New Forum Banner contest?

Discussion in 'Graphic Requests' started by Jimmors, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Jimmors

    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    Loki had the idea, just seeing if it is worth the effort. Could we get the pixel dimensions of the banner (and possibly the growling Bear in .png format) so we can come up with some new banners for the new board? Could be fun.
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    Banner is 900 x 90

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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    And what was the first year the forum was up, was it 2004? or earlier?
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    Ok, here's what i whipped up:

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    I still have the .psd file, so i can make changes if need be.
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    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    Not bad... Honestly I think the date is 1996 vice 2004. The dabears.com was around since 1996.
    DBZ was started in 2004..


    The site wasn't developed until much later, roughly around 2006 (fall).

    The domain was started in 1996. So I would say the birthday of DaBears.com is 1996 even though it wasn't turned into the awesomeness until later.
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    well i was just going by the board's bday, but i can change it.
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    I'm liking the old tattered feel, almost like a tee shirt iron on that is cracking/fading, of the banner logo we currently have. And not a big fan of the OCR font, but that's just me. OCR used to be a nightmare for me and I grew to hate it. As you can tell from earlier, I"m also not a huge fan of things being centered.

    However... I also like how clean and crisp that submission is.

    What we need is to get the stylized "C" incorporated somehow. Maybe do away with the "since" line, move "The #1..." over to the bottom orange line on the left side (justified to the right), move "dabears.com" to the TOP orange line.... and then put a large stylized "C", over on the right side.

    Yea... if I had any graphic image editing software at home, I could try all these things. Since I don't, I'll just have to imagine it. lol...
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    Sytlized "C?" are you referring to their helmet logo? I was fairly certain we couldnt incorporate any Bears trademarked logos.

    As far as the OCR goes, just used it as a throwback, kind of an acknowledgement of being around for awhile, and that font is associated with early internet (and why i only used it for that one line). But, ill tweak the rest of your suggestions...maybe we can get it right eventually!!

    (full disclosure...im ok with the tattered look, but to me, it seems out of place with the new forum look, which is why i suggested something more clean looking)
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    How's this?

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    Loki Assault Admin Staff Member

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    I'm liking it. Is the blue in that logo, and the current background blue on the site a few shades off.... or does the lighting in my kitchen suck? lol...
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    It probably is off. I would need the exact color code used to match it, but its a simple fix.

    edit...yeah, need the color code, cant use the eyedrop outside PS to match.
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    Is there a maximum file size?
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    well if you are sticking with the 900x90 dimension, and its in .png, .gif, or .jpg format, the file size shouldnt be that big to begin with (less then 100kb most likely).
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    Good effort peoples always good to have others help out with the graphics.
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    Bearstuff Yes, in the woods. Staff Member

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    Nice submissions Jimmors & VMX. I won't critique since I can't do jack (I'll let Loki do that, lol).

    Bring 'em. Doesn't Riczaj do graphics? I know Keg is waiting to whip out his version.
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    We should make it official and have until start of the season to get your entries in and ready and let everyone vote for their fave.
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros SuperFan

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    Any chance we could get the color code for the Navy Blue background on the site, so we can match it in our banners?
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    #00233c and orange I use is #f46c12

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