New design of Yii
Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:02 AM
Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:31 PM
I don't understand a single word of what you have said, but the idea you just attached would probably mean the loss of the original meaning in the logo.
Google Translate just told me you wanted to remove some dark area, however, in its full form it only appears once, in the header. Have a look at the minimized version before the search box.
Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:04 AM
1.There's too many high-contrast colors in the page,I can't find where is the most important thing and the sequence of reading in a short time.
2.The black color in logo and the left download area makes heavy and imposing feeling.
3.The gray shadow on top of page seems a little dirty.
4.The total feeling of the page is not clean and fresh enough.
5.The logo on the home page is too big,the simplicity style logo well show less textural in large size.
6.The logo can't express the key characteristic of Yii.(easy,efficient,extensible,lightweight...),you may think about the though of "book of changes"and "the Eight
Diagrams"in Chinese culture.It can shows a mystery and powerful feeling,and also can't change for a Q taste by art manufacture.And the pronunciation of "book of chanes"in
chinese is call-and-response with Yii
here's some pics:
7.Can't say more about the layout,there's only a home page.The reading habit is form left to right,so I think can change the content form right to left,or just change the
width.Just like the layout of blog,twitter,facebook...
Here's some websites I like:
I'm sorry for my poor english.
Posted 04 July 2009 - 10:18 PM
I personally like hex's design better because it looks more professional and is easy to the eye. Fred's design has a contrast and is difficult to keep our eyes at for a long time.
hex all the way!
Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:25 PM
However, we would like to contribute with some feedback.
Fred did a great job however i asked some of my associates and our own graphic artist and we all agree to that http://www.yiiframew...,3016.msg0.html would be a more suitable design for Yii.
The main advantages of hex design is that the color can already be identified with Yii, the color scheme is more pleasing to the eye and it feels like it would be easier to navigate.
I'm certain that hex design would help to attract more new users to the Yii community.
/Martin & associates
Posted 14 July 2009 - 04:13 PM
Here in Germany there's a saying: You can't fight about taste. Meaning, it's noth worth it, as everybody prefers different things. So why not just live with it?