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November 06, 2010, 03:42:05 pm
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Offline delling

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« 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...

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2010, 05:17:26 pm by delling »
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November 06, 2010, 03:45:31 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #1 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!

November 06, 2010, 03:59:16 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 03:59:16 pm »
I miss Arnold... :(
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November 06, 2010, 04:12:54 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 04:12:54 pm »
Here's the text I used for my banners

November 06, 2010, 04:15:34 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #4 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!
doomslay/x/fs/y/z

November 06, 2010, 07:01:49 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010, 07:01:49 pm »




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

November 06, 2010, 07:09:54 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #6 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.
Now I run a tech website.

November 06, 2010, 07:10:55 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2010, 07:10:55 pm »
Also, that's been scaled down.

The final images should be 1152x126.
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November 06, 2010, 07:14:02 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #8 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?

November 06, 2010, 08:43:44 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #9 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

November 06, 2010, 10:07:19 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #10 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...
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November 06, 2010, 10:36:02 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #11 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.

November 06, 2010, 11:35:03 pm
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Re: Website banners
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November 06, 2010, 11:56:38 pm
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #13 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
doomslay/x/fs/y/z

November 07, 2010, 12:45:41 am
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Re: Website banners
« Reply #14 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.
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