Sunday, August 16, 2015

New QupZilla logo

After a quite long time of silence, I have a news about QupZilla.

New logo
Adrien Vigneron volunteered to create a new logo for QupZilla and already sent me couple of ideas. I believe the current logo is not great enough, so I every help is greatly appreciated.

I'd like to share the drafts with all of you, so you can make comments or even improve it!



New idea:

These are the drafts I like the most. For other ideas, please see Adrien's blog.
Also please click on the logo to view it in original size, the logos are incorrectly scaled down.

Development status
There haven't been much activity lately. This is mainly due to web engine state in latest Qt release. QtWebKit (which uses QupZilla 1.x) is now deprecated and QtWebEngine is not yet enough API-rich to be used for full featured web browser.
There is also a huge problem with some distributions not packaging QtWebEngine at all.

I hope it will all be fixed in future Qt releases and I will be able to release QupZilla 2.0 soon.
That being said, I am planning to release at least one more 1.8 bugfix version (1.8.7) in next month. I'd like to use the new logo for this release!

41 comments:

  1. I agree that there could be improvements with the logo, although I think the ones here look a bit like a mashup between firefox and a basketball, so they would need some tweaking. I do like the isometric look of the second one, so perhaps that is a starting point?

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  2. i think the colors in the first are more vivid and can even be more intens.
    the colors in the second are too pale in my mind.
    the second plus colors of second make better combination.

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  3. I do not like these either. How about just a coffee cup, not a mug, with a z on it.

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    1. Something like:
      http://imgh.us/Qupzilladrawing.svg

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    2. I honestly think a coffee cup would make people think QupZilla is Java-based and they'd steer clear of it. Also, why a coffee cup? I'm curious.

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    3. I am not the author of the previous comments. But I'd say that a coffee cup is linked to hard work and productivity...

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    4. sorry for the double post it had never occured to me that QupZilla could be represented with a cup of *yourFavouriteDrink and a Z

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  4. I like the first one.
    It is distinctive,
    More intense colors could really make the icon standout from the crowd.
    Looking forward to 1.8.7.
    Thanks.

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  5. for the first one, i can see the Z but not the Q, and its look like an orange.
    I like the orange with black in his blog

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  6. Well the first one shape like a potato to me... but the color is better than the second one. Btw why not just a very big coffee cup or a godzilla with a cup? :)

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    1. I vote for godzilla with a cup

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  8. The second with the colours of the first.

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  9. When I think “QupZilla” I do not think “Orange”, but that's me. :]

    Most of the drafts make me think of something spitting to the right. A spitting orange, for example, or some other kind of head.

    Honestly to me, the best one is the one on the bottom right here: http://kalunozor.ch/blog/img/16/qupzilla_icons.png

    I probably don't have an eye for (especially modern) art like this, so no offence to the artist (or anyone nor anything else); it's just my opinion. ^^

    Someone I was discussing about this a bit asked if 'Qup' actually means something. I thought I had read about it before, but at the time I could only thing of the Q to be a reference to Qt, and Zilla to Mozilla... but then if QupZilla started in Python, I don't know. Had a quick look-see around, but I could not find out if the name changed at some point.

    I will not much care about the logo, as long as the great browser that QupZilla is will continue moving forward. I actually had to type this comment via a different browser since the commenting system doesn't quite seem to work for QupZilla (possibly due to my personal settings, though that doesn't quite explain why other browsers work... but I digress).

    In conclusion, at least two people are wondering how an orange is supposed to be the spitting image (so to speak) of QupZilla.

    Leaving with a thank you to all the contributors for making QupZilla what it is, and better!

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  10. Go flat and minimal. http://imgh.us/QZ.png

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  11. I have a question kind of unrelated to the new icon, so sorry if it's not welcome or something. But will 2.0 bring a redesigned theming engine? It's just I've been working on a theme and it would suck to have to redo the whole thing, but I'm just wondering.

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    1. No, theming engine won't be changed at all.

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  12. Wow, very good idea to change the icon.
    If you want I can try my concept: https://yadi.sk/d/Q3ROxIqximwXJ

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  13. The first one looks like a peeled potato - that's what I saw first when I looked at it. Not sure if this was the desired outcome.

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  14. I'm not really sure what everyone has with a coffee cup! :D How is that related to QupZilla in any way?

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    1. perhaps with the sound of "qup" and "cup" :)

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  15. Reggae godzilla with a cup of orange juice. Or just the first one, though why an orange and a teardrop?

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  16. or a cup with the limbs and tail of godzilla?

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  17. Neiter is better than the current one for my taste. But then I dislike modern or flat things. The generic application-internet.png of oxygen is much much better than every other broswer logo out there –to my taste.

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    1. I have to agree with this comment. Neither of them is better than what we do have now. Altough there are some I like in aiden's blog. Specially the first eight in the sixteen set.

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  18. The first one's great, it's very distinctive and allows me to spot qupzilla quicker in my alt-tab GUI.

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  19. I agree, both logos look like a spitting orange or something like that. I like the logos at the bottom (first rows) shown in the blog.

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  20. Btw: Its not possible to post a comment with Qupzilla, I had to use Firefox. Obviously the capcha request is not working.

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  21. Hello,
    I prefer the blue version, closer to the current version (which I prefer to the others). This is, in my graphic view, the right color. We do not see enough Q, may surround the Earth with a silver Q? The Z bother me. It would take a large Z (as Zorro) so that the bottom bar and make exceeds that of Q. There are some beautiful fonts that can serve as an example: Bradley, Gatineau, Papyrus ..

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  22. I dont like any of them. Just polish with better color spectrum your logo and people will loved. Redraw the lines and change the color variation between the background and the globe.

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    1. Keeping the current logo (globe, square and color), but with the slash (instead of horizontal) to Z, the word QupZilla in a font sans shadow begins in the axis to complete the Q ...

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  23. I don't know... Maybe like this
    http://i.imgur.com/y6K1vI7.png?1

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  24. I'm not so interested in which logo you could use best, I am just very happy with Qupzilla which finally gives me a good browser in Linux without slow performance, keep up the good work!

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  25. Second is the best, looks cozy and warm (:

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    1. May I suggest some soft gradients?
      http://i.imgur.com/G6wCRzZ.png

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  27. I have prepared several variants for consideration www.teleology.space/en/projects_en/qz-logo_en It is possible to improve them further, certainly. All * .svg can be used freely.

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  28. It's sad that QtWebKit is abandoned, and no one is forked to develop it further. It's such a nice piece of library !

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  29. I'm in favor of the second. The first looks too orange-like, and the third is fairly generic.

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  30. A sense of motion is especially important when it comes to logos with mascots. The image of the marlin below doesn’t depict the fish merely lying still, instead it’s leaping into the air in a victorious pose.nice logo

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