When thinking about logos you might want to think about these questions:
Note: When adding a logo below and it doesn't fit any of the above categories, please add an appropriate category to the list. And try and keep the list in alphabetical order by author plus image name so that one authors images are kept together.
http://www.luannocracy.com/logo.ppt (powerpoint) http://www.luannocracy.com/logo.pdf (PDF - imperfect translation of the powerpoint)
Jonathan Turkanis: Nice, but I think the rightward size increase is too pronounced. Also, the first one will only work for pages with a green/orange/red color scheme, so I think the second one is better. I like the font — what is it?
Answer from Kyrre Wedvik: Do you mean the thickness of the type is increasing too much? I disagree with that the color-version of the logo only will work on that same scheme on a website. You can design a whole series of harmonizing colors to work with the logo. or just plain white as this site is. The black and white example is for copied versions etc. The font name is by the way TheklaExtended? (for Mac). But the colors can naturally be altered if wanted.
Jonathan Turkanis: I meant the thickness of the type as well as the height and width of the bars. I think when the logo is small the text will look like "..oST"
You're right about the colors, though. I suggest you put up version which will harmonize with the current home page and with
(also feel free to delete this discussion ;-)
NEW LOGO, 16TH OF APRIL
Kyrre: I decided do make another version for the boost logo, this time a more "bubblegum"-impression, which softens things up, and also did some typographical tricks with the box lying behind the type.
Font name is "Stones". Colours are ment to harmonize with existing websites.
Erik: Put up a simple collage with some different flavours of this logo to replace all the different versions that were there earlier. Just so I don't take up too much space here. ;)
Many popular browsers support favicon - the 16x16 bitmap or PNG file fetched by the browser to be used to adorn URLs in menus, shortcut lists, etc.
Two images (the PNG and ICO files) are copied into /public_html and the following added to the <head/> of every document:
<head><link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="http://boost.org/favicon.png"> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://boost.org/favicon.ico"></head>
An example based on Dave Abrahams' rocket...
... shows up like this in Firefox:
Here's an online tool that converts an uploaded image to a favicon: http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/
Jonathan Turkanis: Often it's better to draw the favicon by hand, since a different composition may be appropriate for the smaller image, and automated shrinking may produce a fuzzy result
I dont know if the Boost Logo is still open for discussion, but in any event I had an idea for a logo. Here is a gif screenshot and I have the original on vector format:
It uses the ++ and the <> brackets and with a little imagination it looks like a thunderbolt rocket on top of the word 'boost'. It looks pretty much the same on black and white and I'm sure I can make an icon version of it.