We are a new web development firm that has just closed on our first contract. We specialize in, but aren't married to, Ruby on Rails development. We aim to be very open with our clients and help them bring their ideas to the web. We're not trying to be the next Microsoft, we're just programmers who love the craft, want to help others, and make some money in our travels. We contribute to Open Source frequently.
We target smaller businesses that need a web application, or someone looking to develop a more standard website. They'd likely be between 30 and 60 years of age. We're located in Ohio and Ohioans might tend to be more traditional than other folks.
"Protected Method" is a programming term; we aren't a security company. We're not looking for shields, castles, etc in the logo. We'd like a nice "web 2.0" style logo. Something slick with casual gradients; something refined, but not like a funeral home logo if you know what I mean. This logo will be for the web, business cards, etc.
I tend to prefer black and blue as base colors, but feel free to wow me.