The Fan Sites Open Call Banner Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Sites' started by DVeditor, Dec 31, 2005.

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  1. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    That's cool. Maybe you could even have the names of other websites scattered throughout. You don't need an image of the sites, just the names.
  2. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 21, 2001
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    I like it as well and second what bac said as a suggestion. It could help fill it out a little bit but I really like the idea there.

    As far as the stylesheet goes, here's one way you can test it out:

    - Save a page from the boards to your hard drive
    - Open the page in your favorite web editor and look at the raw code
    - Host the images on a site like imageshack and copy/paste the URL's over the existing ones in the header information for the page (you can also use local paths if you like)
    - Upload your stylesheet somewhere and link to it in the SECOND stylesheet field for the page (the first one should be an existing file on TFN by default)
    - Save and preview in your favorite browser


    That's how I look at any color changes, banner tests, etc. for stuff here and it works every time. Then if you want to show the page to someone all you have to do is upload the webpage itself somewhere and take a look! (Make sure you don't use local paths if you plan to do this though. ;) )

    Hope that helps.


    That one was uploaded to temporary storage a while ago and is still awaiting permenant hosting on the server once the tech admin has given it the ok. I assure you it'll be up as soon as that happens! :D
  3. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    May 15, 2004
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    How is this:

    http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/5431/banner5ku.jpg

    I added two more sites...I added theSWrpg.com...the banner was a bit strange, so you might not be able to tell what it is. Tell me what you think!
  4. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    I like it - that plus your stylesheet would make a cool combination. :D
  5. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    Yay! You added SWRP.Com! You're my new best friend...
  6. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    :p I wanted to put sites on there that are well known or seem to be. I was going to put mine...but two problems: I don't have a logo to do so, and I figured it would be kind of crappy of me to do it. So, in the process of looking for bigger sites, I thought of yours.

    If anyone would like to try and make it so the banner will go with the stylesheet...go ahead and try. I will attempt to break it into the appropriate sections...but no guarntees. I have work to do. :(
  7. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    I messed with this a bit earlier today - here's how it could look so far:

    [image=http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5743/fstest5ty.jpg]
  8. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    Yarael Poof approves of this banner. :p
  9. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    Awesome! Looks great!

    I am definately going to need to figure this out. :p

    Edit: One thing...it does not really have the red borders to it...Was that done purposefully? It doesn't really look that bad.

    A;sp. O a, gpomg to want to distort the StarWarsRP.com banner a little, to make it resemble the starwarz.com. ;)
  10. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 21, 2001
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    The images are easy to replace as are the colors - I must have overlooked the borders and can change that on the system style when the images are all set. :) Just let me know once you're ready and I'll pass all this along to the tech admin for review. :D
  11. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    Nemisis, Jetzt offered to make you something to use on the banner for SWRP.Com. Should I say yes/no/maybe?
  12. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    That would be great! :)


    Thanks again DVEditor! I will wait for the banner from Bac, add that, and then submit it again. ;)
  13. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    Raven (the tech admin) uploaded KudarMubat15's banner and I just rotated it in - yay for the change of scenery! [face_dancing]
  14. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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  15. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    It's great to see a new banner here, nice work! =D=
  16. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    It's nice to see a new banner!

    Too bad it's not mine...:( Maybe next time. :)
  17. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    I like this banner. Though I'm partial to the old one as I made it. ;)
  18. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    I wasn't aware you had made that one - it'll always be special to me because it was around for so long. Don't worry it didn't get deleted. ;)

    Drop me the final images and I'll work on getting it to the tech admin - we can rotate these out now and then. :)
  19. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    Alright, I will work on it this weekend. ;)
  20. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    Well, that was one long weekend, because I just now got it done. Anyway, I guess I will post the final images here.

    Click Here for my banners.\

    EDIT: I made a different version of that banner, which can be also be found on the above link. It is the banner under the Grey and Black section.

    Now, on that one, I have two different ideas for usercolors. One is the current one on there. That is the same gradient as the MainMenuRow, I made it like that so it would blend it. Also, I was thinking of doing a black background with transparent colors...what do you guys think?
  21. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    Mar 22, 2005
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    I like the grey and black one most... let's have it uploaded. :p
  22. DDL Jedi Master

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    Wow..Nemisis, I like the grey/black skin. :)
  23. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

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    I, too, like the grey and black one better. I should have made it that way first. :p

    Why the tongue bacon..?[face_worried]
  24. Darth-Vassago Force Ghost

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    Of those shown, I actually prefer the red and black shceme. While the grey and black is nice, as well, there's something about the red and black that just feels better. The colors mesh very well, and the parts that need to stand out...do.

    ~Vassago
  25. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    While I'm a huge fan of the red and black (duh :p) I really like the look of the grey one. I'll show them to the tech admin and see what he says, but I definitely like the look of these. :D

    As of right now, my plan is to rotate the banners every couple months or so until we get to a point where we have more to pick from. Keep up the great work you guys and if anyone has ideas and/or WIP banners please feel free to drop them here!
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