Does UXP have an Official Logo, Icon, or Mascot?

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Does UXP have an Official Logo, Icon, or Mascot?

Post by RealityRipple » 2020-08-26, 02:20

I'm making an emergency backup of the MDN Archive (and a few other directories) to put together a new documentation site, and while waiting for HTTrack to grab everything, I'm putting together a barebones backend system to parse all the data into later. Since this isn't Mozilla anymore and also isn't directly Pale Moon, either, though, I don't really have a go-to symbol to make a favicon from. The thereisonlyxul homepage uses a nice little generic file icon with the XUL extension, but that also seems to slightly miss the mark.

So, my question is, does UXP have an existing symbol, is there a plan to introduce one, or is it best to kind of avoid the issue entirely and go with some generic globe or paper or book logo to just represent documentation instead of UXP itself?

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Re: Does UXP have an Official Logo, Icon, or Mascot?

Post by athenian200 » 2020-08-26, 02:42

As far as I know, the only logo associated with UXP is the icon here:

http://thereisonlyxul.org/

The one that looks like a piece of paper with XUL written near the bottom.

I think if you wanted to create a logo, a funny reference would be perhaps showing a creature like this one:

Picture of Zuul

Embracing this:

Picture of the universe

And have it portray the idea of an organization or party that is trying to get everyone on board with helping Zuul (XUL) take over the universe.
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Re: Does UXP have an Official Logo, Icon, or Mascot?

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-08-26, 03:32

It is more or less the goanna logo. Also, I told you that I have a plan for the older mdn content. Your effort is wasted. Do not set yourself up for conflict, I am much too busy to focus on you at the moment, insect.
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Re: Does UXP have an Official Logo, Icon, or Mascot?

Post by coffeebreak » 2020-08-26, 06:44

RealityRipple wrote:
2020-08-26, 02:20
I'm making an emergency backup of the MDN Archive (and a few other directories) to put together a new documentation site
That's wonderful news. Thank you for undertaking this.

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Re: Does UXP have an Official Logo, Icon, or Mascot?

Post by vannilla » 2020-08-26, 11:22

athenian200 wrote:
2020-08-26, 02:42
Picture of Zuul
Off-topic:
That's not Zuul.

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Re: Does UXP have an Official Logo, Icon, or Mascot?

Post by RealityRipple » 2020-08-27, 05:28

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This is the icon I went with and the place I've put the backup. I'm sure there are a few issues here and there, but at least the important data will be retained after they delete the old archive off MDN.

Please note this page is a simple backup with no search, no accounts, no translations, no advanced features, and some very mangled JavaScript. The structure should be nearly the same as MDN, at least, so if you're looking for archived content after the purge and come across a 404, you can just replace "developer.mozilla.org/en-US" with "udn.realityripple.com" in the URL and you should get the page you were looking for.

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Post by Tharthan » 2020-08-27, 10:22

Well, Pale Moon has an official mascot at the very least:

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Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-08-27, 10:44

RealityRipple, I am warning you. Please stop.
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Post by karlkracher » 2020-08-27, 12:01

RealityRipple, a big thank you :thumbup: . This knowledge must be preserved. Please continue.

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Post by Moonchild » 2020-08-27, 12:06

Tharthan wrote:
2020-08-27, 10:22
Well, Pale Moon has an official mascot at the very least:

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No, it doesn't. And that abomination would never be it :P
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Post by coffeebreak » 2020-08-27, 12:22

RealityRipple, great thanks!
Preserving the knowledge, and people's access to it, is what matters. Big thumbs up.

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