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Community Affairs => Forum Support and Suggestions => Topic started by: CTxCB on July 05, 2016, 06:51:15 AM

Title: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: CTxCB on July 05, 2016, 06:51:15 AM
Just a little thing, I think it'd make the site look a lot more professional(?) and just visually more attractive to have a logo instead of "SCIProgramming.com" in the top left of the site. Something like "SCIProgramming.com" could then be an Alt for if the image wouldn't load.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 07:20:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/06cyeds.png)
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: CTxCB on July 05, 2016, 07:37:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/06cyeds.png)
That I in SCI seems a little weird, but yes, something like that. There could be a competition and everything to decide the logo, where people submit their own designs and stuff.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 07:43:00 AM
I didn't manipulate the glyphs in any way. That I is as it would appear in-game, if "she's naked" or "he's back" contained any I at all.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 05, 2016, 08:40:38 AM
I'd prefer the Sierra logo character over the hand cursor.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 08:42:52 AM
I considered it, but that smells of trademark.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: CTxCB on July 05, 2016, 09:08:14 AM
I didn't manipulate the glyphs in any way. That I is as it would appear in-game, if "she's naked" or "he's back" contained any I at all.
I think it's because the S and C look nice and big, but the I looks squished in comparison. :P
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 05, 2016, 09:37:32 AM
I considered it, but that smells of trademark.

If sciwiki.sierrahelp.com (http://sciwiki.sierrahelp.com/) can do it, I think we can as well...
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 11:01:37 AM
Something like this, then?
(http://i.imgur.com/ald9bmM.png)
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 05, 2016, 11:02:37 AM
Much better!
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 05, 2016, 11:26:12 AM
I fixed the kerning (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerning) between the 'C' and the 'I'.
I think it looks better now.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 05, 2016, 11:32:06 AM
And now I matched the spacing between the Sierra logo to the 'S' and the between the 'I' and the 'P' (10 pixels).
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 11:38:17 AM
Keming in an SCI font? How dare you, sir.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: MusicallyInspired on July 05, 2016, 11:47:41 AM
That's not authentic at all!!

Looks cool though. Actually, I liked the hand icon. But at least this Sierra icon doesn't resemble any of the ones other sites use.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Collector on July 05, 2016, 12:26:13 PM
That is just the builtin logo from some of the fonts, is it not? Anyway, this site is largely based on having SCI Companion and its icon is the Half Dome logo.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: MusicallyInspired on July 05, 2016, 01:10:55 PM
That is just the builtin logo from some of the fonts, is it not?

Yes, it is.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 01:12:01 PM
Correct. It's a hand-tweaked upscale of the system menu icon.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: CTxCB on July 05, 2016, 01:52:43 PM
This logo that's currently being formed looks a lot better than just some text, it's more professional and makes us seem like a more welcoming community. A suggestion I have though is that this needs a tagline or slogan, something that paints us in a good way, and makes us even more welcoming.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 02:02:18 PM
"Remember: save early, save often."
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: CTxCB on July 05, 2016, 02:36:21 PM
"Remember: save early, save often."
That or "Remember: Program early, program often."
Since we're SCI>Program<ming.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: troflip on July 05, 2016, 03:07:37 PM
That or "Remember: Program early, program often."
Since we're SCI>Program<ming.

... and art, and sound, and game design....
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 03:09:02 PM
Backup early, compile often?
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: CTxCB on July 05, 2016, 05:39:28 PM
Backup early, compile often?
I think that's the best tagline we can get from that. Heck, drop the "Remember:" part, that's pretty obvious to a Sierra fan.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 05, 2016, 05:46:31 PM
I prefer the original "Save early, save often"...
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: troflip on July 05, 2016, 06:08:14 PM
Backup early, compile often?

This sounds like a dis against SCI Companion. Not sure if that should be the tagline of the website.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 05, 2016, 06:13:04 PM
Save early save often it is, then.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: CTxCB on July 06, 2016, 06:59:08 AM
Save early save often it is, then.
Yep.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 06, 2016, 07:11:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bjga4WY.png)

If you're gonna add kerning, at least stick to the pixel grid :3
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 06, 2016, 08:26:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bjga4WY.png)

If you're gonna add kerning, at least stick to the pixel grid :3

That's some harsh accusations there!
Anyway, your kerning is not enough. You have 3 pixels of space between the 'C' and the 'I'. The 'S' is just one pixel apart from the 'I'.

I like the "save early save often" bit, but I feel the font there is a bit too large. I think a smaller font and a smaller gap between the "save early" and "save often" would look better. Maybe if you use a font small enough to fit it all between the 2 'g's.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: CTxCB on July 06, 2016, 08:31:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bjga4WY.png)

If you're gonna add kerning, at least stick to the pixel grid :3

That's some harsh accusations there!
Anyway, your kerning is not enough. You have 3 pixels of space between the 'C' and the 'I'. The 'S' is just one pixel apart from the 'I'.

I like the "save early save often" bit, but I feel the font there is a bit too large. I think a smaller font and a smaller gap between the "save early" and "save often" would look better. Maybe if you use a font small enough to fit it all between the 2 'g's.
The font for Save Early Save Often is fine I think, but I think the Save Early should end just before the first G in Programming, and the Save Often should start just after that G.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 06, 2016, 08:55:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kewCAPg.png)

That's some harsh accusations there!
If you mean the pixel grid comment...
(http://i.imgur.com/utv8Yxh.png)
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 06, 2016, 11:08:38 AM
Now I understand - I didn't pay attention to your (virtual) pixel grid - only the real one.
Anyway, how's this kerning?
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: troflip on July 06, 2016, 12:28:15 PM
The C feels a little too close to the I, almost as if it's one letter.

... sigh... pixels...
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 06, 2016, 01:26:07 PM
And that's why, originally, I went with no kerning. After all, I do build up speed for twelve hours the engine proper doesn't do any kerning either ;)
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: OmerMor on July 06, 2016, 01:36:55 PM
After all, the engine proper doesn't do any kerning either ;)

No, but I'm pretty sure their hand-drawn titles did.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: Kawa on July 06, 2016, 01:47:00 PM
Apples and Rolls-Royces, OmerMor.
Title: Re: SCIProgramming Logo.
Post by: MusicallyInspired on July 06, 2016, 05:20:00 PM
IMO Kawa's image at the top of this page looks best.