Improvements by developer

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
Logo.

I told him it looked a bit small and tired, that screen resolutions have increased since AnimalMother created it.

Told him the light blue stripe above it is distracting.

Told him needed some text:

1. Australian and World Politics

2. Robust and informed debate.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
what logo.. all I have is a blue background and a rectangular white lined box with one white stripe about a fifth of the way down the rectangle ..which is broadest w/e
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
That smilie IS Bobby, always looking for a pat on the head by what he considers a strong man. Last one he is trying is Setanta—he will likely get hurt badly IMHO.

Don’t know if we can do much about the logo—we don’t have the “files” that went into making it up, it is .png not .jpg—so I told him not to bother, just to fix the stripe and add the text as described above. We could get someone to make a new logo as part of phase 2 improvements? Depends if we want impressive looks v tradition. I have had the logo up there for 10 years, Aussie would have seen it for longer.

My feeling is: leave it alone, at least for now. Eventually I think we will need to create a new logo: we now have handheld devices and high resolution Retina screens and the logo is going to be just too old before long. I did create a double resolution copy of the logo but that is not good enough I feel.

If you have looked at OzPol on a tablet or phone—it is not adapted to handheld devices at all! phpBB3 and XenForo are better and we need to work on that in future.

I suggest that if someone wants to volunteer they can look for a tiger head very very similar to the one in the logo; I would even pay for an image 90% of our tiger just to get a very high resolution image. No idea what font the lettering is in—I guess Animal Mother chose something jungly looking? If we pay for a logo or tiger image we need to have a © copyright on it!
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
what logo.. all I have is a blue background and a rectangular white lined box with one white stripe about a fifth of the way down the rectangle ..which is broadest w/e
What device are you using Pinky? Tell me by PM if you prefer.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
OK, developer will create a new logo.

Yes, everyone will see it and can critique it.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
Instead of a portal page a pop up page? New Members register, ticking that they have read the Moderation Guidelines aka Da ROOLS! As long as regular members don’t see it or use it as the logon I can’t see any harm?
 

Aussie

Administrator
Staff member
Instead of a portal page a pop up page? New Members register, ticking that they have read the Moderation Guidelines aka Da ROOLS! As long as regular members don’t see it or use it as the logon I can’t see any harm?
Every word of that is Martian.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
Open PAA a pop up window appears—you log on and go to the board.

A new member can register, indicating he has read the Rules.

Simples.
 

Aussie

Administrator
Staff member
Open PAA a pop up window appears—you log on and go to the board.

A new member can register, indicating he has read the Rules.

Simples.
What is PAA? (Edit........Political Animal Australia........so that should be with the Logo at the top, and not just Political Animal.)

And....in that context, what does this mean? "As long as regular members don’t see it or use it as the logon I can’t see any harm?"
 
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HBS Guy

Head Honcho
Staff member
What is PAA? (Edit........Political Animal Australia........so that should be with the Logo at the top, and not just Political Animal.)

And....in that context, what does this mean? "As long as regular members don’t see it or use it as the logon I can’t see any harm?"
Well, I never close the tab for this place, always logged on.

If someone logs off then logs on again I don’t want that member bothered by a window popping up asking him to register.
 
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