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#1 - Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 02:16 AM
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Do you think we should try to improve on our current logo? It's pretty plain... but I'm just not sure if I'm able to do any better than what Johnay did a couple years ago.

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#2 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 11:21 AM
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I don't really mind the old logo, but having some change would be nice. I really shouldn't comment though, because I'm naive and useless at stuff like that.

I think some changes to the layout and function of the site are probably in order though.
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#3 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 11:31 AM
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My plans for a new layout include having the logo in a prominent location at the top of every page. So if someone doesn't like it, they're going to really hate it.

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#4 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 11:58 AM
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I don't mind it either. and I know I couldn't do something better:p so i'm satisfied with that
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#5 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 06:10 PM
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colby i like it just the way it is.

i dont like change :(
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#6 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 08:06 PM
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I think it should at least incorporate the URL of the site so we can use it as an identity. Right now it's too vague for what we are.
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#7 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 08:11 PM
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What's the logo used for? Just avatars?

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#8 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 08:16 PM
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We'd like it to be more prominent on YouTube (to clarify, I would like it to have the url on the logo for EXTERNAL sites, not this one here) and maybe Twitter.

But yeah, just avatars so far.
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#9 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 9th, 2012 08:16 PM
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I'm working on a new Wordpress theme, and the logo might end up at the top of the page instead of what we have now. Also, we're thinking about putting it in the Youtube videos.

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#10 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 12:07 AM
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Update: This is what I've come up with for a theme. Here is a mockup, what do you think?


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#11 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 12:45 AM
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I really, really love this layout.

- Does the top section (the section with the Nexuiz image) cycle through other articles? Or does it only highlight one (which would be Nexuiz here)?
- What's your current plan on the logo change? Did you guys get any ideas?

- change the link colour for the Tags area
- can't think of anything else

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#12 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 12:52 AM
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Actually, Socks complained enough that I'll be replacing the cloud tag with a drop down menu. It still works well and looks a lot cleaner.

I still have to do something with the logo. I might just remake it with some more blue around the "LAG", and round the corners slightly to match the rest of the site.

Top section will be cycling through articles. The plan right now is to have a "featured" category that articles get added to (you can set articles to have multiple categories), and the last 10 featured articles will get cycled in that spot.

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#13 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 01:05 AM
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Wow, I'm so bad at pixel art that I can't even recreate the logo. Uh... does anyone someone want to give it a try?

Basically, I was trying to write LAG in a similar way to what we have now, which was created by doing it as a 16x16 image then scaling up. The final size is 64x64, so I suppose we could keep the current icon for our 16x16 needs and then do a separate 32x32 one and scale it up, but I'm not sure if it'll work out as well.

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#14 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 01:13 AM
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Oh, and I'm glad you like it. Socks liked it too, then attacked the existence tags.

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#15 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 10:21 AM
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Whoa hold on. I LOVE the tag cloud! It weeds out all the bullshit tags and emphases the ones I'm gonna click, like Guild Wars 2 or Kamloops Pylons, and I actually use it to navigate to articles on a regular basis.

I'd say bring the cloud back, but let there be a way to hide it so noobs like socks can sift through a combo box with 5435645643 different tags, 95% of which are for 1 article. :P

Maybe just a "hide cloud" link beside/underneath the combo box or something.
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#16 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 03:56 PM
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Dude the tag cloud looks liek lagserv.net had too much to drink the night before and puked all over itself.

BLLLLAHHHHHH...

Now we have big chunks and small chunks, guild wars 2, amazon, vvvvvv, u400, etc....

huge messy pile of puke is what i see. It disgusts me....
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#17 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 06:20 PM
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HAHAHA, that's how tag clouds work, man! They can be pretty ugly. The only thing I like about tag clouds is identifying what a blog posts about the most.

One more thing: You know the navigation bar at the top? I think there should be a stronger visual that separate the links apart. Kind of just looks like one big line.

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#18 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 07:27 PM
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(yay Alex I was hoping some one else would say that about the top navigation bar)
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#19 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 09:07 PM
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(Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 07:27 PM)Tetchro Wrote:  (yay Alex I was hoping some one else would say that about the top navigation bar)

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How about something like this?


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#20 - RE: Logo on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 10:31 PM
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I like that lettering. Do you think you could make something that's square? I know that might be tricky... the .net might be able to go below, and the LAG isn't entirely necessary.

I have the new theme for Wordpress going now. Still have some tweaking to do, but it's pretty much there. Guess I'll be doing a new forum theme next weekend.

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