Over the years, The Logo Factory® design company and website have undergone many revisions, face lifts and overhauls. Here’s a look at the major incarnations of our online studio.
The original Logo Factory as it appeared as part of Steve Douglas‘ personal portfolio site. That website was a 10 MB freebie given away with a $39.00 per month internet access account!
The first official site on our .com domain. Simple site featured a logo gallery, order forms and client access pages. Due to bandwidth concerns of the day, logo images were much smaller than what we can get away with now.
Introduction of Flash animation. Introduction of logo design articles and technical tutorial library. Site became popular with designers. Galleries were expanded to feature full-size images and thumbnail galleries, unchanged to present. First version of Logos in a Box is launched. Taking our lead, stock logos becomes standard fare with many design companies.
Affectionately known as ‘the purple site’. Home page featured a clickable flash intro complete with sound. Introduction of the Daily Logo and Daily Logo Archives. For it’s day the site was a bandwidth hog – heavy with graphics.
Extensive use of flash logo animation. Around for almost 5 years, and as a result became unfocused and ‘cluttered’ as new material and features were posted. Chat and search functions were added. Site is now over 800 pages but is over-linked and confusing to navigate. In 2006, we officially celebrate our 10th anniversary.
Current version. For the first time in fifteen years, we changed our logo. Site is converted to a CMS and streamlined, hopefully with a little easier navigation system and hierarchy. Large portions of our old site are still available as part of a legacy version but will be converted to the new format over time. Our logo design portfolio is converted to an easy to a simple thumbnail index version.Submit a design project