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Re: New logo guidelines and web design elements posted

Yes indeed the headers were not designed to perfectly fit in the wiki
as it is now, but with the wiki redesign and migration in mind, please
see the PSD layout delivered with further design improvements to make
the web pages look and feel closer to the Fedora GUI.

The Wiki headers were designed to be used in the context of the above,
but also go well with our current blue color scheme in the fedora

If the community likes them, let the community use them. I hope
however that one day we will have a new theme which makes use of--if
not all but at least some--design elements provided by Capstrat, the
designers of the new logo.


On 5/26/06, Patrick W. Barnes <nman64 n-man com> wrote:
On Thursday 25 May 2006 10:50, "Alex Maier" <lxmaier gmail com> wrote:
> The new logo guidelines are out!
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Logo
> Please be sure not to violate any of the guidelines.
> When you are designing wiki pages, please reference these common
> design elements instead fo uploading them each time, wasting disk
> space. Here is a page for that:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/WikiElements

I have to be honest, I'm not impressed with the new header pieces.  They don't
fit in with the wiki's theme, they are completely irrelevant, and they waste
a lot of space.  On lower resolutions, a visitor might have to scroll most of
a page to get to any useful content.

We need artwork that is consistent, lightweight, and can be worked into the
current themes.  If we really want context-sensitive artwork, we should try
to work out a way to include that artwork as part of the wiki header, where
it could fill some of the already-wasted space instead of wasting even more.
Another consideration is in our ability to produce matching pieces, such as
when a new project is formed.  Having to ask a particular person to create a
new piece using his proprietary software is only going to cause problems in
the future.

I'm not saying that these pieces don't look nice, they just don't fit.
Talking with other members of the Fedora Artwork team, I've found that I'm
not alone in these opinions.  I think that this artwork needs more review
before it is implemented throughout the wiki.  Also, before we go into too
much effort for this, is there a reason we need artistic headers that are
unique for each project?  While some of the project pages lack style, many
feature fancy tables and a banner formed from the new logo, and I think those
work nicely.

Matt did a great job on the new logo, and these new pieces look nice, but we
should involve the community in reviewing this new artwork and should give
the Artwork team a chance to do better before we start widely publishing this
artwork with only a handful of reviews.  It is haphazard to immediately
publish such pieces without giving the Artwork and Website teams a chance to
provide feedback.

Patrick "The N-Man" Barnes
nman64 n-man com



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