XSF Communications Team - 2020-01-29

  1. ralphm

    Did a rough design for a banner that I might still order today for FOSDEM

  2. ralphm


  3. ralphm


  4. Licaon_Kter

    Who chose the font? :)

  5. jonas’

    "better than nothing"

  6. Licaon_Kter


  7. ralphm

    Licaon_Kter, the font is from the same family as the "XMPP" in our logo

  8. ralphm

    jonas’, heh. That's high praise, I'm sure.

  9. jonas’

    ralphm, I see a few things which seem odd to me, but I realize that we don’t have the time to bikeshed the design now :)

  10. jonas’

    so kudos for doing this, I think it’s good to have

  11. ralphm

    jonas’, I can still change a few things around

  12. jonas’

    it is a rough design, and given the parameters, it turned out well

  13. ralphm

    jonas’, so any input is welcome

  14. jonas’

    ralphm, I’d start with double-checking the left-aligning of the words on the left

  15. jonas’

    they seem slightly ragged, but that may be my renderer, too

  16. jonas’

    they seem slightly ragged, but that may be my renderer (firefox, *sigh*), too

  17. ralphm

    Hmm, they should be perfectly aligned. Let me check

  18. jonas’

    also, I’m not sure how readable the font really is on that scale. what Licaon_Kter alluded to is also slightly weird to me. maybe we need enumeration symbols (arrows?) in front of the left words

  19. jonas’

    more non-word content would be great, but that’s not easy to get

  20. jonas’

    icons for each of the "bullet points" on the left would be a fantastic start

  21. ralphm

    And what about the words on the right then? They are currently right-aligned.

  22. jonas’

    beyond that, converting the list to a grid (possibly dropping extensible in favour of flexible or vice-versa to make it 2x3) each with a larger icon would be my next suggestion

  23. jonas’

    ralphm, I don’t know about those at all

  24. jonas’

    they are hard to read, too, due to the alignment, but again that might be different at scale

  25. ralphm

    I took the left words from https://xmpp.org/about/technology-overview.html

  26. jonas’

    ralphm, how about re-ordering the left words so that their length more closely matches up with the curve of the logo part in the background?

  27. jonas’

    (same for the right hand side)

  28. ralphm

    Heh, I haven't considered that.

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  30. ralphm

    jonas’, did you mean like this?

  31. jonas’


  32. jonas’

    not sure if it’s better tho

  33. jonas’

    try moving the words so that they align with the bottom part of the horns instead of the upper tip

  34. ralphm

    I tried this but it looks weird(er)

  35. ralphm

    Instead I tried aligning with the lower corner of the top of the swoosh

  36. ralphm


  37. ralphm

    I like that better

  38. ralphm

    Nÿco, Guus, SouL, should you have comments, let me know.

  39. intosi

    Somehow, the W touching the tip of the horn looks a bit weird, but _3 looks best of the three.

  40. jonas’

    ralphm, I, too, like it better

  41. jonas’

    what intosi says though, maybe reduce the horizontal margins for the text slightly?

  42. jonas’

    so that the W doesn’t touch directly

  43. Guus

    I don't have a strong preference. Thanks for doing this!

  44. Licaon_Kter

    Nÿco: no editing of tweets and toots, right? > Thu 30 and Fri 30

  45. ralphm


  46. Licaon_Kter

    Nÿco: Jan 24 https://fosstodon.org/@xmpp/103537239820683215 But Jan 12 4.2.2 already out https://apps.apple.com/us/app/monal-free-xmpp-chat/id317711500

  47. Nÿco

    > Did a rough design for a banner that I might still order today for FOSDEM > https://upload.ik.nu/upload/eskKLYi1N2-YT60a/XMPP_banner.pdf > Comments? I would s/Decentralized/Federated/ because we are using federation which only is one specific decentralisation pattern

  48. Nÿco

    otherwise, it's awesome, thx for this!

  49. Nÿco

    Licaon_Kter yes, mistakes were made, sorry... /me is punishing himself :)

  50. ralphm

    Nÿco: I understand your point, but Federation appears to mean different things to different people.

  51. ralphm

    And I just took what we have on our website now.

  52. Nÿco


  53. Nÿco

    between what's technically precise and correct... and what people perceive/understand, well huh... that :)

  54. Nÿco

    in my experience, on the French market, federation seems a bit better, as decentralise does now belong to the blockchain realm

  55. Nÿco

    the banner's gonna rock anyway, thx!

  56. Nÿco


  57. ralphm


  58. arnaudj

    Will there be XMPP sweatshirts to buy at FOSDEM ?

  59. ralphm

    There are a few left from last year. Nobody worked on new ones.

  60. arnaudj

    I can actually see myself wearing last year's model!

  61. vanitasvitae

    Mine was still dirty when I packed my luggage. Guess I'll have to buy a new one...