Tue 14th Apr 2009, 10:47
You might have noticed, that I've removed the "Business Advice Forum" logo from the top of our forum.
Do you think that this helps the appearance of the forum?
Your feedback and suggestions would be most welcome.
Tue 14th Apr 2009, 11:56
It kind of looks funny without the logo. Maybe it's because we're too used to having a logo that when it's taken out, it feels like something is amiss. Just as the saying goes, "You never miss the water till the well runs dry".
Tue 14th Apr 2009, 21:01
Thanks for the feedback Nazreen. Do you think the forum looks better or worse without it?
Wed 15th Apr 2009, 14:58
In my opinion, I still prefer the one with the logo. Without the logo, the forum just looks to plain for me.
How about our other members? What's your opinion on this?
Tue 21st Apr 2009, 18:36
A logo for branding purposes is a must really.
Tue 21st Apr 2009, 19:55
Hey Felgal - Plz put the logo back
Tue 21st Apr 2009, 20:05
You need a symbol for people to recognize you as it helps in mass appeal & also easy for people to recognize you just by your symbol,,,.~!!
I have two examples in support of this --
1- If you can see Nike , they have brand their image with just a symbol which is more like a crescent moon & people easily recognize it as NIKE..Nike don't have to use their name anywhere to get recognized , their symbol is just sufficient for them..You can call it a powerful brand image & consequence is a equally massive brand appeal...!!!!
2-Here in India , not all people are literate as still it is developing country....So whenever elections are held ( they are now going on) to choose a new government, its a massive task for Election Commission to get people to vote as many of them are illiterate although overall literacy rate is above 60% ..SO parties desiring of participating in election are each issued a symbol for publicizing instead of through names, through which people recognize them and it also has a very powerful appeal yet at the same time convenient for both illiterate & literate person to recognize a party just by a seeing its symbol...For eg.. Two main parties here --NCP has Palm of hand as a symbol & BJP has a lotus as a symbol..!!!
Last edited by scifi; Tue 21st Apr 2009 at 20:09.
Tue 21st Apr 2009, 21:08
Wed 22nd Apr 2009, 07:26
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I'll do one of two things in the near future - either open up a competition to get a new logo designed or have a complete new theme designed for the forum.
Wed 22nd Apr 2009, 10:21
You can get a nice simple theme for free here that has ample room to place a nice logo and header if you so wish.
You can see it here http://vbskins.com/forums/?styleid=222 and can download it here http://vbskins.com/theme/solido.html
More Free ones here http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=95 and
Lots of free ones available though
Wed 22nd Apr 2009, 13:29
Thanks for those suggestions Omniserve, there are some very nice free skins there. I've been looking at some paid skins over the last few days and in the main they haven't been as professional looking as some of those free ones, so those links are a great help.
Sat 25th Apr 2009, 04:42
A custom made skin a must if you look to shape this forum to its purpose. Not the forum fitting to the skin. Also a unique design helps in the forum's branding. Try out TFL there are some really talented designers there and the cost is affordable.
Sat 25th Apr 2009, 07:35
Thanks Wussa, I do plan on getting a custom built theme in the future. In the meantime, I've been testing a nice skin that I've found on vBulletin.org and will create a new thread to get feedback on it, shortly.