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Archive => Site Support => Topic started by: delling on November 06, 2010, 03:42:05 pm

Title: Website banners
Post by: delling on November 06, 2010, 03:42:05 pm
As you can see, we now have a new site banner -- and it changes every time you change the page!

a) do you like this?

b) is it annoying that it changes on every page, or is that cool? (perhaps try it out for a day or two before answering this.

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Next, I created a template so that anyone can make a banner! The PSD is attached. If you don't have Photoshop, send me your JPEGs or PNGs and I'll fit them in.

Size:
Your banner artwork (before you put it into the template), must be 1140 by 120 pixels.

We can cater to larger sizes, but it's easier if everyone sticks to those dimensions. If there are a lot of people that want to make bigger banners , we can work something out. I'd rather not go over 150px height, though.

Design:
I'd rather have either professional banners, or completely stupid ones. Devlin's design aesthetic is great. You can find his logo attached to this post too (soon).

If you are going to do stupid banners, they should be along the same lines as Palmar's. I don't want banners that are in between. They either have to be 'woaah, cool', or 'omg rofl'.

Sketches (from Fuzi, or whoever does one) are OK too. I just want banners that look... smart.

I would like to try an animated banner -- but not something that just rotates, or distracts. Think something along the lines of a day/night cycle, or leaves blowing around, or an interesting character from one of our games (SC2, TF2, WoW, etc.) moving around.

Think that's about it...

-D
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Yathezai on November 06, 2010, 03:45:31 pm
As you can see, we now have a new site banner -- and it changes every time you change the page!

a) do you like this?

b) is it annoying that it changes on every page, or is that cool? (perhaps try it out for a day or two before answering this.

A: sure, it's cool.  :) I have to admit I don't pay a lot of attention to them, I kinda scroll down looking for new posts!

B: no, for the reason listed under A.

I'll leave making banners over to the pro's though...maybe a stupid one sometime!
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Skymunken on November 06, 2010, 03:59:16 pm
I miss Arnold... :(
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Devlin on November 06, 2010, 04:12:54 pm
Here's the text I used for my banners
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Doomslay on November 06, 2010, 04:15:34 pm
I really like them, loving the fact they change on refresh/revisit, if theres a lot of good submissions too it'll be good to keep a big roster of them, keeps it fresh every time!
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Archz on November 06, 2010, 07:01:49 pm
(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a449/OlavF90/Banners/IECATA2.png)

(http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a449/OlavF90/Banners/IEHON2.png)

lol template!

Anyone know how to use coordinates in photoshop? Can't seem to find it and I want to have the text at the same place on all the banners xD
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on November 06, 2010, 07:09:54 pm
Make your own template -- 1140x120. Put logo on it.

Then make a new layer for each piece of artwork that you create... put it behind the logo...

Flatten it. Import into my template.
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on November 06, 2010, 07:10:55 pm
Also, that's been scaled down.

The final images should be 1152x126.
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Archz on November 06, 2010, 07:14:02 pm
yarr, but if I you wanted to use it, wouldn't it be better if the text was at the same place as Devlins?
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: shankski on November 06, 2010, 08:43:44 pm
I like that the banners change however if you are going to keep this, id say keep it in theme and colour scheme that devlin has done like the reds and the blacks.

As much as i like palmar's banner, it just seems too out of place after its changed from devlins

just my opinion
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on November 06, 2010, 10:07:19 pm
Pfft... baby blue FTW!

Archz -- take one of Devlin's banners, drag some guides out from Photoshop (the blue lines that appear if you drag from the ruler), mark where his logo is...
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Kawe / Dave on November 06, 2010, 10:36:02 pm
I like that the banners change however if you are going to keep this, id say keep it in theme and colour scheme that devlin has done like the reds and the blacks.

As much as i like palmar's banner, it just seems too out of place after its changed from devlins

just my opinion

I used to think you were cool. I must now question my judgment.
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: shankski on November 06, 2010, 11:35:03 pm
As much as i like palmar's banner
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Doomslay on November 06, 2010, 11:56:38 pm
As much as i like palmar's banner

i think the idea is that its meant to be out of place and look a little different
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on November 07, 2010, 12:45:41 am
It's meant to represent that, as cool as IE tries to be, we are all a bunch of retards really.
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Cwave on November 07, 2010, 03:08:11 am
My attempt at a nintendo one!

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2uonj34.png)
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Archz on November 07, 2010, 03:23:42 am
pretty kewl, but what is Pierce Brosnan doing there?
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Vorte on November 07, 2010, 03:33:01 am
pretty kewl, but what is Pierce Brosnan doing there?

Really?..

(http://www.nintendobuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/GoldenEye-007-N64-Screen-Shot.jpg)
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Kawe / Dave on November 07, 2010, 11:17:31 am
This is why you will always be small time, Arches.
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Kawe / Dave on November 07, 2010, 11:20:10 am
Btw, I do like our HoN one, but it needs some more contrast, atm looks rather like there's a sheet of red acetate stuck over it.
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on November 07, 2010, 11:36:00 am
Yar, that's because he used the 'Photo filter' feature in Photoshop... which just sticks a sheet of plastic in front of the lens :P

Nice, Cwave!
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on November 07, 2010, 11:36:50 am
The logo looks a bit below center though...

And Bond in the middle should 'pop'! (See Devlin's center characters.)
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Hugman on November 07, 2010, 12:04:42 pm
Why is one of them a Worgen?

Are we Alliance scumbags too?
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on November 07, 2010, 12:07:42 pm
Well, I meant to announce it sooner... but... yeah. We're rerolling.
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Devlin on November 07, 2010, 12:48:00 pm
wat
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Kawe / Dave on November 07, 2010, 02:53:05 pm
archz, gimme your psds for the worgen and hon banners please
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Kawe / Dave on November 07, 2010, 07:32:05 pm
Tinkered with Arches' banners. Text still needs moving though.

*psds uploaded :)

+a few tweaks to the hon banner

+fixed text alignment on worgen banner
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Kawe / Dave on November 08, 2010, 02:10:23 am
New post for a new banner. HoN banner isn't sitting well with me, thought I'd try something else. To be honest I don't really like either of them that much, but it's hard to find some nice HoN art that's easily bannerable.

There's actually some fantastic art for HoN, but generally it's the concept art for characters, solo.
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: TTaM on November 08, 2010, 12:38:22 pm
That's nice!
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Cwave on November 08, 2010, 01:14:37 pm
/like @ the HoN one
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Kawe / Dave on November 11, 2010, 08:28:45 am
Cod/Blackops banner
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: TTaM on November 11, 2010, 02:09:49 pm
Is there a way to make it load half way, then stop for 4s?!
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Kawe / Dave on November 11, 2010, 05:08:10 pm
que?

apocalypse now? :P
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Archz on April 29, 2012, 02:03:24 pm
We need some dota banners! I got lot of images I can use, but I felt that it became a tad crowded. So I threw them all the fuck out
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on April 30, 2012, 12:57:19 pm
Is that Diablo?
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Ino on April 30, 2012, 01:12:52 pm
Is that Diablo?

That's Roshan!
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: delling on April 30, 2012, 01:18:01 pm
Ah-ha!

How about some banners with the 'archenemies'? Lina + CM, Kunnka + Tide, etc?
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Fulskar on April 30, 2012, 01:45:21 pm
I would very much like to make a Kunnka and Tide one!  8)
Title: Re: Website banners
Post by: Karga on April 30, 2012, 11:21:02 pm
Is that Diablo?

http://www.dota2.com/comics/are_we_heroes_yet

you need to read this  :)