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Last post Author Topic: DonationCoder.com Logo Contest is Over - We Have a New Official Mascot/Logo!  (Read 62995 times)

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2005, 06:58:17 AM »
I like the idea of a bird dropping a coin, instead of an "O" (and agree both bird and coin could benefit from more experimentation).  Two suggestions, though:

1.  Have the "O" that is being replaced be in "com," not in "donationcoder," because it is hard to tell what the word is (for those unfortunates who aren't already familiar with the word). 
When you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning - Catherine Aird

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2005, 07:00:06 AM »
oops.  :(   Here's the second point.  Coin should be generic (but still recognizable as a coin ;), not just a dollar sign, don't you think?
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2005, 08:38:32 AM »
...
1.  Have the "O" that is being replaced be in "com," not in "donationcoder," because it is hard to tell what the word is (for those unfortunates who aren't already familiar with the word). 
Right, *I* read DONATIONS @ DER.com, too.

Maybe, if it must be lik this, the coin could stand for the DOT <?>

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2005, 08:41:31 AM »
Have the "O" that is being replaced be in "com," not in "donationcoder," because it is hard to tell what the word is (for those unfortunates who aren't already familiar with the word). 
No, that's the reason why I said it should say DonationCoder instead of DONATIONCODER.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2005, 09:15:17 AM »
Here's two more I came up with.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2005, 09:25:01 AM »
i like the top one (thought i worry the lines are two thin for good printing on a tshirt,etc.)

an idea: what if a bird was sitting on the bottom upward curve of the C, holding a coin and looking down?

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2005, 10:30:24 AM »
How about a screen saver (you may be able to click on it or right click and save it - it depends on your browser).

To try it out, download the file, right click on it and choose install. The screensaver dialogue in Display Properties should appear with the screen saver selected just click OK. In not put you mouse on a blank area of the desktop, right click and choose Properties and select the screen saver tab. You should find it in the list under DCScreenSaver. These instructions are for Windows XP other versions should work similarly.

Note if you change screensaver it disappears form the list again, if you want it permanently available copy the file to the C:\Windows\System32 folder, right click install from there, and then it should be permanently available.

If you just want to preview it just double click the file.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2005, 10:53:53 AM by CarolHaynes »

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2005, 11:00:47 AM »
WHOA!!!

that screensaver is hypnotizing!!!!!
cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllll

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2005, 02:25:42 PM »
just a few quick ideas.

if anyone wants to see them done properly with vector graphics then i'll do them later (maybe tomorrow).

any suggestions for variations or improvements?

top one is a stash of cash morfing into binary code.

middle one is a bird holding a coin with a cat coding in front of a monitor - monitor can have something more appropriate on the screen.

bottom one is sort of like a bird holding a coin hovering above binary code.

of course, i've mostly just added to the ideas that were already mentioned above.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2005, 02:41:27 PM »
So far I must say I like mouser's idea of the bird on the lower part of the C in DC.  That would look pretty cool.  You could make the letters thicker for printing.

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2005, 03:11:53 PM »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

ok i love that picture of bird and cat in front of screen - it's going up on my wall and desktop wallpaper !!!!! and the bird holding the coin in his beak is just the way i was imagining the bird to look.
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2005, 03:32:06 PM »
combine attempt

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2005, 03:35:23 PM »
another combine

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2005, 03:40:41 PM »
and one more..

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2005, 03:42:41 PM »
and lastly

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2005, 03:49:10 PM »
I like the last one - just a bit afraid, as mentioned earlier, the lines are a bit too thin...

Btw, for the banner on the site, I think it would be a lovely idea to use the "code morphin into cash" sketch for something - it has a real nice look to it, as well as being a pretty decent idea.
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #41 on: November 12, 2005, 05:28:12 PM »
I agree... last one is nice!

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2005, 07:32:13 PM »
Here are a couple of stabs at the animated money/binary strip ...

I perhaps need fewer, larger coins and slow it down a bit. Trouble is slowing it down needs more frames which means bigger filesize.

I also though as the Money wiped along it could generate DonationCoder.com behind it ???

Not trying to nick people's ideas just thought I'd have a quick stab - if anyone wants the PhotoShop PSD file to play with I can let them have it. The animation was made in Adobe ImageReady 7.
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2005, 09:53:23 PM »
damn carol you are good at making these animated things...
but i keep thinking if i click on the moving coins i will win a prize :)

if nudone's bird become the donationcoder.com mascot then maybe we can have an animated banner with him running around picking up coints or something..  :)

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2005, 10:18:12 PM »
Carol,
might I ask what you used to make the logo for Swaledale Outdoor Club?
I have an excellent memory.....now what was I saying ???

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2005, 11:03:08 PM »
i think that nudone's bird with a coin would make a good donationcoder.com mascot/logo.

(note the idea for a bird with a coin came from the picture skrommel found here: http://www.dcmembers.com, i'm not sure where he found that clipart from).
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #46 on: November 12, 2005, 11:35:47 PM »
btw i can easily see some flash animations of little simple cartoons of that bird mascot.
you know like just him traveling from one country to another, delivering a coin donation :)

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2005, 02:00:14 AM »
btw i can easily see some flash animations of little simple cartoons of that bird mascot.
you know like just him traveling from one country to another, delivering a coin donation :)
I see the bird picking up coins from one country after another, dropping all that cash over the DC headquarters then :D

...a mouse(r) would run outside to collect it and start coding then ;)

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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2005, 03:27:01 AM »
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...a mouse(r) would run outside to collect it and start coding then



ahahahahahahah ahahaah ahah a haha
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Re: ANNOUNCING - DonationCoder.com Logo Contest
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2005, 06:23:59 AM »
Carol,
might I ask what you used to make the logo for Swaledale Outdoor Club?

A scanner  :-[

It's off the letter head of the club ...