Designing the Logo
After some initial explorations, we decided the logo needed to be something that was simple, had low-performance load, and embodied some element of the BBS era. Bullentin Board Systems had drastic graphic limitations due to restrictive connections and technology. Made by creatively assembling text, ASCII art became the answer for these homepages, and thus inspired our ultimate logo.
Instead of images or icons, all graphics for the ScribDen prototype were created using a combination of text and CSS styles, which resulted in a minimal, clean style reminiscent of the BBS era.
To minimize performance costs at as many points as possible, all graphics were eliminated, and we were restricted to only system fonts for the minimum viable product. Users could also navigate the application using the nav letters as keyboard commands (e.g. 'R' for 'Recent').