Create a banner for Census & Games! [always open]

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by TheBoogieMan, Sep 8, 2006.

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  1. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Alright! Having finally got the server issues sorted out, Census & Games has the all-clear to start a banner open call.

    So here it is. There is no deadline for this open call, so feel free to take as long as you need. The creator of a banner that is selected and uploaded will receive one week's worth of VIP colours. All banners selected will be routinely rotated in and out. I may chose to close the open call when I feel we have enough banners. I may not. :p

    The rules are simple.

    1. Create a banner that looks great.

    2. Use a theme that you think is applicable to Census & Games: i.e. community; choice; polls; voting; competing; games. Whatever!

    3. Be sure to include the text "Theforce.net" and "Census & Games"

    4. A style sheet is not compulsory, but it will greatly increase your chances of having it uploaded.

    Be sure to check out the Official Banner Making thread in Comms for tips.

    You may submit your banner in this thread as a work-in-progress for the users to give feedback on, or PM it to me for my input.

    Lastly, good luck, and I hope to see some great banners in here very soon!


    I love doing stylesheets, so do not worry if you don't have one. I can help out. Also, if you had wanted to PM somebody your work-in-progress, feel free to PM me, rather than Boogie. :p -?Tyi

    Actually, PM it to me :p ~Nat
  2. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    If I have enough time/get around to it/can be bothered I'll try to create one. It worked once. :p

    Although my banners are really weird. :p But weird's what we need here. :p I'll try to slide one out for such an awesome forum.
  3. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    Here are a couple I made ages ago :D

    http://www.geocities.com/molliecat9/gamestest.html

    http://www.geocities.com/molliecat9/games2testpage.html
  4. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Very nice. Very, very nice. The only thing I would suggest is to make the text bigger on both banners. Maybe it's because my resolution is 1400x900, but it's a little tricky to read. :)

    But otherwise, I'm really happy with them. Well done!
  5. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    I think those banners are fantasic Zebra! =D= I think I might try to make a banner for this call. :)


  6. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    Thanks you guys! :)

    Dan, I'll see what I can do about the text :)
  7. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Good looking stuff Zebra!! :D Very worthy replacements. :) But why didn't you post in the social thread? :(

    :p



    Before I take my nightly slumber, I thought I might say:

    And now for something completely different:

    An abstractedly artful and witty banner has arrived!

    Good fun. ;)
  8. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Very cool, Tyi. Different, and very interesting to look at. I love your thread titles as well. :p

    The only problem I have is as with Zebra's: I don't really like the text. If you could make it plainer and easier to read, then I'd say it's a goer. :D
  9. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    You actually read them? [face_sick] :p Different was my goal. Thanks.

    So... what is plainer and easier text? I don't actually see the, err, problem here. :( The style is purposeful, it's large enough, and it's easily readable from here. :confused:
  10. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    Tyi, that's a wonderfully unique style for a banner! Well done =D=

    Dan-- Okay, I'm having a bit of trouble with the text. I can't set my screen resolution to 1400 X 900 so I can't guess what the screen looks like enough to fix the banner so it looks good with both your settings and the screen settings I originally created the banner in. Maybe if you post a screen cap of what you're seeing it will give me some perspective. Other than that.... I dunno if I can fix it the way you want :(
  11. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Tyi - Well perhaps I should be blunter. I'm just a fan of unadorned text. I don't really like the brown shadow or the 'splattered' nature of the text. If it were similar, but 'cleaner' then it'd be great. :D

    Zebra - it's not so much an issue of getting the text to work in my own resolution (that would be a bit selfish, no? :p ) that just making it a bit bigger. My resolution means that I can see the whole banner, including all of the back image. What I'd advise is getting the text size to be somewhere between what you have, and what is currently in the Census banner. :)
  12. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    Here they are with bigger text :)

    http://www.geocities.com/molliecat9/gamestest.html

    http://www.geocities.com/molliecat9/games2testpage.html

  13. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Thankyou! Hehe, I don't spose you could try slightly smaller text now? I'd also like to see what it looks like if you just moved the text away from the edges and more into the middle. I know it seems like I'm making you jump through hoops here, but I think the banners are both excellent and really worthy of being uploaded and I just want them to be as good as they can be before we do. :)
  14. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Just so people don't read this thread and be confused, my banner has been updated accordingly. Thanks goes to Boogie for his help! :D

    Update

    And now we're all jolly. :p





    You oversized the meal, when large was all we needed. :p/>
  15. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    Tsk! Some people are never satisfied [face_not_talking]

    :p I'll see what I can do to fix them :p

    edit: Here they are again with smaller text and with the text repositioned :)


    http://www.geocities.com/molliecat9/gamestest.html

    http://www.geocities.com/molliecat9/games2testpage.html
  16. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    :oops:

    I didn't see the edit until just now! [face_blush]



    Looks good Zebra! I like! :D :D Now to just wait for Boogie... :p
  17. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    Thanks Tyi! [:D]

    And I really like the alternate text you used in your update. :)
  18. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Congratulations, Tyi! You've done a great job. I really like it. :D


    Zebra, I think you've done a great job with your banners. Thank you. We'll let this new one go up for, say, a week at least, and then hopefully we'll begin some rotation. :D
  19. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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  20. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Sweet #2 :D


    Thanks for everything Boogie.

    And Zebra, look at we, we have back-to-back Census banners! [face_dancing]

    :p
  21. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Alrighty, time to brush the dust off Photoshop for this one.

    Submission to come soon.

    Though my stylesheet creator (hello, Tyi. :p ) won't be back online for a few weeks.
  22. Zebra3 Force Ghost

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    *does the funky chicken* [face_dancing]
  23. Reynar_Tedros Force Ghost

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    Lo and behold!

    Shazam!

    It's currently devoid of a stylesheet. If a mod could make one (if it's uploaded), that'd be great, otherwise I may be able to get a friend to make one once he gets back from vacation.

    Also, I may try some different textures later on.
  24. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    The link isn't working for me...
  25. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    The link worked for me. I like the way it looks. It's from the cartoon. The thing is that the entire banner is of the cartoon. Would this banner perhaps be better served in the SSSW Forum? Just a thought. :)
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