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Although we haven’t made much progress on the domain name discussion, I don’t think it necessarily too soon to start talking about site design and logo ideas. Does anyone have any strong ideas about what visual elements our site about English Language and Usage should have?

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  • I wonder if there's any chance that we could have a world-class logo designer among us... ;-)
    – RegDwigнt Mod
    Sep 11, 2010 at 5:10
  • @RegDwight: There is a professional designer on the stackexchange team who will do the design for the site if it gets through beta (note that one site has already been killed, so it is not guaranteed that this site will make it to a full-fledged site). He did the beta design which we're using now.
    – delete
    Sep 15, 2010 at 13:11
  • @Shinto: yeah, I am very much aware of Jin, and I am looking forward to seeing his ideas for this site. My previous comment was referencing (and reverencing) someone else, whose achievements in logo design are three clicks away from Jin's page.
    – RegDwigнt Mod
    Sep 16, 2010 at 3:38
  • @RegDwight I appreciate the oblique reference (and reverence) but my logo designing hat has long been retired, for there is nowhere to go but down from there.
    – nohat Mod
    Sep 20, 2010 at 1:30
  • I figured as much. Again, this was more of a "Hats off!" than a "You go do it, class dismissed!".
    – RegDwigнt Mod
    Sep 20, 2010 at 4:13

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Dictionary-ish style, e.g. a classic serif font for the title and menus (probably serif everywhere would be overkill), maybe some IPA, part-of-speech, definition stuff sprinkled here and there

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Just to throw some ideas out there, a few possible theme directions — I don't necessarily even like these ideas as-is (as-are?), but maybe they will get the ball rolling and lead to better ideas:

  • dictionary-ish style, e.g. a classic serif font for the title and menus (probably serif everywhere would be overkill), maybe some IPA, part-of-speech, definition stuff sprinkled here and there

  • etymology theme, e.g. Germanic branch of the language tree, Old English/Middle English

  • revision theme, e.g. stuff like this

I am trying to think of more abstract visual themes, but we're talking about language, so nothing obvious comes to mind.

Note: these have been split into individual entries in case people want to vote on them.

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    I like the etymology and revision themes.
    – Chris
    Sep 10, 2010 at 14:58
  • I'm very fond of the historical option!
    – Charlie
    Sep 10, 2010 at 16:48
  • I like the dictionary-ish style the best, but I like all three options. Sep 10, 2010 at 19:02
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    Suggestion: split these into separate answers so that people can vote on them individually. Sep 13, 2010 at 18:07
  • Good idea. I will do that.
    – Kosmonaut
    Sep 13, 2010 at 21:58
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Revision theme, e.g. stuff like this

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Etymology theme, e.g. Germanic branch of the language tree, Old English/Middle English

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