Amid the re-branding of WPF/E, Silverlight introduced a new name (still with me?), a new website, new theme and probably the most visually prominent, a new logo. Being a (self-proclaimed) designer, this is probably the most interesting of all the changes introduced. It’s hard to put down exactly what the logo is, but it looks something like smokey ribbons enclosed in a sphere-like shape. It’s outright abstract, somewhat blue for Silverlight and reminds me a lot of Strepsils’s logo.
What’s most interesting is how it animates and creates new variations of the same logo as demonstrated in the website showreel. Here’s a compilations of the Silverlight logo animating and creating new variations. Some of them I think even look better than the original!
It’s not even worth guessing what the ‘loading animation’ for the release-version of Silverlight might look like.