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New logo for FUDforum [message #161396] Sun, 20 December 2009 13:56 Go to next message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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Does anyone have experience making logo's. I've visited a couple of sites, but they all want money for it.

For example:

vistaprint.com wants $19.99 for something like this:
index.php?t=getfile&id=5836&private=0

logomaker.com wants $49 for something like this:
index.php?t=getfile&id=5835&private=0

Any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161405 is a reply to message #161398] Mon, 21 December 2009 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Kerry! I especially like the last one. Anyway, let's see if we get other suggestions before we make a final decision.
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icon6.gif  Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161409 is a reply to message #161406] Tue, 22 December 2009 00:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I agree with Naudefj about the last one though I would prefer it with the traditional gold color (at least for the FUD portion of it), and some sort of border; yet I don't believe any of them so far truly does FUDforum justice, at least not yet.

So please do take your time in making a final decision!


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icon6.gif  Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161413 is a reply to message #161411] Tue, 22 December 2009 04:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I could get some warm fuzzy's over the last one. I copied it and reduced it down to 160X49 which was the size of the old logo on the admin panel.

Unfortunately it became illegible; the quill and the swoop of the f create too large of a background area which counts as part of the size.

If you could reduce the size of the quill, lighten it to a charcoal grey, and get the swoop and quill both within the border so it is about 160x49px, I might start getting excited!

As it is it looks pretty damn elegant though so you might be on to something.

You might also try beefing up forum and moving the quill over to the end of the m as opposed to the f.




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icon6.gif  Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161420 is a reply to message #161414] Tue, 22 December 2009 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The old FUD Logo I am using for comparison with yours is 160 x 49px, while yours are 800px × 400px consisting of mostly white space surrounding the actual image so it is hard to get a realistic idea of how it would look on the page.

I like 18-jpg with the gold quill at the end of the m (as though writing), yet the FUD looks flat and lifeless unlike the FUD in 21 and 21a which is more rounded and pronounced like I think 18-jpg should be.

The new 17a is not quite what I thought it would be, it looks fine as is but reduced the quill just appears as a vague shadow.

So is it possible to combine the 2 elements of 18 and 21 while keeping all the graphics inside the blue box?

The others with the quill background aren't blowing my skirt up though. As an aside thought you might consider doing one with "Powered By" above the FUD.




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icon6.gif  Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161426 is a reply to message #161423] Tue, 22 December 2009 17:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I like-ze plume!

When I reduce it down it still looks pretty good! Except for the white, although it does lose some impact in the transistion.


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icon6.gif  Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161440 is a reply to message #161439] Fri, 25 December 2009 13:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have seen that as well, however I believe that it would NOT be wise to refer to FUDforum simply as FUD because of the negative impression associated with that term.

People are funny that way.



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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161442 is a reply to message #161440] Fri, 25 December 2009 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LOL Very Happy I'm certain most words have a negative connotation, somewhere, in some foreign cultures and circles, Americans are a small percentage of the world's population. It may even culminate to be one of those classic marketing strategies whereby creating some extra attention. Site's like FARK.com thrive on the concept.

Got the trademark?

FUD (pronounced like the English word food) is a brand name for hot dogs, sausages, bacon and cold cuts produced by the Mexican company Sigma Alimentos, which itself is part of the ALFA industrial conglomerate.

Recently, Sigma Alimentos has licensed a US company to produce and distribute FUD branded products in the USA, principally to sell in areas of heavy Mexican immigration where the brand name is already well known.

The name FUD is an acronym for the Spanish words Fino, Unico y Delicioso (Refined, Unique & Delicious). There are other Spanish language neologisms coined by the Sigma Alimentos marketing department to promote FUD. For example, the word Fudgolazo as seen on Spanish language television and grocery store advertising, refers to a contest held by FUD for tickets to the 2006 FIFA World Cup (golazo is a Spanish word meaning a critical or important goal in a soccer game.

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icon13.gif  Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161444 is a reply to message #161443] Fri, 25 December 2009 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's one.. (TWIT)TER. Rolling Eyes
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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161446 is a reply to message #161445] Fri, 25 December 2009 14:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is this where the 'uncompromising' bit enters into it Laughing

If being refered to as FUD is such a hangup, maybe worth considering a different trademark name altogether. FUD is not an issue in the minds of developers looking for an FOSS application that does the job well.. concerned more about features, speed, ease of use, standards compliance, etc etc.

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icon6.gif  Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161449 is a reply to message #161446] Fri, 25 December 2009 18:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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fudidudi wrote on Fri, 25 December 2009 13:31
Is this where the 'uncompromising' bit enters into it Laughing

If being refered to as FUD is such a hangup, maybe worth considering a different trademark name altogether. FUD is not an issue in the minds of developers looking for an FOSS application that does the job well.. concerned more about features, speed, ease of use, standards compliance, etc etc.



I think naudefj said it best when he suggested "taking the FUD out of FUDforum".


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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161452 is a reply to message #161449] Sat, 26 December 2009 06:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sounds serious, how about FOSSforum? I'd have to change my handle.
Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161453 is a reply to message #161452] Sat, 26 December 2009 07:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A logo for FOSSforum is going to be even more challenging. Maybe we should stick to FUDforum for now. Discussions about the name can be found here and here.
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I agree, FUDforum is what it is and changing the name makes little sense, I just avoid referring to it as just FUD so as not to perpetuate the idea yet it seems to have the opposite effect.



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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161456 is a reply to message #161455] Sat, 26 December 2009 12:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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True is that.

I originally did a logo with FUD and the word forum underneath it (but never posted that version), i'll resurrect that and upload it. Improved standards compliance and smoother styling alone will launch this forum way beyond than the competition IMHO, no FUD needed.
Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161457 is a reply to message #161456] Sat, 26 December 2009 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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fudidudi wrote on Sat, 26 December 2009 11:53
<-Snip-> Improved standards compliance and smoother styling alone will launch this forum way beyond than the competition IMHO, no FUD needed.


Not disagreeing but I believe it goes far beyond that. A forum (regardless of the software type and there are many) is worthless without users particularly participating users, and my experience has been that the average user shies away from FUDforum because it is unfamiliar to them.

However once a user actually tries it they generally really like the features it provides, but they are still reluctant to participate too much because so few understand and participate with them.

More than that is that the average user admin who decides to use FUDforum faces an enormous learning curve which makes them less likely to succeed simply because much of the information needed to administer it to its fullest extent is over the head of the average user/admin.

Naudefj has made great strides in making the forum more user friendly and easier to understand, but there is still a ways to go.

Bottom line for me is that the average citizen needs to have forums available for their local areas which are not controlled by corporations or politicians, and the only way to accomplish that is to make it as easy as possible to learn and use effectively.


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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161459 is a reply to message #161457] Sat, 26 December 2009 15:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Exactly. Well said. I posted an amended version in the original thread.
Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161460 is a reply to message #161396] Sat, 26 December 2009 15:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is classic and says it all, it's probably been posted somewhere before.

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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161511 is a reply to message #161460] Sat, 02 January 2010 04:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've added the two suggested logo's to the wiki's front page. Both of them look stunning in their own right!

Any other nominations would be greatly appreciated.
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Both look quite elegant and suitable as used so I concur!



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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161555 is a reply to message #161517] Thu, 07 January 2010 13:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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index.php?t=getfile&id=5884&private=0
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sorry if it is too late to spread logo ...
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Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161565 is a reply to message #161555] Sat, 09 January 2010 02:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Nice logo's! I'm sure we will be able to use them as well.

These logos create a feeling of secure forum / safe choice (which FUDforum definitely is). However, they don't really convey the core values of communication, community and collaboration.

Any other opinions or logo suggestions?
Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161602 is a reply to message #161423] Sat, 16 January 2010 08:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Kerry,

Can you please make square version of your logo as well?

'FUD' on line 1, 'forum' below it with the plume to the right.

Best regards.

Frank
Re: New logo for FUDforum [message #161626 is a reply to message #161602] Thu, 21 January 2010 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Now there is a cloud symbol of communication, and a shield, a symbol of security.

bad? ^ ^


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