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Old 11-15-01, 01:00 AM
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Saving a few Kilobytes...

Geoff... noticed that the DVD Talk logo on every page is about 6k, and also that it has different colors for the DVD portion of the logo and the talk/forum.

So.. here are some alternatives that are 1/2 the size (or more) and also have the colors corrected. In addition, I got creative with the last one

Ok.. as a recap, here's the standard 6.1k logo (bbtitle.gif)




Here's one alternative, basically just a redo of the above (3.9K):




Here's the basic logo minus the drop shadow (2.2K)




And here's my (ahem) creative twist, an inner shadow (3.5K)




Hope this is useful!

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Old 11-15-01, 08:18 PM
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I like the inner shadow one
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Old 11-15-01, 10:57 PM
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I like it too.
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yup, me, too
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Old 11-16-01, 02:03 PM
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it looks better than the original IMHO
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Inner Shadow =
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Old 11-16-01, 06:39 PM
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Inner Shadow looks great, and saves bandwidth.
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Old 11-16-01, 09:11 PM
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Please resist the inner shadow. If the little old ladies are using that filter in the church bulletin ... it's done, buddy.
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Old 11-16-01, 09:20 PM
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Ack...a negative vote!

Here is what I like about the negative shadow, and to me, it can be done without the shadow effect.

The present logo appears blurry to me. The shadowing behind the letters (and wasn't that a homemade newsletter staple?) ends up making the word Forum look blurred.

The inner shadow is crisp, but I think you can have that by dropping out the shadowing all together.

The other thing is the contrast. The inner shadow adds more because of the darkness. The present logo, with it's two colors, still looks too light. A deeper/darker blue looks better.
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Old 11-17-01, 04:17 AM
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a couple more...

minimizing the "fuzz" on the drop shadow:


a "hard" drop shadow:


... and now for something completely different:
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other random musings...




p.s. I still like the negative shadow best, church ladies or no.
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Old 11-17-01, 03:15 PM
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Oh lord, another new logo thread. I'll keep out of this one this time...
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Old 11-19-01, 10:11 PM
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Geoff, like any of 'em?
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Old 11-21-01, 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by PictureMan
other random musings...




p.s. I still like the negative shadow best, church ladies or no.
Thats pretty neato.
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Yoo-hooo! Geoff.... wakey wakey!
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Yoo-hooo! Geoff.... wakey wakey!
I've got a lovely fresh cuttlefish for you.
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