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Borror0
06-16-2009, 01:53 PM
Tired of the ugly looking blue rectangle favicon on the DDO Wiki and our ugly skin? Well, so are we!

The DDO Wiki will be getting a new skin in a few weeks that will replace the horrible one we have now. It will move back to a more traditional (although not identical) MediaWiki skin and this means there will be a big logo displayed on the top left corner similar to Wikipedia's big globe (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/meta/2/2a/Nohat-logo-nowords-bgwhite-200px.jpg) is being displayed on their pages (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page). At the same time, we would replace our favicon to match the new logo.

Wikis are founded on the principle of people working together, each contributing as their talents allow. The DDO Wiki team, and the greater DDO Community, greatly appreciate feedback and participation in creating this new look for the DDO Wiki. As the title suggest, I don't have the skills to do this myself so I figured I could ask the community if anyone has the skills, the time and the desire to give the wiki a hand. If you have the design talent, or even just an idea for a logo that others can expand on, we would appreciate your submissions.

Ultimately we would like the logo to be DDO themed, but the rest is up for you to decide. It can be anything, from a beholder to a d20. As long as it fits into the DDO/D&D theme, it will fit the criteria. While I like Star Wars, I don't think that a light saber would make a good logo for DDO. I am sure you get the idea.

You can submit your logo:

By posting in this thread (http://forums.ddo.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=2244617)
By sending it to me via PM on the official DDO forums (http://forums.ddo.com/private.php?do=newpm&u=37042)
By emailing it to me at ddowiki@hotmail.com
By sending it to me via PM on the Codemaster forums (http://community.codemasters.com/forum/private.php?do=newpm&u=2865877)

We will be accepting entries until I wake up and check the forums on July 15th, at which point I will compile all of the entries and create a poll where people can vote on the one that they like the best.

All entries must be submitted under the Creative Commons license (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons), or in Public Domain, and must not contain an trademarked or copyrighted material of Turbine, Hasbro, Atari, Wizards of the Coast, or any other entity. You will not be compensated in any way for your submission, other than cited as a contributor.

Thanks in advance to all who participate,
The DDO Wiki team

PS: I'll try to get a preview of the new skin as soon as possible but I can't guarantee any timeline.

moorewr
06-16-2009, 02:02 PM
Great idea.

Borror0
06-16-2009, 02:40 PM
Already have a submission from the EU forums... I guess you could call it that... XD
http://community.codemasters.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5311687#post5311687

Borror0
06-25-2009, 01:30 AM
I received those two awesome submissions a few days ago and totally forgot to post them here.

So, here they are:
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/6671/ddowiki.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ddowiki.jpg)http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5655/ddowikiblack.th.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ddowikiblack.jpg)

Both are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license and attribution goes to Ricardo Ortiz Morales.

Minor_Threat
06-25-2009, 02:39 AM
eh took a quick crack at it.
http://www.pokeyprasch.com/images/ddo_wiki.jpg

Jay203
06-25-2009, 02:49 AM
Bor, shouldn't you provide the image dimensions?
wouldn't want someone submitting something that's too big/small and you gotta stretch/shrink it out of proportion now would we? :P

Borror0
06-25-2009, 02:53 AM
Bor, shouldn't you provide the image dimensions?
wouldn't want someone submitting something that's too big/small and you gotta stretch/shrink it out of proportion now would we? :P
I can resize anything that is took big. Too small, is something that is unlikely to happen. I doubt anyone would like to work with a very small picture just for the heck of it. Anyhow, anything of the size of the Wikipedia globe is fine by me (too lazy to check how many pixel that is).

eh took a quick crack at it.
Thanks for your submission. Much appreciated.

Seems like the d20 is a popular theme. :p

Minor_Threat
06-25-2009, 03:09 AM
Here is one that is the same sizeas wiki-globe.
http://www.pokeyprasch.com/images/ddo_wiki2.jpg

moorewr
06-25-2009, 07:11 AM
Here is one that is the same sizeas wiki-globe.
http://www.pokeyprasch.com/images/ddo_wiki2.jpg

I like it. Blingee!

Borror0
06-25-2009, 03:12 PM
Blingee!
Thought the same. :p

Borror0
06-30-2009, 12:48 PM
I'll extend the contest for another week since I am still waiting for a few things to get done anyhow and won't need the logo for the next week.

Vivanto
06-30-2009, 12:49 PM
I received those two awesome submissions a few days ago and totally forgot to post them here.

So, here they are:
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/6671/ddowiki.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ddowiki.jpg)http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5655/ddowikiblack.th.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ddowikiblack.jpg)

Both are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license and attribution goes to Ricardo Ortiz Morales.

That's just awesome.

AlphandOmega
06-30-2009, 12:52 PM
,bumped from a diff. post o mine. under construction. input being assemelated. resesistancs is futile.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e120/AlphandOmega/ddologocopy-1.jpg

Osharan_Tregarth
06-30-2009, 01:16 PM
I received those two awesome submissions a few days ago and totally forgot to post them here.

So, here they are:
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/6671/ddowiki.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ddowiki.jpg)http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5655/ddowikiblack.th.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ddowikiblack.jpg)

Both are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license and attribution goes to Ricardo Ortiz Morales.

I like the one with the darker background, but I'd it better if it had the numbers on the dice faces.

BurnerD
06-30-2009, 02:58 PM
Here's a quick one...

http://i89.servimg.com/u/f89/13/29/32/54/ddowik10.jpg

Borror0
06-30-2009, 03:01 PM
Thanks for the submission. :)

Vivanto
06-30-2009, 03:20 PM
Just a quick draft.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5669/vivddowiki.jpg

wamjratl1
06-30-2009, 03:29 PM
Just a quick draft.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5669/vivddowiki.jpg

very snazzy.

Here's my first draft:

http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt331/wamjratl/beholder.jpg

BurnerD
06-30-2009, 06:48 PM
repped... awesome beholder :)


very snazzy.

Here's my first draft:

http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt331/wamjratl/beholder.jpg

Borror0
06-30-2009, 06:54 PM
very snazzy.

Here's my first draft:
I had made my own beholder but was not happy with the end result:

Mockduck
06-30-2009, 07:10 PM
My two cents, take it for what it's worth (aka - not much)...


I received those two awesome submissions a few days ago and totally forgot to post them here.

So, here they are:
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/6671/ddowiki.th.jpg (http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ddowiki.jpg)http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/5655/ddowikiblack.th.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ddowikiblack.jpg)

Both are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license and attribution goes to Ricardo Ortiz Morales.

Simple and elegant. If you use it, I would increase the size of the lettering and make it darker so it's easier to read.


Here is one that is the same sizeas wiki-globe.
http://www.pokeyprasch.com/images/ddo_wiki2.jpg

The polish on this one is great. It may suffer a bit from the same problem I have with my DDOcast logo: especially on smaller screens it's hard to read. Minor, I might be sending you a PM someday in the future to help me re-design the DDOcast logo, although I'm gonna try to do it myself first.


,bumped from a diff. post o mine. under construction. input being assemelated. resesistancs is futile.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e120/AlphandOmega/ddologocopy-1.jpg

Sorry, but it's too hard to read and I'm not a big fan of the warping. Still, nice effort!


Here's a quick one...

http://i89.servimg.com/u/f89/13/29/32/54/ddowik10.jpg

Neat! I like it.


Just a quick draft.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5669/vivddowiki.jpg

This is my personal pick for the logo. Love it! Very clean, interesting, fits the theme, love the numbers, shading is cool.

uhgungawa
06-30-2009, 07:27 PM
.......... DDO WIKI..........
Not Just Another Pretty Face

http://alesrarus.funkydung.com/images/ugly_dog.jpg

Comfortably
06-30-2009, 07:32 PM
Just a quick draft.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5669/vivddowiki.jpg

I like this one...

Minor_Threat
07-01-2009, 12:51 AM
Minor, I might be sending you a PM someday in the future to help me re-design the DDOcast logo, although I'm gonna try to do it myself first.


Anytime.

cdbd3rd
07-01-2009, 10:44 AM
.......... DDO WIKI..........
Not Just Another Pretty Face

http://alesrarus.funkydung.com/images/ugly_dog.jpg



The wife is gonna kill me when she finds out someone hacked my family photos folder and stole a picture of her mother.... :eek:
Nice photoshop work making her look a little more publicly presentable. ;)


:rolleyes:

Mistinarperadnacles
07-01-2009, 11:49 AM
here ya go.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8480/ddowikik.jpg

wamjratl1
07-01-2009, 01:53 PM
I had made my own beholder but was not happy with the end result:

That's actually pretty awesome. A bookish beholder...

wamjratl1
07-01-2009, 01:54 PM
here ya go.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/8480/ddowikik.jpg

That is tight. Very clever.

Borror0
07-01-2009, 02:21 PM
here ya go.
It's awesome but there is one or two problems with it. That's a shame because I really like it.

The problems I see with it are:

Use of the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach logo, which is a property of Turbine. I have checked with Tolero (I tried something similar (http://ddowiki.net/wiki/skins/ddowiki.png) and I have been confirmed I can't use it) and that's a big no. Maybe if we alter it a little, it would be alright but as it stands that is too close of the original logo and thus incorrectly suggest that the DDOwiki is endorsed by Turbine.
Use of the Wikipedia logo, which may or may not be under Creative Common-No Derivative Works. I will have to check with Wikipedia on that detail. If that is legal within the constraints of the license, that logo would be awesome. Though, the Uncyclopedia logo (http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/b/bc/Wiki.png) suggest that Wikipedia won't mind that one. I'll com back to you on that one.

A more minor point is that we are DDOwiki and not DDO Wikipedia. :p

Other than that, I really like your logo. :)

Valezra
07-01-2009, 02:51 PM
It's awesome but there is one or two problems with it. That's a shame because I really like it.

The problems I see with it are:

Use of the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach logo, which is a property of Turbine. I have checked with Tolero (I tried something similar (http://ddowiki.net/wiki/skins/ddowiki.png) and I have been confirmed I can't use it) and that's a big no. Maybe if we alter it a little, it would be alright but as it stands that is too close of the original logo and thus incorrectly suggest that the DDOwiki is endorsed by Turbine.
Use of the Wikipedia logo, which may or may not be under Creative Common-No Derivative Works. I will have to check with Wikipedia on that detail. If that is legal within the constraints of the license, that logo would be awesome. Though, the Uncyclopedia logo (http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/b/bc/Wiki.png) suggest that Wikipedia won't mind that one. I'll com back to you on that one.

A more minor point is that we are DDOwiki and not DDO Wikipedia. :p

Other than that, I really like your logo. :)

The wiki is a non-profit public website and the logo is not used for profit. Seems strange you can't use it. In any case I like the beholder idea. I'd suggest putting 1d20 numbers on the different puzzle peices.

As far as the wiki logo is concerned he has changed it enough that it shouldn't be an issue. They haven't copyrighted or licensed round puzzles.....

Val

Borror0
07-01-2009, 03:05 PM
The wiki is a non-profit public website and the logo is not used for profit. Seems strange you can't use it.
No, it's copyrighted (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia-logo.png).

As far as the wiki logo is concerned he has changed it enough that it shouldn't be an issue. They haven't copyrighted or licensed round puzzles.....
After you said that, I went to check it back and it's more different than I thought when I wrote the reply.

The question is whether it's far enough.

Valezra
07-01-2009, 03:19 PM
No, it's copyrighted (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikipedia-logo.png).

After you said that, I went to check it back and it's more different than I thought when I wrote the reply.

The question is whether it's far enough.

Don't get too worried over copyright material. Under U.S. Law there is "Fair Use" of even restricted and copywritten material. Review the 4 "Balancing" checks for determining fair use under current U.S. copyright law and you'd find that using either logo in the context of a wiki is probably fine. If you ask a company about using their logo it is easier for them to say "you can't use it" than it is to actually research and determine if it's okay in the context being used.

Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

Just some food for thought.

Val

Valezra
07-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Also note, "DDO" and "Dungeons and Dragons Online" are both copywritten and under the same thinking can't be used in any wiki logo we come up with. We know this to be false of course and the same applies to the graphic logos. :D

Val

Borror0
07-01-2009, 04:26 PM
Yeah. I think it qualifies as fair use. It's not like we're pretending to be Wikipedia (which another reason the Wikipedia tag on Mistinarperadnacles' logo would have to be replaced for "wiki") or painting Wikipedia in a poor light.

Oh, while I got you attention Marketroid had a pretty cool idea. Tolero PM'd me this an hour or two ago:

Marketroid even said that one idea that could be a cool logo is to take that symbol and make it be made of the wiki puzzle pieces, instead of a 'globe' of puzzle pieces. That sounded pretty cool/neat to me and players would easily recognize the symbol as DDO but without having to get all funky about "logo" usage.
I think it could be a totally awesome logo, depending on how it's done. By the way, when she says "that symbol", she refers to the round DDO symbol (http://vaultmedia.ign.com/vnboards/2006/dnd_logo.gif) which I can be found at a few places like the forums' favicon and the splash screen (I think).

Tolero told me we could use that one.

Dark_Helmet
07-01-2009, 05:06 PM
Rough draft:

http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01101010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg

http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100111.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100111.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100001.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01101000.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100001.jpg

Borror0
07-01-2009, 05:11 PM
Rough draft:
That is epic win. Fell off of my chair. We must get Tolero to get you a title.

Mistinarperadnacles
07-02-2009, 05:50 AM
It's awesome but there is one or two problems with it. That's a shame because I really like it.

The problems I see with it are:

Use of the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach logo, which is a property of Turbine. I have checked with Tolero (I tried something similar (http://ddowiki.net/wiki/skins/ddowiki.png) and I have been confirmed I can't use it) and that's a big no. Maybe if we alter it a little, it would be alright but as it stands that is too close of the original logo and thus incorrectly suggest that the DDOwiki is endorsed by Turbine.
Use of the Wikipedia logo, which may or may not be under Creative Common-No Derivative Works. I will have to check with Wikipedia on that detail. If that is legal within the constraints of the license, that logo would be awesome. Though, the Uncyclopedia logo (http://images.wikia.com/uncyclopedia/images/b/bc/Wiki.png) suggest that Wikipedia won't mind that one. I'll com back to you on that one.

A more minor point is that we are DDOwiki and not DDO Wikipedia. :p

Other than that, I really like your logo. :)

I'm hellishly busy right now and literally just off to a funeral ( :( ) but I'll rejig it ASAP.

Borror0
07-02-2009, 05:52 AM
I'm hellishly busy right now and literally just off to a funeral ( :( ) but I'll rejig it ASAP.
Truly sorry for your loss. Don't worries. Real life comes first, and even more so in those cases.

Borror0
07-02-2009, 06:01 AM
Oh, by the way, if anyone has cool concepts but no skill to realize them you might post them. Could give an idea to someone who has the skills to!

eclipsechild
07-02-2009, 11:24 AM
I took the input given in this thread and made many versions of my previous logo. The dice now has glossy borders and font is bigger and more readable. I also took some text from the site and put it transparently in the background.

About putting the numbers in the dice, well, I just put a 20 in one of the versions and it points out that it would make a mess if i put numbers in every side. I personally like it simple. I also prefer the versions with black background.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4528/ddowikiwhite.jpg


http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5655/ddowikiblack.jpg
All versions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license and attribution goes to Ricardo Ortiz Morales.

I'm playing with the idea of adding puzzle shapes to the dice sides as if the dice was made by triangular puzzle pieces. May post that soon if i like it.

BurnerD
07-02-2009, 12:02 PM
I like the upper right one (black background)

wamjratl1
07-02-2009, 03:06 PM
Rough draft:

http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01101010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg

http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100111.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100111.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100001.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01101000.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100001.jpg

genius. but apparently, I have given you too much rep already.

Mockduck
07-02-2009, 04:21 PM
I took the input given in this thread and made many versions of my previous logo. The dice now has glossy borders and font is bigger and more readable. I also took some text from the site and put it transparently in the background.

About putting the numbers in the dice, well, I just put a 20 in one of the versions and it points out that it would make a mess if i put numbers in every side. I personally like it simple. I also prefer the versions with black background.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4528/ddowikiwhite.jpg


http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5655/ddowikiblack.jpg
All versions are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license and attribution goes to Ricardo Ortiz Morales.

I'm playing with the idea of adding puzzle shapes to the dice sides as if the dice was made by triangular puzzle pieces. May post that soon if i like it.

Love them! Very nice work.

AlphandOmega
07-02-2009, 11:28 PM
I am so sorry. Real life does indeed come first.

Truly sorry for your loss. Don't worries. Real life comes first, and even more so in those cases.

Mistinarperadnacles
07-03-2009, 02:40 AM
I like the upper right one (black background)

Me too.


Here's rejig 1 :) Using DDO logo style box for text.

Any changes etc, just say.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5774/ddowiki3.jpg

Borror0
07-03-2009, 05:04 AM
Here's rejig 1 :) Using DDO logo style box for text.
Wow. That's pretty neat. Even the gold "DDOwiki" with the DDO logo box style is cool on its own.

eclipsechild
07-03-2009, 10:37 AM
Wow. That's pretty neat. Even the gold "DDOwiki" with the DDO logo box style is cool on its own.

I agree.

Borror0
07-03-2009, 05:46 PM
Oh, just a quick bump to say we moved to ddowiki.com

I didn't think it was worth starting a new thread for that. The old EnterWiki links should still work, too.

Ustice
07-03-2009, 05:52 PM
I like eclipsechild's one on the bottom left. I don't know if it is perfect, but it has the right feel. Good job with that.

Vivanto
07-04-2009, 09:55 PM
Me too.


Here's rejig 1 :) Using DDO logo style box for text.

Any changes etc, just say.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5774/ddowiki3.jpg

The concept is very good. Tough the proportions are a bit too out of control for me, the casual wiki logos are all squares. Think it would be better to change/move the title upwards, or even map it on the globe.

The drop shadow from the beholder to the globe is a bit too unnatural, if it weren't for the puzzle tiles warping it would look like just a flat circle. Same for the background drop shadow, I would get rid of that.
Also missing drop shadow from the upper puzzle tiles to the beholder, and edge lighting on those tiles.

Lighting of the globe and the beholder are totally different. Beholder got a yellow-ish backlight, from a total different angle, the globe got just a fresnel like effect with high ambient lighting.

But most importantly, with those shaded background it would be inconsistent with the rest, all edges should end in white to fit in the theme. Unless ofcourse if Borror0 changes the new wiki design/background color to something different. That makes the whole design-your-own-logo thing more of a gamble really.

Hope some of that helped :)

Borror0
07-04-2009, 10:04 PM
Unless ofcourse if Borror0 changes the new wiki design/background color to something different. That makes the whole design-your-own-logo thing more of a gamble really.
I am aware of that, and am sorry about that. The person who was supposed to help me with it is... very busy, to say the least. I think I'll have to consider bugging someone else to do it or do it myself. I don't mind that but it'll be longer if I have to do it myself since I am not use to it.

I'll talk with who made the best logo to see what is doable. I care more about the logo than if it fits with my vision of what the wiki will look like.

Vivanto
07-04-2009, 10:08 PM
I am aware of that, and am sorry about that. The person who was supposed to help me with that is... very busy, to say the least.

Yeah, was pretty sure you would post some gudelines if you'd have any, didn't mean to blame it on you :)
Assumed it's either:
a) nothing changes
b) you don't know it either

Apparently it's option b tough.

Mazeratti
07-04-2009, 10:12 PM
The wife is gonna kill me when she finds out someone hacked my family photos folder and stole a picture of her mother.... :eek:
Nice photoshop work making her look a little more publicly presentable. ;)


:rolleyes:

/pokes you sure youre not female ?? ;) coz you can be such a b*tch :p or some1s putting hormones in ya bacon flavoured coffee :D;)

Mazeratti
07-04-2009, 10:13 PM
Rough draft:

http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01101010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100110.jpg

http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100111.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100111.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100001.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100010.jpghttp://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01101000.jpg http://s620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/th_01100001.jpg

LOL

What is this fascination with BACON !?!?!?!?

Borror0
07-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Assumed it's either:
a) nothing changes
b) you don't know it either

Apparently it's option b tough.
Well, I was thinking changing back to the old MediaWiki style but changing the background on the side to blue and select a dark gray background for where the text will be displayed but things are far from set in stone.

Ideally, you'd want the logo to have no background at all so it could fit well to any background but that's not a problem if it doesn't.

Vivanto
07-04-2009, 10:22 PM
Well, I was thinking changing back to the old MediaWiki style but changing the background on the side to blue and select a dark gray background for where the text will be displayed but things are far from set in stone.

Ideally, you'd want the logo to have no background at all so it could fit well to any background but that's not a problem if it doesn't.

Me noob, I totally forgot to use png with alpha instead of jpg exports :D Tough if the logo includes some shadows or just minor shading, then it would still need some optimization for different background colors, still a step closer to being portable.

Salome
07-04-2009, 10:35 PM
I like it. Blingee!

This one is my favorite so far!

Vivanto
07-05-2009, 01:15 AM
Ok, refined the alpha a bit, and some minor tweaks. Should work with most brightly colored backgrounds now, tough this forum design isn't really a good place to demonstrate :D

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/3057/wikialpha200.png

Mistinarperadnacles
07-05-2009, 01:37 AM
The concept is very good. Tough the proportions are a bit too out of control for me, the casual wiki logos are all squares. Think it would be better to change/move the title upwards, or even map it on the globe.

The drop shadow from the beholder to the globe is a bit too unnatural, if it weren't for the puzzle tiles warping it would look like just a flat circle. Same for the background drop shadow, I would get rid of that.
Also missing drop shadow from the upper puzzle tiles to the beholder, and edge lighting on those tiles.

Lighting of the globe and the beholder are totally different. Beholder got a yellow-ish backlight, from a total different angle, the globe got just a fresnel like effect with high ambient lighting.

But most importantly, with those shaded background it would be inconsistent with the rest, all edges should end in white to fit in the theme. Unless ofcourse if Borror0 changes the new wiki design/background color to something different. That makes the whole design-your-own-logo thing more of a gamble really.

Hope some of that helped :)

I've not had much time to spend doing things lately, so its still a bit cobbled together, more to show the concept than a fully finished design I'm completely happy with. If Borror0 decides to use it on anything, maybe it would make a better homepage splash screen than a "logo" then I'll be rejigging it some more to look a lot better.

I do agree with the lighting though, but I can't figure a way to improve it withough changing the levels or palette and making it look weird or redrawing it from the ground up. Using vastly different source images always is a problem to make them work in conjunction well.

Being so busy lately has meant I've had maybe 2 hours to spend doing it. It'll be better once I can revisit it again in the near future.

Thanks for the input.

Minor_Threat
07-05-2009, 06:22 PM
Ok, refined the alpha a bit, and some minor tweaks. Should work with most brightly colored backgrounds now, tough this forum design isn't really a good place to demonstrate :D

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/3057/wikialpha200.png

Nice design, the flow of text, mainly "DDO WIKI" could use some work.

Minor_Threat
07-05-2009, 06:24 PM
I don't have the ability to edit my posts, so this is a double post.

mainly I think what offends the eye is the stretched "WIKI" part.

Borror0
07-05-2009, 06:37 PM
Nice design, the flow of text, mainly "DDO WIKI" could use some work.
I think it would be better as:
DDO
---Wiki
Than as :
----DDO
Wiki

Ustice
07-08-2009, 04:41 PM
Here are some of the ideas that I have come up with.

http://ustice.net/skitch/DDO_Wiki-20090708-125236.jpg

http://ustice.net/skitch/DDO_Wiki-20090708-125427.jpg

http://ustice.net/skitch/DDO_Wiki-20090708-173917.jpg

Any suggestions?

moorewr
07-08-2009, 05:01 PM
I like the last one! Although it in fact makes me want to go driving in the French Alps.. :cool:

Ustice
07-09-2009, 12:25 AM
I like the last one! Although it in fact makes me want to go driving in the French Alps.. :cool:

I like it too. I'm case you don't recognize it, it is the adventure zone icon. Well based on it anyway.

moorewr
07-09-2009, 07:35 AM
I like it too. I'm case you don't recognize it, it is the adventure zone icon. Well based on it anyway.

Yes, I knew that was what you were basing it on (or assumed). It still makes me think of a restaurant guide.. Zagat's? Michelin?

Ustice
07-09-2009, 07:39 AM
I figure that most people would, but I didn't want to take credit for the design.

Ustice
07-20-2009, 01:07 PM
The DDO Wiki's Captcha has been fixed.