Microsoft Azure Logo

An interesting case of poor brand management. The team at Microsoft have left a very poor trail of guidance about the proper logo to use for Microsoft Azure.

For example, most folks use this blue triangle logo.

However, that’s not the proper logo, and really never was. For example, they did release that triangle shape, but not the type treatment. That was made by some designer, just like you, that needed a way to show compatibility with Azure.

Is this the correct Microsoft Azure logo?

Or is this it?

Microsoft is very inconsistent here. Plus, even on Wikipedia they have the blue triangle logo above (as of June, 2020).

Best Icon Libraries

I recently did a bunch of research into the best icon libraries. There are quite a few options available, so instead of telling you my favorite I will just link to the various libraries and let you decide!

Top picks:

The Noun Project:
https://thenounproject.com

Pixel Love
https://www.pixellove.com/browse/line/simple/

Nova:
https://www.webalys.com/nova/ultimate-pack.html

Orion:
https://orioniconlibrary.com/all-icons

Material:
https://material.io/resources/icons/

Streamline:
https://app.streamlineicons.com

Fontawesome:
https://fontawesome.com/icons

Glyphicons:
https://www.glyphicons.com/sets/basic/

Flaticon:
https://www.flaticon.com/

Redirects on Go Daddy using .htaccess

Go Daddy .htaccess

I had a lot of trouble getting .htaccess redirects working correctly on Go Daddy. One of our customers is using Go Daddy’s WordPress hosting and we set up a new domain for them.

Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews
# Turn mod_rewrite on
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://newdomain.com/$1 [R=301,L]

The above in a .htaccess file worked great in our testing.

One important note: We found that the CDN Go Daddy has running cached these redirection rules and it took a day to clear. While this was happening, we thought the redirect wasn’t working. Well, it worked on every single sub page, but it didn’t work on the home page. If we loaded the url in an Incognito Window it wouldn’t redirect. But if we pressed Enter it would redirect. It was showing a 200 status on first load, and then would follow the .htaccess rules. But, this all cleared up after 24 hrs.