We're developers, not designers! We have a wordmark that we like ( http://aliro.org/images/aliro-wordmark.png - horatioDBol size:75 color: #FF3333) but we can't come up with a logo we all like. School us, oh swamis of design!
Aliro is an open source content management system (CMS). Based on theEsperanto word for "access", the goal of our project is to make aprofessional grade CMS accessible and available to everyone.
The Aliro project (http://aliro.org) started with some foundational elements from theMambo CMS (http://mamboserver.com) and isstarting its nextevolutionary step by combining efforts with another Mambo fork namedMiaCMS (http://miacms.com).Our goal for Aliro is to become thepreferred alternative for Mambo and Joomla based sites. We expect toachieve this goal by delivering innovative enhancements to both coreand related extensions that meet the professional and enthusiast needsalike.
The logo should visually depict the merging of of the efforts, with green (miaCMS) and orange (mambo) symbols flowing into a red one (aliro). Goals were that the logo needs to be simple yet convey a sense of innovation and growth, be colorful (web 2.0 pallet) yet be usable in black and greyscale environment.
As a comparison, please review the Mambo (http://mamboserver.com),miaCMS (http://miacms.org),and joomla [another mambo fork](http://joomla.org).
We are ok with a wordmark changes (size, font, etc) if necessary.
We will be looking at attention to detail and coherent design. Pleasesubmit work that is organized, layered and accurately named. vectorformat required - layered png preferred, photoshop file format accepted.
Three image types: white background, black background, greyscaleversion.
- Complicated designs that try to fit a lot into a little.
- Background patterns that are distracting
- Pixel based artwork.
- Random color selections: Please use your color theory and apply colorsthat work together - slight changes to the green (miaCMS) and orange(mambo) is ok. Red for the wordmark isn't set in stone - feel free toexperiment.