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Unread postby SiliconClassics » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:29 am

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.
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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:02 am

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.
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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:15 am

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:

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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby japes » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:14 pm

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.
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Unread postby nekonoko » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:28 pm

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 :)
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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:29 am

Here's your cat girl... afraid it's not very legible at 16x16 though.
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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:48 am

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:
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Unread postby skywriter » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:35 am

i always just type the url in. isn't that what's it's for?
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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:08 pm

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.

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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby nekonoko » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:17 pm

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 ;)
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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby pentium » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:03 pm

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.
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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:23 pm

Nekochan favicon design competition? :D

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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:19 pm

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby hamei » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:49 pm

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.

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Re: favicon.ico

Unread postby dexter1 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:07 am

Love the new site icon, Neko!
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