I like it. Personally, I like the text on the bottom one better. I just like lowercase type better than all CAPS. I don't care so much for the purple color of the logo, but I love the reflective surface that it has. I also like the reflection on the ground plane in the top one. Looks pretty awesome though.
Both colour schemes work well, the lower case font type is much more pleasing to the eye, but I'd suggest making the cloud look slightly more cloud-like, it looks a bit like a half-eaten sandwich IMO
Oh and the reflection on the bottom one is much nicer!
The cloud looks more like a turd than a sandwich. Kinda like Mr Hanky leaning over. Though mostly it just looks like a cloud.
As much as glossy is in the thing at the moment I'd tone the gloss down a wee bit or make it less of a harsh highlight. Having such a distinctive highlight on what is a quite complex shape is a bit more jarring than having the same highlight on a round orb or simple shape.
The shapes and type are nice. Can we see it without the gratuitous effects? They aren't helping.
Edit- oh right, they're in the bottom corner. That relationship is nice as well. I far prefer the un-effected versions over the ones with the shadows, reflections, gloss, glass, highlights, inner shadows, etc.
Hi guys, thank you for the awesome feedback, it's appreciated
Basically the idea behind the effects on the logo is to define each weatherzone product line (we have plenty), so the SMS service will have the same basic layout but a different effect like the web, TV and other services.
I am currently working on the the icon itself, I'm trying to stylise the sun/cloud a little more
i disagree. I think it works better with the single cloud. The two color thing is alright...but i loved the single cloud being eclipsed by the shadow of another cloud. it made it more cloud like that everyone was seeing different things in it. Some people thought it was a sandwich, some thought it was Mr. Hanky, i thought it was an aligator...just like people see in real clouds. Also, from a design standpoint, it worked really well with the offset type arrangement (like in the bottom corners). Actually, that worked so well, i would perrsonally only use it like that. But that is just my opinion.