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change the visual design of gittip #66

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chadwhitacre opened this issue Jun 19, 2012 · 67 comments
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change the visual design of gittip #66

chadwhitacre opened this issue Jun 19, 2012 · 67 comments
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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jun 19, 2012

Scroll down for comps.

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@timothyfcook timothyfcook commented Jun 25, 2012

I think the initial goal here should be creating 2 Gittip logos, large and button-sized.

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@timothyfcook timothyfcook commented Jun 25, 2012

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jun 26, 2012

You don't like the heart-coin favicon? :-)

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@timothyfcook timothyfcook commented Jun 26, 2012

nope.

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jun 29, 2012

Thanks for the effort. I think the design is good enough for the current phase of growth. My ideal would be to "hire" a professional designer to own the Gittip visual design for the next phase of growth (whatever "hiring" turns out to look like for an open corporation ;-) ).

I'm going to keep this ticket in the icebox for now.

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@timothyfcook timothyfcook commented Jun 29, 2012

I fully agree.

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 9, 2012

For lack of more specifics, I interpret comments like this as +1's for this ticket.

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 25, 2012

A few notes on this as I believe Damon from Balanced is going to give this some attention:

  • show data and comparisons
  • need data above the fold on the homepage
  • primary emphasis should be on receivers -- how are they making the world better? what's their story?
  • secondary emphasis should be on givers
  • work with funding goal (see also #147, though don't feel constrained to take it literally)
  • design should be responsive -- work on laptop at different resolutions and on mobile (phone and tablet)
  • current font is Lato, but it is problematic on Linux (#140) and in extended charsets (#62)
  • if you want to change the identity system let's tackle that first
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@sbaney sbaney commented Jul 25, 2012

I like the current design.

The icon is nice, but you may want to tweak the heart a bit - it looks a little squished to me.

I might also suggest a different color scheme. The neutral colors are relaxing but you might want something a little brighter.

Maybe a browse option of some sort would be helpful? Perhaps associating users with their projects (or primary/most recent project?) more readily?

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@dmdj03 dmdj03 commented Jul 26, 2012

Would love everyone's feedback on the design for Gittip. Thanks!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k7gobwgqbttywo1/XngrL8lg6c [Scroll down! —ed.]

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 26, 2012

This is really exciting, @dmdj03, thank you! Will review more fully tomorrow.

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 26, 2012

One quick question: could you post a bigger pic of the logo for us, and maybe say a few words about it?

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@dmdj03 dmdj03 commented Jul 26, 2012

Sure. You can use this same link to access the logo:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k7gobwgqbttywo1/XngrL8lg6c [Scroll down! —ed.]

With the logo, I wanted to create a separate bug that could be used independent of the wordmark - as a button perhaps. I modified the "G" to incorporate a bow/ribbon as a subtle reference to the idea of gifting / giving thanks.

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@ken-reitz ken-reitz commented Jul 26, 2012

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@ken-reitz ken-reitz commented Jul 26, 2012

Inline images ftw :)

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@chmullig chmullig commented Jul 26, 2012

I really like the bow/ribbon, because it looks a bit like an infinity sign, which implies the ongoing nature of donations. (Of course I'm in the middle of a math class right now, so me seeing infinity signs everywhere may be unusual).

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 26, 2012

@dmdj03 Ah, now I see the bow, not sure what that was. Very cool!

@kennethreitz Thank you!

@chmullig Good call!

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@timothyfcook timothyfcook commented Jul 26, 2012

I like it. Although there was something nice and unique about the Green/Teal(?) color combination that Chad began with... I am partial to those colors, it's an attractive scheme that you don't see very often.

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@rchlmrtn rchlmrtn commented Jul 26, 2012

Really a step up! The colors are a little bland, but still surprising...

Two verbal critiques:

  1. "Personal funding" is really vauge and not so inspiring. I would still like better something like "Put your money where your heart is," cheesy though it is.
  2. The two lines which start, "set up up recurring gift tips...." are way too long. Perhaps something like, "Give a recurring tip to people who (break) MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE." That way it's implied that both the person who is tipped and the person doing the tipping are "making the world a better place."
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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 26, 2012

Yeah I don't know. "Fund people"? "Fund people building the commons"? We lost the heart ...

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@ken-reitz ken-reitz commented Jul 26, 2012

Sponsor People

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 26, 2012

Does "fund" have currency at the moment? Crowd fund ing? Is that a hook?

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 26, 2012

I bought gfftd.com and reserved @gfftd on Twitter and GitHub. Do you think that name would work with @dmdj03's design?

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@ken-reitz ken-reitz commented Jul 26, 2012

What's wrong with the current name that already has people's attention?

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@ken-reitz ken-reitz commented Jul 26, 2012

gittip is pronounceable and easy to remember. gfftd is not.

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@chmullig chmullig commented Jul 26, 2012

I can't even tell what letters are in gftftfd.

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jul 26, 2012

It would be pronounced "gifted."

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@ken-reitz ken-reitz commented Jul 26, 2012

giftd

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@dmdj03 dmdj03 commented Jan 10, 2013

@whit537 are you looking for the AI file? or just a jpg of the design?

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@heartpunk heartpunk commented Jan 10, 2013

@whit537 I may feel inspired to rework some of the front end to match that design once rubygems stuff is done, but one thing at a time.

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jan 10, 2013

@dmdj03 I was looking for the AI files.

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@dmdj03 dmdj03 commented Jan 10, 2013

@whit537 I wasn't able to attach the AI here since it's not an image. Here's the link to the folder:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y939embdpcg80vz/lfFX6M_owb

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jan 13, 2013

Thanks @dmdj03! :-)

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jan 13, 2013

Whatever we do here needs to be responsive.

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@clone1018 clone1018 commented Jan 13, 2013

I agree, also on another note looking into mobile apps wouldn't hurt in the future.

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@sigmavirus24 sigmavirus24 commented Jan 13, 2013

@clone1018 as long as @whit537 only ever uses HTTPS, the mobile app (assuming it is well designed) will be the better way to go. Currently the API wouldn't allow for good mobile application development. (A RESTful API would make that way easier.)

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jan 13, 2013

Also, let's stick with the heart coin logo: .

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jan 13, 2013

Mobile apps: Sure, just had a non-geek friend on Facebook ask me when to expect the iPhone app.

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jan 15, 2013

@nicksergeant has expressed interest in picking this one up(!).

@ghost ghost assigned nicksergeant Jan 16, 2013
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@nicksergeant nicksergeant commented Jan 17, 2013

Hopefully will be able to get started on the front-end by early next week. Looking forward to it :)

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jan 24, 2013

@nicksergeant Reticketed conversion to markup as #516. Let's discuss further there and elsewhere.

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Jan 24, 2013

At our hangout on Tuesday, we talked about using GitHub milestones more effectively, and I think this is a great case for that. I've created the following milestone to track this instead of continuing to load up this ticket with everything:

https://github.com/zetaweb/www.gittip.com/issues?milestone=26&state=open

chadwhitacre added a commit that referenced this issue Feb 1, 2013
Gittip homepage redesign (for #66).
chadwhitacre added a commit that referenced this issue Feb 5, 2013
Here's what I did:

 - Took out redundant getters and modified tests to expect ints
 - Standardized on 'expiration' instead of 'expiry'
 - Reverted to former FORM width, tweaking only expiration field
 - Stuck with pixels for FORM layout (a switch to em should be done as a
   whole, and #66 surely affects this)
 - Show expiration error before CVV to match order in UI
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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Feb 7, 2013

Fuck. Yeah.

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@ken-reitz ken-reitz commented Feb 7, 2013

woah!

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@chadwhitacre chadwhitacre commented Feb 7, 2013

:-)

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