Development discussions for Manaplus (Evol's official client) and alternative clients.
#154784 by Nard
Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:32 pm
After a first trial which looked more as a flag:
Manaplus 1.png
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I propose this one:
Manaplus 2a.png
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#154785 by WildX
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:34 pm
Looks more like a cross than a "plus" symbol.
#154786 by Nard
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:53 pm
I isa crusade cross intended to symbolize bith role play and the "+"
M is a gothic font for the same purpose..
#154788 by Reid
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:51 pm
To resume what I said on IRC before and while Nard was present:
- The overall work is a on a great quality, nice job
- The gothic/crusade style is maybe not what represent evol the best
- We need something which could work for both tmw, evol and other servers/forks
- We need to concept the logo in first time before to draw a concrete one
#154792 by Nard
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:20 am
New version:
  • Changed the cross to a + in the same font
  • Add a bit luminosity to the red
  • removed lens effect
Manaplus 2b.png
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Reid wrote:We need to concept the logo in first time before to draw a concrete one



Here are the specifications I tried to follow:
  • Suggest the ManaPlus name, At least as good as the previous one did.
  • Stay compatible with various servers.
  • icon/Logo must stay simple.
  • must be rescalable.
  • suggests role play/fantasy if possible (thus the gothic font)
  • A round global shape to suggest a world.
The metallic frame is a wink to mac-ish icons and mac is with, xerox workstation, the first platform designed for the user. Mana plus often fits the first editions of apple guidelines.
I had first the idea to draw a virtual world map such as TMW's one (or just Argae's) but they don't rescale well or . I finally chose the first evol outside map because it fits the specs and the shape suggests a tree or even a mob. I don't think that this choice makes the link between manaplus and evol appear more important than it is. The best would be that reasonable TMW leaders give their opinion about it. ;)

In my opinion, the ManaPlus name makes the link between the mana "family" of worlds, dead or alive, and also with it's origins (mana). It is difficult to make much more.

The svg file is available to evol contributors here: http://tinyurl.com/manaplussvg2b
refs:
http://robert-pfeffer.net/schriftarten/ ... index.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Libertine (Linux Biolinum might be a good alternative)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_softw ... _typefaces, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ty ... code_fonts .
#154793 by WildX
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Better! I still don't like the "m" covering the tree. Maybe it should be covering only the roots or something.
#154794 by Nard
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:14 am
WildX wrote:Better! I still don't like the "m" covering the tree. Maybe it should be covering only the roots or something.

I have no satisfying solution to this point. "M" and "+" must be big enough to catch the eye at small size. Tree is decor only.

Edit:
Other propositions after Wushin suggestions:
Manaplus 2d-2e.png
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svg file: http://tinyurl.com/manaplussvg2e
Celtic font: http://fr.fonts2u.com/celtic-plain001001.police
#154798 by Nard
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:07 pm
After some comments, another one. (not sure if I understood well).
Manaplus 2f.png
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I had also this one :lol: :
[...]M look like ass

I must admit it is true alt27 (I thought to weeping willow and a greek "phi").
edit.: I tried to edit the bottom :P, but it leaded to unwanted advertizing for a well known hamburger distributor :/
Link to svg file: http://tinyurl.com/manaplussvg2f
#154799 by WildX
Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:42 pm
It's getting much better! I prefer dark orange for the "+", and perhaps playing around with different fonts could be good too, but I like it overall :)
#154800 by Nard
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:59 pm
Another one with fantasy font which avoids the confusion with letters Ф (cyrillic and greek). the M letter is nice but would require a higher saturation at small size.
The overall balance between text and image is changed. :/ Changed the frame to a brassy one.
Manaplus 2g.png
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svg file: http://tinyurl.com/manaplussvg2g
wishMF font: http://fr.fonts2u.com/wishmf.police
#154802 by WildX
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:30 pm
I'd say it's almost perfect. The "m" looks a bit too stretched though. We'll also need a smaller version that's not just a resize.
Sorry for just pointing faults, it's important for Manaplus to have a good logo! I appreciate the work :)
#154803 by Reid
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:41 pm
WildX wrote:I'd say it's almost perfect. The "m" looks a bit too stretched though. We'll also need a smaller version that's not just a resize.
Sorry for just pointing faults, it's important for Manaplus to have a good logo! I appreciate the work :)

That's a development section, that's not made to be friendly. :>
#154804 by Nard
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:48 pm
Thanks WildX :) Don't be sorry to say what you think, the goal of this thread is precisely to have critics and suggestions that can lead to a good result.
#155213 by EJlol
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:21 am
I don't think the tree in the background is a good idea. Especially at smaller sizes, it makes the M+ unreadable. If the tree is really important I would suggest to have 2 icons, one small and one big. The small one without the tree, and a big icon with the tree, but stylized instead. The smaller icon also needs a thicker frame around, it's quite invisible at the moment.

I like the new M+ fantasy font (including the stretched look).

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