FF banner contest starting now!

Discussion in 'FanForce Communications' started by Obi Anne, Jun 21, 2004.

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  1. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Announcing the FanForce banner competition

    Change is always a good thing, and now it's time to change the general FF banners that we can see across the forums.

    So here are the specs:
    • Main banner image (foreground) - 764 x 110

    • Main Background image - 764 x 110

    • Curve image - 69 x 69

    • Side Bar image - 32 x 465

    • Left and Right adholders - 74 x 58


    Please post your banner entries as one image or as separate elements (see below):

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/Images/Spring_2002/snapshot.jpg]
    JC Forums Banner (all elements)

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Spring_2002/banner.jpg]
    Banner (foreground)

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Spring_2002/curve.jpg]
    Curve

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Spring_2002/left_strip.jpg]
    Sidebar

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Spring_2002/background.jpg]
    Background

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Mod_Squad_2002a/adholder_left.jpg]
    Ad Holder left

    [image=http://www1.theforce.net/JC/images/Mod_Squad_2002a/adholder_rt.jpg]
    Ad Holder right
    The entries will be judged by the GSAs, RSAs and CRs, which also means that they aren't allowed to submit any entries.

    Be inspired by what FF means to you when doing the design, and also by the diversity that there is within FanForce.

    And now for some rules:

    Only one banner submission per user.
    FanForce.Net should be visible in the forums
    The new FF logo should be integrated in some way
    [image=http://www.cloneweb.net/fanforce_black.jpg]
    or
    [image=http://www.cloneweb.net/fanforce_white.jpg]

    The deadline for submissions will be on July 31st.

    NO EPISODE III SPOILER MATERIAL ALLOWED!
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  2. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    Main Banner / Curve / Side Bar
    [image=http://members.lycos.co.uk/storagearea/hpbimg/Untitled-2%20copy.jpg]

    Background / Curve / Side Bar
    [image=http://members.lycos.co.uk/storagearea/hpbimg/Untitled-3%20copy.jpg]

    Left Ad-Holder
    [image=http://members.lycos.co.uk/storagearea/hpbimg/adholder_left.jpg]

    Right Ad-Holder
    [image=http://members.lycos.co.uk/storagearea/hpbimg/adholder_right.jpg]

    The Main Banner / Curve / Side Bar / Background are all sliced but I thought it would look better if you could see them altogether.
  3. MARCOLAS FF France North CR - FanForce Logo Designer

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    Obi Anne : can we make any suggestions here or no ?
    If someone want the .psd file of the logo, PM me :)
  4. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Of course you can make suggestions and leave feedback in here. :)
  5. MARCOLAS FF France North CR - FanForce Logo Designer

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    Ok thanks.
    I like the images but I don't really like the title. I think the most important is "Fanforce", this is a Fanforce banner.
    TFN and JC have to be written, of course, but using small fonts.
    You see ?
  6. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    Technically speaking this isn't the Jedi Council, we simply share the same board system and user database. FanForce is a separate entity altogether, so Jedi Council doesn't have to be on the banner at all. The important pieces of text are TF.N and FanForce.
  7. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    Are former RSAs allowed to enter? I've got a couple of ideas which I wouldn't mind trying out. I won't vote, honest. ;)
  8. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    "FanForce.Net should be visible in the forums"

    Is it really FanForce.Net or is it TheForce.Net (has it is now on the current banner). :confused:
  9. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    Ok, here goes my try at it :)

    [image=http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0252820001/pessoal/fanforce-banner-contest_whitehorse.jpg]
  10. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Hawk, sorry for the late reply, but yes since it doesn't say anything in the rules I think you are allowed to take part in the contest.
  11. Enji Force Ghost

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    May 14, 2002
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    WhiteHorse, I really really like that banner! Except I think the green "net" looks a bit out of place... but it's a really nice and unique banner. =D=
  12. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    I agree with Enji, change the green or add it somewhere else in the banner as well.
  13. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    Apr 3, 2002
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    i've choosed the green because it stands out well in a B&W enviroment. Green is also a electronic associated color, so i guess it was the best choice i could think of at the time.

    I had one person that suggested to me not to change the color but to put the letters smaller.

    I tried it out, but it didn't look as good. For me at least. Do you want me to put that version here also so that you can compare and give oppinions?

    About changing the color possibility, to wich color you think would stay better?

    Thanks for the replys :)
  14. Enji Force Ghost

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    Yes, it stands out nicely , but I just think it sort of clashes a bit with the blue in the logo... :)

    I think it would look better if either the logo was green as well, or everything was blue...
  15. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Whitehorse, I really like that style! Good work! Keep it up, I can't wait to see the finished result.

    ¤Night
  16. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    ok, will try a blue version of the letters. Cause the logo is has it is, it was not made by me. And i don't know if i can or should change the color of it :)

    Edit:
    "Whitehorse, I really like that style! Good work! Keep it up, I can't wait to see the finished result."
    Night, thanks! But it was supose to be the final version :p Won't had more stuff to it has i think it would make it heavy/overcrowed destroying also a bit of the current style. But i'm very glad on your support :)

  17. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    Here goes the blue version:
    [image=http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0252820001/pessoal/fanforce-banner-contest_whitehorse_blue-net-version.jpg]

    And the original one also, here for confort:
    [image=http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0252820001/pessoal/fanforce-banner-contest_whitehorse.jpg]

    edit: Just for the heck of it, i made a green logo version has suggested. But i am still to know if this is permitted.
    here it is..
    [image=http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0252820001/pessoal/fanforce-banner-contest_whitehorse_green-logo-version.jpg] [image=http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0252820001/pessoal/fanforce-banner-contest_whitehorse_green-logo-version2.jpg]
  18. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oooh, sorry [face_blush]

    Regardless, I think it looks great. The only thing I'm not positive I like is the gradiant on the strip, It seems kind of out of touch with the rest of the banner. I imagine just a cut would look better.

    But still, I really really like it.

    ¤Night
  19. Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA•

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    Here's my entry

    I used the Indy forum as a basis, hence the ad holders which I'm never very good at making, and the coding that makes the side column background black, which I don't know how to change, but I figured with such a great logo design, there's really nothing to add, and I'm sure dial up people will like it as well.
  20. MARCOLAS FF France North CR - FanForce Logo Designer

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    Very good job Tiago. I'm really happy to see something different.
    Maybe you should use the same font for "net" that is used on "fanforce"
    You could also make something different without Anakin and only with the 3d stuff (and maybe with color ?)

    Good job dude :)
  21. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    WhiteHorse, I like the original best now. The other two don't work :)
  22. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    Sebulba, you shold work on the ad holders, because the ones present are not even SW related.

    Also try editing the html on that page and change the color codes. so that it fits well the banner you made.


    Night, i will try alternatives to the left side bar end. It fades to white because thats the intended color for the background. So that it gives a sense of continuety. But i will try has you suggested and post it.

    Hi Marcolas, thanks on the compliment. The .NET was in a different color and font so that it wont be confused has being part of the logo. But i can also work on a post with your suggestion, to show how it will look.
    "Without anakin"? You mean having the same, with color, just with the diference that anakin is not there, or you have any suggestion on what should be in replacement of him? (i can also work on that suggestion, altough it completly changes the current "look/style/felling" of the banner i was persuing.)

    Jedi_Dajuan, it kinda grows on ya, doesn't it? :)
    On all the experiences i've made I still like the original best. :)
  23. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    WhiteHorse, I really like where you're going with your idea. It's unique, it's creative, and it's appealing. Like everyone else suggested, work on the .NET (maybe fill the text with a solid colour or a gradient?). Just keep working on it. :D

    Sebulba-X, I love the simplistic approach. It still needs a little more though. Possible something that hints at what FanForce is about (like having SW posters from different countries in the background).

    MORE ENTRIES! ;)
  24. Sebulba-X •X C2 C3 MW RSA•

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    lol...as I said in my post, I'm not very good at making ad holders, so I haven't, nor do I understand the board html to change colors.

    You're right though...it could probably use a pinch of something that's actually Star Wars...if I have time I'll try to add something.
  25. WhiteHorse Force Ghost

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    Marcolas, can you supply the font you used please? I don't have it.

    Here goes the color version without anakin, has you asked.
    [image=http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0252820001/pessoal/fanforce-banner-contest_whitehorse_color-version_no-ani.jpg]

    night and ki-bara, i combined your 2 suggestions in this version:
    Cutted left bar, and gradient fill of .NET
    [image=http://pwp.netcabo.pt/0252820001/pessoal/fanforce-banner-contest_whitehorse_cutted-bar_gradient-net.jpg]

    I liked the gradient effect on the .NET :) thanks for the suggestion. :)
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