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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2016, 06:34:12 am »
Actually dafont hosts mostly free for personal use, commercial is where its almost all paid. It depends on what sort of font you're after and what you're using it for. A category logo for BakaBT would fall under personal use, though direct relation to unlicensed torrenting would make it illegal no matter what the font is.
Just use whatever looks good.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2016, 07:07:41 am »

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2016, 11:23:07 am »
You should include the font file in the directory, as well as a reference to it in the SVG. Otherwise only people who happen to have that font installed will see it correctly.
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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2016, 12:24:00 pm »
I'm not really good at this, but still wanted to try >_>





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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2016, 01:34:35 pm »
You should include the font file in the directory, as well as a reference to it in the SVG. Otherwise only people who happen to have that font installed will see it correctly.
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Ah, thanks for pointing that out; first time working with SVG.
Couldn't get the code to work for me, so I ended up converting the text to a path. At least it works now.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/156186626/manga_vectorH.svg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/156186626/manga_vector.svg

edit: Wondered why the files were so damn big... left the bitmap I was tracing in there, invisible.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2016, 01:50:30 pm by KitOsborn »

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #45 on: February 06, 2016, 04:18:31 pm »
Hey everyone,

let me know what you guys think of this 'clean, abstract' approach.
I've got a rationale for the others, just want to make sure you dudes think its suits the site before I fix them all up.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1d0w7f0varupzp1/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-07%20at%202.16.24%20AM.png?dl=0

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2016, 05:07:11 pm »
Hey everyone,

let me know what you guys think of this 'clean, abstract' approach.
I've got a rationale for the others, just want to make sure you dudes think its suits the site before I fix them all up.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1d0w7f0varupzp1/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-07%20at%202.16.24%20AM.png?dl=0
Oh hey, these ones look really good. Maybe a bit too light but in general they look really well.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2016, 05:31:14 pm »
Hey everyone,

let me know what you guys think of this 'clean, abstract' approach.
I've got a rationale for the others, just want to make sure you dudes think its suits the site before I fix them all up.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1d0w7f0varupzp1/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-07%20at%202.16.24%20AM.png?dl=0
Oh hey, these ones look really good. Maybe a bit too light but in general they look really well.

Thanks, can try to strengthen them a bit.
I had another thought to make a character for each category based on those cute little blobs on the background of the site (excuse my ignorance of their provenance).
Take a look: https://www.dropbox.com/s/knjvdvuky4r2zhy/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-07%20at%203.22.38%20AM.png?dl=0

I can give them different eyebrows and whiskers and other identifying features for differentiation. I'd like to know what you guys think for that to be the theme. Obviously there would be text with them too. I'm pretty happy with the colours that trusty Illustrator and I managed to pull out, they could work for other designs so feel free to pillage.

Now excuse my overly wordy post as it is fast approaching too late to be awake - a common theme of these community exercises methinks.
Look forward to feedback
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 07:29:41 pm by Duki3003 »

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2016, 06:58:04 pm »
Hey everyone,

let me know what you guys think of this 'clean, abstract' approach.
I've got a rationale for the others, just want to make sure you dudes think its suits the site before I fix them all up.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1d0w7f0varupzp1/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-07%20at%202.16.24%20AM.png?dl=0

Holy f****k. They are quite similar to the mess I was designing. They are pretty cool and would really match the new theme of the tracker. But you will have to play with the colors a bit more.

Of course, for hentai, there is the black/red color theme and you have yourself a pretty darn good icon set. I think they look more pro without the dango addition which you were planning IMO :)

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2016, 05:24:07 am »
Thanks, can try to strengthen them a bit.
I had another thought to make a character for each category based on those cute little blobs on the background of the site (excuse my ignorance of their provenance).
Take a look: https://www.dropbox.com/s/knjvdvuky4r2zhy/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-07%20at%203.22.38%20AM.png?dl=0

I can give them different eyebrows and whiskers and other identifying features for differentiation. I'd like to know what you guys think for that to be the theme. Obviously there would be text with them too. I'm pretty happy with the colours that trusty Illustrator and I managed to pull out, they could work for other designs so feel free to pillage.

Now excuse my overly wordy post as it is fast approaching too late to be awake - a common theme of these community exercises methinks.
Look forward to feedback

I like these. They add something new that my designs didn't have. As long as the text is nice and legible, I don't think the icons really need reflect the categories; though perhaps they could morph to mimic their categories slightly?
Also, as Mistgun_Zero said, I think the H/non-H should have some sort of colour theme (Pinks/Blues, for example).

fyi, the blobs are dango from CLANNAD.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2016, 02:23:44 pm »
I had another thought to make a character for each category based on those cute little blobs on the background of the site (excuse my ignorance of their provenance).
Take a look: https://www.dropbox.com/s/knjvdvuky4r2zhy/Screen%20Shot%202016-02-07%20at%203.22.38%20AM.png?dl=0
fyi, the blobs are dango from CLANNAD.

https://youtu.be/0I6YfDGDOc4

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2016, 12:55:40 am »
tl;dr please give feedback, current icons are cool, new icons should be free form like the old ones

In my opinion the current icons are excellent, they would just need to be vectorised.

I tried it it a go myself and while I like the icons on their own, I'm not sure I like it when they are displayed on the page as they don't really fit the design. What I learned from this is that free form icons (like the ones we have now) work the best for the current design of the site instead of rectangular ones.

Nonetheless, I'll post my stuff and explain a little bit about them. Instead of going for an icon that displays the content i.e. a TV = series, CD = audio I instead tried to focus on colours only to represent each category as well text. The problem is I'm way too limited as I like uniformity and I like straight lines...a lot, which I believe isn't a good approach to the problem as I said above about free form icons.

Here's what I came up with. Unfortunately hentai has only one colour and it solely relies on text to distinguish categories.



I can see this going two ways. Either scrap the whole thing or I would need to figure out something to put into the space above the text on each, something that represent the category and can be instantly recognised. I thought about keeping the greyscale design, but instead of using one large image (http://imgur.com/77mXF8N) I should try to use a different manga character for each category. If someone has any ideas, let me know.
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I also gave some thought to the lossless icon issue because the Sun icon we have doesn't mean a thing. We are speaking of lossless audio so I thought either a speaker or a microphone would be a better visual representation, so I changed it to a microphone in the preview picture below.

Here's the preview picture
http://i.imgur.com/0VEnW5u.png

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2016, 03:26:27 am »
^ While it is very well done, there is just nothing in the artwork above the text that indicates anything related to the category.

On another note, I like the mic icon, make one for speaker as well. That would be nice to see as well. Or a record.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2016, 11:47:04 pm »
While you're at it make the icons links that filter the torrents by their category.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2016, 12:47:46 am »
So is it still ok to make submission?

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2016, 01:19:54 am »
We will be accepting submissions until February 15th.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2016, 10:56:13 pm »
Seeing as submissions are really scarce, and only a couple are actually complete, I guess we'll extend the deadline until the end of February. While a few entries so fer are quite promising, we were hoping for a higher turnout.
Hopefully that will be plenty of time for everyone to complete their submission and perhaps a few more other to enter.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2016, 09:09:07 am »
So, I made some stuff:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yz8lvyvm2yntdfv/AAB6SBqJwAvKbdtLJpGDxBawa?dl=0
(Ok, I was lazy and just uploaded everything and every version to the folder on db. I really don't know how to sort that out since I don't really use it).


EDIT:

PNG: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rhc2bqmwetb6ar9/AABTz-zuvnacBu0XO7V1kwcBa?dl=0

SVG: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/441by2d5toz1jmc/AAAVbI-zhtSnNSp5_aXYBZCOa?dl=0

Some Icons are with stroke and some without, some with different heart styles. Go through it and tell me what is good and what sucks and I will see what I can change.....or just outright scrap the whole thing....and probably give up.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2016, 09:12:52 am by Mistgun_Zero »

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2016, 10:18:09 am »
So, I made some stuff:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yz8lvyvm2yntdfv/AAB6SBqJwAvKbdtLJpGDxBawa?dl=0
(Ok, I was lazy and just uploaded everything and every version to the folder on db. I really don't know how to sort that out since I don't really use it).


EDIT:

PNG: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rhc2bqmwetb6ar9/AABTz-zuvnacBu0XO7V1kwcBa?dl=0

SVG: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/441by2d5toz1jmc/AAAVbI-zhtSnNSp5_aXYBZCOa?dl=0

Some Icons are with stroke and some without, some with different heart styles. Go through it and tell me what is good and what sucks and I will see what I can change.....or just outright scrap the whole thing....and probably give up.
Nice work!
Although, I didn't like the font you used :unsure:
It just doesn't feel like it matches the site.

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Re: Design new Category icons competition
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2016, 10:46:41 am »
The site has changed to more of a flat design, along with 'modern' font. The font was chosen to reflect that. It doesnt match the old style, but I think it suit the newer flat look of bbt. Of course if mods want something different sure.

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