I used to advocate using the text fields, phone number, all that. But with certain graphics it doesn't look so hot.
I'm now an advocate of a full length logo like is shown below stretching over the whole surface and replacing the text fields for phone number and all of that, and preferably a PNG with transparent background so it blends in with the color of the UI (which will vary depending on the OS as it is a default Windows color code.)
I feel that the advantage of a full size logo is that you can put in any appropriate contact details like phone number, catch phrase, etc. in the graphic itself so you can really design it the way YOU want to and aren't limited by the format that dSS provides for those details. (as you can see, I have not done this in my own graphic as I have no details I wish to include - but if I did, they would be in the graphic itself.) Also I see lots of people already have this information within their logo graphic anyway.
Then for the nitty gritty text like store hours or whatever, I leave those for the details fields you see on the bottom left (in my pic it says Come Visit Us and sample store hours below it.) I don't actually use the details in my own copy as I only distribute this to my co-workers, friends, and family and they know me anyway - (and I don't have store hours of course) but I just enabled that to give you the idea in the pic.
FYI if you aren't a graphic type person, I'll pass this tip along, I had all of mine done at 48hourlogo.com for like $115 - that was the base price for a new logo. Most ppl there will create great looking logos or modify existing ones to add stuff like that for cheap. I had my LLC logo modified to say .COM instead and I posted a project to modify the logo and assigned a one hour project limit and got it done for like $30/hr. within the hour limit, and some people on there even charge half of that.
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