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    How large should a logo be??

    I've just designed my first logo and it's 22 kb, so is it good or too big??

    If i count the buttons with rollover images then it's 42 kb, how about it?? good or big??

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    A logo should contain NOTHING more than the company name, a symbol (if you wish to use one) and possibly a tagline. A logo does not contain buttons, navigation or anything "useful". Look at a logo as something that will represent your company to someone else. A way for you to stand out in their eyes.

    As for size, 22k is awfully large for a web image. I would shoot for somewhere around the 5-10k mark. Do you have a link for us to look at?
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    If you are trying to design a logo then you need to learn much more than you apparently know now. Prime rule on logos--they must look great printed on anything from the size of a business card up to, and including, a billboard. They must make a positive statement about the company! There is no such thing as designing a logo for a web site without thought for print and advertising. Give us some more information on just what you are trying to do!

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    Re: How large should a logo be??

    Is yours a GIF or JPG

    Originally posted by ThaLIkz
    I've just designed my first logo and it's 22 kb, so is it good or too big??

    If i count the buttons with rollover images then it's 42 kb, how about it?? good or big??

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    What if he just wants to use it for a website and not a advertisting logo or anything like that

    Originally posted by fdeaton
    If you are trying to design a logo then you need to learn much more than you apparently know now. Prime rule on logos--they must look great printed on anything from the size of a business card up to, and including, a billboard. They must make a positive statement about the company! There is no such thing as designing a logo for a web site without thought for print and advertising. Give us some more information on just what you are trying to do!

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    and it is important whether he uses an image optimizer or not..
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    Ok, here's the link logo/banner

    Actually it's more like a banner as you can see for yourself, under the logo/banner is just a table with the buttons u can see it here

    It's a gif file and i'm not gonna use it for advertisting or something like that, just for the web.

    I've useed PSP 7 to design it.

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    try using the "export as gif" under the file menu in PSP7... you should be able to get it down a bit more in size

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    try using the "export as gif" under the file menu in PSP7
    hey platinum

    i was going to write that!

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    hehe... ohh well better luck beating me to it next time

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    I salute you, my mentor

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    If you use a solid color for the background (that tan color) then you should be able to bring down the file size even more.
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    Usually I make my logos huge. Basically cover up an entire window of 800x600

    Then I shrink it down at a later time after the client has approved of it


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