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Nobody.pngEternal Nothingness XIIINobody.png The Darkness of men's hearts—drawn to these cursed medallions; and this Heartless—a veritable maelstrom of avarice: I wonder, are they worthy to serve Organization XIII? — 18:39, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Fair Game KHD.png I understand it's a little early, but we should probably start thinking about this so it can be executed in a timely fashion…

On the contrary, we've left this quite late so thanks for bringing it up! If anyone has ideas or a draft, please share. TheFifteenthMember 18:58, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Nobody.pngEternal Nothingness XIIINobody.png I should tell you that I'm in an EXTREMELY foul mood. Thanks to you, all our plans are ruined! — 21:14, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Foudre KHD.png My ideas are as follows:

Symbols for site background (derived from KHHD2.8 boxart)

New site colors (derived from KHHD2.8 logo)

New site logo (derived from Dengeki art)

I don't think we can use that particular artwork for the logo.  :< The crown design cuts off parts of Riku and Aqua's head. A rather big chunk. Unless you want to keep it exactly as is, and just add the Wiki logo to the bottom. --Ignis (talk) 22:34, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Like this. That works? --Ignis (talk) 22:45, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
That looks good, if not a little small. In any case, it was just a suggestion. Perhaps it'd be better to take images from the boxart and make a logo more reminiscent of our current one? - Challenge Sigil KHD.pngEternal Nothingness XIIIChallenge Sigil KHD.png 23:32, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Same size as our current one lol. I just didn't include the borders, but sure, here it is with borders! Here's a full-sized one too, free of charge. --Ignis (talk) 00:42, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
Aand the box art version. Btw, why was the boxart deleted from the wiki? o_O Btw, my vote goes for the first one lol - I honestly hate 2.8's boxart anyway. --Ignis (talk) 00:51, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
I vote boxart. Rex Ronald Rilander (talk) 03:34, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
I really like the first logo (the artwork one) personally. TheFifteenthMember 15:40, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
I vote for the crown logo. TheSilentHero 16:27, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
The boxart would be great for keeping the theme, but the crown would be a great twist. Chain is conflicted. Ehh.... I say the crown. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 00:54, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
I vote for the logo made from the Dengeki artwork. - Challenge Sigil KHD.pngEternal Nothingness XIIIChallenge Sigil KHD.png 22:26, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
I also like the Dengeki artwork the most, the argyle pattern can be found here. --ShardofTruth 15:42, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Oh! It's got Guilt instead of Lux though! Still, me likey.  :) --Ignis (talk) 17:42, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Don't mean to necropost, but we're gonna be changing this in January, correct? --Ignis (talk) 20:53, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

I believe so, yes. (Shard's argyle pattern has both Lux and guilt btw). It looks like we have 6 for dengeki and 1 for the boxart, so dengeki it is! Now we need to decide the colors for the background. Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 22:34, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Definitely a mix of pink/purple/black, though I think we'll have to go with a darker hue. --Ignis (talk) 03:22, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Blegh. I made some tweaks in the sandbox, but it looks like shit. D: Anybody got any better ideas? --Ignis (talk) 03:39, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Okay, I think I found the perfect blend for the front page! Please take a look at the Sandbox to check it out. --Ignis (talk) 04:07, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Ugh, it's so pink. Can we get something that is more easy on the eyes, a darker theme perhaps or more white instead? All these fuchsia shades are so alarming, but maybe that's just me. --ShardofTruth 07:41, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Lol. How about now? --Ignis (talk) 16:34, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Much better, thank you. --ShardofTruth 06:26, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Teeny suggestion: Let's expedite the update! I've already noticed three KH sites out there that recently updated their layouts with a 2.8 theme. And to be perfectly honest....I'm getting kind of sick of our current one.  :< We've had it longer than any other theme ever, so...for the sake of variety lol, let's update it? Now? --Ignis (talk) 23:49, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Just 'cause other sites are doing it doesn't mean we have to. As far as I know, we've always updated the theme around the time of release, within the same month about. I personally like this theme the most out of all of them. Which sites though? I saw KHInsider updated, what else? Rex Ronald Rilander (talk) 05:05, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
KH13 updated their tabs with 2.8 stuff. --Ignis (talk) 08:06, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
I'm all for changing the design soonish, but I think the Christmas theme comes before that, or does it? It would also be cool if ENX would say something on Ignis' concept since he started the topic. More particiption, or at least an opinion here and there, would be really helpful considering the topics that change the face of the wiki. --ShardofTruth 13:37, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
Are you going to reuse last year's, or cook up a new one? --Ignis (talk) 14:53, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
I think we can reuse it, if you have some better ideas go for it. --ShardofTruth 08:52, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
I might.  :) Can I see the stuff you guys used more closely? --Ignis (talk) 16:16, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Alright, December is here and with that it's time to update the site theme to the holiday variant. do we do that lol? --Ignis (talk) 17:28, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Uh....anyone? --Ignis (talk) 02:15, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

March Update[edit]

We're still two months away, but I already whipped up a logo for us for the March release of 1.5+2.5. The logo itself. The glow and whatnot will be improved, but that's more or less it. As for the site theme itself, it'll essentially remain the same save for the color - the pink and purple will be swapped for silver and pale gold/yellow, basically the same as the port's marketing colors. Might even reuse the official site's background for our own. Yay or nay? --Ignis (talk) 06:54, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

I've no objections. Rex Ronald Rilander (talk) 04:29, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Site theme has been updated to reflect the March release. Some of the file sizes of the swapped out images have been changed, so if the site looks slightly wonky for you guys, I recommend clearing your cookies so it looks a bit more proper. --Ignis (talk) 03:46, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Everything looks great. Just for laughs, though, would it be possible to see a version of the logo in which the contents (artwork) are derived from I.5 and II.5's boxart? I think that would be more appropriate as far as telling people what the theme actually is for. - Challenge Sigil KHD.pngEternal Nothingness XIIIChallenge Sigil KHD.png 18:10, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
I did that at first, but it looked like shit lol. Maybe my first attempt was just terrible, but with the current logo I was going for the four games that are included in 1.2.5 and I was happy with the end result. Seeing as this is going to be the only major KH release for a possibly very, very long time, this is the layout we'll have for a very long time so I wanted a simple logo. But...well, I am emphasizing a VERY long time lol, so I imagine I'll switch up the logo now and again for the sake of variety. I'll play around with the first attempt, but the problem is 2.5's artwork. It's so bad lol. And awkward to work with. --Ignis (talk) 20:53, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Maybe try renders instead of artwork? - Challenge Sigil KHD.pngEternal Nothingness XIIIChallenge Sigil KHD.png 22:20, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
Actually, I'm going to suggest something entirely different: Back when KHIIHD was coming out, our Wiki-theme consisted of logos that alternated. Why not switch between this image and this image (a logo honoring KHHD and a logo honoring KHIIHD), rather than try to come up with a single logo that depicts things from both compilations? - Challenge Sigil KHD.pngEternal Nothingness XIIIChallenge Sigil KHD.png 23:51, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
I dunno. What does everyone else think? Satisfied with the current logo? --Ignis (talk) 00:41, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Wow. That looks amazing! It's very professional looking! Eternal Flames KHD.pngChainoffirePizza Cut KHD.png 01:28, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
So we have it on record, I think it's better to take material from I.5 and II.5, rather than bits and pieces from the games of which these compilations are comprised. I like everything about the current logo except the artwork. - Challenge Sigil KHD.pngEternal Nothingness XIIIChallenge Sigil KHD.png 06:02, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I think the logo looks pretty good. However, since we have four "segments", I think we should have something from every playable game (KH, CoM, KHII, BBS). Right now we have two BBS parts, which seems too much, since it's only a small part of the 1.5 & 2.5 pack. Maybe have Sora for KH, Riku for CoM, Roxas for KH2, and either Terra, Ventus, or Aqua for BBS. Also, if you want to change the colors of the site notice, let me know what color you want, and I can change it for you. TheSilentHero 18:03, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Uh, I'm confused lol. It DOES represent all four games. Sora from KH1. Riku from ReCoM. Roxas from KH2. And Aqua from BBS. Did you maybe confuse Roxas for Ventus? That's the KH2FM artwork. I didn't want to use Sora twice - and I liked the idea of the logo covering all four of the main main characters. --Ignis (talk) 18:13, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I really thought that was Ventus. Why do Roxas and Ventus look so much alike?! Just ignore my previous message... TheSilentHero 18:16, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I know, right! Fucking Nomura... --Ignis (talk) 18:33, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
So when will the Site notice template be updated? Byzantinefire - There are no strings on me 20px-AOU_Audi_Promo_07.png (talk) 18:19, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Only mods can update that, so not really up to me. ...Yet! --Ignis (talk) 18:33, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
As I said, you can tell me the colors and I'll change it for you. (Although I did ask you to ignore that message...) TheSilentHero 18:35, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
I did lol. But not everyone dismisses it. I only stuck with basic silver and gold for the main page. So, just play around with that color scheme. Go with whatever you think will look best. --Ignis (talk) 19:38, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Honestly, my main issue with the logo artwork is the positioning of the characters. I wish we saw less of their bodies and more of their faces. See some of our early logos for an example of what I mean. - Challenge Sigil KHD.pngEternal Nothingness XIIIChallenge Sigil KHD.png 19:32, 4 March 2017 (UTC)


Guess I will be making a template after all... And might even go up relatively soon. I'll have one ready for Union cross's release. Off topic, though...don't you just hate the game's logo? =_= it's like the laziest shit ever... --Ignis (talk) 18:17, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Site theme's been updated.....again. =_= With the Union Cross motif now that it's out in Japan. It's...basically the same color scheme as regular ol' Unchained/chi. Just added a new logo and background stuff. --Ignis (talk) 08:42, 23 March 2017 (UTC)