Slogan Needed. Apply Within.
I’ve been trying to come up with a good slogan for Snipplr for the last couple of days. I haven’t really been actively thinking about it – just letting the idea bounce around in the back of my head. A few possibilities that I’ve come up with are
- Reusable code
- Programming brains
- Programmer’s brains
- Give your brain a rest
I’m not very fond of any of them. I asked the guys at the office what I should do. They suggested
- Take a snippet, leave a snippet
- Share and share alike
- Code and code alike
- The website that Jon wanted
- We don’t need no steenkin E’s!
- Your code sucks. Use mine.
Again, none of them are winners. I’m sure something will come to me while I’m taking a shower. That’s where most of my good ideas appear.
Switching gears, you’ve probably also noticed that Snipplr doesn’t have a logo. In fact, other than the title bar, I don’t even mention the name of the website. This lack of branding was somewhat intentional. I originally built Snipplr as a tool for myself, so I didn’t give any thought to allowing for a logo in the layout. I wanted the design to be functional.
The obvious solution is to drop the nav bar down a bit and stick a logo (or at least the site’s name) in the top left corner. A more avant garde route would be to keep things as is – no branding. It’s a bold move, but it might be a clever way to distinguish Snipplr from other websites. It reminds me of how for the longest time 60 Minutes was the only TV show without a theme song. The point? They were so good they didn’t need a damn song. That simple, ticking stop-watch was enough.