Mascots are a great way of giving a personality and a natural touch to you site! You can either use them as a logo in themselves, or next with your site logo, but in any case, they are a simple and effective way of suggesting what your site is about and giving it a specific character, connecting it to an image that makes it memorable, in a word, giving it an identity that people can relate to!
Compared to the way in which this kind of mascot could be used in print (where there are certain color and complexity restrictions), when you create a mascot that is meant just for the web you have much more creative freedom: you can use as many colors or effects as you wish if you feel that this would be in line with what your site is about, for instance. Of course, you can still use a very simple drawing style as well. It all depends on what you are trying to express through your mascot, what your target audience is and, of course, on keeping in mind that you have to make your mascot blend in with the rest of the site. There are certain tips that you should look at in this respect (and you can find a good tutorial about that on vector.tutsplus.com, for instance).
If you want to learn more about the Web 2.0 look that a site mascot should have, you should definitely check out the cool examples in this collection – you will see some great ways of making your site look natural and unforgettable!
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Kung Fu Producao Sonora
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Nybble Tech – Affordable Web Site Design USA Website Design, USA
Batman 3D 3-D Bilder von Batman the Dark Knight
www.krolikov.net – art studio
Tucson Web Design, SEO Internet Marketing, and Brand Identity Services by Foxtie
Ignaty Nikulin – from Photoshop to the browser.
Redefine.Us Seattle, WA USA
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Designing a mascot for a Paper Toy site Part 1ÿÿpapertoyadventures.com
APAK – Aaron + Ayumi – Welcome!
sr28 Web Design, Houston based Web Designer and Illustrator Simon Reynolds
HappyFish.ro .- Vrem alta Romanie -.
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Silverback – guerrilla usability testing
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Think Orange – we’re a fantastic agency that creates web products that drive social interaction and make you smile.
Dsi Robot Comics
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PriceYeti – Get an email when the price drops
Kars4Kids Offical Fun Site + Toy Drive Welcome
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Punxsutawney Phil .com- A Tribute to Groundhog Day and our Favorite Town!
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