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Date:      Sun, 08 Apr 2012 21:09:01 -0700
From:      Edward M <eam1edward@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD's backwards webdesign / corporate identity
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On 04/08/2012 05:40 AM, Tony wrote:
> Hello!
>
> As much as I love FreeBSD, I'm a bit alarmed by its webdesign / corporate
> identity. Since FreeBSD is the world's best OS, I believe it should have a
> design that reflects this. A design that is so neutral and stripped of any
> unnecessary details that the user's attention is directed straight on to
> the content as opposed to how the content looks. A design that you can look
> at over and over without getting annoyed.
>
> The current design is an uneven mix of various styles, and seems more
> forced than well thought out. First you have the shiny Satanic 3D-lookalike
> logo (yes, despite what y'all say, it's still Satanic) that might look cool
> the first few times one looks at it. Now though it's more like "what the
> hell *is* that thing anyway"? (ref: Tres
> Logos<http://www.amazon.com/Tres-Logos-Robert-Klanten/dp/3899552679/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332777820&sr=8-1>;
> )
>
> Then you have a surrounding layout trying to cater to that logo, but fails
> miserably as it was made by programmers as opposed to people with an actual
> education in design<http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/>. There is no natural
> flow<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminar_flow>;  and the whole thing just
> comes off as corny<http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=corny>;  -
> and this makes us all look bad. I also hear
> PostgreSQL<http://www.postgresql.org/>is planning to sue FreeBSD for
> stealing its design.
>
> I propose a new, supersimple look for FreeBSD based on
> Helvetica<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkoX0pEwSCw>.
> No devil logo, no bells and whistles, just straight forward "FreeBSD" - the
> world's best operating system. So simple that hardly anything it will go
> out of fashion and need to be replaced, so simple that it'll remain as
> current now as it will be a hundred years from now.
>
> "Perfection is achieved, not when there's nothing left to add, but when
> there's nothing left to take away."
>
> Tony
> http://siegelgale.com/<http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/>;
> http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/
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       Now your are starting to sound like a troll. get lost



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