I started to play around with images and layouts that could be used for the “splash screen” that is displayed when the Peerunity loads (probably included in version 0.2). In this first concept, I enlarged the size of the image (600 px * 400 px), and initially ran with the “environmental” focus that our Peercoin marketing has.
If people like the direction, I’ll tighten up the layout and play a bit more with the sizing of the logo and brand mark, and tweak the colors / blur on the image. Before I went to that effort though, I wanted to get other people’s impressions on if they liked the direction or not.
The same image, but with the logo/brandmark centered within the splash screen:
The base image falls under the Creative Commons usage license as granted by the photographer, Dave Morgan.
I haven’t tested this in a build yet to see where the dynamically generated text (“loading block index…”, etc.) lands, but that will likely have some impact on the final design. Also, the theme design competition, and eventual winner, would be something that I’d like to make sure the splash screen thematically matches, so this (or what comes out of my, or other’s investigations) might be a temporary graphic until that theme is completed and ready to include with the code.
Please let me know what you think about it, and if you’ve got ideas of your own, please don’t hesitate to post them in this thread to continue the discussion. If there are a lot of interesting ones, maybe we could figure out a way to add in a “randomize” function that could pick the splash screen from one of a couple of options ay time the application loads.
Those were my immediate thoughts upon first seeing this as well. It felt a little forced. I think the little green leaf in the logos are great, but we don’t want to push it too far. Plus I think all the trees with the logo over top looks a little cluttered looking. I already mentioned I at least prefer a minimalist or simplistic approach. Our logo font is taken from Apple’s marketing, which uses the same minimalism I’m talking about. As for the darkness, there is also the light version here…
just my geeky opinion: dark themes are easier on the eyes, and require less power, which makes it more environment friendly (just like peercoin :pearcoin: ) , also: geeks are taking over the world, ps: revenge of the nerds, :pbjt: