemes. The default would obviously be blue, but if someone were to say want something else colorwise it should be available.

    But I'd stick with the current look. It is easy to read and it's simple and it's just nice. :)

    As for the logo. It looks awesome.

    But the ad banner things at the top cover a bit of it up. Actually the whole ad thing looks really weird.
     
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    Ah, I see. Well, that'd be something Daniel would have to decide. Personally, I like the blue.

    And as for the ad banners; you don't see them if you're a Supporter ;)
     
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    Would if I could or was it I would if I wasn't a cheap bastard? :confused:

    Well I don't mind ads. Hell I even discovered there was a new book in one of my favorite series because of them. :D

    But for some reason with the new logo, or maybe it's because I never noticed it before, one of the ads is to far to the left. :(
     
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    I really like the new logo, it looks brilliant.

    The layout at the top of the page looks odd though - could you not move the nav bar back to origional, and then switch the advert and logo position? That way the add would be seperate, and the WF stuff would all be together? Just my two pennies anyway :)
     
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    Nice logo, but I think it looks a smidgen too large compared to the ad area to the right.

    When you have a wide screen, it also looks weird that the logo clings to the left side of the page, leaving a large empty area between the logo and the ad area. Maybe the logo should be centred in that space instead?

    I'm using Firefox 3.6.18 on Ubuntu, btw, in case other people see the page differently.
     
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    I would like the wrod Creative incorporated into the logo. You had begun rebranding the site with that word in the title, even though the url isn't changing, and I like that rebranding.

    I think it suits the character of the site.

    I also think I would soften the logo's contrast a bit, to make it match the image strip to the right better.
     
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    I love it. It looks pretty good. :)

    But maybe if you made the lettering a bit thicker and gave it an embossed texture? Haha, that's just a suggestion. I don't even know how graphic design works anyway ;)

    EDIT: I keep logging out to take a look at the logo, and I agree with Islander. It's a just a tiny bit too big. Maybe it's the feather?
     
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    I dig the logo, but I agree with Cog about adding "creative."
     
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    Yes, if nothing else, "Creative" makes it clearer what the site is about.

    EDIT: I just noticed another thing - when you make the browser window smaller, the graphic in the ad area is cut off, so the left corners become square instead of rounded. It looks odd, since the right corners are still rounded.
     
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    About the logo, I like it. That's a very nice logo
     
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    I agree with the suggestion of adding 'creative' to the logo. It really suits this place and that is already how I think of the forums.

    I don't like the changes to the navigation. However, it wouldn't be an issue if two things change:

    Make the 'writing forum' font bigger. The F of the feather is so long and big that it makes it seem like the logo is off-center when it's really not. So, I would suggest either making the font bigger or making the 'F' smaller

    Other than that... cool!
     
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    It's a great logo. Nice work.
     
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    Hang on a second....everyone keeps saying "add space" but all I see to the right of the logo is a quill and scroll...go add blockers!!! LOL!!!! (*** maybe I shouldn't admit this) hmmm you know I was thinking...what if the quill scroll thingie AND the logo were combined in one big banner? That's normally how forums are set up...and then the "add space" can go at the bottom of the page...

    I made this kinda fast and completely F'd up the color scheme, but [​IMG] is an example of what I'm suggesting. I could make something a bit cleaner when I have the time.
     
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    ^^^Oooh, I love that. Really cool :D How'd you do that???
     
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    Probably through photoshop. I used to do that all the time. :)
     

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