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Re: Feedback sought on new WPD icon set

From: Taylor Costello <nottaylorcostello@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:45:28 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+uZHs9eUheic0Lhey=bv1h6aJSHhUkess-ZwpGDZ+jquFNnGw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Cc: Peter Lubbers <peterlubbers@google.com>, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, "seba@google.com" <seba@google.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
I think we should avoid using logos from other Stewards, I think editors
would like it if they felt Stewards were not actually involved with
deciding the design of the site (I know you guys do decide, but putting up
logos from your company on pages is another story). Of course, there's
nothing wrong with W3C, but I don't think they match well on top of giving
a sort of bias feel to the site. I think it's important to establish that
although the site is helped by Stewards, they don't actually have say in a
site that will be mostly built by editors content wise, it's more
encouraging for editors. It can make people feel disconnected from the site
if they see it as a "W3C" site instead of a front end information site.

I think the logos should just be designed around the overall style of the
site and not what would suit Stewards.

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:11 AM, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  I agree with Peter in that we should be using the W3C HTML logos (and
> other appropriate standards bodiesí logos) whenever possible. [1] We want
> to reinforce our relationships with standards bodies as much as possible
> and give readers familiar navigational aids, rather than asking them to
> learn new ones, even if they are wonderfully designed.****
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> Iíve added a comment to the bug.****
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> Thanks,****
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> Eliot****
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> [1] http://www.w3.org/html/logo/#downloads****
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> *From:* Taylor Costello [mailto:nottaylorcostello@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, December 3, 2012 9:03 AM
> *To:* Peter Lubbers
> *Cc:* Chris Mills; seba@google.com; public-webplatform@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Feedback sought on new WPD icon set****
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> I like the icons so far, I think they would be better with colors off the
> logo (or other colors on the wiki). Orange and blue are nice and contrast
> well together but I'm not really sure how well they would go with the style
> of the overall site. You have an eye for color though. I also think it
> would be nice if the icons were different colors (that you think suited the
> category), it would be fun to design templates around those colors and make
> them change between categories so the wiki was more interesting to look at
> (such as CSS being orange, and making it so the templates will switch to
> orange if the topic is set to CSS or something). You could do this with the
> switch function with the ParserFunctions extension.****
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> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM, Peter Lubbers <peterlubbers@google.com>
> wrote:****
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>  Thanks Chris, and nice work Sebastien. ****
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> Just curious, have you considered using some of the feature elements
> defined on the HTML5 logo page (http://www.w3.org/html/logo/)? For
> example, the markup, CSS, Graphics, subcategories etc. Some of those are
> already fairly well established.****
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> --Peter****
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> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:****
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> Hi all,
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> As part of the work we are doing to improve the UX/styling of the landing
> pages, Sebastien has been working on creating some new icons. He has posted
> a set of 6 to the following bug:
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=19386. Can you have a look
> (it's the newest attachment of the ones on there), and give him some
> feedback?
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> thanks!
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> Chris Mills
> Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor, Opera Software
> Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
> Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (
> http://my.opera.com/chrismills/blog/2012/07/12/practical-css3-my-book-is-finally-published
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