Forum OpenACS Q&A: alternative logo
sound very "dot-com" to me, but many of the sites being built with
OpenACS are not really business sites at all. However, for those
which are, and are being built in the buzzword-laden IT world,
this logo might be just the ticket.
How about keeping this one and making two more, one that
says "community system" (or something similar) at the bottom
and one without any wording there?
I'm trying to stay out of the whole leadership fracas so I won't
comment on whether we need a committee or not. :)
type of graphic. Makes it all fuzzy and stuff, not sharp and snappy -
like OpenACS actually is :)
If you look around and find an example, you could post in html and make it show up...
like the original ACS logo (nor do I like ArsDigita's logo, for that
matter). I agree with Alan in that the blue (and the washed out
grey) seem too corporate. The thin font looks like a default GIMP
font and that combined with the generic corporate color scheme
makes the logo seem very cheap...i.e. a chintzy corporation...the
last one you would want to deal with.
I'm going to be a bad commenter and not post an alternative
logo, due to time constraints. In early August , I'll have more time
to create this. In the mean time, here are some suggestions:
- use a fatter font with the letters more tightly spaced, like arial
- don't say "ebusiness platform" (most ebusiness platform
vendors (besides IBM, etc) are totally fucked right now)
- make it smaller (look at IBM, Microsoft, Oracle)
- make it more "fun" looking
The last point is debateable...but every lame "ebusiness
platform" from ATG to Vignette to ...uh...ArsDigita seems to be
using the same wretched generic "ebusiness" design firm to
design their sites. Sort of this weird "corporation of the future"
look. It looks bad and makes everything look the same. Why try to
OpenACS is supposedly "community" software...when thinking of
"community" I typically think of fun, interesting people I want to
communicate with, not a conference room in an office building.
The design should be "fun and interesting" rather than looking
like something that would be in the annual report of an
spiffy logo, that we set up a logo contest. The community could
vote on the idea we like best and we could have a variety to choose
mentioned. Sometimes you need a corporate logo; if we build a
corporate site, they're not going to want a "fun" logo at the
bottom. But if we build a cool community site, they're not going to
want a "corporate" logo. So having a few styles to choose from
would be a good idea.
Check out apple's logo, as an example.