Someone make me a non-flash banner

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by MrMacMan, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    #1
    Well I don't need anything flashy (or using flash).

    I just want a banner, JPEG or otherwise I can use on other forums I go to.


    Requirements:
    Has the Words 'MacRumors -- #3446' in it.
    and some type of folding symbol.


    Thanks very much.

    --MrMacMan

    P.S anything going on about that *other* banner thread?
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    um, not that there's anything wrong with the banners, I'm just wondering what you plan on using the banner for?

    D
     
  3. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    What the hell?

    How did that paragraph get erased...

    Summary:
    I go to other forums which allow banners/images in your signature... which I would put this.


    Obviously here we can't do anything, but there are quite a few other forums I access... and I'm sure that other people go to other forums too. ;)
     
  4. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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  5. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, from your instructions so far, I would make a white banner with black writing on it that says "Macrumors -- #3446" and then have the attached image to one side.

    Is this what you want? I can make it better, but I need instructions. Background(s)? Can it be in .gif format? in other words, should I animate it? Text color(s)? Font(s)?







    [​IMG]


    [edit: Size? how many inches by how many inches? Centimeters? Pixels per square cm/in? The more info the better.]
     
  6. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I have finished two possibilities using the instructions you have given me. I can still edit them easily, or create a completely new one if you wish.


    Do you want different fonts? Different background? I changed the wording a little, do you like that better? Or do you want me to change it to what you requested? Do you need smaller file sizes?


    any feedback is helpful.



    If you decide to use one of these, please do not try to remove the "Created by......" note at the bottom of the banner.

    Anyone who wants to can use these, but if you wish to have one edited, please contact me instead of doing it yourself.

    Neither of the images is full quality as it is being hosted by macrumors, if you like one or both of them, I will upload the full file to another server. Please do not link to those files as I will remove them eventually, but rather find somewhere to host them yourself.

    [edit: the one on the left is the animated one, click on it to see the whole thing... I can change the speed at which it switches frames if you wish.]
     

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  7. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Animated is fine.

    Color would be nice.


    If you could throw a helix or two somewhere in there, maybe on the animated one that switches bewteen the text and the first image...


    Background... hmm, chose something that looks nice, I don't really care. White is a little clean, but not preferred.



    Thank you very very much. :)
     
  8. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    "Color would be nice"


    Ok, colored text then...



    "maybe you could throw a Helix in there..."


    Ok, I assume you mean on frame with only text....


    Background: Maybe I could stick the heilix there.... or maybe I will use a pattern color scheme...


    Well, I will probably have a few more in a little while....
     
  9. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    Here are a few more....

    Again, tell me what you think and what I should change...



    I am not sure that this is actually better than the white background but you might think otherwise...



    again, these are not full quality....

    The older versions are still available if anyone want them....
     

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  10. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah I can see a problem with the background, you can't see the text very well.


    I think a decent solid colored background could work.


    The Text Animated or Not could have that Double Helix Sign/Logo I've always liked that.


    Thank you very much again. :)
     
  11. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    Mind if I toss an idea or two around?

    Obviously, the tagline after "Folding@Home:" can be just about anything (I figure something to really grab their attention might be good).
     

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  12. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    nice twist.
    you could have a panel of phrases and rotate them
     
  13. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    I like pyrotoaster's designs, and agree with Don't Panic in thinking that it would be nice to have multiple frames...


    If you have any really good pictures of double Helix's I would be happy to incorperate them, otherwise, I will use an image off of google.

    Off to work on a good solid background...


    should I keep the text colors? Different color(s)? I can change the colors sequence to almost any array of colors...
     
  14. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    next round of banners...
     

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  15. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    I don't much like the one on the left personally....


    again, I want criticism and corrections....
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I also like the idea of a dark background, using DNA. Thank you for taking on this task, having a banner is greatly needed. It should assist with recruiting. I wish that I could find the banner that was worked on previously. It is exactly what I would like to see. Hopefully someone else can describe the banner or has a copy. Your most recent the lettering is hard to see on the left, the righ side is nice. Do think that the use of the double helix would be nice.
     
  17. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    I think I know which thread you are talking about, it will pop up if you search for "banner" the difference is those banner's were made using flash... which was not to be used in these banners....


    I don't have any good pictures of helix's so I am having trouble with that...


    I agree about the lettering on the left, and will (hopefully) do better in the next revision which will come when I have high resolution pictures of a few helix...
     
  18. wdlove macrumors P6

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  19. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    I think some of this banners are too crowded with colors. Lose the colors.
    Keep the DNA backgrounds used before, but make them monochromatic or dichromatic (i.e a sepia or dark grey/metallic kind of look) and then superimpose the text in a contrasted way so that it's readable.


    [edit] or you might want to give a look here for inspiration: http://www.dnalc.org/
     
  20. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Life is in color so the banner should be in color. Using monochromatic or dichromatic (i.e a sepia or dark grey/metallic kind of look), to me is negative and depressing. Colors are positive an uplifting. We want to show others something to cause then to feel enthusiasm and and joy! Afterall this is something for a good cause.
     
  21. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking of trying a background, but lowering the opacity so it doesn't get in the way. That might help solve the color vs. readability problem.
     
  22. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816

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    Alright, here's the old banner with a semi-transparent double-helix in the background. (Petty note: this banner's height is eight pixels more than the last two. Alright, very petty.)
     

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  23. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    Wow! that really helped.... here's one old one with a lighter background + a few others....
     

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  24. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    Personal opinion:

    I don't like the one with the red writing (which then blends into other colors) but I think the others are definately improved...
     
  25. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    cjc343 -- Can't read the text well on the one to the left.. the one to the right, well no color.

    pyrotoaster -- Got the right idea having the helix in the background.


    I like animated banners as long as they aren't flashing in my face.


    'Folding Helps to Cure Dieases' or something is basically the text I want besides for MacRumors and stuff.


    Hmmm, if we go with the animated ones we have enough room for the MR logo and the F@H logo no? :)



    Thanks veryy much guys and gals!
     

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