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  1. Wow, it looks really better than what I’ve done, lol. I’m glad I’ve sold the site to someone with lots a talent πŸ™‚

    1. I’m glad you gave me the chance to do something with it πŸ™‚

      Looking forward to releasing it to the world – I might send you a preview link so I can get some feedback

      1. I’d love to πŸ™‚ You have my email.
        And as for the logo, my favorite is the third.

  2. The voting graphics are seriously cool, but none of the logos really do it for me. I would go with number 3 (it’s the most balanced in from/shape), but it’s still too bland (colors). If you could somehow get some white into the red again, it would probably freshen things up.

    Sort of a combination of 2 and 3, somehow (I guess heart on heart is a bit too much).

    #1 is a no-no.
    That V kills it. πŸ™‚

    very interesting read here.
    I’ll be around.

    1. Glad you like the voting graphics, they are definitely what I spent the most time thinking about.

      I’m not what you’d call a world class logo designer but I am rather fond of the design I chose, hopefully with some additional feedback from others I will come up with something more people like. Out of interest what do you mean by “that V kills it”? To me it just looks like a letter V πŸ™‚

  3. Before I go to bed here, a quick reply.

    I think the first logo with the V seems unbalanced, like it’s leaning to the left. The three black letters are too “heavy” for that side and the V distracts even more (is ‘jarring’ the right word here?). The other two are more even and balanced, like they have a center. Because the “v” in the 2nd design is smaller, it does not distract from the whole.

    I think the third one with a third color or something to set some sort of highlight would still be my favorite, but it needs something to make it stand out more.

    But then again, I even suck at stick figures, so what do I know?



    1. Ah – I see what you mean now. The weight of the WPV unbalances the image. It doesn’t happen on the third option because the V is replaced with the heart and the extra character on the right balances the uppercaseness of the left. I will think on this some more, I guess I have to do a 4th version now πŸ™‚

  4. I like the first logo, but it would look better if the “V” were lowercase, as in the second one.
    The final vote graphic looks really nice, although there’s some anti-aliasing problems around the circle (not sure if that’s because it’s not the raw image), but should fit really nicely aligned with the left-hand side of a story.

    1. I’m not sure why I did the V in different cases for the different logos. Am going to do some more variations and write up what I work out I think.

      I made it with Fireworks which I know is sometimes a bit funny with anti-aliasing but I thought it looked ok on the vote graphic.

  5. Vote buttons: way cool. Love the subtle blue, the red is perfect too, not too “red”.

    Logos: hmm… No.

    #1 it seems there are 2 distinct parts, the “WPV” and the “te”, the heart don’t really bring them together. To me it looks like someone with lipstick kissed the wall between those two unrelated words.

    #3 same kind of thing. “WP”, then “ote”. It makes something like “WP loves ote” but then, that makes no sense πŸ™‚

    #2 is the one I think should be improved. I feel that the heart, distinct from the rest, makes sense. I just don’t like the font, too skinny next to that bold heart logo.

    All in all: the bold heart logo in #2 is cool, the red color is gorgeous. Keep it, and work the font next to it πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for all the awesome feedback. It’s given me a lot to think about. I think I am going to go back to the drawing board and come up with as many mockups as I can (and probably a blog post describing the process πŸ™‚ ) before deciding the final winner.

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  9. Interesting insight into how this is done.

    Oh and for what’s it’s worth at this time, I liked the 1st logo. πŸ˜‰

  10. The site is great…but did you used any plugin for voting or your own code? I like to try and make a site powered by WP like yours…

    1. The code is all my own – there are no plugins used in the creation of WPVote.com. If you like the site then you can purchase the theme. It’s called Nominate and is the exact same code that is running on WPVote.com. You can buy Nominate on my Premium Themes site – Pro Theme Design

  11. Yeah…I don’t have money to buy it and I’d like to make my own but I don’t know how to make the source URL show like that…can you please help me?!

  12. thanks for the reply, but to bad I’m not a programmer, so what you posted doesn’t mean a thing to me…sorry…

    1. I’m not sure how else I can help then I’m afraid. What you are asking for requires programming knowledge – I didn’t use plugins to build the site πŸ™

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