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« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2007, 02:10:51 pm »
Quote from: "BPsoftware"
Well, if you say that Lazarus doesn't support  OS/2 then i will remove it (but freepascal supports it).


Yes, free pascal supports it, but lazarus doesn't. With a icon on the splash screen people will think that their LCL software or even that lazarus itself can run on OS/2, which isn't true.

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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2007, 09:16:47 am »
Thanks for the explanation, tell me are the other logo's ok? Or did I made any other mistake.
Tell me also what do you think of the look of the logo. What is your opinion. What can I change?
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« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2007, 09:50:47 am »
Here are some modifications I have made.

(http://www.freewebs.com/bpsoftware/Lazarus_test_Logo_5.png)

Continue to tell your opinion and suggestions.

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« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2007, 11:24:18 am »
What is the central logo with a ball?

The PDA icon looks nice indeed

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« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2007, 11:25:00 am »
The ball is the logo of ReactOS a windows clone, a sort of Windows free distribution. http://ReactOS.org

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« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2007, 11:46:59 am »
I think it's cool!

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« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2007, 05:49:22 pm »
I'm not a graphic designer too (though I have made some graphical works for free to my friends), but I think that something simpler could look more professional:

(http://upload8.postimage.org/621067/LazLogoNew.jpg)

Well, something similar :)

PS. This logo is transparent, so you can change the background color.
PPS. I know, this image is huge... I have the SVG file, so if you want, I can make smaller (or even bigger! :shock:) logos.

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« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2007, 09:42:38 am »
I personally don't like your logo more than my logo, I think the new logo should attract new users, new programmers.
I also think that some icons should be changed. One icon for each extension. This icon
(http://www.freewebs.com/bpsoftware/leopard.png)
is a nice icon, and is actually used for 2 extensions: te .lpi and the .lpr, I thnik this icon should only be used for the LPR extension, and that we must create a new icon for the LPI extension.

I personally don't like this icon:

(http://www.freewebs.com/bpsoftware/pas.png)
I think it should be changed with a new one,

The LFM icon gives a good idea of what the file is and does, but I personally don't like it very much, maybe the colors, I don't know.

I am working to create some examples, hoping other users will like them. I will try to create them with a resolution of 256x256 pixel, so that it will be Vista compatible.


PS If you have problems changing the icon of your application, its because Lazarus doesn't yet support that, try searching in this forum and you will find the solution, or search on google for Wi(n)XtaP.

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« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2007, 04:57:52 pm »
Personally I don't like logos made with real photos, or logos with too much colors, or even logos with hundred of stuff on it. A logo should be easy to recognize and should create an immediate association image<->product. Today the trend followed by designers is "simplify it as much as possible": for example you can look at Nike logo history.
Today the accusation to Lazarus is that it looks unprofessional. Maybe It could sound a bit harsh, so I'm sorry in advance if you will feel offended, but
your logo IMHO does not look more professional than the old one. Instead, it could be a good splash screen (even tough I would like to simplify it a little bit).

About the icons (one icon -> one extension) I totally agree :)

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« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2007, 09:23:23 am »
When I started to draw the logo, I did it, because i didn't like the old one, I have realized that the logo of Lazarus actuais the same of the freepascal's one, the Leopard. What I have made is ment to replace the old one, the old one is also "a complicated logo", how other people say, so, it maybe isn't a logo, but its the replacing of the old image.

To Leoglas: Tell me what would you simplify? What can I modify

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« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2007, 11:14:24 am »
I agree that logo <> splash screen.

@Legolas: Not bad. I personally like it with the (unintended) black bar at the bottom in the link above ("Click here..."). ;-)
Probably the text should go there? White "Lazarus" with the Font we're used to and a red fading "Project" ?
I think it "stands" good on this bar.

@BPSoftware: Too many colors, too many textures, a font that does not go well with the images and a font that has nothing to do with Lazarus so far, uninspired positioning of elements. Sorry BPSoftware, no offense, but it seems that you don't have the "eye" for this job.

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« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2007, 11:21:24 am »
I accept your critics, but please dont only critic, and give also suggestions,
Why do you think that the miages don't  go well with Lazarus? I have explained the reason of the images abovee, they mean that Lazarus is cross compatible.
And the fonts? Tell me, which font would you like?
Well , I have got a new idea, wait and see, maybe you both will like it ...

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« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2007, 11:57:19 am »
I'm not talking about the OS logos, they are nice for a splash screen.
About fonts: You shouldn't choose and change logo-fonts arbitrarily. They are an essential part of the recognition of a product.
If you do it anyway, you need a very good reason and it has to be good for at least a decade ;-)
Companies hardly ever change their fonts and if then only very slightly.

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« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2007, 01:35:20 pm »
What do you think about this logo?

The white background is also transparent. Would this be a nice replacement for the actual logo? Would you like this as a splash screen? Does somebody have any suggestion?

(http://www.freewebs.com/bpsoftware/BPsoftware%20Lazarus%20Logo.png)

PS For Theo, I haven't changed the font now, but if somebody post nice font, I can modify the actual fonts.

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« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2007, 01:53:49 pm »
That's much more better than your previous one :)
Just a suggestion: the cheetah should be tilted from the left to right and from the bottom to top:

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tail --- head
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People unconsciously judges bad things that go from up to to the bottom.

However my idea is that it's good for a splash screen, not for a logo