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Logo suggestion

I'm wonderring if this would be a good "logo" to replace the "Set $wgLogo to the URL path to your own logo image" on the top left. I have a suggestion that we could have a mozilla logo (if that's approved, that is) in the background (faded) and have the words Mozilla@Seneca on top of the mozilla logo! What do you guys think??

- 12:29 Monday, 18 Sept 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak) ‎

It might be nice to have something that is Mozilla or OSS related. Off the top of my head I'm not sure what that would be though.

Yeah, that's what I thought so too.

Logo idea:

Mozilla logo (that is if that's approved) in the background (faded) and have the words Mozilla@Seneca floating on top of the mozilla logo

- 12:37 Monday, 18 Sept 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak)

I think that something with moz and seneca together would be most appropriate. It's great to have people active in this :).

- 13:34 Monday, 18 Sept 2006 (EST)    Tom Aratyn (mystic)

Who should we be asking for permission to use the Mozilla logo??

- 14:38 Monday, 18 Sept 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak)

- 2:41 Monday, 18 Sept 2006 (EST) dave -- you have to be careful with that. Paul Kim is the one to ask about it (

Someone should represent us to ask Paul Kim if we could use the logo. - 14:47 Monday, 18 Sept 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak)

I was thinking maybe we could come up with a logo using Seneca Sting "bee" and the Mozilla "Firefox". Assuming we get the respective permissions to use both logos. - 15:21 Monday, 18 Sept 2006 (EST)    Sherman Fernandes (sjfern)

Sherman, that is an idea. However, the Seneca Sting "bee" represents the Seneca Recreation Council. I don't know how relevant that logo would be for our case, but we could probably try to incorporate that with the mozilla logo (if we get permissions). It's too bad Seneca doesn't have a REAL logo. - 15:28 Monday, 18 Sept 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak)

I'm writing an email to request for permission to use the mozilla logo. - 09:30 Tuesday, 19 Sept 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak)

Liz, perhaps you should make a REAL logo for Seneca too. Wasn't there a contest for this sometime back? (or perhaps for the rec logo?) Mark D'Souza (mdsouza)

This is the email I received from Paul Kim (10:28 Sept 19 06 EST):

This is fine by me Elizabeth.


Feel free to submit some of your design for the logo!

- 10:49 Tuesday, 19 Sept 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak)

A logo Concept - A Photoshop Wizard I Am Not

Here's something I whipped up - you get the idea:

thumb\Mozilla At S@Y

-3:23 Wednesday, 20 Sept 2006 (EST)    Dave Manley (seneManley)

That is so cool! It's hilarious! I like this! Let's hear from the other folks!

-15:44 Wednesday, 20 Sept 2006 (EST)    Elizabeth Chak (elichak)

Yup, this is pretty nice and funny. I say we use it!

-19:00 Thursday, 20 Sept 2006 (EST)    Mark D'Souza (mdsouza)

Awesome (dave)

My GIMP masterpiece


--Pcvitori 10:14, 22 September 2006 (EDT)

Nice.. im liking both of them. We need to setup a panel of judges!

--mylau 10:56, 22 September 2006 (EDT)

Wow, love this logo

This is for you Phill

MozLogo2.pngTransparent for current layout
MozLogo3.pngTransparent blue for your layout

WOW.. Dejan, VERY NICE!!! I love the transparent one!!!

--Liz Chak (elichak) 01:31, 29 September 2006 (EDT)

MoeZilla & Seneca


Old seneca logo + Mozilla logo + transparency = 1337|\|355

We have a winner! (pstdenis)

Nice, but isnt that part of the rec. logo, not seneca? From what i remember, the seneca logo is just plain text with a red background.

--Pcvitori 09:43, 22 September 2006 (EDT)

Nevermind.. i was just told its the old logo. Good stuff!

--Pcvitori 09:45, 22 September 2006 (EDT)

Adding a Favicon

Just thought it would be cool to add a favicons for our wiki site that would display in the browser address bar when the page is visited and/or in the browser bookmarks menu.

Here are three 32x32 samples created based on the new wiki logo:

Favicon.PNG  -  Main wiki logo version.

Favicon2.PNG  -  Transparent blue without text.

Favicon3.PNG  -  Transparent with wrap around text.

Favicons may also have scrolling text and may even be animated. However, since the wiki only allows .PNG uploads I could not upload those samples.

- 03:27 Thursday, 28 Sept 2006 (EST)    Sherman Fernandes (sjfern)

Sherman, this is such a great idea. However, the admins dont have access to zenit just yet (our wiki is moved to zenit) so we will only be able to set this up when we get the access.

- 20:38 Sunday, 01 Oct 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak)

I like #2. I don't think animation would be useful for something so small though.

- bhearsum 20:59, 1 October 2006 (EDT)

Would it be possible to fill up the whole 32X32 pixels with a bigger version of the icon (don't worry about the text, we wouldn't be able to see it anyways) -- 16:45 Monday 02 Oct 2006 (EST)    Liz Chak (elichak)

I think that's a good idea Liz. Maybe just scale it up and have the blue fade touch all the edges? bhearsum 17:05, 2 October 2006 (EDT)

New CONTENT Template

The last proposed CONTENT template for the main page wasn't well accepted, so here is another try on the CONTENT template (thanks bhearsum for your contribution): New CONTENT Template

-- 21:13 Monday, Oct 02 2006 Liz Chak (elichak)

Customizable Sidebar

I found an extension for mediawiki that allows a user-customizable sidebar

I'm finding myself clicking the same links over and over to get to my most commonly used pages. Would anyone else use this?

- bhearsum 20:12, 4 October 2006 (EDT)

i'd like that, as long as i don't have to spend more than 5 minutes figuring out how to use it -andrew

Move News

I moved the news to a separate page. Some of the links are getting long in the tooth (though still important), and the CBC news anchor with her mouth half-open had been on the front page for quite a while.

Moving the news to a separate page makes the Content area more prominent. However, it also makes the page look less interesting, so we should consider ways of improving the visual appeal of the front page.

New front page

New front page installed yesterday after a number of consultations. Main features:

  • More compact format, based on Wikipedia front page
  • Colour styled to match OpenSource@Seneca logo
  • Uses templates for Events and Planet Feed
  • Fast-nav links for current courses and communities with which we're involved
  • Brief explanation of what CDOT is
  • Re-branded under the CDOT name
  • "Main Page" top-level heading removed via CSS

We should consider migrating from the OpenSource@Seneca logo to a CDOT logo at some point. --Chris Tyler 09:46, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Added Logos

I added the logos for the 5 projects/communities we work with to the bottom of the front page. Note that due to Trademark guidelines, we're required to hyperlink the Fedora logo to

--Chris Tyler 19:48, 24 February 2009 (EST)