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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-20 01:07:58

Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> At 06:39 PM 11/19/2004, Rene Rivera wrote:
> >Well I must say I've been smiling all day :-) Thanks for the encouraging
> >feedback. And I've been putting finishing touches on my design hopefully
> >coming up with something everyone can enjoy.
> >
> >I have two different sample for you to gander at. The first is the
> >simple clean version...
> >
> >
> A great improvement over the current design! Congratulations!
> One thing, however, is that I would personally like to see the
> boost.png (formerly boost.gif) logo continue to be used. I think
> people recognize it, and we should retain that tie to the past.

Sorry to be blunt, but:

1. I disagree that it is well-recognized. It's too busy to make a
   memorable visual statement.

2. Even if it is well-recognized, I think it would be terrible to be
   tied down to that logo forever just because people currently
   recognize it: it's not a very good logo. I mean that it doesn't
   do what a logo should. I remember what the Spirit logo looks like
   better than I remember the Boost logo, and I've had way more
   exposure to the latter.

> >The second adds some background flair to the page...
> >
> >
> That looks cluttered to me. I like the other one better.
> --Beman
> PS: Presumably this is for the 1.33.0 release; nice as it is we need
> to ship 1.32.0 ASAP.

Fortunately, it just shipped!

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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