New HubPages Logo

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  1. jamestedmondson profile image61
    jamestedmondsonposted 13 years ago

    I'm sure all you Hubbers who are here now have noticed the new logo.

    As the creator of the old logo, and as a designer for HubPages for the past few years, I was acutely aware of it's strengths and limitations.

    As we've seen HubPages slowly change into a vibrant community made of interesting, creative, and dedicated writers, the old logo began to contrast this with a feeling more towards generic corporate meaninglessness.

    If you were a fan of the old logo, and hate to see gone, I urge you to wait a while, and see if you get used to it.

    If you do appreciate the new logo, and recognize it as one step toward a better HubPages, we appreciate it!

    1. teenmusicscene profile image60
      teenmusicsceneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have not even been hubbing for a week so I never got used to the old one.

    2. lakeerieartists profile image63
      lakeerieartistsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I really like the handmade quality of the new logo.  smile

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      Wag The Dogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's pretty smooth.  Easy, but not plain, nor commercial.  I like it.  But, the arrows did catch the eye.

      1. marcofratelli profile image73
        marcofratelliposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I like the new one in that it gives you more of a feel that this place is for people that like writing. But I agree about the colored arrows.

        The only suggestion I'd add is the banner graphics for the new logo are missing a "Publish & Earn" like tag, similar to the one above which I thought works well.

    4. profile image0
      mdawson17posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The new logo ROCKS I love it!! It gives Hub Pages a new crisp look!! GREAT JOB!!

    5. Kind Regards profile image67
      Kind Regardsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I love the new logo!  I noticed it immediately.  Keep it.

  2. profile image0
    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    thanks, it's groovy!

    1. Sa Toya profile image80
      Sa Toyaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I second that...I literally just seen it, me likey

  3. marcel285 profile image65
    marcel285posted 13 years ago

    I like the new logo better.

  4. waynet profile image68
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    The new logo has a handwritten quality to it, which is more in line with the spirit of the site, good job Jim lad!

  5. jamestedmondson profile image61
    jamestedmondsonposted 13 years ago

    Thanks guys!
    Waynet, exactly what I was going for! smile

  6. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 13 years ago

    I just noticed it, I like it and think it is more unusual and creative.

  7. AEvans profile image76
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    I like it! Enjoy the darkened color scheme too!! Thanks smile

  8. Whitney05 profile image86
    Whitney05posted 13 years ago

    Love the black and light blue on the home page. The login doesn't match though. Will that be changed?

    Will the light, light grays be darkened? They fade the page a bit with the dark header.

    1. jamestedmondson profile image61
      jamestedmondsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Light colors are tricky because monitors display them differently. Too light on your monitor might be too dark on another, etc.
      If comments like this persist, it's definitely something I'll address.
      In the meantime, if you're a firefox user, its easy to use custom style sheets for any website you frequent.
      Here's an article on (booooo) showing you how. … firefo.htm

      1. Whitney05 profile image86
        Whitney05posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hmm.. I don't have any other issues on other sites with dark/light. The header is just really dark compared to the super light grays all over, and the footer is even lighter. Were those changed, or maybe it really is my monitor... ?

        Also, are the tabs at the top supposed to be a different color? (sign in, start a hub, my account, my profile, help)

        1. jamestedmondson profile image61
          jamestedmondsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yes the footer was changed. The light greys elsewhere have not been changed.

          Yes, the tabs up top are supposed to be in a different color. We'll definitely be addressing that.

  9. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 13 years ago

    Oh, thank goodness for that, I thought my eyes had gone funny.....! seriously it's great!

  10. Keny Luger profile image59
    Keny Lugerposted 13 years ago

    Hey that looks great. I like it.

    How many are old enough to remember this one:

    1. jamestedmondson profile image61
      jamestedmondsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Keny! Perhaps you already saw this, but if you didn't: … -graphics/

      1. Keny Luger profile image59
        Keny Lugerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. I hadn't seen that. The logo has come a long way. I didn't know about the first two but I've seen the others.

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      Ghost32posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'd never noticed the most recent one OR the brand new one.  I like this "cog" one, though. 

      What the hey, if it works, don't fix it.  I mean fix it.  I mean, hey, I'm still ticked off to the max about "followers".

      So what was wrong with that ancient but way cool black & blue cog? lol

      Ah well.  Guess it's no diff from the folks that keep changing avatars.  Sure don't intend to change mine, though.  Like both the color and the power it projects--at least to me.

      And as long as people can find my hubs, hey, not my ox getting gored when it comes to the (virtually invisible and meaningless) logo.

    3. falcon64 profile image62
      falcon64posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I like this Logo!

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    James that looks really nice! I like how did do the handwritten feel to the logo. You did a great job. smile

  12. Ivorwen profile image66
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    I like it.  I think it looks really nice.

  13. TheSituation profile image63
    TheSituationposted 13 years ago

    I am so new that I did not even have a chance to get used to the old the new one looks great to me!!  smile

  14. fastfreta profile image72
    fastfretaposted 13 years ago

    I have been having trouble with my computer lately and thought it was my computer messing up. LOL!  Thank you, thank you, for the update.  It doesn't bother me that it's changed, to be truthful I don't even remember the old one.  Anyway it looks good, actually, either way.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image59
      Randy Godwinposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Me too,Fastfreta!  My internet connection was messed up and I though it was why the logo looked strange.  Cool with me though!

  15. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    I think it's really cute, smile good job and thank you!

  16. Sally's Trove profile image79
    Sally's Troveposted 13 years ago

    When are you going to make this logo available as a widget?

  17. darkside profile image69
    darksideposted 13 years ago

    It looks like it says HubPaqes.

  18. Zsuzsy Bee profile image86
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years ago

    We'll have to get used to the new look one way or another won't we. It really doesn't matter if we like the new look or not...
    Sorry to be the stick in the mud here but I think it just looks boring, it doesn't jump out at you it just sits there and blends into the background...

    sorry just my two cents worth...

    1. Lily Rose profile image85
      Lily Roseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have to agree with Zsuzsy Bee.  I, too, think it's alittle boring.  The previous one looked more professional.  I don't like the black; I prefer something with a little more color.  I know, however, that my opinion matters not.  Just chiming in!

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      Hikikomoriposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's good for logos to not be overly distracting.

      1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image86
        Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        But if you have a logo it should show up and not blend into the woodwork either...

  19. Marisa Wright profile image89
    Marisa Wrightposted 13 years ago

    Love the new font, my only comment would be it looks one size too small on my browser - did you put it through the wash?

  20. prettydarkhorse profile image58
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    thanks, I like it too,

  21. SimeyC profile image91
    SimeyCposted 13 years ago

    Hmmm.....not sure yet...I did notice the change therefore it is doing something but it kinda just sits there glaring at me! Maybe it needs to be bigger?

    Also as you've emphasized the H and the P, perhaps the space between Hub and Pages should a little larger. I always thought of Hubpages as one word...the new log makes me think it's two words....

    On the down side...and as Zsuzsy Bee says, it's my two cents looks like the kind of logo that anyone could knock up on MS Word and paste into a jpg file.....

    Now it gives a little feeling of being a down to earth, homey type of logo, which is good in a way.....but it perhaps detracts from the professionalism of the site and says, we're not serious , we're hubpages....

    I guess it really depends on what the Hubpages is really trying to be...

    Look at Facebook and you get a similar type 'font' based logo, same with Microsoft. Look at Google and you get something in between a pictogram and a 'font' - then look at Apple - you get a, well an Apple.....

    OK where am I going with this!

    Well these four sites are for me 4 of the most well known sites, out of the four, I'd say Apple is the best at advertising in the real world; Google is the master of Ads in the web world, Microsoft are 'corporate' while Facebook are more of a social website....

    So which 'niche' does Hub Pages want to fit into?

    OK so I'm not a marketing guru and I simply do not have the answers - just wanted to pose some of my thoughts!

  22. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    LOVING IT big_smile

    How do we get the graphics for our Hubs when needed?

    Thank you


    1. jamestedmondson profile image61
      jamestedmondsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this
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        lyricsingrayposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        thank you big_smile

  23. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    I like it smile only just noticed lol

  24. flread45 profile image64
    flread45posted 13 years ago

    It spooked me into thinking someone stole my Hubs.

  25. Mike Lickteig profile image78
    Mike Lickteigposted 13 years ago

    I will add my voice to the chorus of others that approves of the new logo.  The black contrasts nicely with the lighter colors and has a bold look.  The "handwritten" HubPages logo is also nicely done.

  26. wsp2469 profile image61
    wsp2469posted 13 years ago

    Yes, if you were going for something that looked less professional and more handwritten then the cursive logo meets those requirements.

    1. darkside profile image69
      darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with this. It looks weaker and less authoritative.

      1. MrCartier profile image58
        MrCartierposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I have to agree with that, unfortunately. Rebranding is only necessary when things aren't going well...... else there is a risk of paying the consequences.

    2. Jeffrey Neal profile image72
      Jeffrey Nealposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.

      Definitely a step back on the new logo.

    3. profile image0
      Hikikomoriposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Cursive doesn't = less professional.

      I actually like cursive fonts in logos; they're under-used. People often go for a predictable corporate look.

      Should every logo use Helvetica? Ha.

  27. ForTheInterim profile image65
    ForTheInterimposted 13 years ago

    I too like the new logo!

    Though the H indicating a Hubber is staff reminds me a bit of the Holiday Inn logo! Notice their Favicon when you visit the site - - also a handwritten H on a green background. Not that its a big deal though!

    1. jamestedmondson profile image61
      jamestedmondsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      This is actually something we noticed too! We came to the same conclusion you did.

  28. HubPagesReport profile image61
    HubPagesReportposted 13 years ago

    Great logo. I like the logo.

  29. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 13 years ago

    Honestly, I think its ugly. Add a little sparkle next to  the logo and it looks like the logo from *Bewitched* in the 70's.
    I think you've regressed with this one. No color. it's blahzeh and looks cartoonish like Flintstones. I actually like some of the originals better than this. Oh well nothing we can do about it. I say add the logo back next to the font to add the color back!

    1. profile image0
      Ghost32posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah.  What you said.

  30. Set's All Set profile image67
    Set's All Setposted 13 years ago

    It looks wack.

  31. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    I like it, it has a simple elegance to it ~ the black and white looks nice. smile

  32. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    The handwritten quality is nice -- like a writer's site.  The "g" doesn't quite look like a "g" though...might want to lengthen the bottom half of the letter. 

    Add some color!  It'll liven it up a bit and make a more marked presence and separate it from the remainder of the text in the ribbon. 

    The "H" that is used for the HubStaff doesn't work for me.  It does look like Holiday Inn's little "H"....  maybe the color of it? 

    Other than that, it looks good. big_smile

  33. Ms Chievous profile image68
    Ms Chievousposted 13 years ago

    The logo is 'ok'  But I agree with Beth100 about the H for the hubpage staff...doesn't really grab your attention..

  34. Ms Chievous profile image68
    Ms Chievousposted 13 years ago

    Oh I just remebered.. the H puts in mind of the magazine Highlights for Children!  I knew I have seen that H somewhere before! big_smile

    1. Beth100 profile image72
      Beth100posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That it!!! You nailed it!!!  I have a copy of it infront of me...and it's EXACTLY the SAME!!!!  lol  Great sleuthing Ms. C!!!  cool

  35. Set's All Set profile image67
    Set's All Setposted 13 years ago

    You know what Hubpages look like now? A generic Wordpress blog.

  36. profile image0
    Shyanne*posted 13 years ago

    I kept looking at it and wondering if it was new. The short term memory started going after glad ya'll confirmed that it was new. I'm using my brain a lot more these days and it's gettin' stronger :-)

  37. Urbane Chaos profile image91
    Urbane Chaosposted 13 years ago

    There are things about it that I like, and then there are things that I don't like..

    I think, for a site like this, the logo written out like an author would write it is a great idea.  It fits perfectly..  The footer, to me, looks perfect.  I wouldn't change a thing there..

    But, I think that it does need to have a little more spark to it - it does remind me of the Holiday Inn.  I would try a different font that looks like handwriting (or maybe an old typeset) and is a little more crisp.  Also, on my monitor, the dark header is hard on the eyes.  The bubbles around the menu choices don't show up. 

    I do, however, think it's a hell of a lot better than the old logo.  It was nice, but you're right, it did look a little too corporate for my tastes..

    Thanks for asking our advice on this!  Most websites wouldn't even care, they'd plaster whatever they wanted up there and call it done.

    Just my two cents.. big_smile

  38. Peter Denly profile image60
    Peter Denlyposted 13 years ago

    It's better than previous

  39. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    My very first reaction to the overall appearance was positive, however, I think the logo is a bit too plain.  I'm all for keeping things simple and contemporary, but it reminds me what you get when you're setting up a website from a company that has about 10 predesigned templates to chose from that are free before you start going into the custom-designed ones.  This looks like one of the free ones. 

    No matter what is decided, I can live with it.

  40. profile image0
    Wife Who Savesposted 13 years ago

    I like the new logo.  You did a great job.

  41. MrCartier profile image58
    MrCartierposted 13 years ago

    To be completely honest, I dont like it. I think that the colourful symbol you used could still be incorporated into this design.

    This is the first of the logos shown which anybody on here could have produced. I think that there is a danger in using your name only as a branding tool, a logo is instantly recognisable, more so than a name.

    Google have had their present logo for more than 10 years. If it aint broke, dont fix it.

    The rest of the changes, to colour scheme etc.., are pretty good. But I think that this change was unneccessary. You said it looked corporate, well that image appeals to those who are trying to convince somebody to buy an expensive Amazon product! Why else do you think Nelle Hoxie has managed to sell so much here than on her Wordpress blogs? Making a site look more like a Wordpress blog just seems a little silly.

  42. Haunty profile image75
    Hauntyposted 13 years ago

    Now, that's better. wink

  43. MrCartier profile image58
    MrCartierposted 13 years ago

    I actually think that the change of font is GOOD, but that the Red, Green and Blue arrow wheel should remain as the instantly recognisable branding of hubpages. Swapping the font on that logo for this one would have been a great idea.

    I love the black background, I think that it improves upon the grey. The arrow logo still shows on my browser tabs by the way, and it just emphasises to me how important that symbol has become. Millions of people will recognise that symbol now, its become a symbol of quality.

    James, could you not knock up this new logo with that arrow symbol? And then have a poll, which allows people to vote on this new logo, the old logo, and one which encompasses both designs?


  44. yenajeon profile image74
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    Im definitely liking the layout, but I don't like the 'avatar' button on the tabs sad

  45. Purple Perl profile image49
    Purple Perlposted 13 years ago

    I like it!
    Welcome Change!smile

  46. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 13 years ago

    I feel this good

  47. easyspeak profile image67
    easyspeakposted 13 years ago

    Love the new logo and design.  Wish they would make the actually hubs look a little better/cleaner.  Maybe that's next?

  48. skyfire profile image81
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    New logo and background looks good. I just wish forum replies to speed up.

  49. kephrira profile image59
    kephriraposted 13 years ago

    I think its an improvement. The handwriting style does seem more fitting for the site.

  50. RevLady profile image61
    RevLadyposted 13 years ago

    I like it a lot. Thanks to all who worked it out.


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