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[GEN] Official Banner Makers Thread II: Attack of the Banners

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Raven, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Ooh, I agree with you on the first two. Kind of a bit heavy. I like the third one. I guess that's because they're more of the pastels.
     
  2. jacemathem

    jacemathem Jedi Master star 5

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    The grey-green and the teal clash a lot.
     
  3. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    I really like the new main banner. Kudos to whoever made it.
     
  4. Jada

    Jada Jedi Master star 6

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    Well, there was a new one for about 10 minutes!
     
  5. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Still having some technical issues with it, sorry. We're looking for a couple more. We'd like to have some to rotate around occasionally... *looks jacemathem's way* [face_batting]
     
  6. Corran_Fett

    Corran_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just wanted to drop that I made two banners for the FanArt board:

    [link=http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt1/testpage.htm]Number One[/link] and [link=http://www.daves-sw-rogues.de/banner/FanArt2/testpage.htm]Number Two[/link]
     
  7. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Damn those are sweet.
     
  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I must be missing something. All I get for the first is a dark brown banner at the top and on the left and the forum page. All I get for number two is a light brown banner at the top and on the left and the forum page.

    [link=http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/LAJFETT/testbannerprob.jpg]Here's[/link] a pic.
     
  9. Corran_Fett

    Corran_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Weird. Tried with another browser already?
     
  10. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    You should really use Firefox, LAJ. :p [:D]
     
  11. Corran_Fett

    Corran_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Alright. [face_laugh] You should try Firefox, or even IE. It works with either. ;)
     
  12. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Tried it in IE7 as well. Same result. At this point I'm not sure if it's the browser or Norton. But if it's the browser then I won't be the only one with the problem.

    Edit - can one of you post a pic of what I should be seeing? It might help.
     
  13. Corran_Fett

    Corran_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, I dunno where the problem could lie. I only used [link=http://aptirrelevance.com/banners/guide/]Grimby the Hutt[/link]'s "testpage.htm" and "stylesheet.css". Maybe IE has a problem with it, is there a bar popping up under the address bar? Maybe another IE-user should try it, as it works for me.

    Anyway, you asked for a pic, there it is: http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3011/zwischenablage01ig7.jpg
     
  14. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Well, it looks nice in your pic. I don't know what method jacemathem uses to test his banners but I took a look at a few in the list he posted above at the end of July and they came up fine. Grimby's test stuff is probably pretty old - maybe IE7 and AOL don't like something in it. (AOL basically uses IE for browsing).
    I'd d/l Firefox but I am not sure how nicely it and Norton Internet Security would play together.
     
  15. Corran_Fett

    Corran_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mh. All my banners on the Lit have worked fine so far, when they were put up. Maybe it's my homepage that bugs, dunno.

    But for your viewing pleasure, snaps of both banners, minus the stylesheet element.^^

    [image=http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6104/bannerfanartcopynn8.jpg] and [image=http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5919/bannerfanart2ab3.jpg]

    EDIT: Well, maybe it's your fault, whoever uses Norton... [face_whistling] :p No, I really dunno, except that Norton is something to avoid, save for Norton Ghost. But Firefox is more than worth trying, it's the best you can get. ;)
     
  16. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I can see them working when they are put up, and they probably will for me then as I have TFN set up in Norton to exclude some of the ad-block entries that have given me problems in the past. Can you give me the full URL for one of the banner bits - i.e the .main or .back bit?
     
  17. Corran_Fett

    Corran_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mh, yeah, adblocking might be it, dunno. I posted the direct links to the parts [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fan_art/b10020/27351454/]over here[/link], just scroll down.
     
  18. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    I'd say it's Norton, LAJ. I've never liked the bugger. I'd prefer to run no virus checker than it.

    C_F's banner works fine in IE. I switched browsers to try. There's nothing wrong at his end.
     
  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Fixed it. It was Norton. I had to add your site to the list and allow the word banner in the adblocker to get it to work. They look fine now! Thanks for the help!
     
  20. rhonderoo

    rhonderoo Former Head Admin star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Upping this to see if we can get some interest in Halloween Banners! [face_pumpkin]
     
  21. mrsvos

    mrsvos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    For Halloween - Zombies!!! They're so darn, uh, well, everyone loves Zombies!
     
  22. DarthMatter

    DarthMatter Jedi Master star 3

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    Me too! That new main banner is awesome! :)
     
  23. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I see the new welcome Banner. Artistically rather nice looking, but, um, isn't there a little something missing? A little something called the Classic/Original Trilogy? No Han, no Luke,no Chewie. Leia and old Obi-Wan tiny, while Dooku is bigger than anyone and placed prominently in the center.
     
  24. Insidious_One

    Insidious_One Jedi Knight

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    Well since I have a sidebar always on, it looks as though Vader, Palpatine etc. are centred for me :p

    Regardless I think it is pretty good, and not every main banner should have to be balanced between the PT and OT exactly.
     
  25. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm sorry, for regular banners I see your point. But this is the Welcome screen, it should be saying "Welcome" to all SW fans. This one says "welcome" to PT fans, and leaves the rest of us scratching our heads.

    It wouldn't be such a big deal if the Welcome banner rotated frequently, but as we saw with the last one, that isn't really the case.
     
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