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First Order of Business: Forum Banner
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First Order of Business: Forum Banner

Right. Now that we have a new forum it's about time we got a new banner.
The current one is a nice effort and good general idea, but it's become far too crowded and difficult to read, so me, Chocobo and Jager brainstormed up a new idea a while ago that we couldn't easily implement until now.

Instead of having one banner covered in people's sprites to the extent that you can't really tell what is going on, we are going to have a lot of banners, one of them randomly selected whenever the page is loaded.

The idea here is to have the words "Picture Wars" in much bigger white text (with black outline, then it will be visible on every skin!) as a default state and then allow people to paste their armies on top of it and after being approved I will just stick them on the end of a randomly generated image list.

Thing is that we don't actually have the words "Picture Wars" in big white text with a black outline at the moment and I'm a little busy, so if someone wants to do that for me (roughly the same image size as the current banner but with much larger writing!) then it'd be appreciated and I'll start the process of setting up a randomly selected image.
12-22-2013 03:26 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

Should it be the same basic font?
12-22-2013 03:31 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

Obviously we don't really want it to be antialiased but anything that kind of looks appropriate for a pixel art forum should be fine.
Personally I feel like that probably means "pretty square" rather than rounded but it's your choice.
We can have several people do this too and pick the one that looks best, don't really want to rush making the image that's going to appear on top of literally every page.
12-22-2013 03:32 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

[Image: YhVeolg.png]

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Quick little something. They grey would be transparent.

Should it be more open for the armies?
12-22-2013 04:51 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

That looks pretty good, although I'd envisaged wider letters, a thinner border and more room around the edges for people to put their sprites around.
This isn't necessarily about appealing to me though we're putting this to a vote later :P
12-22-2013 04:52 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

It looks really condensed. I'd suggest spacing the letters out a bit more, they don't need to be touching.
12-22-2013 05:43 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

I think the border could be a tad smaller.
12-22-2013 09:12 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

I still have this one from when we first discussed it.
[Image: LOtwgiT.png]

This was my example of how people would place their armies.
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12-22-2013 09:42 PM
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I made a font thing a while ago and I think it looks okay so I decided to throw this together.

[Image: xhnVccI.png]


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Pretty much just copied Mr.F's colours.

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12-23-2013 07:20 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

Xron has the best one, plenty of room for the armies, and beautiful font. Doesn't pain the eyes either.

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12-23-2013 07:56 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

I like Xrons too.

I feel like my laptop will be powered up again soon, so I will be able to put all my armies on it.
12-25-2013 04:20 AM
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I agree, XRon's quite nice.

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12-25-2013 08:09 AM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

Take it easy, as I understand it will be a few banners will be randomly selected during page load. Chao, which borders can size banner? They have to be just black and white?
As you will have moments explain please.

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12-25-2013 03:28 PM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

(12-22-2013 05:43 PM)SpartanApples Wrote:  It looks really condensed. I'd suggest spacing the letters out a bit more, they don't need to be touching.
um,I think likes this comment. B)

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08-20-2015 08:28 AM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

Hello there. I see you are new. It'd be nice if you introduced yourself in the "Discussion" forums first before you start randomly necroing threads (which is not something you should do without a good reason).

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08-20-2015 08:48 AM
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Oh hey 2013 everyone

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08-22-2015 01:30 AM
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Jacquerel Offline
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

this subforum didn't end up being very temporary
08-22-2015 02:13 AM
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Everything is temporary when you think about it.

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08-22-2015 07:55 AM
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RE: First Order of Business: Forum Banner

There is awfully huge number of people lurking, nobody ever posts though.
We need new banner to make them post.

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08-22-2015 08:20 AM
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I made a new avatar, felt pretty exciting at the time.

I'm that one white guy who plays black guys in every game possible.
08-23-2015 12:58 AM
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