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From James Fisher <jameshfis...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CouchDB brand identity and design of couchdb.apache.org
Date Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:01:37 GMT
I invite you all to http://github.com/eegg/couchdb_web -- the state of
things at present.  I've HTMLized the sketches quite faithfully, and it
renders fine in Firefox (3.5.9) and Konqueror.  Opinions, please.

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 4:35 PM, J Chris Anderson <jchris@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On Apr 14, 2010, at 4:25 AM, James Fisher wrote:
>
> > OK, I'm still at the messing-around-in-Inkscape stage, but this is how
> > things stand (ignore the schema diagram thing, which will obviously be
> > redone): http://i43.tinypic.com/23wsapl.jpg
> >
> > Hopefully I'll have quelled some people:
> >
> > * lighter, less saturated cyan
> > * cushions obliterated; I quite like the new simple text approach with
> > extremely ample air around them
> > * logotype still in Candela, but with the extra padding removed
> > * sponsor logos removed
> > * content section widened to full width
> >
> > Comments?
> >
>
> I think I prefer the cushions (even if they were a bit cute) & the 2 column
> layout. If my copy won't fit in the space on the 2 column layout, we can
> always make it shorter. I for one don't think there's anything wrong with
> having a long column.
>
> (Picturing the previous layout in my head) Perhaps the schematic could go
> just below the cushions, so that the cushions + schematic are column A, and
> the longer copy is column B.
>
> Or if not cushions, the links to the sections (without cushions).
>
> I think the sparse header of the previous layout is part of what makes it.
> Nothing but the quote and the lamp... very classy. Adding all the links up
> there breaks the appeal a bit.
>
> Good work on the colors. I'm still missing the old logo-font. There are
> fully typographed versions of the logo available here:
>
> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb/supplement/logo/
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
>
> > On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM, Julian Moritz <
> mailings@julianmoritz.de>wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> David Coallier schrieb:
> >>> <snip>
> >>>> Rest assured no magenta will be introduced :)
> >>>>
> >>>> I've already lightened the cyan considerably.  I don't think it's a
> >>>> fundamentally toyish colour -- see e.g.
> >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ palette.
> >>>>
> >>>> After my harsh criticism of the "couch you'd never buy" earlier, I've
> >>>> completely turned face -- I think (hope) I've put it in a visual
> context
> >> in
> >>>> which it's at home.
> >>>>
> >>> <snip>
> >>>
> >>> I have to say that the design with the lamp, I quite like :) Sure I'm
> >>> not a designer or anything so my input will be quite limited, however
> >>> even though a bit cyanish it looks quite decent :)
> >>>
> >>
> >> I'm not a designer too and my opinion is not professional one, but I do
> >> like the design too. The one thing I like more with the old design was
> >> the sharp font face of the logo. I'm sorry but I can't help: the new
> >> font face is too comic style in my eyes.
> >>
> >> regards
> >> julian
> >>
>
>

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