Fred's Yii branding thread (logo + website)
Posted 23 June 2009 - 02:55 AM
Since there isn't a dedicated thread for branding proposals (the two stickies are dedicated to their respective authors), I am going to post all my proposals here, hope you guys don't mind.
I finally have some free time now and I'll be sketching for more concepts over the next couple of days. I will update this thread accordingly.
With styles back-ported from concept 2.
Just noticed the little 'tail' shouldn't be there. :/
Styles back-ported from concept 3d.
A variant of concept 3c, suitable for promos and banners.
Click on the layout to view the 100% version.
Ideally the search bar should behave similarly to OS X's Spotlight.
With user info panel (top right corner, under the search panel).
Fixed the search bar's alignment as well as the Latest Releases block.
Improved the page contrast.
Improved font size and reworked on the 'features' block.
Made the features block less dominant, still thinking of ways to improve the contrast.
"Tip of the Day" should be randomly generated thus keeping visitors more engaged to the home page.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:37 AM
I like concept 2 better. Concept 1 is a bit childish to my taste. Concept 2 needs some balance in size between the big Y and the rest of the words. Also concept 2 needs some interpretation on the big Y design.
BTW, any progress on your earlier mouse-shaped design? That is pretty unique.
Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:33 PM
It took me some time to see the Y inside the mouse shape
But i would suggest to keep the little cable-tail otherwise it wouldn't be recognized as a computer mouse immediately and then the black part is too dominant.
Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:24 AM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:28 AM
The main content is a little messy. I guess it's because of the dark block for the feature list. It is not easy to identify a focus in the main content.
Thank you for the great designs!
Posted 25 June 2009 - 08:57 PM
Posted 26 June 2009 - 12:28 AM
But IMO the black block on the left is too heavy/dark. Maybe use a lighter color there? And the search box reminds me a little of the apple finder
Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:05 AM
The top half has a lot of "empty space", I could be an idea to make the "bannerstyle" a little less height, as of now the "real info" is only displayed on bottom half of the design.