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Hey all,

 

Anyone got an artistic, .bmp bone in their body?

 

Am sick of all the open tabs on my browser for the site having the "blank page" icon.

 

Anyone able to find (or make) one worth using?

 

Will need to be one that won't have strings attached, but we need something.

 

https://www.google.com.au/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBAU766AU766&biw=1044&bih=1109&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=yWdGWqWwGsaq8QX_nobICg&q=free+turbo+icon&oq=free+turbo+icon&gs_l=psy-ab.3...11493.14814.0.15559.4.4.0.0.0.0.205.801.0j1j3.4.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.WRkRGjUPfdY

 

for inspiration -

 

I'd love a simple turbo like this

 

445053.png

 

 

but turned/flipped to look like a "6" but I'm [insert derogatory term] at anything creative.

 

Anyone want to have a go?

 

Blue on white and simple would be my guess, but colours work too (look at google's "G" icon)

 

Anyone want to have a crack?

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ha never really paid much attention to this, I thought it was just my saved link that caused it to have no icon

 

def a good idea, I think just the XR in there would do. 

 

seems the forum doesnt have a small enough logo though. ?

 

can we just use a ford logo?

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Yeah, it used to have that normally - I think it was lost in the 1st round of upgrades

 

I think it was just a random pic someone put up years ago - even if that could be used again it'd be pretty much fine

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Nothing distinct enough for this forum would make a good icon, I think. The only thing that encompasses all of the content on this forum that's not considered "off topic" is the Ford icon, but we can't use that due to legal restriction (you wouldn't even want to know how much it'd cost to use legally). That's why I left it as it is without an icon. Icon's are unnecessary these days, anyway, as nobody even pays attention to them, let alone cares.

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haha cheers, Trent.

 

also, I didn't remove it... I think it may have got "lost" when we transitioned from v3 to v4 of this forum software... but that was before I got any access. :idunno:

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Just quickly, it kinda looks like Donald Ducks head from afar.

 

I'll have a proper look after cos my phone's nearly dead and I've got evening things to take care of.

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Lol - @k31th chuck up my 6 turbo one and see what they think - will try and make a decent one over the weekend if they give it a thumbs up

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New one is up for critique and abuse :P

 

Needs some fine-tuning still but am looking for comments if anyone gives a fig.

 

I'll have a play with it over the weekend, but I think I need to rotate it to the left a bit and extend the inlet - making it more obviously look like a "6"

 

Will try and get the shape right then worry about colours, if at all.

 

Hopefully you guys can understand what I'm trying to get it to look like - feel free to have a play with the image yourself, or to tell me it's a stupid idea to start with and to look for another theme/icon.

 

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well, Rab's effort is this black one, the blue one is mine the other day but with a transparent background, now.

image.png

 

Here's the two full-size images:

445053-6.png

 

and the other one (current icon):

445053-2-2.png

 

I think they're both pretty average looking, really.

The one that people gave feedback above on was this one (full size):

445053-5-2.png

It was just a quick composite of a free image, the ford logo and the compressor vanes from the original blue one above turned black and squished/rotated roughly into place.

 

I think if it actually was a turbo compressor instead of a caricature, eg, the silver shading etc with a thin outline instead of the thick outline, I reckon it'd look OK. (no blue, but blue makes sense if we're trying to indicate an obvious "ford" theme).

 

Open to thoughts/criticism. Keeping in mind these are only really ideas and trials and no real effort has been put into an image, yet.

 

For anybody who would like to know the challenges of making an icon, it needs to be "square" and maximum size of 32x32 pixels and this maximum size means it can do weird things when you make it so small, hence why it looks a little blurry as it currently sits.

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Just looking at it this morning, I reckon we can just leave it as is. It is easily identifiable as the forum logo.

 

I think any simple design will work best, as for me at least, it is just a way of identifying the tab amidst 30 other open tabs.

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