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From Warner Onstine <warn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CouchDB brand identity and design of couchdb.apache.org
Date Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:21:58 GMT
I must say that I really like this design!

-warner

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM, James Fisher <jameshfisher@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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