What: We need a nice and clean logo that is easy to recognize, works in several sizes or even in black and white.
The Product: The product is named "Xceptance LoadTest" - abbreviated "XLT".
We like: Some examples we like
Typolight logo: http://www.typolight.org/
ModX logo : http://modxcms.com/
What we probably do not like: Just playing with the letters XLT. We do not know, if the letters should be part of the logo.. it would be more flexible to use without letters or the product name itself.
Colors: This is our current homepage http://www.xceptance.com/ but it will be soon replaced with a stronger colored version: http://xlt.xceptance.de/download/te…/home.html
You might get the color idea. We want to use the red from the X more globally. Keep in mind, that page is not yet final (especially content and details).
Usage of the colors is not a requirement, if the scheme is universal.
Where: The logo will be used on the web site and in all product related documentation.
Misc: If course a modern Web 2.0 like design is appreciated because the logo will appear mostly on the web. Additionally the logo should work without or little text. It is not a requirement to squeeze all the text of the product or the company name in it.
Format: Open formats preferred. SVG (should work with Inkscape or other free tools). PNG and JPG previews are ok. Please no fonts that have to be purchased or licensed separately. Standard fonts and free fonts are ok.