[uf-discuss] Microformat's Logos

Simone Onofri simone.onofri at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 02:13:53 PDT 2006

2006/9/26, Ben Ward <lists at ben-ward.co.uk>:
> On 26 Sep 2006, at 01:13, Stephen Paul Weber wrote:
> > Hello,
> >   I was wondering if there had every been any serious thought to
> > giving individual microformats logos (for widgets and buttons and
> > such, etc).
> I'm not sure whether it counts as serious thought, but the issue of
> icons for hCard and hCalendar came up when I published my µf UI
> mockup a few months back [1]. I took that the view that in the case
> of hC* it makes most sense for them to adopt icons akin to their
> desktop cousins: Namely contact cards and calendar appointment icons.
> Generally speaking, I'm anti creating dedicated icons for
> Microformats since the whole point is not that they _are
> microformats_ the point is the _data_ and the purpose of that data.
> Take Tails as an example, rather than show the µf logo in the Firefox
> status bar, I'd rather like it to show icons related to the type of
> microformat found (again, akin to my mock-up).
> hAtom? It's a feed format so should really be indicated with the
> standard feed icon (although I did once create something utterly
> different [2]).
> The other formats, be they new concepts (hResume) or just never
> iconified before (xFolk) seem well worth thinking about though.
> > I created an XOXO logo back when I started the XOXO Blog
> > <http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6537/1341/1600/XOXObadge.png>.  An
> > aquaintance recently told me that it was rather ugly and decided he
> > would try his hand,
> Depending on how strongly people are disliking OPML this morning
> (;-)), there is an apparent effort to create a 'standard OPML
> icon' [3] . If there's a need, that could possibly be persuaded into
> becoming a 'standard outline icon'? Depending on whether they're
> prepared to open their scope at all, or whether their aim is to
> promote OPML exclusively.
> > but of course any of these efforts is far from
> > 'official'.
> Well, I never saw if the Microformats Community accepted the idea,
> but Chris Messina has been pushing for the logo to be covered and
> protected under a 'community mark' concept where effectively group
> consensus determines acceptable use of the microformats logo. If
> that's actually been adopted here then I would suspect that icons for
> individual formats would be 'official' when taken under the same
> community protection.
> Ben
> [1] http://ben-ward.co.uk/journal/microformats-ui/
> [2] http://flickr.com/photos/benward/106037547/
> [3] http://www.opmlicons.com/
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In a brand policy for it affermation on the community is a good way
use a single logo to diffuse it, also more logos may create confusion.
In this way people teach the new logo on hearts. For more logo or
products we can adopt more solution.

For example the use of various formats logo like this - most used -
8x15 pixel logo.

On the left we can insert the Mf logo and on the right, with a pixel
font, with hCalendar, hCards.... So, I can create it. What formats do
You want?

Simone Onofri


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