Excuse me, Gert, but here I wouldn't fully agree. It is in contrary a need that good products have their logos. Remember about Ford, Rolex, CocaCola and others. They were and still are word marks and at the same time became the logos. And remember RolsRoyce, Dolce&Gabano, Bentley, JohnPlayerSpecial, WordPress, BayerischeMotorenWerke and hundreds of others. And even many of these (call them whatever you want - word marks or logos) have dozens of variations created by users themselves or by tuners, designers etc.Gert wrote:CMSimple is a word mark, and does not need a logo.
That's not that I try to force anybody to use something of my ideas. That's only that I try to show some way in which the CMSimple (of any branch) may thought about in the future. Because I think that CMSimple deserves it to have its logo.
And again, my basic point is that everything was born by Peter Harteg and his CMSimple. This is the very first and very basic "big bang" of any further development of this exceptional CMS. This is the reason why the CMSimple should be the most significant part of a logo (regardless if in written or graphic form). All deducted variations, branches, versions, kits and modifications should expressively declare their origin. They have to be proud about it. No new developer should have the right to suppress this.
I am very proud about CMSimple which I have found in its version 2.4 years ago. Thanks to Peter, johndoe, Jens, you, Holger, Chris, Martin, Gerd and hundreds of others, I have learned things I never knew about. And to express this humble appretiation to all around CMSimple?? I see as the best way to have a stamp to assign everything I do on the basis of CMSimple?? with some kind of CMsimple-signature. That's all.
If here comes a time to decide about some graphic symbol for CMSimple (here I don't differentiate the versions, forks, branches etc.), I will fully respect it and proudly use. But, there should be set some rules - as they usually are - as to how and where to use such signs, what way may they be modified and what's not appropriate at all.
They are firms paying huge money to designers just for a couple of curves. But these couple of curves make thing worldwide known. And there are even the experts saying that if such simple symbol represents undoubtedly the subject, then the subject self has its strong potential to be successful in his future.
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