I’m back with another request for feedback! As part of the Fedora Website Revamp projects, I have a draft of the Fedora CoreOS front page. This page is designed to look related to the other edition pages (IoT, Workstation).
For the front page of CoreOs, I wanted to replicate the hero-image aspect that has been seen on the Workstation and IoT designs. Since those designs included a real image of hardware, I wanted to keep with the 3D object being the centre of the page. For CoreOs I wanted to go in a different direction to devices. I started with some key words from my interview with Clement: core, containerised, shareable, trust, secure.
I’m looking for feedback here with the wording of things. This is a section that was in the IoT page, just reworded for CoreOS. For the accent colour I chose to go with the magenta from the Fedora palette.
This is just a display of icons for the platforms supported by the OS. I got these from my conversation with Clement and the documentation. I can inquire to the comapny re: logo use once the design is finalised.
This is another section that is the same across the editions pages. One of the goals we have for the website revamp is to make it more obvious how to contribute / how to join Fedora. I just updated the colour scheme to match the accent colour and changed the contact information.
I actually didn’t even realise they were the same, I’ve been looking at this format for so long I didn’t even question it! I’ll take out the “Watch the latest reviews” link! Thanks for pointing that out.
I can add in a small example of that! From what I believe it’s aimed at a software developer who doesn’t want to be overly concerned with the operating system. They only need an operating system to operate their application; they are not really interested in becoming experts in it. Or if they want to create a desktop application that is containerised so they can distribute and make it easily accessible to others.
I can try adding the names underneath and see how they compare!
Thanks so much for the detailed feedback Ashlyn I really appreciate it! I’ll post updates with the feedback implemented
For the hero I made the image ‘less glossy’ and removed the orange balls / stars altogether. The tag line has been changed to what the CoreOS team came up with Also changed the button next to ‘Download’ to direct to the release notes.
One thing that I haven’t included was a use case for CoreOS. I’m not certain what I could put for that. If anyone has any screenshots or example of how they use CoreOs that would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again for all your help / suggestions! Let me know what you think
A few more suggestions from us based on the new design:
TOP: nice work on the update. A few suggestions:
The color of the shpere is a bit more dark blue than our current logo is. Maybe we can get it a bit closer?
The level of detail of the gears inside the core is a bit distracting. Could we apply some sort of blurring or some sort of haziness to make the detail there a little less evident? Open to other suggestions here too. Not sure if blurring is the right thing to do.
The polygonal lines of the sphere show up too much. Is there any way to make the points and lines not show up and look more like a perfect sphere?
ICONS: the changes to the ICONs look great. A few suggestions:
“Platforms supported by CoreOS” → “Platforms supported by Fedora CoreOS”
Place them in alphabetical order (i.e. DigitalOcean would go on the first line, etc.)
There are few platforms missing: QEMU, VMWare and VirtualBox
I’ve edited the sphere a bit - made it darker, added lighting. I was trying to get it to look more ‘space-y’ if that makes sense. I think the darkening of the sphere has addressed the distracting gears a bit. I can go ahead with adding a haze effect if you don’t think this is suffice. I tried to blur but if didn’t really work. I think if we were to go the haze direction I could add cloud-y texture around it.
I have updated the platforms section too. I added in the platforms mentioned and organised them alphabetically
Hey Emma! Thank you for putting work into this logo! It looks great so far.
I have some questions about the current model and background you’re using:
For the gradient background, I like the color choices for Core. The one color that stands out to me is the biege or smoke colored fade in the bottom right hand corner. Was this choice an intentional brand color? I wonder what it would look like if the gradient were swapped so that the pink was bottom right.
On the model itself, are you using a 3D software like Blender to create and render it? If so, to my eye, it looks like there may be too little roughness or too much sheen applied to the material, and the bevel may be a little too sharp as it reveals the inside. Maybe some texturing there might help make the second inner core (before the gears, which I think are cool) pop.
Apologies if any of this comes off as domineering; the quality work you’ve done could ship as-is.
I took @bhibb’s suggestion and changed that browny colour in the corner too! I am using blender for the model and then doing some post edits in GIMP! I’m still as bit new to blender so some of the things im not used to but I might try and matt-ify (?) and add some texture in GIMP and see what I come up with! Thanks so much for the feedback - it’s great getting input from someone familiar with the software
The latest iteration looks great. I think it’s coming along, and it looks nice with the whispy fog and the gradient color choices.
The comment @dustymabe had about the gear detail makes sense as the image evokes automation and the cogs that keep the core spinning, but they’re a little bright and shiny, so I see what he meant by hiding some of the details of the gears. Perhaps it might change the look a bit by having them interlocking, or adding a little ‘matt-ify’ as you say!
It’s much easier to critique than to produce, at least from where I’m sitting. Your style choices are strong and the concept is sound.
I wonder what it would look like if the cutout direction were swapped from right to left…