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post Oct 4 2007, 01:33 PM
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WOW!! Nice one Doug............... , nearly fell off my chair when I logged on....

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mchan
post Oct 5 2007, 09:50 AM
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I like it. It's minimalist, but I like minimalist in this case.
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post Oct 5 2007, 11:37 AM
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For those who feel inclined it is possible to compare the new look with the old look using Google's cached pages.

For example, here's the front page in the old look..

A few notes:

1) The lineup of the planets in the new logo is rather harder to make out than in the old one. To make the lineup standout better I would suggest either lightening the shade of black used in it or brightening the outlines of the planets. Or if the lineup no longer matters any more (and maybe it doesn't; Sputnik did, of course, only go round and round, as opposed to go outward bound) then alternately drop the lineup altogether.

2) I notice there are still nine planets in the logo's lineup. Was that a subtle message of defiance to the IAU? smile.gif Or merely an artifact of the speed with which the new llogo was designed? :-(

3) The icons marking the subforums look slightly larger than the old ones, but I presume that is just an optical illusion.

4) Quotation mark icons have replaced the "IPB" icons. I take it this to be just a feature of the new Invision version. That said, if you look closely at the old version the non-IPB icons (those with backward "L"--or whatever that corner icon thingie is) in fact have an "IPB" inside of them. The new ones have a slightly larger backward "L" but no "IPB" or quote mark.

5) Looks like the text font used has been altered also. If you compare "Front Page Stories" in the two versions, for example, you will notice that the letters are slightly more widely spaced in the old version than in the new, which have a slightly more "squashed" look, which is more obviously a variable size font than the old one. If the font used for the message text has also changed then that potentially can play havoc with certain things like user sigs. (Like, well, um, mine for example.)

6) The "5" in the logo looks noticably larger than the (filled in) "O". But I presume this is just an optical illusion too.

But of course I guess I'm just "over analyzing" again. Best of luck with the new schema.

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post Oct 5 2007, 12:20 PM
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QUOTE (Stephen @ Oct 5 2007, 07:37 AM) *
1) The lineup of the planets in the new logo is rather harder to make out than in the old one. To make the lineup standout better I would suggest either lightening the shade of black used in it or brightening the outlines of the planets.



I second the request for increasing the contrast between the outlines of the planets and the background.

In fact I was about to post a reply saying that I don't see any planets at all, but by carefully adjusting the angle of the screen and twisting my head back and forth, I can just barely tell that they're there. The planets still don't register unless I consciously look for them.

The 50/sputnik logo is wonderful; good work.

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post Oct 5 2007, 03:42 PM
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QUOTE (Tom Tamlyn @ Oct 5 2007, 01:20 PM) *
In fact I was about to post a reply saying that I don't see any planets at all, but by carefully adjusting the angle of the screen and twisting my head back and forth, I can just barely tell that they're there. The planets still don't register unless I consciously look for them.


I think you guys either need to calibrate your displays (LCD?) or buy better ones. wink.gif
I'm using a low-end shadow-mask CRT that cost all of 20 new, yet the planet outlines are very obvious. Very nice job on the logo.
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- SkyeLab   Forum Logos   Oct 4 2007, 01:33 PM
- - djellison   It all began 50 years ago today. We couldn't ...   Oct 4 2007, 01:34 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (djellison @ Oct 4 2007, 05:34 AM) ...   Oct 4 2007, 05:06 PM
- - remcook   very nice! though from the colour scheme it lo...   Oct 4 2007, 02:01 PM
|- - The Messenger   QUOTE (remcook @ Oct 4 2007, 08:01 AM) ve...   Oct 4 2007, 03:50 PM
- - PDP8E   Unexpected and beautiful! I spoke with my fat...   Oct 4 2007, 02:01 PM
|- - ustrax   Nice work Doug, looks distinct. Happy Aniversary T...   Oct 4 2007, 02:07 PM
- - ddeerrff   Nice, but it took me a while to find it. It only ...   Oct 4 2007, 02:49 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (ddeerrff @ Oct 4 2007, 03:49 PM) I...   Oct 4 2007, 03:56 PM
- - SkyeLab   Doug, I was wondering if you are going to do some...   Oct 4 2007, 03:01 PM
- - lyford   Very clean and classy look, Doug! The new col...   Oct 4 2007, 04:09 PM
- - Decepticon   It's about time for a fresh look. Looks great...   Oct 4 2007, 04:31 PM
- - helvick   Wow - very nice. I second Brian's suggestion -...   Oct 4 2007, 04:45 PM
- - PhilCo126   Waaw, I was amazed when I first saw the webpage......   Oct 4 2007, 05:19 PM
|- - punkboi   Nice forum logo. And Happy Birthday to Sputnik (a...   Oct 4 2007, 05:21 PM
- - Reckless   Very nice especially the top banner. A happy sputn...   Oct 4 2007, 08:50 PM
- - nprev   What a nice surprise, and a perfectly fitting trib...   Oct 5 2007, 12:09 AM
|- - Stephen   OK, I guess it's up to me to play dissenter th...   Oct 5 2007, 01:43 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Stephen @ Oct 5 2007, 02:43 AM) Ju...   Oct 5 2007, 08:19 AM
- - CosmicRocker   Ok, here is my space age rant, FWIW. This is with...   Oct 5 2007, 05:35 AM
|- - Del Palmer   QUOTE (CosmicRocker @ Oct 5 2007, 06:35 A...   Oct 5 2007, 12:02 PM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (Del Palmer @ Oct 5 2007, 01:02 PM)...   Oct 6 2007, 09:35 AM
- - mchan   I like it. It's minimalist, but I like minima...   Oct 5 2007, 09:50 AM
|- - Stephen   For those who feel inclined it is possible to comp...   Oct 5 2007, 11:37 AM
|- - Del Palmer   QUOTE (Stephen @ Oct 5 2007, 12:37 PM) Fo...   Oct 5 2007, 11:53 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (Stephen @ Oct 5 2007, 12:37 PM) Bu...   Oct 5 2007, 11:58 AM
|- - Tom Tamlyn   QUOTE (Stephen @ Oct 5 2007, 07:37 AM) 1)...   Oct 5 2007, 12:20 PM
|- - centsworth_II   QUOTE (Tom Tamlyn @ Oct 5 2007, 08:20 AM)...   Oct 5 2007, 03:21 PM
|- - Del Palmer   QUOTE (Tom Tamlyn @ Oct 5 2007, 01:20 PM)...   Oct 5 2007, 03:42 PM
- - centsworth_II   I am amazed by this whole discussion. I come to t...   Oct 5 2007, 03:17 PM
|- - ustrax   QUOTE (centsworth_II @ Oct 5 2007, 04:17 ...   Oct 5 2007, 03:47 PM
- - djellison   Previously someone asked about the numbers of plan...   Oct 5 2007, 04:40 PM
- - Del Palmer   That's interesting, Stu. I've also given ...   Oct 6 2007, 11:14 AM
- - Stu   Good to hear of someone else doing schools Outreac...   Oct 6 2007, 12:05 PM
- - kenny   I like the new design, it IS a significant anniver...   Oct 9 2007, 06:50 PM
- - PhilCo126   Great to see the Sputnik logo is still 'alive ...   Jan 8 2008, 07:12 PM
- - djellison   There are plans.   Jan 8 2008, 07:24 PM
- - nprev   Ha! 100,000 posts, I take it? Congratulation...   Jan 19 2008, 07:42 PM
- - djellison   Kudos to Astro0 who has been my banner-logo guru f...   Nov 30 2008, 02:31 PM
- - Doc   How fitting, good call Doug, I was wondering when ...   Nov 30 2008, 02:40 PM
- - djellison   It's all Astro0's doing - suddenly my inbo...   Nov 30 2008, 03:10 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   No offense to Astro0, but when it first popped up ...   Nov 30 2008, 07:49 PM
- - Hungry4info   Is everyone ready for a completely ignorant questi...   Dec 1 2008, 12:03 AM
- - nprev   The Sun between Mars & Earth. I like it! ...   Dec 1 2008, 01:00 AM
|- - Hungry4info   QUOTE (nprev @ Nov 30 2008, 07:00 PM) The...   Dec 1 2008, 02:52 AM
- - Astro0   Shortly after conjunction we will be in the lead u...   Dec 1 2008, 02:55 AM
- - PhilCo126   Another great logo and we're already looking f...   Dec 1 2008, 07:42 AM
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- - nprev   What the hell is that little symbol out from Pluto...   Dec 2 2008, 02:27 AM
- - Patteroast   Looks like after Pluto they have a comet symbol.   Dec 2 2008, 03:22 AM
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- - djellison   With the upgrade to Invision 3, you will have to s...   Dec 2 2008, 04:18 PM
- - dvandorn   Oh, I understand. I'm thankful that I've ...   Dec 2 2008, 04:31 PM
|- - Del Palmer   QUOTE (dvandorn @ Dec 2 2008, 04:31 PM) O...   Dec 2 2008, 06:11 PM
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- - nprev   Most cool indeed!!!! Is this ano...   Aug 18 2009, 03:17 PM
- - djellison   As ever   Aug 18 2009, 05:23 PM
- - Ant103   Yes! A very cool surprise just after woke up a...   Aug 18 2009, 09:41 PM
- - alan   Love the new logo.   Nov 29 2009, 09:42 PM
- - mhoward   It's excellent as usual. Go Spirit!   Nov 29 2009, 09:44 PM
- - nprev   Right on!!!:)) Nice work, Astro0 ...   Nov 29 2009, 10:03 PM
- - djellison   All Astro0's work - I just pin them up   Nov 29 2009, 10:26 PM
- - nprev   Banner's lookin' sweet, Astro0! EDIT...   Jan 3 2010, 11:53 PM
- - Astro0   nprev, these are all the banners I could find on m...   Jan 4 2010, 10:46 AM
- - tasp   Hey thanks for that blast from the past !...   Jan 4 2010, 04:28 PM
- - nprev   Astro0 strikes again!!! A great-loo...   Mar 13 2010, 09:03 AM
- - Explorer1   The site is on archive.org too, if anyone wants to...   Mar 13 2010, 09:28 AM
- - djellison   I let the rlproject.com domain go - no point spend...   Mar 13 2010, 09:42 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   Domain squatters. EDIT: actually that appears to ...   Mar 13 2010, 03:54 PM
- - nprev   This new banner looks really nice, Astro0; GO HAYA...   May 17 2010, 05:35 PM
- - Hungry4info   Seconded!   May 18 2010, 02:29 AM
- - Astro0   Remember that you can always buy the t-shirt http...   May 18 2010, 05:46 AM
- - climber   Astro0 hit again...   Sep 9 2010, 09:22 PM
- - paxdan   Any chance that when you click on the logo in the ...   Sep 9 2010, 11:08 PM
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- - eoincampbell   Yeah! Some proper EPOXI limelight! (Good l...   Sep 10 2010, 04:49 AM
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- - nprev   Watch it, Map Boy!   Sep 16 2010, 02:53 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Sorry Sir. Phil   Sep 16 2010, 06:53 PM
- - nprev   Astro0--sweet!!!   Nov 25 2010, 05:02 AM
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- - Astro0   It's just Photoshop   Dec 14 2010, 12:39 PM
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- - nprev   A beauty to be sure! Seven years...man...te...   Jan 3 2011, 04:51 AM
- - Hungry4info   How long has the forum logo been 3D?   Feb 9 2011, 04:16 AM
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- - djellison   OMG It's like you're ACTUALLY THERE.   Feb 9 2011, 05:37 AM
|- - Astro0   QUOTE (djellison @ Feb 9 2011, 04:37 PM) ...   Feb 9 2011, 05:43 AM
- - nprev   A trip indeed; thanks, Astro0!   Feb 9 2011, 05:37 AM
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