Finally the logo competition for CSS Creator is underway. You can view the details Logo comp at 99designs

The competition is only open for a week so please submit your logo designs as soon as possible. If design is not your thing you can still provide feedback here on your favorite designs and help me to choose a winner.

The redevelopment of the site is going well I have incorporated most of the suggestions from the Sometime this year post. Now I am very keen to get stuck into the design and theming with a nice new logo.

Sorry, gotta be someone!

Sorry, gotta be someone! http://www.no-spec.com/ }:)

Ok, your entitled to an

Ok, your entitled to an opinion, let me point out a few things:
This is a community website run buy me, not a corporation and not even a small company just me.
Opening up the logo design as a competition gives anyone the chance to submit a logo if they wish, if designers don't wish to do so then they don't have too. I am hoping some of the community members would be interested in designing a logo.
Competitions like this help new designers, students get a foot in the door and help them pay their way though study etc.
If I was an up an coming designer I would jump at the chance to get my work on a site like this.

I had asked a couple of professional designers I know locally to come up with a logo unfortunately they were either too busy, or weren't interested, or maybe I didn't ask correctly as they failed to get back to me or show any real interest in the project. I was willing to pay but can't wait for ever as I have the time available now.

Sorry, but I don't get that no spec site, they should really look at getting a designer to look at their site. Maybe run a competition to come up with a better design. :rolleyes:

HAHA. I am just giving you a

HAHA. I am just giving you a hard time.
I'm not a designer, so I figured I should complain. Tongue

Spec work hurts

Spec work hurts professionals if they work in an industry where clients can't tell quality from garbage, and I guess with something as picky as design you can have some people trying to do it for a living and can't because there's always a kid living on mom's salary who can do the same work for a lot less.

Unlike in manufacturing, the quality of the design is never ultimately determined by the company/client who wants the design. It's not like after 2 years it will break as opposed to the Japanese version or anything : ) and a client will never know if the design will increase revenues (for a company) or just look pretty. Or tacky. You don't even know if your customers will like the new design.

Which is why I believe people who think they can earn a living doing something like "design" had better already be independently wealthy or work for a design studio (who can charge the big bucks because they only accept clients who are used to paying big bucks to outspend their competitors who are also spending big bucks).

I'm no fan of 99 designs but for something like a community forum I think it's a perfect solution. Who cares if the winning logo is done by some kid living in his mom's basement? It's not like anyone would know : )

I actually always liked the current logo because it was thicker with a slight gradient which complemented the otherwise plain site.

Starting to fill up now.

Starting to fill up now. Quite like shell009 #8 and misspuzzle's entries as two that are most like actual logos or motifs. Do we all like blue? Or perhaps some encouragement to explore colour a little more?

I think we all understand the issues surrounding design comps, so should steer clear of that subject or at least understand the reality that it's not spec work that is just an issue it's the larger web development industry.

I like #8 by shell009 too.

I like #8 by shell009 too. It is a logo and it would make a good favicon. I also like #3 (BeastieOgre) and #28 (Steve0) - you could build a site design around that one.

Yep like Steve0 #28 also the

Yep like Steve0 #28 also the latter beastieOgre #24 / #25 also work. As said these are all ones that start to be suggestive of layout to complement.

Bit underwhelmed by all of

Bit underwhelmed by all of them at the moment.

Eeek! Lookit what's

Eeek! Lookit what's happening, leave you alone for a day...Smile

Following the crowd here I like the concept of #8 in black and white but don't feel the colours do that version justice and tend to muddy it. Perhaps some feedback on this sort of thing?

I also like don't mind #19 (misspuzzle) bottom but not sure about the fact that it has the C for Creator in there - but very corporate reception wall looking.

I think #24 grows on you but perhaps the buttons could be worked up a bit (possibly a bit bigger) perhaps with a better colour differentiation between the blue and green and the arrow that they form pointing the other way?

#28 looks quite good but the blobs leading are not representative of anything. Prefer the blobs of the black background version.

While #32 is a nice clean logotype rendition, it would be nice to have a logo to give the name a whole new fresh look and as Chris said, something that works as a favicon would be a bonus.

Maybe some more feedback and eliminate the ones you don't like, so the designers get feedback on who's on track and who isn't? From what I've seen of these things, they tend to knock themselves out trying to please once there's active discussion and there's plenty of time to get it moving.

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Do we all like blue? Or perhaps some encouragement to explore colour a little more?

The blue predominating is a bit bleh. On the whole I think a couple of colours work better than one but I'm probably with Tyssen at the moment.

FWIW... :shrug: but so pleased to see it's happening!!

Some more logos up. Nice to

Some more logos up.
Nice to see some creative ideas. I don't really get the backwards lettering though.

No backward lettering, and

No backward lettering, and no shiny floors Smile

I'm with you Tony with the comment on Hartgraphic's #36, graphic good, text not so, but don't much like any of the text choices, that logo with the right text would do it for me.

Quite like #43 & #44 but feel the graphic cubes remind of another site logo?

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No backward lettering, and no shiny floors Smile

Laughing out loud Couldn't agree more!

Now it's getting sorted a bit. I like #34 - good colours! - but think the "creator" font needs to be different or the reflection taken off it so that it's plain black.

#41 - Yes this CSS is really good and I agree that the "ESes" need to be level, but again the Creator font doesn't work Sad

#46 - ummm what about the css blocks with just Creator alongside in the colour and font of the large CSS?

#37 - I agree that the cube has potential but the colours and font do need work.

Hee hee...Wolfie you're a

Hee hee...Wolfie you're a wag...and I know you can do better than that Laughing out loud

That #49 is incredible!

That #49 is incredible! Wink

But seriously I think I like #32 the most. I'll have to disagree with Tony and Hugo - don't much care for the graphic in #36. I also like #24 and #43 with a little more work

And Smee, I have another in the works...

Shiny floors, no sooner do I

Shiny floors, no sooner do I mention shiny floors and what happens? a slew of shiny floors, slipped straight over on my ...

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That #49 is incredible! Wink

It is! It is! Almost worthy of 4 stars Wink

I have to admit I keep going back to #32 because it does work nicely, but it would be good to have a bit that can be used as a favicon that "brands" us a bit more.

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I'll have to disagree with Tony and Hugo - don't much care for the graphic in #36.

Ooooh...I'm glad somebody said that Wink

#41's back with the rejig - and looking much better but very futuristic, easily dated? Gamey?

#52 - not sure about the CSS falling over so much - we have enough of that around here without it in our banner too. Smile but agree the Creator might be better in a brighter blue.

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The #37 cube beside creator in different colors would be good. The black and white version works well.

If we're going to try and get some different colours in there, what about...wait for it...tada...Green & Gold! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi! No seriously.

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And Smee, I have another in the works...

Oh goodie, that's the spirit! Smile But I'd buy one of those T-shirts Wink

Another batch of logo

Another batch of logo uploaded.
I've guaranteed that the prize money will go to someone.
The logos seemed to have stepped up a notch.

Yes, I noticed that the

Yes, I noticed that the guarantee seems to have made a difference. While I thoroughly agree with getting rid of orange, it's a pity about lime - yes I know it's an "in" colour but it looks particularly good with the bright, ummm...turquoise? of #34 and #35.

I wasn't sure when you suggested he start chopping off bits but it's just gone up - doesn't look half bad Smile Heh heh...maroon and silver here we come }:) but it must be liquid shiny (no floors).

Hmmm...reserving opinion on the colour change of #61 - what a difference a day makes eh?

Why are Hugo and I the only ones commenting here? The others all too busy getting their entries ready? Smile Hugo are you voting over there? I haven't yet.

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Forgot to say that I'm sure that the feedback has a lot to do with it too, Tony. I'd still like to see #8's colours reworked. Just an opinion of course, early days yet.

Lots of new ones. I'm

Lots of new ones. I'm sticking with my previous comment, I could be persuaded to add in #67. #64 is clever, looking like flames in a brazier, just not for a CSS site, maybe for a counter strike one Wink

Perhaps someone could get back in touch with the author of #8, to give smee some different colours.

This is great fun watching

This is great fun watching the designs evolve.
I thought #66 and #62 were from the same designer for a moment.
The number of colors still seems a little restricted maybe i should post a web color chart to give them some ideas Wink

Smee wrote: Why are Hugo and

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Why are Hugo and I the only ones commenting here? The others all too busy getting their entries ready? Smile Hugo are you voting over there? I haven't yet.

Cos we're cool. Wasn't aware that we could vote? thought that would just be Tony's prerogative?

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ETA:
Forgot to say that I'm sure that the feedback has a lot to do with it too, Tony. I'd still like to see #8's colours reworked. Just an opinion of course, early days yet.

Think it's definitely the feedback that Kicks things into life, they need inspiration and motivation.

Like Chris's idea of keeping the logo slightly vauge-ish so we don't put of our Counter Strike Source buddies.

So I now like bestest:

#67
#66
#64
#61
Aspects of, not so sure -ish:
#69
#70
#82/83
#85 ?
#84 bottom version

The longer this goes on the more impossible it will ever be deciding on one over another Smile

Can I add one for fun Smile

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Cos we're cool. Wasn't aware that we could vote? thought that would just be Tony's prerogative?

Yeah Smile Ummm...we can't, I registered to see and it is only Tony - which makes sense really otherwise there would probably be a heap of designers voting for themselves and muddying the waters.

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Think it's definitely the feedback that Kicks things into life, they need inspiration and motivation.

Yup, if you've got any talent I guess it's best to throw u the concept and get feedback on the build up.

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So I now like bestest:

Right. That's it then. We're not letting you anywhere near the final choice! Tongue

My comments not in any order of preference...

#35 - prefer this over #60 which has lost definition. I still like #35's colours - very Whitsunday water and palm trees Smile

#24 - maybe ask beastie to make the css bigger and a little more 3D before it's knocked out?

#46 (gr & bl) + #67 (or & red), #74 (bl & red) - would like to see 67/74's execution with 46's colours

#57 - it is very good

#59 - cube looks quite stunning on black but maybe needs some 3D on the white? I think Icre8 (#66, 67 and 73) are a poor imitation of it - I can't see the C as it were. I also think it has more style than #95.

#89 (two on the right), #90 & #91 - yaaay for breaking out the colour chart! Despite my dislike of orange, I like the particular tan & green of 91. Though having said that, would like to see 90 taken a step further...put silver background on the other side of the SS and then make that inner edge of the C ridged to define it, as though cast in steel. A bit like 96 has done - not sure about this one though I quite like the red they used.

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Can I add one for fun Smile

Smile Why not, I might throw up my previous ones (though I see they've cottoned on to one of my ideas)...see if we can give some new inspiration Wink Or was #80 you?

Thanks for the comments

Thanks for the comments guy's and feel free to rate them here or list them in order of preference as Smee has done.
Please add some of your own creations even if it just adds different ideas to the mix.
It is going to be hard to choose a winner, I wonder if I could combine a couple Smile

One of my ideas, and I'm big on ideas just not so good at implementing them, was to use letters like machinery parts such as the cog for the O, and maybe have people standing around talking and working on them. I even liked the idea of rusty metal characters but my wife quickly knocked that idea on the head as the rust signify old and decrepit. I think it would have been complicated to pull off as a logo. I had visions of surface rust as a background for the site, like the rust you get on an old fridge.

I don't like #59. I can't

I don't like #59. I can't help thinking reflections aren't good design just exploiting a new feature in graphics software. If they aren't passe yet, they will be soon.

#61 has grown on me, especially if it didn't have any reflection Wink.

For me,

#8 or one of the variants (#87,#89,#90, #91)
#61
#67 or #74 (personally, I prefer the yellow/red combination)
#3
#76 (and #77 as its title) perhaps in another colour (or maybe we could have lime with an orange reflection!!)
#28 doesn't stand out as much as it used to, but I think it could still do the job.

Does any one else have problems with the page?
A large number of the images must time out, leaving me with too many animated gifs using up too much CPU. Gecko browsers are particularly bad, followed by Safari with Opera being least bad - this is on a Mac. I did better in a WinXP VM, IE8 and Chrome loaded the page completely on the second go. Safari and Firefox got them all first time.

Yeah I'm having a lot of

Yeah I'm having a lot of animated gifs and some blank images on hover.

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I even liked the idea of rusty metal characters but my wife quickly knocked that idea on the head as the rust signify old and decrepit.

Laughing out loud I think I'd listen to your wife! Wink (Edit: well I've given you some ball bearings at least Laughing out loud )

Okay...I've loaded 3 of mine but the colour has gone very brown on the last two which is a pity - if I win you can get a some talented graphics student to do it properly Tongue

I thought the browser thing must've been me...pleased to know it's not, have only tried FF. However I guess you have discovered that if you hover, most of the time the real graphic would show.

I forgot to mention one of them and now it's gone!!! That beaut new swishy blue, tan and gold one - was that ursul? S/he's packed up and gone home...botheration!!!

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One of my ideas, and I'm big on ideas just not so good at implementing them, was to use letters like machinery parts such as the cog for the O, and maybe have people standing around talking and working on them.

Perhaps you could talk to the guy in the Caribbean who was here on forum recently with his lizards and shells and things Wink

I like the graphic in #92 I

I like the graphic in #92 I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet.
How about that graphic with the gray text from #69

Smee I think #99 would look better without the .com I do like the colors though.

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I like the graphic in #92 I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet.
How about that graphic with the gray text from #69

Hadn't made up my mind about that graphic when I wrote my screed above but it's a good suggestion.

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Smee I think #99 would look better without the .com I do like the colors though.

ROFL! Only for you Mr Tony, only for you, give me 5...then who's graphic are you gonna match it with? }:) #90 - get shel009 to change the blue to maroon Laughing out loud

Nice Idea #90 would look

Nice Idea #90 would look good with #105 :thumbsup:
I'm getting sick of the animated gifs, maybe if I eliminate some more they will go away.

Shall I take the other 3 off

Shall I take the other 3 off so as not to clutter?

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Nice Idea #90 would look good with #105 :thumbsup:

I think so too! Then you could award #90 and get them to do the job properly Smile

The only one I've liked

The only one I've liked seems to have been deleted. Oh well.

The loading problem seems to

The loading problem seems to have improved.

Well you didn't say so Tyssen...which one was it?

Tony I think Hartgraphic is right in that Icre8 is just copying and tweaking his designs. See H62 and I73 and now Icre8 seems to have done the same with the ribbon you like so much - while I actually prefer Icre8's version, it is nonetheless a steal of sorts and now Heavyfolde has bought in to the ribbon thing particularly with #127 (I personally don't like 128 thru 130, too messy and indistinct). Just saying.

I see my silver balls have bit the dust...you do remember that grey text in the one left is supposed to be shiny silver like those balls don't you? Smile

#113 - its the first one

#113 - its the first one that jumped right out of the screen at me. #116 does look better on the black background, but nowhere near as good on white.

For the author of #123, you might want to try a version where the three letters are different colours. Its an interesting design, but a little plain.

Smee you could always post your balls here Wink

This stuff is wa-ay beyond

This stuff is wa-ay beyond my small area of expertise. There are animated entries? Now, that's failure.

I've had in my mind an image of the PBS kids' show, 'Bob the builder', and Playskool toy construction machinery; much as Tony talked about. So I put together a prototype, using text as an abstract mobile crane. I used a blocky font, and stretched it horizontally for the c and the ss. The "C" is the crane's cab, and the esses represent the tracks. "creator" is rotated and stands in for the boom. I don't have the skills to finish it, so I offer it as a jumping off point for the more graphic skill sets among us.

The "C", squared up might make an alright favicon.

cheers,

gary

ps: If anyone does want to run with this, the original .svg Inkscape files are yours for the asking. --g

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While I think the green and

While I think the green and gold ones show it's a good colour combo, it would probably look better if the bottom left of it wasn't greyed so much, but I still think it's too complicated.

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Smee you could always post your balls here Wink

ROFL!!!! Oh I could think of soooo many answers to that }:) but here's a reminder:

...and I'd also like to point out that I have very creative and colourful balls...any of these take your fancy?

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There are animated entries? Now, that's failure.

No Gary, t'was the loading "spinners" they were talking about Wink

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So I put together a prototype, using text as an abstract mobile crane.

Very clever thinking cap you have there!

Cranes are dangerous things,

Cranes are dangerous things, Gary. You know what they do. : )

The only ones I really liked were wolf's and xpise27's, maybe because I really really like the idea of what CSS is being part of the logo.

#csscreator would have an edge over .csscreator though as there is but one CSSCreator.

The other logos look pretty enough but they don't seem to match the forum... maybe the forum is starting with a new logo and then will get shiny spring freshness to match?

I still like the current logo Smile

Tony someone's done the

Tony someone's done the T-shirts, they've got to be the winner Smile

"Poes" wrote:The other logos

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The other logos look pretty enough but they don't seem to match the forum... maybe the forum is starting with a new logo and then will get shiny spring freshness to match?

That's the whole idea it's a complete overhaul and is why Tony gave a pretty open brief, especially where colour is concerned.

Smee wrote:Tony I think

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Tony I think Hartgraphic is right in that Icre8 is just copying and tweaking his designs.

Yeah, I think Icre8's submissions should be overlooked because I believe Hartgraphic is right and Icre8 is displaying a flippant attitude towards the issue.

Tyssen wrote:Yeah, I think

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Yeah, I think Icre8's submissions should be overlooked because I believe Hartgraphic is right and Icre8 is displaying a flippant attitude towards the issue.

Oh well done Tyssen, particularly for your comment over at 99designs. I actually agree with disqualifying Icre8 unless they can come up with original designs. I just didn't know how much "inspiration" was acceptable, but you do have the knowledge and background to make that call, so good on you. Maybe leave 134? ETA: - I see they've taken care of it Wink

Tony I would expect the stuff to get interesting today and tomorrow so it's probably time to get ruthless and knock out all the 2 stars unless you need them for a colour reference or are going to ask them for changes. It will also make comparing things a lot easier - if for instance you pick say, hartgraphic 108, 112, 113 and 115 (red and blue, green and gold and red & black) of the ribbon designs and eliminate the rest of those.

shel1009 - new to 99designs (so is hartgraphic which is probably why they're trying so hard) so their profile doesn't show much - check the smilies on shel1009 Smile - personally I'd like to see if they have the skills to beef up their design in 3D (and get rid of the third bit of distracting colour in the middle?) This is not all self-interest Smile I have liked this design from the start as it's clean and simple and has very good colour combos - particularly 89, 90 & 91 but you might ask them for burgundy and silver Wink

9bishop #135
- Perhaps you could put up a general request for NO shiny floors and ask #135 to do it without? But I do luuurve text that looks like it's come out of a toothpaste tube Smile and I particularly like the way the yellow comes from top left and draws your eye to the green and through to the yellow again.. I personally like this a one a lot as it seems to have got all the elements right, unless you want to request more fluid "Ses" in the CSS.

o.d.b. wu - I like 137, 138 and 139 for execution but the design element has no relevance :shrug: What can I say, I like gel Wink

redzart - 117, 118, 120 & 122 - I like this but it tends to look like only one 'S'? Perhaps request that the esses are made more obvious? For instance the red and blue combo shows it up better than the blue and black, though I note you don't like the red and blue as much and neither do I - green and gold request?

I do like the green and gold though, just trying to help FWIW

Don't worry about Icre8's

Don't worry about Icre8's designs he wont be getting in with copies. I'll eliminate his designs shortly.

I've been thinking more about wolfcry911 design #49 and may have been too hasty to write it off as a t-shirt design.
I like it because it is clean and simple and uses css selectors, the .com is smart.
The things I would look at to improve it, make the selectors bolder bigger, especially the #.
I quite like the font and the treatment, but it would be good to see some other fonts possible a fixed width serif code like font. I do like the colors.
Why I initially didn't look closer, it is to long, I visualize making some form of button to promote the site with a version of the logo. That said it may look good with the .com on the 2nd line.

The graphics I like at the moment are #62 any by shel009 and #122 the balls by heaveyfolder are also clever maybe too clever but they do look good on a shirt.

Text I like the shape of LQ1's eg. #143
#128 is good but reminds me of a software company
#138 the text is good but the pretty graphic doesn't do anything.
#74 nice font, I still haven't worked out the blocks, maybe I shouldn't try.
Too many have good qualities but no one logo jumps out so far.

Icre8 - I'm not sure when it

Icre8 - I'm not sure when it happened, but I think Tyssen's comment may have sorted it Wink

Wolfie
- YES! I agree with all of that, I actually thought it was very clever and is the most relevant and would make a great T-shirt. I think that's probably the best blue up there and of course the red *cough* is excellent. I was hoping we wouldn't end up with the red, white and blue of the yanks though Tongue

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Why I initially didn't look closer, it is to long, I visualize making some form of button to promote the site with a version of the logo. That said it may look good with the .com on the 2nd line.

Sorry, can't help....ask Wolfie Smile

#62 and shel1009 - yes, would like to see the letters on 62 a little more defined, only because on the white bg it loses a little of the impact it has on the black. I don't mean the reflection, I'm ignoring that, it's an excellent cube.

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#128 is good but reminds me of a software company

Sorry but I don't like this graphic at all and particularly not in comparison to the others you've mentioned Sad

#74 - it's nice and clean but as Hugo said, reminiscent of many other websites.

steve0 - #111 - I'm liking this more and more and would like to see it in another colour as I think the red and blue are too evenly weighted or something. At first the chopped off esses jarred a bit. However I keep thinking the white on black version looks good and I like it more and more, which is why I think it's worth a second colour request.

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Too many have good qualities but no one logo jumps out so far.

That's about the sum of it Smile

It's highly unlikely that

It's highly unlikely that anyone logo will ever jump out, isn't that an inherent problem with so many side by side graphics to look at? You will always be doing exactly what we are all doing "like logo of #14675, don't like text, like text of #5543212, but the with colors of #23984756"

I think Smee is right eliminate all but 3 stars and above, perhaps that should be four stars and above. I think the participants need a final guide as to where the decision is heading design wise.

I would suggest that as many of us as possible make a definitive post of our top 5 favs allowing Tony to see just how many times a certain design may figure. his may elp in further whittling down the remaining entries.

Tony wrote:I've been

Tony wrote:

I've been thinking more about wolfcry911 design #49 and may have been too hasty to write it off as a t-shirt design.

Based on this and comments about some of the text, I thought I'd have a quick go too (don't know if I'm helping or just muddying the waters further). I'm posting it here cos it's a blatant rip-off of Wolfcry's and I couldn't very well take someone for task for that over at 99designs and then do the same thing myself. Wink But as you said you liked Wolfie's design, I thought I'd try some variations on it. I thought about using the # and .com but thought the # actually might make it confusing for people who'd never seen the site before, how to actually say the name, so then left out the .com too.

I've also done mine in greyscale because I don't think the colours are that important at this stage (a logo should work just as well in b&w as in colour anyway) and I've gone for flat colours because I think a lot of the examples in the comp suffer from using styles (in colours, gradients and fonts) that tie the designs to a certain time or are too space agey/techy-looking.

I've used the same font or family for each part of the logo but you could also use different fonts for the {;} and words parts.

Tyssen, you've lost the

Tyssen, you've lost the right parenthesis! I recall their being a wink in curly brackets.

Right, well I've just loaded

Right, well I've just loaded the proper silver versions I've been on about for what seems forever but the load changed the wine check background so much it looks black and the silver on cream doesn't show up too well either. Ah well, such is life Laughing out loud I also found a gear icon in this new program (trial version so there's watermarking smudges up there too) so I did that for you Tony but I fear it's not the sort of gear you had in mind and I can't spend any more time on it.

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Muddying I think, unfortunately because Tony has guaranteed the prize Sad Otherwise I like the top one and shel009's new red and green ones with the matching text - 151 and 152. The text needs to be bigger and fatter but it is the right text for the rrrround C and I don't actually like square text anyway Smile

Chris..S wrote:Tyssen,

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Tyssen, you've lost the right parenthesis! I recall their being a wink in curly brackets.

Yeah, I left it out because you wouldn't ever write CSS that way.

Thanks Guy's I appreciate

Thanks Guy's I appreciate all the comments and attempts.
Fonts have never been one of my strong points, so all the suggestions are welcome. I couldn't pick one of those over the others at the moment. May be too early in the morning and I lack milk for my coffee.
Thinking about Wolfie's I really like the # in the front specially since it signifies "the One" or id. I don't really care if they can't pronounce it at least they will think about it. I'd probably just go with the #CSSCreator without any of extras and have the # exaggerated.

Smee the colour did change, maybe you need to color the parts as separate image then combine them. I added other comments to your posts at 99designs.