Watching your video of people downtown being quizzed, I believe I heard Tom Ellis mention something about GMG had a new mascot ? Someone off camera said "Paul will like this"
So could this be it ?
OH HELLS NO!
I told you I would put Mr Bill O’Connor’s version of the GMG favicon up against the one I made and would let the viewership decide which one they liked best in a poll but I’m really liking the one I made with the blue and the slightly tilted black and the GMG lettering along the bottom.
I realize that the GMG is not legible when it is up in the address bar but it looks pretty spiffy to me even if our pal Bill considers it a complete hack job.
For those of you that have been with the blog from the beginning you know we’ve had a blue theme all along.
Since Bill was so very kind with his time and effort I owe it to him to toss the favicon he produced for us up for all the world to see and enough of you write in and feel strongly that I should consider it then I will flip flop again and put it up for a vote but I’m thinking that I really did the one I made from Beth Swan’s award winning GMG Logo design.
Oh and another note- a favicon is not something that replaces the official GMG Logo-
A favicon is defined-
Definitions of Favicon on the Web:
The GMG logo up above for comparison’s sake is 366 pixels wide compared to 16×16 pixels for a favicon.
And without further delay here are the two favicons that Bill designed at 32x 32 pixels –
I DO like how there seems to be that light that seems to be shining from behind the seagull though. Perhaps if it was a light blue behind the seagull and with the GMG I ‘d be inclined to make the switch.
You now can have a cool GMG logo appear on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone when you save a link to GMG to your homepage. Below is a screen capture from my iPad. Pretty cool, huh? If you can’t figure it out but would like one, let me know and I’ll go over the instructions with you.
Here it is on the iPad-
http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com do you get it?
Y’all should start seeing a new Favicon in your web browser when you click on your GMG bookmark or have it on your screen. Upon prompting from NorthShoreKid’s Bill O’Connor I tweaked one of the logos that Beth Swan made for the blog.
I started with this-
Step 2) Filled In The Background Blue
Step 3) Filled More Background and cropped out the white in bottom right corner
Step 4) Blacked out the small type of GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER and replaced it with hopefully somewhat legible GMG once it is shrunk down.
Let me know what you think.
In case you didn’t know, a favicon is the little tiny logo that appears in most web browsers’ address bar or when you save it to your bookmarks or in your bookmarks/favorites folders it will be the little logo that accompanies the web address.
I made the one above but Bill made a couple of different ones that I’ll post within the next few days and we will let the readers decide which one they prefer in a poll. Which ever Favicon you guys want is the one we will go with.
Taken by David Cox
Big time thanks to Frank Ciolino.
So if any of you want to contribute pictures or announcements or special birthday wishes to loved ones or friends feel free to send them in. I’ll be looking for content to ease the burden on the rest of the GMG staff.
you can send your contributions to captjoe06 at yahoo dot com
call the gmg hotline at 978-903-0622
or add me to your skype contacts- captjoes
Beth and her husband moved into our community just this past March. Maybe they will make it out to the Guerilla Art Project Wednesday night at Cape Ann Community Cinema and meet some other GMG folks that I know will be there.
Her design business caters to non-profits, public libraries, and small businesses. Very talented I say!