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**BANNER submission contest for SCIFI 3D forum & SITE**

Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by George Mezori SCIFI 3D, Apr 13, 2003.

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  1. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    Well... there are no prizes so I guess it's not a contest. What we're looking for is something for SCIFI 3D. If you notice all the other forums have banners specifically for their forums. Everybody is already doing banners with all sorts of images from the films. If we wanted that we could use some of the ones that already exist. What we want is something SCIFI 3D specific. Using some of the best images from diff. places on the site. What we're looking for is 3-5 really good ones that will be rotated out every few months. So the ones that are ultimately accepted will be only 3-5. Just so people know this and are aware that only the BEST in the end will be used. Apparantly it's alot of work to roate them out for us so we can only do it so often. Here are the rules:

    JC Banner Specs:

    Main banner = scifi3d-top_forum.jpg - 764 x 110

    Main banner background = scifi3d-topback_forum.jpg- 764 x 110

    Curve = scifi3d-curve_forum.jpg - 69 x 69

    Sidebar = scifi3d-sidebar_forum.jpg - 32 x 465

    Post reply = scifi3d-post_forum.jpg - 437 x 88

    Ad holders = scifi3d-adleft_forum.jpg & scifi3d-adright_forum.jpg - 74 x 58


    CSS(Cascading Style Sheets): scifi3d_forum.css


    JC Banner Guidelines:

    1. Include "TheForce.net", and the name of the specific forum "SCIFI 3D Forum".
    2. Graphics are usually in jpg format.
    3. I want to just use SCIFI 3D logos for the holders. So I've uploaded a zip file on the site for people to look thru and pick something from or edit them to match your banner. Just search for logo on the site.


    Banner Making Resources:
    The Jedi Council Board Customization FAQ
    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=9351223

    FanForce Customization Board FAQ
    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=7562110

    Board Template Index by Kadue
    http://kadue.actewagl.net.au/templates/index.htm

    Please see The Jedi Council Board Customization FAQ for more specific information on changing board colors.
    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=9351223
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Kadue's CSS FAQ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    From Kadue?s FAQ on creating new board styles:


    Custom styles also contain a number of different specific text and table colours that are definable in areas of the page HTML, and in the style-sheets used by the board software.

    Style Sheet colours

    MainTable - This is the colour that will be used as the background for the board tables, showing up between the separate columns and rows of the boards.

    MainMenuRowAlt - This colour will appear in the top table in notification that a new private message has appeared, when a System Message appears, and as the numbers of boards/posts/messages on the main board screen. It is recommended that the 'background-colour' be set to transparent, although any colour can be used.

    MainMenuRow - This will define the background colour and the text colour/style of the main table rows seen at the top and bottom of the board pages. This only determines the text colours, not the link colours in those sections.

    MainMenuLink - Defines the colour and style of the links that are seen in the top and bottom navigational areas of the board page. It is recommended that the 'background-colour' be set to transparent, although any colour can be used.

    BoardColumn - This will define the background and text colour of the single row that appears below the navigational area of the boards, but above the area containing threads/posts, along with being used to highlight specific posts when linking to a post. This only determines the background and text colours, not the link colours.

    BoardColumnLink - Defines the colour and style of the links that are seen for the categories on the main board page. It is recommended that the 'background-color' be set to transparent, although any colour can be used.

    BoardRowA - This will define the background and text colour of one of the two main board column/row areas. These are generally the most predominant parts of the board pages, and thus are the predominant colours on the page. By convent
     
  2. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oct 9, 2000
    Oh man, with this forum you oughta get some killer entries.

    ¤Night
     
  3. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Feb 6, 2000
    here is my proposition for the top banner:

    [image=http://www.cgi.third-era.com/~DJones/signature.jpg]

    I've got several others to make a bigger one, and with color
    :D :D :D :D :D

    Zoo is probably going to edit that post :p
     
  4. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    Mmmmm.... Alley Baggett... mmmmm.

    Maybe somebody could do a SITH-themed banner and squeeze here in there somewhere. Obviously TFN has rules about porno and stuff but a creative person could get away wtih something here. Just a tad smaller and you can't even tell she's naked. Hint Hint.
     
  5. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey I've made about a dozen like this one, for a web callendar, for Sith Order website. Finally, we never used them...
     
  6. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    I don't know if I made this all clear or not.. but this is for the forum banners that wrap around the forum page. They're broken up into several small pieces. So we're not looking for a rectangle banner.
     
  7. OBI-JUAN2002

    OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    This may help others know what you mean...

    [link=http://www1.theforce.net/jc/images/fall2002/f2002_jedicouncilmain.jpg]Main banner image (foreground) - 764 x 110[/link]

    [link=http://www1.theforce.net/jc/images/fall2002/f2002_jedicouncilbackground.jpg]Main Background image - 764 x 110[/link]

    [link=http://www1.theforce.net/jc/images/fall2002/f2002_jedicouncilcurve.jpg]Curve image - 69 x 69[/link]

    [link=http://www1.theforce.net/jc/images/fall2002/f2002_jedicouncilsidebar.jpg]Side Bar image - 32 x 465[/link]

    [link=http://www1.theforce.net/jc/images/fall2002/f2002_jedicouncilreply.jpg]Post Reply image - 437 x 88[/link]

    [link=http://www1.theforce.net/jc/images/fall2002/f2002_jedicounciladholderleft.jpg]Left[/link] and [link=http://www1.theforce.net/jc/images/fall2002/f2002_jedicounciladholderright.jpg]Right[/link] adholders - 74 x 58


    I'll try to come up with some cool design using existing images.

    Juan
     
  8. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'll try this week end
     
  9. OBI-JUAN2002

    OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    A couple of questions...

    1) Is there a deadline?

    2) Should we post our finished banners here or email them to you?

    3) Can one person submit more than one design?

    4) Who will judge them?

    Thanks in advance for your time, Zoo
     
  10. Crunchy

    Crunchy Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 29, 2000
    1 yes
    2 post
    3 yes, you can make as many as you like, only one will be used though ;)
    4 most likely zoo, I don't think there will be a voting thing for this (due to false voters)
     
  11. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    Damn Crunchy?

    (1). NO, there is no deadline. Somebody may add one at the end of the year and it's so good we'll put it into the line-up. I guess I should mention these issues in the BANNER thread.

    (2). Post your stuff in this thread. Let everybody look. More on this next.

    (3). You can submit all you want and there WILL be more than one used. They're telling me 2-3 times a year changing it around won't be too much of a problem for them. ALSO we should use this contest for the SCIFI 3D banner too. I'll have to download that image tho and find out the dimensions of it. On SCIFI 3D we can change it all we want so we'll make a script that will rotate it out everyday/week/month/visit/ etc.

    (4). I was thinking about running a voting contest yes. Depends on how many are submitted, what they look like, etc. Then I'll pick from those. But I don't want to get myself in a corner and say we'll use whatever wins these votes. I don't want to leave a door open like that and get screwed by it later. So I will reserve final judgement for myself.. to protect myself.

    ** I updated the FAQ for this thread to include some info about the website banner.**
     
  12. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    hehe, as promissed, here is my [link=http://www.cgi.third-era.com/~DJones/bannieretest.jpg]"you must be more than 16 year old" banner[/link]

    I'm also working on a real one
     
  13. Crunchy

    Crunchy Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 29, 2000
    that one makes my lightsaber go up :)

    Too much opacity though, but nice :)
     
  14. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    Yea... kinda hard to see some of the non-Alley stuff. They'll never approve it either. Not enough SW stuff in it. It's 100% Alley... not a bad thing by itself.
     
  15. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Feb 6, 2000
    But she has sith tatoos...

    sith=star wars :)

    and there is an x-wing
     
  16. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    I wasn't sure if you were serious about submitting this to actually be the forum banners. But if you are then I think the previous comments I made are applicable.

    It's an Alley theme.. not SCIFI 3D. You can get away with Alley in there if it's done right. It should be the other way around. 1 or 2 Alley things and the rest SCIFI 3D and Sith stuff. I can ask a couple people to look at it but I'm sure they're gonna say the same thing altho they'll probably enjoy looking at Alley as much as the rest of us.
     
  17. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well I wasn't serious, it was just for fun.
    But it may have made the forum more popular :D
    I'm working on a [link=http://www.cgi.third-era.com/~DJones/bannieretest2.jpg]serious one[/link]
    It's still WIP, so I know it's not good yet.
     
  18. JediDrew

    JediDrew Jedi Master star 4

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    Jun 9, 2002
    Wow Jones, That was is really good.

    DO we get our name in cool colors if ours is selected?
     
  19. Seth-of-the-Sith

    Seth-of-the-Sith Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.bootlegproductions.net/images/main_banner.jpg]main banner[/link]
    [link=http://www.bootlegproductions.net/images/background_banner.jpg]background[/link]
    [link=http://www.bootlegproductions.net/images/side_banner.jpg]side bar[/link]
    [link=http://www.bootlegproductions.net/images/curve_banner.jpg]curve[/link]
    [link=http://www.bootlegproductions.net/images/left_banner.jpg]left holder[/link]
    [link=http://www.bootlegproductions.net/images/right_banner.jpg]right holder[/link]

    [link=http://www.bootlegproductions.net/final.html]final[/link]
     
  20. PapaFett

    PapaFett Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Very, very nice there Seth...

    melikes... melikes
     
  21. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    AWESOME... woo hoo. I really like that. You used everything from the site too.

    Anybody know how to add POLLS? I looked around real fast and didn't see it.

    <Corey> Yea. I can edit all the colors. Didn't know if I was gonna have to or not tho.

    <Seth> Also... don't forget we're taking website banners too. This one could be easily converted to those dimensions.

    ALso don't forget we can change the REPLY window banner too.
     
  22. cbutlerc

    cbutlerc Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Apr 27, 2001
    Looks good Seth
    Between yours and Dr. Jones and probably others we will have some good banners.

    A question though, are the yellow colors of the topics going to change depending on which banner is used?

    Because Seth's banner looks great but it clashes with the yellow.

     
  23. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I vote for Seth!
     
  24. John2460

    John2460 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    This is one I made a while back. It probably won't fit in with Sci-Fi 3D, but here it is.

    [link=http://members.cox.net/jdsimtrek5/fullbanner.JPG]fullbanner[/link]
    [link=http://members.cox.net/jdsimtrek5/banner.bmp]banner[/link]
    [link=http://members.cox.net/jdsimtrek5/background.bmp]background[/link]
    [link=http://members.cox.net/jdsimtrek5/sidebar.bmp]sidebar[/link]
    [link=http://members.cox.net/jdsimtrek5/curve.bmp]curve[/link]
     
  25. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It's not bad, but as you said, it doesn't really represente scifi3d
     
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