Okay, so “Tool Bar Gradients” doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s an important concept, which has been grasped and used by a whole bunch of multi billion dollar companies, including Google, Twitter and Facebook.
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Twitter is great. It’s fun, it restricts the number of characters per tweet so much that users only have enough space to express a single interesting idea. And one of my favourite things about twitter is the list of trending tweets.
But instead of promoting the best, most fun, most interesting tweets, it promotes the most recent tweets which have a hashtag which has been tweeted recently in large quantities. This means that instead of promoting quality, twitter promotes quantity.
Tumblr has recently updated it’s Terms Of Service (TOS), some legal mumbo jumbo to which you must “agree” in order to use it. Gizmodo has recently written an interesting article highlighting jokes which were written into the dense legal text.
I will of course have to write my own TOS for PJs.Cat, in order for everything to be above board.
Googles TOS look like they were written in legaleese and contains SCARY SECTIONS WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS which freaks me out.
The WordPress TOS are logically organised into 19 short segments, and is licenced under a a Creative Commons Sharealike license, meaning that anybody is “more than welcome to steal it”. And I think I shall, thank you very much ᵔᵜᵔ (attribution will, of course be given).
A balance needs to be struck between covering my own ass from the needless litigation of parasitic institutions and reprehensible individuals, and clear, clean, simple guidelines that the actual human beings who use the service can actually read.
I love a great logo. Highly stylised. Idiosyncratic. Iconic.
To me a great logo is simple but effective. It stands out in your mind, and acts as a personification of a brand, an anthropomorphic expression of an entity which was once just a glint in the eye of a remarkable individual.
Take these examples of what I think are good logos:
Simple. Recognisable. Clean. But my background is in Programming, not Graphic Design, so for PJs.Cat, I have developed a logo based on three characters in the Unicode, character set.
So here is the First Version of the PJs.Cat logo, in full:
Kinda cute, doncha think?
My name is Adjam, and welcome to the official blog for PJs.Cat.
This blog exists to help increase my luck surface area. By following Jeff Atwood’s advice about blogging success I can drum up some interest in my work, before launching. From now on amazing and regular blog posts will be uploaded on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.