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  HUGE CHANGES FOR JGO - PLEASE READ!  (Read 13250 times)
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Offline Riven
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« Reply #60 - Posted 2010-12-17 01:45:07 »

OK, I'm impressed! But... isn't that logo a bit small? (I had to find something - I hate being proved wrong!) Kiss

What about a logo contest?

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Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #61 - Posted 2010-12-17 02:23:39 »

OK, I'm impressed! But... isn't that logo a bit small? (I had to find something - I hate being proved wrong!) Kiss

What about a logo contest?
In a programming forum? Tongue

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Offline heX-

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« Reply #62 - Posted 2010-12-17 08:53:02 »

wow, new design. awesome , only the logo and forum images aren't awesome Tongue

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Offline Morre

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« Reply #63 - Posted 2010-12-17 09:21:00 »

Well done ChrisM, Riven!

It's good to see that JGO is alive and well. Smiley

Offline fruitmaze

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« Reply #64 - Posted 2010-12-17 10:02:18 »

Nice with a new design! But perhaps the "Last post" and what time it was posted could be in a less dominant colour, compared to the topic name?
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« Reply #65 - Posted 2010-12-17 10:23:42 »

What about a logo contest?

Yes, +1 Smiley
Offline steveyO
« Reply #66 - Posted 2010-12-17 11:17:50 »

There are many websites to create logos... I created these from www.flamingtext.com. I normally charge up to $500 a logo, but you are welcome to any of the below for free..










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Offline JL235

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« Reply #67 - Posted 2010-12-17 11:18:10 »

I think I'm in a majority of 1, I don't like the new design.

It's nice, but it doesn't seem any better (just different). I also think it looks more like a generic forum them the old one.

Offline erikd

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« Reply #68 - Posted 2010-12-17 11:20:48 »

*clap clap clap*

Great work!

Offline fruitmaze

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« Reply #69 - Posted 2010-12-17 12:25:49 »

I think I'm in a majority of 1, I don't like the new design.

It's nice, but it doesn't seem any better (just different). I also think it looks more like a generic forum them the old one.

I like the style, but I think the colours could be changed a bit. For example the light blue could perhaps be a bit darker, now its hard to read the white text on top of it.
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Offline Riven
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« Reply #70 - Posted 2010-12-17 12:43:19 »

I do realize there is no way to please everybody.
I also do realize that anything can be improved.

There is quite an investment in the current theme, as I made it almost from scratch, to 'feel like jgo', and made a lot of tweaks in the functionality, which sadly are not properly separated from the layout/view/html (whatever you prefer to name it) - and I have to blame SMF for that: its PHP code and overall design is a nightmare.

We cannot simply swap in a new theme and expect to keep all functionality and modifications I added over the last two months.

I will (ofcourse) fix a lot of issues with the current theme, like the color of text vs. background, and replace some background images like the horizontal gradients still displayed on some parts of the forum, which are kinda... ugly.

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« Reply #71 - Posted 2010-12-17 12:51:08 »

failed attempt at a logo but thought i'd post anyway Smiley

Offline Riven
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« Reply #72 - Posted 2010-12-17 13:01:48 »

Let's set the deadline at Januari 1st, 2011 so that nobody feels they should rush Smiley

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Offline Orangy Tang

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« Reply #73 - Posted 2010-12-17 13:36:50 »

Looking sweet! Thanks guys!

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Offline rdcarvallo

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« Reply #74 - Posted 2010-12-17 16:56:33 »

Oh my! Oh my!

  I'm lost for a couple of months and the site gets a nice update. Congratulations to all who are working in ths revamp.



 
Offline steveyO
« Reply #75 - Posted 2010-12-17 18:18:11 »

more logos added.. see my previous post.  Am sure this is worth a few appreciation points whatever tf they are..

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Offline SimonH
« Reply #76 - Posted 2010-12-17 18:21:52 »

I like this one!

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Offline princec

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« Reply #77 - Posted 2010-12-17 18:51:28 »

Me too.

Cas Smiley

Offline Riven
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« Reply #78 - Posted 2010-12-17 18:53:23 »

Maybe because it's the old logo with some effects on it?

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Offline DzzD
« Reply #79 - Posted 2010-12-17 18:59:08 »

I would prefer something else then just a special font with effect, no ? (also maybe there is something to do with "JGO")

Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #80 - Posted 2010-12-17 20:26:30 »

failed attempt at a logo but thought i'd post anyway Smiley


I like this one the best. It is more Web 2.0 because there is no bevel.

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« Reply #81 - Posted 2010-12-17 20:55:41 »

not mine but should help inspire some logo's other then just a coloured font Smiley

Offline TheAnalogKid

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« Reply #82 - Posted 2010-12-17 23:27:22 »

I like the last logo SteveO. And by the way, many thanks to all that made the forums move!

Offline dishmoth
« Reply #83 - Posted 2010-12-18 14:08:54 »

I couldn't resist doodling a logo.



(Yes, I know I have no artistic talent.  But the concept amused me.)
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Offline steveyO
« Reply #84 - Posted 2010-12-18 22:07:41 »

If we want a proper logo (i.e. not just font) we could try these guys to get it done professionally (I assume nobody on here has the time/skills to do this).   They did my bullsquared logo in a few days, gave me 4 designs to pick from etc.  Its $149.. I don't mind paying 30-40 bucks if we get 4-5+ volunteers to contribute too.  If there is enough interest (and nobody provides a cool logo by Jan 1st), I dont mind starting a thread to get logo ideas/volunteers etc

http://thelogocompany.net/
http://thelogocompany.net/internet_logos.htm

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« Reply #85 - Posted 2010-12-18 22:12:30 »

Its $149.. I don't mind paying 30-40 bucks if we get 4-5+ volunteers to contribute too.  If there is enough interest (and nobody provides a cool logo by Jan 1st), I dont mind starting a thread to get logo ideas/volunteers etc

ah that's a good idea, don't mind contributing a bit to that too Smiley
hope they also do a favicon.

@princec or markusp maybe one of your art ppl could do it for us? (possibly for a small fee)
Offline Riven
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« Reply #86 - Posted 2010-12-18 22:16:32 »

My contribution is the monthly bill for hosting and offsite backup Wink

Eat your heart out guys, and send me the end result Smiley

I think it's fair to make it 'just' another entry before the deadline?

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Offline ryanm

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« Reply #87 - Posted 2010-12-18 23:16:27 »

My contribution is the monthly bill for hosting and offsite backup Wink
Now that we've left the Sun/Oracle mothership, we should probably have a scheme for contributing to running costs. I imagine there's enough of us happy to chip in that the individual costs would be trifling. Have a swanky supporters usergroup or something.
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« Reply #88 - Posted 2010-12-19 15:59:18 »

Paypal Riven? And this could apply to fund a professional logo. The issue though is to have concensus on want we want in that logo.

Offline Riven
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« Reply #89 - Posted 2010-12-19 17:14:40 »

It wasn't a sneaky request for $$ Wink

I'm not using dirt cheap hosting, so that we can have reasonable uptime and proper support when things go wrong. For the sake of transparency I'm going to tell you the monthly costs:

  0.99 EURO per month for the domainname (that's not very cheap, I know)
23.80 EURO per month for a high end VPS account.
11.90 EURO per month for the remote backup service

Total: 36.69 EURO per month

You might wonder why I didn't buy a dedicated server: well, the advantage of a high end VPS is that the hoster can't afford to lose N accounts when (for example) the harddisk(s) fails. They have a RAID-5 array of 4 server-class harddisks. There is no way you can rent a dedicated server with such specs in the same price range. Besides that, and I hope you guys agree, the performance is more than 'good enough' and has been for more than 3 years now. I had only 2 reboots in that time that were not initiated by me.

As you can see, it's not a lot of money and I can easily afford it. No need to support me in any way Smiley

Also, I am running indiespot.net and a handful of tiny domains on it for family, and they contribute to the hosting cost. That reminds me to make a new invoice for my dad in MS Word.



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