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    Senior Member DanielOliver's Avatar
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    I'm soon about to work on a logo for my site's banner but before I start working on it I was wondering if any of you have any tips for making it, as I would like to make a fairly nice design so it will finish off the design nicely.

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    I was once told that if it (the logo) looks good in black in white than you did a good job.
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    The logo doesn't really have to do anything with what your site's about, i.e. a shape with your name in it. Though, if it goes along with the theme of your site that's a swell bonus.

    Also, try working around the name.

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    Something simple that can be recreated in the sand with a stick. That's what makes a good logo. It should encompass the idea behind the company and be well balanced.
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    If you're a real newbie to logo making you may want to check out some logos at www.boxedart.com. They are not the most sophisticated logos, but you can download them (for a small fee) and easily doctor them up to suit your needs.

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    First of all, it has be done with an unUsuall font (don't use tachoma, ms sans, arial, verdana etc)
    Second, try to add some effects on it but DO NOT make it heavy ...
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    Making it simple is probably your best bet, though sometimes making a simple design look good is a challenge in itself. I agree with deltaweb as the logo should look good in black and white so that in theory you could print business cards etc. Take inspiration from all the big brand name logos, you can still be different and create something totally new, but a simple logo that's easy to read will stick in the minds of those who see it and be easily recognizable and memorable.

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    Originally posted by Brak
    Something simple that can be recreated in the sand with a stick.
    Totally agree with that, good point.
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    Well thanks for your suggestions so far, I shall take these into account when I "attempt" mine, I have made one but It's not good enough I dont think for a portfolio site, I would like to use a photo of some sort for the background and apply effects on top, what do you think?

    Any suggestions on this?

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    Personally I'd steer away from photos.. keep it vector, that's your best bet. But then again, sometimes it does'nt matter for small freelance web designers. People are wowed by different things... a badly designed site (by a designers perspective) could look amazing to a potential client. In the end, if you're making something for yourself, remember that its for yourself and just be sure you're happy with the end result
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