When I first came up with the idea for Fandalism (either 10 years ago, or a few months ago, depending on details…) sites like Pinterest and Dribbble didn’t exist.
They do now.
And so I’ve taken some of the things I like about those sites — mostly design elements — and am incorporating them into Fandalism. Another site that’s given me ideas is HackerThings.com.
And it’s impossible to make anything social these days without taking cues from Twitter and Facebook. Fandalism will use Facebook Connect for logins, and is using Twitter Bootstrap for design — so it looks and behaves Twitter-y in parts.
A square logo is needed for many things: Tumblr, Fandalism, and Favicon (the little icon that shows up on your browser tab when you’re visiting a website).
I just made one. Now I’m going to the Favicon Generator (one of my favorite services) to convert it into the proper Favicon format.
Related note: I was gonna upload the new logo into Tumblr so you can see it here, but isn’t it interesting that Tumblr doesn’t support uploading images? It only lets you embed images that are hosted elsewhere. Tumblr also doesn’t have a native commenting system (people usually use Disqus or Facebook comments). Twitter didn’t support image uploads until recently. Note-to-self: Fandalism doesn’t need to do everything day one.