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Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby jan-jaap » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:56 am

R.I.P.

I loved the 'Soviet inspired' style of the old logo. The new one is rather meh.
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby foetz » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:07 am

jan-jaap wrote:I loved the 'Soviet inspired' style of the old logo. The new one is rather meh.

indeed but unfortunately that's very common. pretty much all new logos i've seen were rather lame compared to the previous one but matched the just as lame style webpages currently have.
design and creativity have left the building as far as websites are concerned.

the nice thing about trends tho is that they keep changing so let's just hope the next one will be better again

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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:35 am

As a longtime member of the Mozilla community: stupid.

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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby josehill » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:00 am

It might have been cute and clever if they did this ten years ago, but the trend in browsers -- including Firefox -- for a while has been to dumb things down by hiding the protocol and the "://" in the address bar by default. As a result, a large portion of Mozilla's users, especially newer or younger ones, are likely to have little or no idea what moz://a even means.

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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby GL1zdA » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:08 am

josehill wrote:It might have been cute and clever if they did this ten years ago, but the trend in browsers -- including Firefox -- for a while has been to dumb things down by hiding the protocol and the "://" in the address bar by default.

It wasn't down to dumb things down but to emphasize the host name - to make phishing attacks harder.
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:38 pm

MFW: meh.

I don't really have an opinion on this pointless move.
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby vishnu » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:12 pm

None other than jwz himself 'splained the original thought process behind the mozilla logo:

https://www.jwz.org/blog/2016/10/they-live-and-the-secret-history-of-the-mozilla-logo/
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:09 pm

I'm here to kick :// and chew bubblegum. And I'm all out of gum.
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:40 pm

I think you mean "It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And I'm all out of gum." Said by Duke Nukem himself! The sexist, showoff, sociopathic symbol of the 1990s
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby vishnu » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:11 pm

At work our managers always said "I'm here to kick ass and take names, and I already know all your names." :evil:

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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby smj » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:16 pm

Getting (further) off-topic... IIRC the first time I heard "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of bubble gum" was the opening sequence in "The Hidden," 1987 - which was a year before the only references I can find on the web, Rowdy Roddy Piper in "They Live." And I can't find a complete streamable "The Hidden" without tithing $5 to Amazon to fact-check, just a horrible recording of a projection TV on YouTube that cuts into a car chase after the bank robbery scene where the phrase is uttered.

"The Hidden" is a lot of fun, a nicely cheesy sci fi flick featuring Kyle Lachlan, Claudia Christian, Michael Nouri, Chris Mulkey and a brief glimpse of Danny Trejo.

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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:19 am

I refuse to believe ClassicHasClass is an MD. The man cleans his new acquisitions with his tongue, ferchrissakes...


I said I was an MD. I didn't say I was a good one. ;)
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby Pontus » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:22 am

I think ClassicHasClass needs to provide an example of his handwriting, that should determine the question once and for all.
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:12 am

ClassicHasClass wrote:
I refuse to believe ClassicHasClass is an MD. The man cleans his new acquisitions with his tongue, ferchrissakes...


I said I was an MD. I didn't say I was a good one. ;)

But do you wear Sandals?
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Re: Mozilla ditches the dinosaur

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:38 am

Pontus wrote:I think ClassicHasClass needs to provide an example of his handwriting, that should determine the question once and for all.


Why do you think I type my posts? ;)
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