Comments on: Firefox & Deer Park Browser Logos https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:29:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Freespace https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-68824 Wed, 12 Sep 2007 10:01:51 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-68824 Good pickup, never looked at logos as close as this. Maybe the next redesign should incorporate Earth and not some other planet. Maybe thats the picture of the future earth when we all destroy it.

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By: skoob https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-58612 Sun, 24 Jun 2007 08:57:23 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-58612 No! The bikeshed should be painted periwinkle! Any other colour is unacceptable.

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By: ab https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-58470 Fri, 22 Jun 2007 23:07:06 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-58470 It's obviously not water!
If it's a foreign planet it's more likely to be methane or nitrogen or something similarly deadly, yet beautiful from afar.

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By: Aaron Toponce » Blog Archive » Symbols https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-58184 Thu, 21 Jun 2007 04:31:59 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-58184 [...] I’ve been paying special attention to logos and symbols. I don’t know why, but the Ubuntu logo caught my eye in a way that I [...]

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By: Amy Rose https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57984 Wed, 20 Jun 2007 00:33:16 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57984 I never noticed it, but, OK... ^_^

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By: Cyvros https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57279 Fri, 15 Jun 2007 18:08:32 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57279 @Aaron: Because I live in Australia.

People want to be credited. People don't want to be left out after their hard work has been incorporated into a very international project.

If I were an actual developer and not some guy not even doing computing, I'd feel pretty rejected.

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By: Jason Brower https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57199 Fri, 15 Jun 2007 03:09:31 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57199 They are meeting hig guidelines.
I know, you look at my programs and thing, he read that thing!? But here it is...
"Section 2.2 Internationalization:
Internationalization means designing software so that it can function in different language envir-
onments.[...] Designing icons and
sounds, and even choosing colors requires some understanding of the connotations they might
have to a user from a different part of the world.
Examples of elements it is best to avoid for these reasons include:
• Pictures of flags or money
• Maps showing political boundaries or contentious location names
• Lists of countries or cities in non-alphabetical order (unless specifically requested or required
by the context)
• Icons depicting animals
• Icons depicting only hands or feet"
Hope that helps...
Jason Brower

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By: David Adam https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57197 Fri, 15 Jun 2007 03:06:42 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57197 You're right, that is important.

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By: ak https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57174 Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:45:49 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57174 Why not follow the UN logo?

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By: John https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57148 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 21:21:44 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57148 Instead of creating a globe with no countries on it, why not create one with all of them on it? For example: Linspire's . I know they are considered the devil right now for partnering with Microsoft, but forget that and just look at the logo. Granted much of Asia is not pictured, but they manage to squash a lot of the map together in such a way that it includes 4 continents, perhaps it could be (unrealistically) stretched so that more of asia appeared on the globe.

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By: Hare https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57126 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 18:50:34 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57126 What makes you think it's even a planet? Could be a kind of jewel, or a marble, or an alien's bald head viewed from above. It needs the panda to warm its head.

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By: Zonker https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57091 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 15:12:33 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57091 Just my two cents, it's an icon, I don't think about it that much. So what if the continents don't match up?

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By: Chonkos https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57087 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:51:03 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57087 What browser wants to be associated with a conglomerate of idiots, anyway.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57079 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:33:48 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57079 @Cyvros- Why be insulted? I guess I don't understand.

@Bill- Is it because logic is difficult to understand?

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By: Bill https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57076 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 14:11:55 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57076 Seriously, I don't get you Aaron.

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By: Cyvros https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57072 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:19:34 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57072 @Ken: Thanks for that.

@Aaron: Sure, they may seem childish, but I'd be insulted if all I saw was, say, North America.

Maybe if they showcased a neutral area like Antarctica. At least a bit of Australia would be shown. 😀

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57070 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:15:37 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57070 So, if I understand this discussion here:

1) we, as software developers are pansies, and have to have our country shown, or our feelings will be hurt, and we won't develop for the project?

2) we would rather represent some fictional planet where none of us are from, then our actual planet, where we all are from, and where some of us would be lucky enough to have our continent visible?

Both seem childish. Sorry. I'm just not buying it. I would much rather see some representation of Earth, even if my continent was not visible, then none at all. And, if we as devs fought over that when the logo was being designed, then that is just sad IMHO.

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By: Joseph Hall https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57063 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 11:59:55 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57063 I spoke with the creator of the Firefox logo when I did the cookies based on it. It was in fact his intention to represent a planet which looked like Earth, but did not showcase any particular continent. I applaud the effort.

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By: Andrea Micheloni https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57053 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:32:35 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57053 I agree with everyone here: It's politically correct.
Just try visiting the bug Daniel reported...

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By: Karl Zollner https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57052 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:19:27 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57052 what makes u think that is supposed to be the earth in the background 😉

http://www.forgetfoo.com/?blogid=7538

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By: Ken https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57037 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 08:17:55 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57037 I think it's a globe of the internet. There's an island of e-mail, some gophering, an island of irc. The ugly looking bit is myspace.

(BTW, you're recorded as using Mozilla 1.9a6pre because of your browser sends something like: "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre)" in its headers. My Minefield does the same.)

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By: Cyvros https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57036 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 08:05:18 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57036 Miscellaneous thing I just noticed: I'm using Firefox 3.0a6pre, but it's showing up here as Mozilla 1.9a6pre. Does anyone know if this is just how the browser identifies itself?

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By: Cyvros https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57032 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:50:59 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57032 @Roel Groeneveld: Apparently not. I heard that Steve Ballmer actually owns the patent for all the continents except Antarctica (which is being held onto for insurance purposes) these days - there was a rather controversial agreement between Microsoft and Heaven a few centuries back.

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By: Nick Kew https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57031 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:45:15 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57031 Why suppose it took effort? Programs like gimp will generate images like that randomly - just select the palette, etc.

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By: Huygens https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57030 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:40:12 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57030 Thank you Roel =D that was the most funny comment in a while that I read!!
Anyway, I agree with the first posts. This is politically correct, no continent/country/whatever get the spotlight with such a Globe. But still everyone recognise it as our Earth: great work!

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By: Roel Groeneveld https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57029 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:27:48 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57029 Well, they couldn't use an image of Earth because a certain guy named God holds the copyright. 😉

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By: Daniel https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57015 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 05:50:51 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57015 Check this bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=262173

Perhaps it's fortunate that the globe isn't the Earth? 🙂

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By: Caruts https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57007 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 04:45:22 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57007 Yes actually i was going to say the same, there's no way to make all the world fit in the icon, so, which part of the world would you pick? It just wouldn't be fair to the other half of the world 😀

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By: Adders https://pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57004 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 04:27:46 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/13/firefox-deer-park-browser-logos/#comment-57004 They didn't make it look like places because theres no way to fit every continent on to an icon. People from all countries contribute to Mozilla/Firefox, so why should only one part of the world be displayed on the icon?

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