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Re: [Dragora-members] Web site: New header draft

From: Michael Siegel
Subject: Re: [Dragora-members] Web site: New header draft
Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 09:54:10 +0200
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Am 18.05.20 um 19:10 schrieb Matias Fonzo:
> El 2020-05-18 13:46, Michael Siegel escribió:
> Okay, but the logo has to be a little bigger and the color border
> shouldn't be distracting, maybe in "whitesmoke"?.

I agree that the logo needs to be a bit bigger for people to be able to
make sense of it. However, there are limits to this.

The distance between the bottom of the header bar and the top edge of
the main content box is ideally 2rem and should, IMO, not be more than
2.5rem. This means, the bigger the logo, the more of it must be fitted
into the header bar. This obviously requires enlarging the header bar's
height. An that, in turn, should not be overdone because the header
bar's background is “heavier” than that of the rest of the page. So,
we're sort of closely surrounded by constraints here. I'm trying to make
it work as much as I can.

As for the border color: The current state of the "better-header" branch
simply uses the header bar's background color also as the logo's border
color. That's a good solution, I think. Making it "whitesmoke" doesn't
work well because that's hardly visible on the light green body background.

I have also made an attempt to create a header version with a light
background and a border-less logo. That is what's in the
"better-header2" branch. I don't really like it, though. But if you do,
I could try and see if it can be improved. In the end, it's not much
different from the dark header variant, and it allows for the header to
take up more of the page's height because it has a relatively light
background color.

By the way, I think someone should probably design a Dragora logo font.
I have some ideas about this, but I'm not a font designer (or even
reasonably good at drawing). So, we'd need to find someone who can
handle this. By "this" I mean designing a logo font and then making it
an actual font (not an image).


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