*** READ ME FIRST ***
Folks, please stop sending me lazy, generic, corporate logo treatments. You know what I mean--that's where you open up Illustrator, pick a plain font, type in "php-activerecord", then put some abstract symbol in front of it. Don't do that! The world does not need another generic, abstract symbol logo. This logo is not for a corporation. It's not going to ever be on a business card. It just needs to look fun and wild at the top of a web page, because let's face it, the software itself is pretty boring.
Do us all a favor and:
1. look at the design inspiration images.
2. Read the "Other info" section at the bottom of this brief, where I try to inspire you to create something, well, creative
3. Smoke a joint, or do whatever it takes to loosen up a little.
4. Have fun with it.
php-activerecord is an open source project I have forked and am trying to freshen up and reintroduce to a new audience, as the original project has gone stale and is no longer maintained.
It's not a commercial product, I don't make any money from it, and it's not exciting, new or hip--I simply want to come up with a fun logo for the documentation and github pages, as what I have now is pretty drab:
Not too exciting, right? I'm really interested in just the logo, here, as the documentation site I just linked to is otherwise automatically generated, but I would love it if you could think about treatments for the header for that page--maybe pick a nice color, or add a glass effect, or some other pattern. I will modify the CSS for the whole site to match the colors in your logo, so don't worry about trying to match the existing styles you see.
So what is php-activerecord? It's a programming design pattern that lets a developer work with database rows as objects. Updates made to the objects cause the database to update. You can read more about it here:
If you're looking for some inspiration, here are some related buzz words and concepts:
- $ (this is not related to money; it's simply a common character in the PHP programming language)
A typical usage of active record in PHP looks like this:
$user = User:find(1);
I'd like a logo that will fit nicely in the header of a page, and there needs to be some way to express the logo as an icon for doing things like fav.icons and such.
Hope that's enough to get you started. I'm always available to bounce ideas off of.