Different colour helps a lot, and it looks good in black.
The new “Black”
Oh Wait …
I just asked about the SAFE Dev Forum logo in the main SAFE community forum—but I guess this answers part of that question. I think the monochromatic change is nice. It differentiates the two logos/forums, without changing the appearance any more than necessary.
I just made a minor change:
#595959 (dark gray) instead of
#595959 is one of the 3 primary colors mentioned in the SAFE Network style guide.
The black version looked good, but I think it was a bit too strong
I liked the black
Colour aside - and I liked the black too…
While it works well in Firefox, I suffer Internet Exploder at work and in IE11 the text looked oddly like a bad focused gif… I don’t know why… below is magnified to show what is apparent as normal size too. Perhaps IE11 doesn’t scale it cleanly??.. or maybe it needs to be a .gif rather than .png???
What does look good is the favicon relative to the other forum’s colour.
How about a version with
#303030? This color is also mentioned in the SAFE Network style guide.
IMO the version with
#303030 doesn’t feel too strong and also looks better than the version with
#595959. I just enabled the version with
#303030. Let me know you think
Better… I still prefer black
Maybe we could do a poll to see what people prefer?
Please vote in this poll if you prefer one option over the others!
Yeah exactly. From what I understand, IE11 isn’t good at downscaling images. And the reason to have larger images is to support displays that have a higher resolution. So I’m not sure there is much we can do about this. See the following posts from the Discourse forum:
We noticed in IE11 if you specify a larger logo, it does not get downscaled using bilinear as you’d expect, but something crappy like nearest-neighbor.
Well, the recommended size for retina would always be 2x the rendered size, which is going to look bad in IE forever apparently