here's a 16*16 one from that old b&w film, with the rocket in the moon's face.
my previous post, but weirdly, the blue moon and the BA/UT one are showing up slightly different sizes for me. They both should be the same size.
I'm used to the vBulletin icon. Can't we just convince every other vB forum to change theirs instead?
I'm a fan of simple icons; I don't like trying to shove pictures of photos into 16x16. Here's a few samples I made up in Gimp.
Favicon sounds like a science fiction convention.
like an eclipse
At 16x16, more than a couple letters are difficult to read--or, at least, difficult to make look decent. I've tried a lot of different permutations, even just using B and U together.
ETA: Here's the TR icon, they push the 16x16 to the edge, horizontally
Yeah. Itīs funny how the default icon looks big, after you get used to it [well, thatīs true for all favicons].
ETA: Frog marchīs idea of superimposing the letters to the Moon is ok, too [but iīd like it in color - blue]
it wasn't really the moon; it was just the letters themselves eclipsing light from behind them.
tinted blue, anyhoo
Nice job, readable, but it takes a little work. Just scanning, they look like a square of color. I like the symbolic meaning of the blue moon much better.
The initials BA UT are a little goofy though, so that appeals to me. When it was first announced, I think the announcement included the thought that there might be an effort to find a better name. I'm pretty sure we're staying with this one.
In a flyer for the Dish Network that came a week ago or so, some 50 different
channels are represented by their logos. I noticed that the only one which
did not have at least something distinctive about the typography was the
NASA channel. I thought at the time I saw it, "They could at least have used
the worm." Although the bold, black, Futura acronym is no less recognizeable
for not having any unique style. But BAUT isn't NASA.
I tried to make a favicon for my website a few years ago. I wanted an image
of the whole Earth, but the best I could do was just a blue dot.
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis
"I find astronomy very interesting, but I wouldn't if I thought we
were just going to sit here and look." -- "Van Rijn"
"The other planets? Well, they just happen to be there, but the
point of rockets is to explore them!" -- Kai Yeves
That's the problem with BAUT. I'd be much clearer and easier to just make the logo with a single letter, like "B". But since BAUT is really BAd astronomy + Universe Today, you can't pick a single letter without excluding half the site's ownership.
"BU" works slightly better, but I wasn't sure newcomers would get it.