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Title: Site Logo
Post by: Mr.Heat on March 16, 2005, 12:17:11 pm
Ummm..i think the logo we currently having is pretty plain, isn't it? if your'e intersted in changing it to something more, modern (?)....i'll be happy to design you one..



Heat
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 16, 2005, 02:20:53 pm
Heh, thanks for the offer. I am currently working on updating the entire site. I basically was trying to get the site up and ready before GDC and figured I would have time after to update and improve the site.

10,000+ visitors later ... heh, well, all I can say is that I promise that the site design and layout will be greatly improved over the next few weeks. That much I promise you all.

However, if anyone has any ideas/comments I am 100% receptive to listening to all ideas. I want the forums and my site somewhere were people can hang out and talk games, life, geekdom, the "standard" stuff. I can do that best with the help of you all.

Either way keep checking back as I will be continuously updating and improving the site on a daily basis for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Zefrid on March 16, 2005, 03:37:15 pm
Awesome. Finally a great gaming site where geeks can get converse together that will last more than a year!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 16, 2005, 04:14:09 pm
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Awesome. Finally a great gaming site where geeks can get converse together that will last more than a year!!!! Grin

Really? Is that a big problem? I didn't know that. Heh, I have zero intention for this site to ever go anywhere. It's simple enough to update and keep going, and the podcasts will keep me busy. So tell your friends and bring them all over!
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Syncmasterk on March 20, 2005, 06:18:30 am
Yeah i find the biggest problem with most gaming communities is it isnt moderated at all so you would get just the worst people spamming and complaining about every little thing but this is great. people have good discussions without getting out of hand
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: SHW on March 25, 2005, 07:20:35 pm
I think that Spore really got this great forum up and running. 100 members in a week, not what I call shabby.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Lord Janos on March 26, 2005, 10:20:00 am
I always liked the current logo, i think it's retro and funny.  I hope you're not intending to make the site so complex - i think that simple and accessible is always the best way forward.  Some of these new sites i can never find my way around and just get frustrated!  Meh, call me old, whatever :P.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 26, 2005, 01:05:33 pm
I always liked the current logo, i think it's retro and funny.  I hope you're not intending to make the site so complex - i think that simple and accessible is always the best way forward.  Some of these new sites i can never find my way around and just get frustrated!  Meh, call me old, whatever :P.

I won't be chaning the logo too much, if at all. I might make the lettering a bit easier to read, but right now it's staying more or less the way it is. And the navigation will be simple, don't worry about that.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Lord Janos on March 27, 2005, 03:32:36 am
Nice, well go ahead - i'm looking forward to seeing the results!
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Greyleaf on March 27, 2005, 03:32:53 pm
I like the orange logo, very differant from the average site. I think it would be really cool to draw the orange out into the rest of the site - it would make it unique from the rest of the gaming world. I recommend a base background other then white as well. Something calm but interesting. From what I've seen,  the member flow into new sites depends almost entirely on one cool feature and lots of eye candy :)
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: SHW on March 27, 2005, 06:14:10 pm
Is it just me, or does the giant floating head scare you? Like, how it never blinks....


...and what happened to the rest of it?  :o
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: SHW on March 27, 2005, 07:44:55 pm
Sorry to post twice, but I think that the logo when clicked  in the forum, should link back to the index.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 27, 2005, 08:05:10 pm
Sorry to post twice, but I think that the logo when clicked  in the forum, should link back to the index.

I will probably program that in as well. As for the color oragne so many of these gaming sites are black with white type ... so many. I actually like those designs, but I didn't want this site to look like "all those other gaming sites". So that is how I came up with the birghter colors. Again, I'm working on it and will update and improve the design over time. But keep the suggestions comming, you are the guys using the site and I always like to hear what you have to say!
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Scipion on March 27, 2005, 10:08:20 pm
Orange and grey way to go! I've mentioned the head too Shadow...
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: krjal on March 27, 2005, 10:48:40 pm
I don't think the head is bad at all...just the eyes!!! :o

No offence Steve, but your eyes really freak me out.

In case you were wondering I love the site! My current favourite and should be for a long time to come!
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Scipion on March 27, 2005, 11:06:39 pm
He needs a pair of cool sunglasses.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Lord Janos on March 28, 2005, 03:06:45 am
He needs long hair tied back in a ponytail, a packet of doritos, an empty case for a takeaway pizza, lots of empty budweiser bottles and a shrine for his video games... there you go - everybody in the gaming world can now relate to Steve.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 28, 2005, 06:36:14 am
He needs long hair tied back in a ponytail, a packet of doritos, an empty case for a takeaway pizza, lots of empty budweiser bottles and a shrine for his video games... there you go - everybody in the gaming world can now relate to Steve.

Wow ... have we meet before? That sounds just like me!
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Lord Janos on March 28, 2005, 07:05:54 am
Don't believe i've had the honour, no!  ;D
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: SHW on March 28, 2005, 04:58:49 pm
Speaking of the logo, maybe the annoying default SMF new post blue signs could be replaced with mario mushrooms?
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Gaming Steve on March 28, 2005, 05:04:58 pm
Speaking of the logo, maybe the annoying default SMF new post blue signs could be replaced with mario mushrooms?

Hum, good idea. Keep them coming!
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: SHW on March 28, 2005, 05:08:51 pm
Add more smilies or change the look of the ones that you have. Yeah, you have to have a gaming-steve-face-thing smiley!
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: The Evil Blob on March 28, 2005, 05:16:33 pm
Just think about the sunglasses idea before doing anything else with that creepy face.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: Zealousy on March 28, 2005, 06:01:53 pm
I actually like the smileys already in place. I could really go for a 'thumbs up' one though. 8)
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: SHW on March 28, 2005, 06:03:09 pm
"I'm with stupid" is a classic, and it's also needed.
Title: Re: Site Logo
Post by: krjal on March 28, 2005, 08:02:16 pm
The current smilies are great but there are a few missing.

I miss MOO in particular, oh, and the evil smiling one with horns ;D