Even though I’m not writing much Perl code these days, I have to admit that the whole Perl 6 thing has been going for years now and I’m one of those many people who were confused by it. In my opinion, Perl 6 is not a continuation of Perl 5 as a version bump (like in Python or PHP), but it is a different language. And as a different language, it should have a different name.
Of the ones mentioned in the blog post, I like the “Raku” the best. But given the negative connotation in some countries, cultures, and languages, “Camelia” seems like a better option.
Regardless of the alternative names, I want the change from “Perl 6” to anything else the sooner, the better.
Red Hat is changing its logo from a “shadow man” in the red hat to just the red hat.
Not a huge change by any means, and I like it. It’s simpler and it’ll work better in black-and-white, as well as in smaller resolutions, like mobile screens and application icons.
Slashdot runs the story with more links and commentary, as usual.
There are numerous tools online that help companies and teams with their design and branding. But I don’t remember seeing anything as simple and as impressive, in terms of both the process and the result, as My Brand New Logo.
Pick a company name, a slogan, provide three keywords describing the company, and you’ll instantly get a rich selection of automatically generated logos. You can further customize the ones that you liked with layouts, colors, and more.
If you are a startup on a budget, give them a try – no need to spend big coin on a designer just yet.
“The Evolution of Brands” is an interactive timeline showing how the logos of some of the major global brands changed over time, starting from the year 1900 all the way to 2017.
Executive summary: we’ve got more brands now and their logos got a lot simpler.