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This is an archive of Image talk:Paullusmagnus-logo (small).png. The discussion on this page isn't entirely obsolete (see the demo of Wikipedia's future interface, for example), but the original page was getting really long. If you want to, move something back to the main page. Paullusmagnus 16:54 27 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Yeaaaaah ! Great Idea....but i dont like white'n'blue background ! :o|

Its too cold...i think you must add natural (and communauty) concept like the ant of Anthere ;op

I have an little idea : this puzzle-globe with 'nature' picture and a little ant which build the ? :o)

Oliezekat 02:03 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Hmmm... A leaf-cutter ant holding a puzzle piece to put it in? I don't quite know how to do that. If someone had a modeled ant for POV-Ray, I'd be able to put it in. It seems like a good idea, but to see an ant repeatedly on the same place on the globe might make me subconciously wonder why it never moved. Or... maybe I just sort of like a cold, neutral (?) symbol... I'm mildly opposed to it, but I don't know why.
If only we could develop images in a wiki.... Anyways, it's getting late (by my time), and I should never philosophize when I should be sleeping... I'll think about this tommorrow. Paullusmagnus 02:48 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Hmmm ...



Does Darth Vader play soccer? ;-) I definitely like the unfinished globe idea, though. --Eloquence 03:18 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

I do really like the idea. A logo should be something simple. This is simple. When I look at this, I think about earth (the sphere), and about something in construction.

I also thing about vandalism (the blue lines). I do really thing that it would be best without the blue lines.

Another thing, the "large" image isn't nice, isn't there a way to have the large one nicer ?

AGiss 03:23 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

I used too small an image for the spherical mapping. Shrinking the final image by a factor of 2 or so should fix it, but it would be best if I just went back and used a larger source image.
The blue lines represent the wiki links. Here's a blue-less image (note that now it is completely grayscale, which is one of the things that some people don't like about our current logo). I haven't decided which I think is better.
Paullusmagnus 12:56 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Yes ! Now, you do the same, but instead of the blue lines, you make them green. I don't know what the blue lines really define, but make them define the w:ecozones in green, and that would be great to me :-) User:anthere

Thank goodness for the GIMP and its a million-and-a-half drawing modes. -- Paullusmagnus 12:56 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Can I suggest that you make the jigsaw pieces look less... well.. jigsaw like? And make the blue lines look like they're linking together different pieces? Kwekubo

What do you mean by "jigsaw like"? Are you thinking of just having polygons that fit together, sort of like the areas surrounded by blue are?
I'll try to put together a version with more logical interconnections... Paullusmagnus 15:30 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)
Here it is:
What do you think? (I left out the WIKIPEDIA out of laziness. This isn't a final copy) Paullusmagnus 15:58 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Hello everyone! if you wanna see how this logo sits with the "future" wikipedia layout currently in design go to this demo (static, wouldn't do anything):

Note that this small hack looks really-bad on IE. So use mozilla if you have it! --Rotem

I like the interface! I can't tell if the blue lines go with the dominant #006DAA of the interface or not. Paullusmagnus 21:21 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)
That interface needs polishing, go for something like the new instead it gives more value. //Andreas

All of the colored lines are suggestive of graffiti rather than text. I say you should take more or less random letters from the different alphabets used on Wikipedia: maybe five to ten from the Latin alphabet, one or two uniquely Cyrillic, one Hebrew, one Arabic, and a character each from Japanese and Chinese.
P.S: If you want them to represent wikilinks, you should have them run between actual nodes. -Smack 23:59 21 Jul 2003 (UTC)

(note: this has denser and clearer "text" than the above grayscale version)
How's this? The black squiggles are supposed to look like text-- I think that they look like handwriting, so I also have a version (which I haven't uploaded yet) with a yellowed background. I don't have any Unicode fonts that have Oriental characters, so I can't think of an easy way to get real text yet.
I've also been considering putting the Earth on the puzzle instead.
By "nodes" do you refer to the puzzle pieces? The image about a screenful above this is manually connected that way, but maybe it doesn't look much like it. I'll see about redoing it with nonfuzzy lines and a better layout so that it doesn't look spraypainted. Paullusmagnus 01:39 22 Jul 2003 (UTC)
This isn't too asthetically appealing, but does it get the idea of links across? Paullusmagnus 02:38 22 Jul 2003 (UTC)
  • Perhaps a few links between adjacent pieces would help? Also, try making a version where some of the jigsaw pieces are coloured - you could try the pastel colours found on the French and other Wikis. I think the text idea needs to be made much clearer, too. -- Kwekubo
  • very beautiful... I really love the idea of unfinished puzzle. I think hovewer you could make the lines more smooth, less straight and geometric. Koxinga