Gd Rapids, MI Forum Banner!!

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by BultarSwan, May 27, 2005.

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  1. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    All right! It's time to start thinking about a banner for our forum! :D I don't have the size requirements as of yet, but hope to soon. Until then, start those paintbrushes/mouse pointers/whatevers!!

    The one thing our banner MUST have is our name, Grand Admiral Rapids. It would also be a good idea to put Fan Force in there somewhere.
  2. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Within [link=http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=7562110&replies=9]this[/link] link are the answers to any and all technical questions you may have. Have fun! :D
  3. pretender Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 8, 2001
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    Okay, I didn't really understand all of the programming stuff- but I did get how big to make the banner part:

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/PretenderNX01/Fan%20Art/GrandARapids.jpg]
    Click the photo and it will look right :p

    I just grabbed a panoramic shot of Grand Rapids, a shot of the Calder and used a couple Anakin pics I had already downloaded. I didn't really know where to begin or what characters to use so I just did this for fun and practice. It didn't take very long.
  4. Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus

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    Pretender, that looks really good and you are certianly on the right track. Don't worry about the programming aspect, I will deal with that when setting it up.
  5. Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus

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    It's a good start, but might I submit for your consideration that perhaps we should have a Grand Admiral in our banner rather than Anakin? I mean, he's hip and cool in the SW universe right now, but we are Grand Admiral Rapids. :)
  6. pretender Jedi Youngling

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    I just threw together what I had just to get the conversation going.

    I think the only Grand Admiral I know of is Thrawn. I'm not really aware of every character in the universe. And like I said it was just a couple ideas as a rough and not meant to be a finished piece. ;)

    I'm also not thinking I'm the only one who can do this. So anyone else have ideas for a banner? What characters should there be? Only Impiral ones, or every series?

    What about a logo? Should we have a special logo like R2Detroit has? Or should it just be a command badge? Something that incorerates the Calder?

    What about the side bar? Just a colored bar like in Collecting or a montage of characters?
  7. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Characters- I'd say every kind. We have quite a few types of costumes out there.

    A logo...whatever whoever thinks up that the majority agrees on.

    Something that incorerates the Calder?

    I like that idea.

    What about the side bar? Just a colored bar like in Collecting or a montage of characters?

    That's up to whoever is creating the banner unless we all start coming up with ideas.

    Good start, pretender. :D
  8. Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus

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    Anyone got a good shot of GR I can borrow? My searches have come up fruitless, with graphics that are far too small. Sadness. I have some ideas, but a little help would be hot. :)
  9. pretender Jedi Youngling

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    I used [link=http://www.croppy.net/pics/Location/grand_rapids_panoramic_downtown_small.jpg]this photo[/link] from [link=http://www.croppy.net/pics/photos_location.html]this page[/link] off a site called croppy.net.

    I found it doing an image search thru yahoo for "grand rapids". Obviously I shrunk it down ad trimmed it. :p

    And [link=http://www.calvin.edu/~lrobinso/wedding/images/calder.jpg]this[/link] is the Calder shot I used. I found searching "calder plaza".
  10. GeneralCrespin Jedi Youngling

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    I know if you're coming on NB 131 toward G.R., about a mile before the Byron Center exit, the skyline looks pretty cool from there, I think it's one of the only places you can really see it, not sure though.

    I like the sculpture, but the button-thing looks wrong. Regarding what Grand Admiral... [link=http://www.starwars.jp/character/image/zaarin.jpg]Zaarin[/link] is always one I've been partial too, him and Thrawn. The SW Essential Chronology lists all the Grand Admirals, IIRC, but there's only drawings/descriptions of a few.
  11. ChancellorDecorum Jedi Youngling

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    What if at the next meeting we take a photo of everyone in attendance and use that for the background of the banner....just an idea
  12. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    What if at the next meeting we take a photo of everyone in attendance and use that for the background of the banner....just an idea

    *Mutters* :p
  13. LeiaSkywalker4 Jedi Padawan

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    I think the Chancellor is hinting that people should come to the meeting. Oh I do like the idea of using the Grand Rapids skyline and the Caldor in the banner.
  14. Mistryl Jedi Padawan

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    I'll come if I got the time and the ride.

    *pokes swan*
  15. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    *Pokes Mistryl* :p

    To the meeting thread go you must. ;) I can't help with the ride, sorry. :(
  16. Jedi_Mo-Gui Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 1, 2005
    Hello All..

    I saw this posting and thought I would throw something together.

    I actually have a few variations of this design that I have made.

    Please let me know what you think, and if you might have any more possiable suggestions.

    Each of the elements that I used are seperate and can be moved or used for something else.

    I also was thinking that we could use the Calder Orb to replace the Ad_left.gif & Ad_right.gif, though they would both be the same, maybe I can make it another color to make it stand out...

    http://moguidesign.zapto.org
    [link=http://moguidesign.zapto.org][/link]

    May the Force be with you all,

    Jedi Mo-Gui
  17. Darth_Mikiro Jedi Youngling

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    hey hey! ya made it on!! *Darth_Mikiro does a little Sith dance*
  18. LeiaSkywalker4 Jedi Padawan

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    Cool banner Jedi Mo-Gui!!!! =D=
    And welcome to the club. Hope to see you at the next meeting also.
  19. Jedi_Mo-Gui Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks Leia

    I hope to make it to the meeting and see whats going on..

  20. ps2_jedi Jedi Padawan

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    Hi All, I havnt been on here in a while, but here I am!
    Im making a banneer and a logo.
    I should have it up in a while.
  21. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    It's good to see some new faces and some old ones! :D We have a great start. I would like to get at least a few more before we have a vote on the banner, but we'll see. I'd like to give us at least a little more time.
  22. VADER674 Jedi Youngling

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    Very cool banner Jedi Mo-Gui! Needs maybe some characters in it though, a little steril...but great start!=D=
  23. Mistryl Jedi Padawan

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    I've got no clue how to put it together but here's the link for my stuff.

    [link=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/jou_kai_mokie2/back-banner_02.gif]background[/link]

    [link=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/jou_kai_mokie2/front-banner.gif]front[/link]

    [link=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/jou_kai_mokie2/corner-banner.gif]corner[/link]

    [link=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/jou_kai_mokie2/side-banner.gif]sidebar[/link]

    If anyone would tell me how to put it into a board in the correct design I'll do that and just one thing to say, Swan made me do it.

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