04.25.10

Which One is Better for the Front Page?

Posted in Site News at 10:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Decision regarding graphics to be made with readers’ consent, feedback

Eruaran continues to make a lot of new designs (over 20 so far) and we would like to add one of the following images to the front page. Help us decide which one.

TECHRIGHTS on pillars - small

Techirghts on pillars in green

Any other suggestions would be welcomed.

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12 Comments

  1. SpringRevolt said,

    April 25, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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    I like the neoclassic pillars, it says “law, government”. The “techrights” text is at odds with the pillars – hence the subtext seems to be: “tech rights are ragged, broken up and have nothing to do with the law”. Is that what you want to be saying?

    I’d suggest something in harmony with the background.

  2. Dr. Roy Schestowitz said,

    April 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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    @SpringRevolt

    thanks for the feedback. How about the following?

    your_friend Reply:

    Overall, a nice concept and good layout. Make a series using more or less space for the wordss in the image for use for different locations and purposes. Less space, as above, would be good for a banner across the top of a web page. I like the Richard Stallman inspried motto better than the Latin. Secondary wording and more of the columns can be dropped for smaller logos used for things like link campaigns. You might also want to include the .org portion in smaller logos.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I’ll ensure Eruaran reads this.

    Eruaran Reply:

    Yes, I’ll work up a set of variations.

    SpringRevolt Reply:

    Oooh! much better. I’d probably lose the Latin though – I don’t know what it means (even though I did Latin O level). And a more mellow/pastel less saturated text colour and I think you’re golden.

    Eruaran Reply:

    I’ll put back in the GIMP machine and work on it some more and we’ll see what comes out the other side.

    NotZed Reply:

    the one in the comments looks better to me – better colours (the washed out columns as well as the red), and even the typeface. The smashed up letters look very amaturish.

    Actually the whole pillar theme that might provide a good base for a more original logo. e.g. a black and white T made from a pillar and part of a cross-bar. Or something. For some reason that reminds me of something though.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    When Eruaran first worked on these he used magnifying glasses, which I resisted because it reminded me of Groklaw. Anyway, I forgot to point out that the Latin means “fighting the good fight”.

  3. satipera said,

    April 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm

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    I agree with Spring revolt the columns are great and will become associated with TR which is exactly what is needed. The one in the second post is very nice. Imho you should loose the Latin it comes over as pretentious, which TR definitely is not. Techrights should be on its own and lower down so it nestles in the bases of the columns. Nice work.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    The Latin was a reader’s suggestion. I’ll ask him about it.

  4. Eruaran said,

    April 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

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    The first two weren’t candidates, just quick examples I made to give some (even if vague) idea of what I had in mind: A nice banner background with text that contrasts clearly against the background.

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