Nekochan Net

Official Chat Channel: #nekochan // irc.nekochan.net
It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:39 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:07 pm
Posts: 1382
Location: New York
Okay, here's one to add to the "picky, picky" file. While it seems that http://www.nekochan.net does have a favicon.ico file, it's somewhat plain and seemingly unrelated to the content of the site. Perhaps an icon of an O2/Octane or an anime character would be more visually appealing and appropriate?

Also, I usually bookmark this site as forums.nekochan.net, since that's where I spend 99% of my time. There is no favicon.ico file for the forums at all, so the bookmark gets the default blank page icon. Can an icon be added to the forums section?

This is obviously a very minor issue, but my most of my Firefox bookmarks have pretty little icons next to them, and I sure wish Nekochan were the same! This site is already very well-designed and visually appealing, so these suggestions are just a little icing on the cake.

As an example, here's a 16x16 hypercube logo.


Attachments:
hypercube.zip [915 Bytes]
Downloaded 20 times
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:07 pm
Posts: 1382
Location: New York
While I was at it, I also rigged up a 32x32 hypercube icon. Not sure if these would make good favicons though, because they don't really stand out against a gray menu background color.


Attachments:
hypercube_large.zip [2.89 KiB]
Downloaded 21 times
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:15 am 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:31 am
Posts: 7991
Location: Pleasanton, California
ajerimez wrote:
As an example, here's a 16x16 hypercube logo.


Can't use that on the site - SGI sent out cease and desist orders to SGI fan sites forbidding the use of their hypercube logo:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1085

_________________
Twitter: @neko_no_ko
IRIX Release 4.0.5 IP12 Version 06151813 System V
Copyright 1987-1992 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:14 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:35 pm
Posts: 708
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Well, since someone else brought it up, I had been wanted an icon too. I was thinking a N for Nekochan, similar to B for blogger or T for another site I spend too much time on.

Although it looks like something showed up in my bookmark bar.


Attachments:
T-favicon.PNG
T-favicon.PNG [ 1.21 KiB | Viewed 665 times ]

_________________
:O3000: :Fuel: :Tezro: :Octane2: :Octane: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Indigo: :O2: :1600SW: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :Indy: <--challenge S
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:28 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:31 am
Posts: 7991
Location: Pleasanton, California
japes wrote:
Although it looks like something showed up in my bookmark bar.


Yeah, I just copied the icon from the main site into the phpbb directory. I don't really have the time/inclination to come up with something new - if someone wants to give it a shot though, that's fine. No SGI hypercubes though :)

_________________
Twitter: @neko_no_ko
IRIX Release 4.0.5 IP12 Version 06151813 System V
Copyright 1987-1992 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:07 pm
Posts: 1382
Location: New York
Here's your cat girl... afraid it's not very legible at 16x16 though.


Attachments:
nekochan.zip [4.17 KiB]
Downloaded 19 times
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:48 am 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:31 am
Posts: 7991
Location: Pleasanton, California
Hmm, maybe the red-haired version would offer better contrast; that one just looks like a blob of yellow at 16 x 16 :)

Here's a PNG if you want to play with it some:


Attachments:
nekogirl.png
nekogirl.png [ 67.38 KiB | Viewed 591 times ]

_________________
Twitter: @neko_no_ko
IRIX Release 4.0.5 IP12 Version 06151813 System V
Copyright 1987-1992 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:35 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2003 6:22 am
Posts: 3102
Location: living in a linux-blunderland
i always just type the url in. isn't that what's it's for?

_________________
:Skywriter:

DECUS Member 368596


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:07 pm
Posts: 1382
Location: New York
Boy, it's tough to find a pic of anything that doesn't look like an indiscriminate blob when reduced to 16x16. Might have to cook up something by hand.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:17 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:31 am
Posts: 7991
Location: Pleasanton, California
ajerimez wrote:
Boy, it's tough to find a pic of anything that doesn't look like an indiscriminate blob when reduced to 16x16. Might have to cook up something by hand.


Exactly - that's why I gave on it years ago ;)

_________________
Twitter: @neko_no_ko
IRIX Release 4.0.5 IP12 Version 06151813 System V
Copyright 1987-1992 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:29 pm
Posts: 4335
Location: Kamloops, BC
We still have a rather large database of system icon that someone made. Why don't we all mess around in a pixel editor and see what we can make?

EDIT: also, it looks like this for me and I never really cared.


Attachments:
neko.png
neko.png [ 1.59 KiB | Viewed 545 times ]

_________________
:Crimson: :Onyx: :O2000: :O200: :O200: :PI: :PI: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Octane: :O2: :1600SW: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Cube:

Image <-------- A very happy forum member.
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:07 pm
Posts: 1382
Location: New York
Nekochan favicon design competition? :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:07 pm
Posts: 1382
Location: New York
Okay, it's been a while, but how about this? It's basically the "n" from the "IRIS|Crimson" logo. It's not exactly mind-blowingly awesome, but I think it's an improvement on the current icon. There should be no copyright or trademark issues - you definitely won't be hearing from SGI on this one.

Attachment:
favicon.zip [207 Bytes]
Downloaded 10 times


EDIT: Here's a version that's the "n" from the "ONYX" logo. Not sure if either of these would float your boat, but just thought it was worth a shot.

Attachment:
nekochan2.zip [516 Bytes]
Downloaded 10 times


EDIT 2: Okay, here's one last version, this one is the "n" from the "INDY" logo (basically the same as the prior icon, with a different color scheme. This might be the best of the bunch - the colors match this site's scheme pretty well.

Attachment:
nekochan3.zip [615 Bytes]
Downloaded 27 times


EDIT 3: As you can tell by now, I've got some time on my hands. Here's one LAST version of an "N" which I made up to look like a 4DWM widget.

Attachment:
nekochan4.zip [254 Bytes]
Downloaded 14 times


Last edited by SiliconClassics on Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:11 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:10 pm
Posts: 9797
A new one would be nice but isn't the current one a shrunken reminder of the older graphic - the neko girl swinging a sword horizontally ? That was a pretty nice design as well. Or I liked it, anyway.

Disclaimer : IANAA :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: favicon.ico
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:07 am 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 20, 2003 7:57 am
Posts: 2062
Location: Voorburg, The Netherlands
Love the new site icon, Neko!

_________________
:Crimson: :PI: :Indigo: :O2: :Indy: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :O2000: :Onyx2:
European nekoware mirror, updated twice a day: http://www.mechanics.citg.tudelft.nl/~everdij/nekoware
ftp://mech001.citg.tudelft.nl rsync mech001.citg.tudelft.nl::nekoware


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group