About design templates


#1

hi commons. i wish it would be better to share your thoughts on deisgning templates for our fsftn promotion works.

standarised design aspects bring us unique identity .

so it will be better to have a creative unique design concepts .


#2

@manojpenworks can you be more specific on what standardization you are trying to bring in? Is it the font of the heading or logo or anything else?


#3

Agreed, you can start with a minimal proposal and share others can comment and make it better collaboratively.


#4

I hope we can start with a fixed Font for “Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu” and “FSFTN”.

The font should be in Public domain. We should not / must not use Proprietary fonts.


#5

thanks. i will come up with a public proposal soon.


#6

i think mozilla would be one of the familiar example . which had flat vector designs, meta font pack, vector icons, sub-logos(thimble,MDN mozilla air etc) … like that .
i will come back soon with proposal on this .


#7

can we prefer OFL (SIL Open Font License)…or only CC-BY…


#8

ji… which kind of license for fonts to be preferred…


#9

Tried to read through the OFL 1.1, which says
http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=OFL_web

The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves.

I assume it covers the 4 freedoms of Free Software. There shouldn’t be a problem for using OFL.
CC is also fine but they might have some rights reserved.


#10

then we will choose OFL …which are apt for our works.


#11

i found these 3 font styles out of which one will be suitable for all needs: title,content,flash,comment,sub-title etc.

  1. league gothic: https://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/league-gothic
    license:: OFL
  2. chunks: https://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/chunk
    license : OFL
  3. Hattori Hanzo: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Hattori-Hanzo
    license : CC-attribution 3.0.
    i prefer league gothic which had professional and bold look. also we can play around a lot in it.

second is chunk which had round look which will be legible and bold too. :


#12

here is a tree in which we can design logos,templates for every elements in this doodle.

waiting for suggestions .

(doodle using “my paint” : free digital painting tool).


#13

@manojpenworks hats off to your work in making this tree :smile: Regarding the font, I prefer league gothic. It look both professional and stylish. Chunks looks too professional.


#14

thanks :smile: any suggestions over doodle elements to include/exclude…


#15

if font and elements (in fsftn tree) are finalised… then it will be easy to prepare design logos and templates etc.