Welcome to: Standard Logo™
Create a 3D online presence logo to showcase your brand and get your website started for free. You can also use this free logo/heading design tool to create 3D headings for different sections of your homepage, blog or website. Works great with Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking services as well because the resulting image graphics are created in the Portable Network Graphics (.png) format, which is the current best web media available and is supported by all browsers. The top and bottom page logo graphics for this site, Standard Logo, are great examples of what this tool can do since they were designed exclusively using this very free logo/heading creation maker, with absolutely no touch-ups required.
Why Does a Website Require a Logo?
Most often websites without any attempt at any sort of logo or branding aren't well regarded. They lack a brand experience of any kind and consumers have become accustomed to associating products and services with recognizable brands. One reason that people expect to associate a business with a Trademark or logo are their safety and security concerns. After all, if a business cannot invest in the integrity and promotion of its own name, they are not likely to be around much longer. They may not invest in their training employees, improving their products or expanding their services. Such an endeavor likely will not be around much longer and therefore they don't perceive that business as being one they can rely on over the course of their need for that product or service. This is an extremely important consideration during tough economic times when people are so concerned about who has their business. Remember that if you are providing a valuable product or service, it has to be perceived as such. Online professional portfolios and home pages will look more professional with a recognizable brand because of this very same reason, we are simply conditioned to be brand conscious.
Every day we experience brands thousands of times a day through advertising in the newspaper, magazines, radio, billboards, television and the internet. Each ad is well branded. This sort of conditioning towards brand recognition is impossible for a reasonable person to ignore. Don't make such a ridiculous mistake. Get your brand out there. Get one and use it to your advantage.
By creating a simple logo to get started, you may be able to avoid any such pitfalls others that may not have any kind of brand experience due to our society's unrelentless brand conditioning. Remember that a decent mark will also benefit your business or professional website presence in the same way that it benefits business.
Until you can hire a professional logo designer, use the Standard Logo 3D logo/heading design tool from Xara. Once your business does take off, we do suggest that you contact an identity and branding architect (such as the intellectual property experts available through Symbiotic Design) to take full advantage of a positive impact first and lasting impression through brand recognition. Or, if you are creative and you understand the rules and challenges of branding, Xara also offers some great easy-to-use do-it-yourself graphic design tools that are capable of producing professional quality images.
If you are having difficulty getting started because of website design costs, you might want to consider looking at Xara Web Designer. The result isn't the same as a professionally designed website, but it is a great way to get your professional presence started online to market to the world. Remember that a website can act like a salesman, and can be available 24 hours per day, all year long. Xara offers a free trial version of Web Designer that you can evaluate for 30 days. You can also download a free trial version of Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash and/or Illustrator and use them for 30 days to build your online presence, but as with most professional software, these Adobe products have a rather steep learning curve and you may not learn the software enough to accomplish your goals in your spare time within that 30 day trial period. Xara products are much more intuitive and affordable should you actually like and use them. Plus, Xara offers a complete line of graphic design software: Xara3D, the Xtreme Pro version or just 'Xtreme', Web Designer, Menu Maker and much more, including fonts (most of which are highlighted below on this page), which can allow anyone access to design professionalism.
Domain Name & Web Hosting Solutions:
Once you have your logo and website designed, we recommend the following resources to secure your domain name and provide reliable web hosting:
- Domain Hostmaster
Domain name registrations and transfers with extras. All major domain extensions, including .COM, .EU, .DE, .CO.UK, .US, .NET, .INFO and more. Complete hosting and dedicated server solutions (Linux or Windows). Web servers are monitored constantly in a secure data center. Site tools available include website builders, SSL security certificates, shopping carts, merchant account, site promotion program, marketing tools and more. Inexpensive service backed 24/7 by valuable, dedicated tech support.
- Apache Website Host
The most reliable web server configuration ever, offered at affordable prices for businesses and corporations: Apache 2 web server running on a stable Linux operating system. Don't leave your online business or professional presence to chance, the Linux Apache web host package is the leading web hosting configuration on the Internet because of its affordable price and proven reliability.
- F1 Hosting Networks
Free reseller web hosting accounts. Sell full-featured reliable Linux Apache shared web hosting accounts to yourself (and your friends) at wholesale. You are not required to buy anything to sell to the public with our instant reseller site, though a domain would be a great idea.
- HD Web Hosting
Affordable, professional, business web hosting. Inexpensive, full featured, reliable Linux Apache MySQL PHP web hosting solutions for serious business, e-commerce & high traffic websites. Ultra-fast internet connections. Free setup, domain name and "Site Studio" (easy-to-use, no HTML knowledge required, online website builder) with each account. Free web hosting reseller accounts are also available (sell these hosting plans to yourself at wholesale).
- Site Host Pros
Although this is an invitation-only web hosting network for those seeking fast reliable cPanel resseller accounts, they are worth it. Contact us if you would like an invitation along with the current configuration.
Benefits of a Professionally Designed Logo:
Logos, marks, icons, brands, Trademarks, coats of arms, standards, flags, banners, rapports & official seals are all symbols that are built based on the symbols which we are familiar with. Each symbol, as well as any associated colors, are used in establishing intellectual property can actually stimulate emotions. These symbols, colors and the very emotions they stir in us are then identified directly with the business, even on a first impression! This is all about that brand recognition conditioning that we cannot escape in today's modern society. We understand that red represents passion, romance and love because that is how it is used and recognized. Used effectively, we can associate a mark made of familiar symbols and colors that positively affect a consumer's outlook on a business, product or service the first instant that they see it.
Alternately, marks that are not designed professionally could send the wrong message. But the worst is to not attempt any kind of professional looking presence at all, which is why we offer this logo/heading design tool here at Standard Logo. Because it is basic enough to allow you a professional look without the ability to make many mistakes with any sort of symbolic representation other than the symbols of the characters of your brand name or its acronym.
For Professional Trademark, Logo, Brand, Website & Graphic Design Services:
Your identity architects. Featuring creative, standards compliant web design services that offer name recognition and brand concentric, search optimized website design and development. Illustration, graphics, print advertising, T-shirt design, marketing and promotion services also available.
Premium Brand Name
Premium Brand Name offers a catalog of some already developed brands and Trademarks that are ready to develop into websites, as well as a few branded websites that are ready to be developed further.