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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby lotrfotrttrotk » Mon May 17, 2010 11:01 am

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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby shireling » Mon May 17, 2010 12:41 pm

They look like they have substance, emclelland - like you could actually pick them up! Very, very nice! *note to self: request thumb up smiley*
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Shuggy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:50 am

Last post on this subject - May. It's August now.

If we want a banner, I'll have a stab at it and produce something shortly. If it doesn't get used, so be it - at least the offer was there.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Shuggy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:48 am

OK; as promised - about an hour's work.

Just a rough mock-up for now. Quick explanation:

The word 'The' is shadowy while the word 'Balrog' is aflame to signify 'both shadow and flame'... obviously!

I went for a LOTR reminiscent font as another way of acknowledging our roots, but also showing we're slightly different. The wood background is also to give an 'olde fashioned' look, but contrasts with the hi-tech of an iPad displaying a picture of... dun dun duuuuuuuunnnnnn a Balrog.

By no means a finished product - just wanted to know if I was heading in the right direction.

Let me know.

ETA - forgot to mention - the blank spaces will be filled with iconic imagery like comics, a lightsaber hilt, a fantasy novel, etc, etc.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Shuggy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:24 pm

Always better to show; not tell.....

Here's what I mean. Still not finished, but just a rough example to see if I am on the right track.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby emclelland » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:35 pm

:oops: Shuggy, you're totally right. Kinda let the banner fall to the wayside a bit- sorry guys :oops: .
Shuggy, your banner looks great! If you guys still want me to finish mine, I can sit down and crank out the rest of it this weekend, as well.
Let me know what everyone wants to do.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Shuggy » Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:07 pm

emclelland wrote::oops: Shuggy, you're totally right. Kinda let the banner fall to the wayside a bit- sorry guys :oops: .
Shuggy, your banner looks great! If you guys still want me to finish mine, I can sit down and crank out the rest of it this weekend, as well.
Let me know what everyone wants to do.
Sorry again guys.


Absolutely nothing personal - in fact, I wasn't aiming at anyone.

It would be better to have a banner made by a professional as opposed to an amateur like me.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Candy Kane » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:11 pm

It may be possible to use both -- one at the top and the other at the bottom. I like Shuggy's banner, but I also like the one emclelland came up with.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby emclelland » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:23 am

As promised, here it is:
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I am of course open to revisions/additions.
I like the idea of using mine and Shuggy's together :)
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Shuggy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:03 am

Now THAT'S what we need! Very well done indeed; much better than mine. I think mine will make a nice sig.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Candy Kane » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:26 am

Yay! So they both get used.

I can't wait to see that glorious work put up here on the site where it belongs. :D
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Shuggy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:40 pm

Candy Kane wrote:Yay! So they both get used.

I can't wait to see that glorious work put up here on the site where it belongs. :D


I dunno about that - I simply meant that *I* might use my banner as a profile sig - or give it to someone who wants to use it.

Compared to Em's banner, it's pretty amateurish.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Shuggy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:02 pm

emclelland wrote:As promised, here it is:
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I am of course open to revisions/additions.


So, emclelland spends (presumably) a good amount of her personal time to provide this site with a potential, professional and good-looking Banner, and over 24 hours later there has been ONE response apart from mine....

In terms of RB (old and new) that's a rapturous reception. :roll:

I'd personally just like to say a sincere 'thank you' em for your hard work and time spent on this. I hope it doesn't go unnoticed.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby Candy Kane » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:11 pm

Seconded.

I wish you guys did the chat thing instead of hoping other people would, but it's up to all of you if you want this place to work.
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Re: Site Graphics/Theme

Postby shireling » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:17 am

Sorry, :oops: I've been here, but I don't often scroll down to Workshops, and I've missed this whole thing.

I love them both. Emclelland's from the first draft, and Shuggy - yours is just beautiful, with the rustic desk-top, poster, toy and comic-books. Nice geeky chic! I could see them both without question.

One suggestion, but I'm not wed to it: EM, what do you think about putting the "RTB" in the lower right corner instead of the upper left? With all your artwork seen first, then people see "Balrog" - the idea being that we're all this - foremost - and that too.
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