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Offline Decrius

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Intro image
« on: January 07, 2007, 07:23:34 pm »
Hi,

I've been creating a logo for CodeBlocks. Maybe you like it or not. Perhaps I should make it look like boxes (blocks), but this is my design:



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Re: Intro image
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 09:23:05 pm »
nice
good work

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Re: Intro image
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007, 04:32:00 pm »
A few points regarding splash screens in general:

Irregular shapes are bad. Alpha-blended borders are worse. My post-RC2 design used both, and we had a lot of trouble with it. While it looked gorgeous under Windows, Linux would not display it properly, and when we wrote a special implementation for Linux, MacOS would not do it...
Although alpha blending looks really cool I must admit it was a stupid idea in the first place.

Irregular shapes with masks allegedly work on most platforms, but not on all. They look a lot worse than alpha-blended ones, but still don't do the job everywhere and don't make up for the associated hassle (hacks to make them work on older Windows systems).

Shapes that can be constructed with CSG regions are better, but the only really acceptable ones are shapes that can be constructed from rectangles. That is because regions are not properly implemented on all platforms, and not all shapes are properly supported on all platforms. On platforms where regions don't work properly, we emulate them with clipping. This is one of the reasons why the current startup screen consists of a block-shape (which also reflects Code::Blocks in its design, again).

The placeholder for the revision number cannot be placed anywhere deliberately, as the revision number is really drawn by the application (not embedded in the image). It has to be in the same location, otherwise we need to modify the application code.
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2007, 09:47:46 pm »
Okay, well, this is my new design. Rect shape, no blending:



Hope you like it :P.

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Re: Intro image
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 10:27:47 pm »
good but not that good
current splash screen is better  :D

you've good a potential ;)

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Re: Intro image
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007, 10:33:59 pm »
And better use it, cause I'd like to see a new splash there :D (especially tango or crystal themed).

Fellas, I've got an idea! Shall I make a C::B splash && logo contest? dev's please reply.
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2007, 10:24:33 am »
Shall I make a C::B splash && logo contest? dev's please reply.
Actually no. I someone thinks he has made some picture he wants to share, that's one thing. But a contest is another thing. This is asking for changes. I don't think challenging people is fair if you don't have any real plans to really change something (which we don't have).

Some people will like the splash screen to have Mac-Style, some others want some weird "dark" style, whatever. Some people like crystal icons, others want "aqua" ones or what they're called. They're never all happy anyway, no matter what you do. No please don't ask us to make icons and start screens themable. :)

Please don't even think about a logo contest. While the splash screen may be disputable, the logo is certain not to be changed.
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 03:04:49 pm »
@thomas

Okay, but how do you like the 2 designs? Good, bad, could be worse or im-going-to-send-hate-mails lol :P.

I can even make music, but that is not usable for this program lol ^_^
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007, 03:13:47 pm »
I can even make music, but that is not usable for this program lol ^_^
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2007, 07:10:12 pm »
LOL, omfg.
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2007, 10:23:17 pm »
Sorry, my mistake in english syntax.
I mean something like a child-side, with all splash screens created by the community, and maybe special icon sets. Could we somehow change splash and icons with a resource editor ?
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2007, 02:55:44 pm »
Okay, but how do you like the 2 designs? Good, bad, could be worse or im-going-to-send-hate-mails lol :P.
Number 1: Looks original. The wobbly variant of the blocks logo is a very cool idea. What I don't like too much is the title's font and colour as well as the all-black background.
Number 2: Looks weird, don't like at all. Makes me think of the writings they have on the walls in a kindergarden.

Could we somehow change splash and icons with a resource editor ?
You sure can, for example using PE Resource Explorer. However, that's of course unsupported, and you get no guarantees that we won't change icon IDs or add/remove icons in the future.
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2007, 03:09:28 pm »
So I'll wait. But when can I expect changed c::b icons ? Ofcoz I know that the main thing is to fix every bug in  c::b...
By the wat I have asked few days ago, without any result ->how can I disable creating *.layout and *.depend files?
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2007, 03:40:31 pm »
how can I disable creating *.layout and *.depend files?
... Download the source, change it, and recompile? Why do you want to disable creating those files?
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Re: Intro image
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2007, 03:46:27 pm »
Could we somehow change splash and icons with a resource editor ?

You don't need a resource editor for that. All resources are in <install folder>/share/codeblocks/images...
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