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Favicon!

Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:26 pm

Yes, the fact that neither the Gamebuino´s main home page and forum have no favicon is driving me nuts... :evil:
For those that don´t know, a favicon is this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

It may look like something not important, but it is not.
A great favicon redefines how we think and act as a society and propels the human race into a new age of enlightment! :D

Therefore, I propose we create one for the main page and our forum.
Here is my take on it, first a study...
Gamebuino in pixel art, then half size and the final shot!

...there are some failed attempts too, on perspective as small as 16x16 as you can see...
I also append my final choice as a competitor. PNG 32bits (with alpha that is).

I would like to see/know if anyone is interested in doing one too, It would be nice to see better talents then my attempt. :)
As you can see from mine, it looks ok zoomed, but a good favicon must look great on 1x1 size, mine is not doing that job properly...
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Re: Favicon!

Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:44 pm

Opa, maybe a green one 2 colors, only the more marked features?...and possibly a tone that matches the kind of grey on the main page and forum backgrounds? (sorry I did a green one there;P).
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Re: Favicon!

Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:54 am

Hey erico, Great idea! I thought it would be fun and made one too (although it's based off your idea!)

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P.s. I vote for your little white one!

Re: Favicon!

Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:05 pm

somehow that one reminds me of the sega gamegear

my vote goes to the top right one ;p

Re: Favicon!

Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:19 pm

But there must be more entries for a voting thing... :?

Made a few extras and a test screen...the diagonal gamebuino kind of looks nice.
I think there also may need some palette work for it to look ok.

EDIT:
hey Treflip, don´t worry about ideas, on the realm of 16x16, there aren´t much of an original thing me guesses :D Nice one you did!
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Re: Favicon!

Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:43 am

While not nessicary, it is a nice feature. Password safes like KeePass use the Favicon for a quick link to the right password, as well. Nice for when you've got way too many tabs open.

Re: Favicon!

Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:04 am

Thanks for your work, they look great!
Should i start a official poll or something? My preferred is the one on the rightmost tab (diagonal, colored Gamebuino).

Re: Favicon!

Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:22 pm

I don´t know, maybe a pool is not much needed.
It seems people are not that interested in favicons at all...must be one of the reasons the good and great of the world is not advancing in a faster fashion. :P

I will put together a set of options (with some color fixes for the white background) later and then you pick one.

Re: Favicon!

Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:00 pm

Sounds good, thanks a lot for making this website a better place :)

Re: Favicon!

Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:44 am

Ok, did a few modifications so it looks better over white background, here the final set.
Pick the one you think is better suited.
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