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#21 2009-11-10 11:06:06

Gocom
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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

Zero wrote:

What a great improvement it would be if the Carver logo and Sackers Gothic font was used to replace the new logo!

My opinion; carver is not that unique or elegant. Some say that cheese goes with everything. I say it won’t. Freshness is something that the TXP needs. Things that are cool and make kids go crazy.

OMGZ it’s that Textpattern Content Management System with that OMG logo!!!! I’m so going to use it!!! Don’t know for what but that logo is so cooolll!!!

We kids like sugar, colors. Things that seem, mmm, attractive — on drugs. Things that make us want to lick the monitor.


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#22 2009-11-10 12:19:48

masa
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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

What happened to the concept of branding, the yellow in particular?

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#23 2009-11-10 12:22:07

zero
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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

Fair enough, Jukka, but I don’t think anyone would want to lick the new logo! I’m sure some graphic artist could make a refreshed version of the carver which would be delicious enough to eat but still retain the human activity, the classic look and the mystique. In the meantime, bring back the original carver, imho, because this new logo takes too much away from Textpattern.

Oh, and by the way, well done with the rest of the site design!

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#24 2009-11-10 14:16:41

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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

There’s a bit of yellow for you. I shall run with it for a week or so, see what gets said here and then keep it or remove it.

I should remind everybody that this is Textgarden, not Textpattern, and people visiting the site are more likely to already use Textpattern than not, so Textpattern is not the point of the site though it does get mentioned occasionally. The point is the content, ie the themes available, and the site design should not be so bold as to detract from it’s purpose which is to push themes.

On the other hand there will be consistency between the different sites, Textpattern, Textgarden, Textbook and what is currently known as Textpattern Resources. There is also a deal of re-organisation to go through with regard to what information belongs where so people really ought to wait to see the overall view rather than making judgement of the Textpattern brand from a single site.

Of course, from a stand-alone point-of-view, I welcome any suggestions about Textgarden that might make it more user-friendly, whether the layout is fit for purpose, whether there is content that you think might be missing or simply whether you like it or not but don’t judge Textpattern from just this single site.

As for the logo it was discussed and dealt with here some 6 months ago. If you don’t like it then that is your right and I don’t begrudge you that right but maybe you should have said something back then. It’s far too late now to start back-tracking but the general consensus of that thread was a thumbs-up for this logo. I’m afraid we can’t please everybody all of the time.

Right now, with the design out of the way, what is more important for me is that we get ALL of the theme download files onto Textgarden and that ALL download links, from whatever site, point to the files on Textgarden. That way we will have accurate download totals and, more importantly, we won’t run into the same old problem we’ve had before where people “disappear” and their download file, whether it be theme or plugin, becomes “unavailable” to the community.

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#25 2009-11-10 14:17:57

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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

Peter,
I’m sorry but I agree with Jukka. By the way, there was already a discussion here regarding this topic

edit: Stuart was faster

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#26 2009-11-10 14:40:37

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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

thebombsite wrote:

Right now… we get ALL of the theme download files onto Textgarden and that ALL download links, from whatever site, point to the files on Textgarden.

OT: project is underway. I received an export of some parts of the database from textpattern.org (courtesy of Alicson) and I’m now trawling through it. When I’ve sifted it and packaged up the templates I find there into a usable format, I’ll work with you to import them to Textgarden. I have to grab the associated images and comments yet and make a database import file and supporting PHP script such that we can inject any themes that are not yet at Textgarden safely without corrupting any of the existing themes and losing any of the comments/counters/images. Gonna take some meddling, methinx.

After that it’s the turn of the Tips/Mods and then Tutorials to relocate them to their new homes. Fun fun fun…


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#27 2009-11-10 14:44:14

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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

Bravo! I too found it via twitter first

…the site design should not be so bold as to detract from it’s purpose…

Pretty good design wisdom in general.

As for the logo it was discussed and dealt with here some 6 months ago. If you don’t like it then that is your right and I don’t begrudge you that right but maybe you should have said something back then. It’s far too late now to start back-tracking but the general consensus of that thread was a thumbs-up for this logo. I’m afraid we can’t please everybody all of the time.

Well-put.

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#28 2009-11-10 19:19:46

mwr
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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

I know it’s still early days, but I hope the blog will be updated more often. Once a year makes the place seem neglected . . .

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#29 2009-11-10 19:28:31

MattD
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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

Are the front end templates formated for import using a plugin? There didn’t seem to be any information on the site about this.


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#30 2009-11-10 19:34:21

masa
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Re: Textgarden V2 Goes Live

thebombsite wrote:

There’s a bit of yellow for you. I shall run with it for a week or so, see what gets said here and then keep it or remove it.

I would suggest changing the shades of blue to shades of yellow and perhaps a brown. That would bring it in line with the default admin theme.
At the moment it looks like Textpattern has an identity problem, aspiring to be a little more like Wordpress.

On the other hand there will be consistency between the different sites, Textpattern, Textgarden, Textbook and what is currently known as Textpattern Resources.

That is a much welcome change. Thanks everyone, for your hard work to make this finally happen!

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