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Re: [alpine-devel] New logo and website design?

From: Natanael Copa <>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 13:18:39 +0200

On Fri, 9 May 2014 07:52:45 -0300
Alan Messias <> wrote:

> Hi,
> Man... simply perfect! I best like the blue logo. Congrats to Tobias.
> And the idea to have a consistent look over all the AL subdomains, it is a
> great idea too.
> But, How will it be possible to have the same look on Redmine (bugs),
> MediaWiki (wiki) and Hypermail (list)?

We will have to create a redmine theme, a mediawiki theme, a drupal
theme and a custom theme (css) for lists.a.o.

> What about that idea to use AsciiDoc? Maybe this is the chance to give it a
> start.

Funny you mention that. I have actually been thinking of generating
static pages from either markdown or asciidoc. I have been looking at
nikola[1]. If we do so, then we will need to also find a replacement
for forums and package browser, which currently is in drupal too.

Its not that I'm directly unhappy with drupal, which gets the job done
and does it pretty good. I just think the content we display is mostly
static so if we can get away with static pages, we would remove complexity.

I also like the idea of tracking the pages and news in git. I would be
happy if i could create new releases by writing something in
asciidoc/markdown (that could be sent unmodified to mailing list) and
just do git push to get it pusblished.

I love how suckless did their wiki[2].

That said, Carlo is doing the actual work here with drupal and those
who does the job are normally the ones that has the final say.

> :wq!
> alacerda


> On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 6:24 AM, Natanael Copa <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > We are getting closer the 3.0 release and I think it might be a good
> > time to rethink the logo and website design.
> >
> > The current logo was made by k0gen in 2010[1] while freshing up the
> > main website, which at that time was It was a big
> > improvement from what was before that and I think it has done a great
> > job over the years. But I think we can and should do even better. Now,
> > with 3.0 release it is a good time to do so.
> >
> > It would also be nice to have a consistent look over,
> >, and -
> > and before start doing that, we should figure out what we really want.
> >
> > I have mentioned that I'm interested in a new logo to a young designer
> > I met, Tobias, and he sent me some mockups. I think those were pretty
> > impressive.
> >
> > I have uploaded them to
> >
> > We probably should simplify it a bit more and we should have a 1 or 2
> > color logo variant. Maybe even something that works as black and white.
> > But I really liked the concepts from Tobias.
> >
> > If you have better ideas or strong opinions to keep our current, then
> > please speak up. (it is normally not a good idea to change logo too
> > often)
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > -nc
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
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