[Grok-dev] Grok CD

Jan Ulrich Hasecke janulrich.hasecke at web.de
Fri Jul 6 06:28:28 EDT 2007

Hi all!

I do not know, if this is the right place to discuss this question,  
so please point me to a better place.

I am responsible for Public Relations in the board of the DZUG e.V.  
and living next door to real cavemen in the Neanderthal I am involved  
in organizing two Grok-events: a workshop during the FrOSCon in St.  
Augustin near Bonn on 25. and 26.08.2007 and the Neanderthal-Sprint  
in Cologne.

We might produce some advertising material for these events as a grok  
flyer, so we need to decide about layout, artwork etc.

I think that Grok gains a lot of momentum and gets an increasing  
community, so that its perhaps time to think about a Corporate Design  
for Grok.

The Caveman-analogy is a great source of inspiration as we all see in  
the proposed layout for the grok homepage. But reading the thread in  
this list about the new look I saw no conclusion.

So my question is: are there any guidelines for us so that we can  
produce material according to a general CD?

If not, I would like to throw in some remarks:

It would be incredible helpful to have a grok logo, something as  
iconic as the logo of plone.

The idea of a caveman as mascot is great, but I think that the figure  
needs a more reduced design a more iconic design, like Tux or  
Beastie. Hope you understand what I mean.

The idea with the cave paintings in the new look of the grok homepage  
is great, but as some posters already said, the colors are very  
subtle. A very sophisticated layout. But this is not what I associate  
with a caveman. I think more color would fit better and perhaps it is  
possible to use the color space the cavemen used, red, brown, black,  
earthy organic colors. Something like ME GROK BLOT DESIGN ;-)

I think the grok project has more cornerstones of a good design than  
many other Open Source projects. We have a whole world of analogies,  
which are very visual and outstanding and we know that our mascot  
shall be a caveman.

Perhaps we can make a design contest with these parameters?


DZUG e.V. (Deutschsprachige Zope User Group)

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