Lunacy Logo update 2

After a long blog post about coming back to your work and realising what is wrong with it, I came back to my logo and saw what was wrong with it.

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Moon far too big, not transparent.

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nice trimmed and resized image, the moon covers the L enough to stand out with the black letter, I’m really happy with it.

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I did have a slight problem with the implementation, as it increased the size of the navbar container, the css style ‘contain’ was ineffective.

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However with a fixed height of 40 pixels and the width inherited, it was fixed.

This simple fix was a major personal milestone in web designing as I was not at uni and there was no team around me, and although it is simple, having the ability to fix minor problems like this off my own back quickly felt very rewarding.

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Lunacy Logo Update

Coming back to things and redesigning is the only way to improve, it is interesting to see how different (terrible) things look after some time away from it.

Linking to my last logo post here, I have come up with a much better design that fits anywhere on the site;

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It is easy to get lost in the look of something, previous logos with starry backgrounds and lots of colour and images do not get to the point of a logo. The purpose of a logo is to give a visual representation of your product or company. Stars, lens flares and big flashy images do not represent a sleek, easy to use application.

Perhaps some further editing is needed, as we have a very limited space of 40 pixels height for the navigation bar, and the writing is quite small when implemented on the site.

Checkboxes or buttons?

After spending an eternity working out the checkboxes, another battle between design and functionality began.

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The checkboxes are easy to use but lack the visual information that buttons give, especially as the site is centered around nights out, if one happens to forget the name of the club they were in, a logo may prove useful.

However;

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All clubs have very different themes and logos, and trying to make readable, symmetrical, functional buttons from them proved ineffective.

We stuck with the checkboxes.

Lunacy logo

Some ideas for a logo for Lunacy:

I like the idea of the lens flare from the sun creeping up from behind the moon, but realistically the logo will need to be transparent and workable into light and dark backgrounds, big, square picture logos are not sleek and very hard to implement cleanly.

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And although this logo is much thinner and more usable, it lacks any reference to the moon.

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lunacy update

Much of lunacy has been set up but the themes have not been implemented yet.

I have re designed the site, it is fairly ambitious but not impossible we hope, I think a good way around transparency is to just overlay images, haven’t tried yet though.

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want to merge “working together” into the “team” page, as the change in font size does not agree with the symmetry of the site.

Then again 4 buttons would be weird too.

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Lunacy – group project

Our group project idea stems from sites like Reddit and FML, where users can post text, and that text can be voted on in multiple ways.

to use Lunacy, one must post a short story (50 – 100 words max) about their night out in Bournemouth, possibly with pictures attached. Users can vote on stories based on how ‘crazy’ that story is, and whether or not that story is made up or real. The craziest, most real being featured at the top of a stream of posts.

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mock up of the website