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With all the updates to the new Monaco skin, it has been pointed out that the current logo looks a little ... flat. With that in mind, I toyed around with this as a possible replacement:


So what do people think? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 09:13, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I think the words Harry Potter Wiki should be beveled.-Matoro183 (Talk - Jimmy Fincher talk) 00:05, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
It also conflicts with the colors of the new skin. I also made one a while ago:

Wiki wide1 -Matoro183 (Talk - Jimmy Fincher talk) 00:36, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

I think its alright. Anything modern is alright with me. Gryff23 02:58, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

My image was just something I designed to float the idea of changing the main image. It contains three basic elements - the main character of the series making it recognisable, a circle/sphere (in this case the prophecy) to tie in with the trend for Wikia logos to incorporate such shapes, and the name of the wiki. I wanted to get feedback on the image change, then perhaps open it up to a contest/vote scenario if it is warranted. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 07:58, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Like I said ages ago i think the logo should include Hogwarts in some way. Me_Potter_Fan 10:42, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

The one issue I see immediately with File:Wiki-logo.png is that the picture of Harry seems to have been stretched out of proportion to fit inside the logo. I also don't think that the golden colour of the text is a very harmonious match with the grey-and-burgundy colour scheme of the new layout. The text looks a little flat, too, so like Matoro183, I'd recommend placing a shadow beneath it or shading it to make it look a bit more "3D." I do think the concept is a good one, though.
I also like Matoro183's concept. My only suggestions for it would be to change the olive green colour of the text to grey, so that it fits in better with the new colour scheme, and to remove the blurring effect from around Snape's textbook. I think the Potions textbook ties in well with this site, which is an encyclopedia, and the notes that Snape scribbled in the margins of that book were a bit like a wiki: building on top of someone else's work.
Me Potter Fan's suggestion is also worth considering. What about including the Hogwarts crest in the logo? -Starstuff 01:33, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
The picture of Harry is not stretched, but I can see that it looks that way. Any distortion is probably a result of scaling the image down to fit in the required space. The Hogwarts logo idea is worth considering, but the Spanish HP wiki uses a similar logo (link on the front page), and I really don't want to look like we're copying them. As for Hogwarts, my idea is to have a separate logo, then have a banner/background along the top that incorporates Hogwarts. For an example, check Wookieepedia's main page. Their banner includes the Hoth wastes and some Imperial AT-ATs. - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 09:25, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
I really like Cavalier One's idea of making it like Wookieepedia exept with Hogwarts castle. Me_Potter_Fan 12:21, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
I made a logo.Me_Potter_Fan 12:37, 3 May 2008 (UTC) Hogwartslogo
The hogwarts background sounds cool, but it would take some advanced imaging skills. We could have the picture of Hogwarts be on the left side, then have it blur out into a solid color, which would be a little easier.-Matoro183 (Talk - Jimmy Fincher talk) 19:51, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Alright, I tried the hogwarts thing, but it doesn't work with the colors of the new skin-Matoro183 (Talk - Jimmy Fincher talk) 21:01, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey, Matoro, saw the image you tried it with. How about trying it with the darker image Hogwarts posted above? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 21:14, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Alright-Matoro183 (Talk - Jimmy Fincher talk) 21:20, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Here is what it looks like :

Kinda goes against the red, but...-Matoro183 (Talk - Jimmy Fincher talk) 21:38, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

I like the thought, is it possible to get an image that can go most of the way across the screen though? Also it would be aewsome if we could get the Harry Potter Wiki to fit in nicely on top of the image. (Also I uploaded a new image that doesn't have lots of whitespace under it...hope that's OK) -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 23:00, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
Wookiepedia's logo has a transparent background, and you can see the image behind it. Our currnt white one, however, cannot be seen through, so I had to move the image more to the right. We just need to stick a transparent Wiki_wide.png on top of it.-Matoro183 (Talk - Jimmy Fincher talk) 01:33, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
The top banner doesn't exactly match the skin, but it would turn out cool if it would. I'm going to play around with a darker skin. It might be possible to have two, and be able to add themto the list under preferences. Whatd'ya think? New Sig: [M183] Talk 01:14, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Darkscreenskin Kinda cool [M183] Talk 14:34, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

It looks pretty nice. Its a lot of black though -- it makes the page very flat. You know, I never realized there was a Google Ad there before you just posted that screen shot. Ideally it'd be nice to have something that tiles off to the right so it goes kinda behind the add but is visible. With an image on the left that has "Harry Potter Wiki" overlayed onto an image. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 15:05, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
I think it would look okay to have the banner in black, but keep the colour scheme of red/grey for the rest of the page. Any thoughts? - Cavalier One(Wizarding Wireless Network) 15:18, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
I can do another screenshot, but lets just say it wasn't pretty. [M183] Talk 15:43, 6 May 2008 (UTC)