Need a nice (read very nice) banner for CB stuff . NL (in Contests)
February 20 2006 3:59 PM EST
Make me a banner for my CB stuff dot NL
that is worthy of being used.
- maximum pixel width = 200
- maximum pixel heigth = 200 (less is better however, ~100 would be best i think)
- has to have a red color 'theme' (so don't make it completely blue or something like that)
- has to be in either .jpg or .png format (or .gif, see ideas)
Prize: best banner will get $50k for the work, not sure about a second or third prize yet.
so get creative!!!
CB stuff dot NL
bot check font / style
moving gif like some of the cb banners is possible.
February 20 2006 4:57 PM EST
Just a question, is .swf possible?
February 20 2006 4:59 PM EST
shock wave flash? hmmm perhaps... don't know if it can be set as being a picture though...
February 20 2006 5:27 PM EST
Where exactly will this banner go? Top left?
February 20 2006 5:33 PM EST
Yes, top left, just above the menu.
February 20 2006 5:49 PM EST
I'll think about it =D
February 20 2006 5:52 PM EST
I might be doing something too. Probably a .gif, but we'll see.
*goes "Annie"-style: Tomorrow, tomorrow...*
I sent Shade a CM letting him know I'd like to donate some $ for his prize. I'd like to match whatever Shade offers as a prize.
Here is a banner that I did quickly, I know it's somewhat skewed, and I'll make a better version of it if you would like
February 21 2006 11:56 AM EST
Ammon: style looks nice, or at least the letters :)
and indeed as chappy says, the prize has been raised:
#1 wins 100k
#2 wins 25k
#3 wins 25k
which will be half from me and half from chappy
February 21 2006 12:37 PM EST
Well, I've made three .gif's. The first and third one are 200x100, the second one is 100x100. I didn't have that much time on my hands, so I wasn't able to make them absolutely perfect :p They still look a bit rough. I hope you like them anyway though.
Oh, for the people on slow computers: The animations might not run smooth for you.
February 21 2006 12:41 PM EST
Here are the direct links, for the people who want to view them in separate windows.
Right-click and press "Open in new window"
CB Stuff dot NL Banner 1
CB Stuff dot NL Banner 2
CB Stuff dot NL Banner 3
February 21 2006 1:09 PM EST
IndependenZ, that third one is very good!
The second one is also pretty good, but it's a bit too distracting... maybe something other than that checkerboard texture?
basicly the same thing, just did a little editing for the color, and made the rectange actually even
sorry for the double post *mutters*
here is a link for it, I forgot to put the image source to exacts
February 21 2006 5:13 PM EST
IndependenZ: Amiga fan?
Just made a quick logo in one of my lectures.. plain and simple. Like me : )
February 21 2006 6:29 PM EST
Your wish is my demand! Here are three more spinning globes. It's quite easy to make one of those. The possibilities are endless. And erm, no, Bartjan, I'm not an Amiga-fan. Why? Is it because I use the GIMP? I'm just getting familiar with all the built-in scripts. =D
CB Stuff Banner 4
CB Stuff Banner 5
CB Stuff Banner 6
February 22 2006 8:25 PM EST
I guess I'll make a banner soon. Been busy designing a new iPod =P
February 22 2006 8:53 PM EST
Alrighty then. Here's my initial entry:
Its always hard to make something attractive yet not distracting. So I took the minimalistic approach, and even used the current size at the website.
February 22 2006 9:03 PM EST
whoa, can you CM me about the spinning globes? i want to learn how to make all these things. lol someone who is good at making banners send me a quick CM.
February 22 2006 9:06 PM EST
IndependenZ, one of the early demos to showcase the power of the Amiga was a real-time generated, spinning, chequered, bouncing ball. It was pretty impressive for its time.
February 23 2006 12:48 AM EST
this contest isn't over yet, saw some nice banners but you people can do better!
February 23 2006 1:40 AM EST
I tried to make a couple banners, Shade. Alas, they all turned out pretty much the same: Saying what an amazingly studly hunk of manflesh I am and minimizing the actual website you are trying to promote. :P
February 23 2006 1:42 AM EST
It's the lack of color options. There is only so much you can do with that black, white, and that shade of red.
February 23 2006 12:47 PM EST
There wasn't a limit on the number of entries, right? Because I had some spare time on my hands and made two 'regular' banners. The background color of these is the same shade of grey used on the website. (in HTML it's color # eeeeee) Oh, and don't worry: I won't do any more, I swear! :p
CB Stuff dot NL Banner 7
CB Stuff dot NL Banner 8
February 23 2006 12:49 PM EST
Then make some banners with more colors, its not that you have to use red only... :)
February 23 2006 2:19 PM EST
Atm i like Ammon's entry and also Pixel Sage's entry, but his one is more of a table header other than a short banner. :)
February 23 2006 2:26 PM EST
Is there anything you're really looking for Shade? Is there anything to my banner that could be improved or changed to your liking, such as more height, more/less simplistic, etc? I can do whatever it is you want =D
February 23 2006 3:06 PM EST
I like the size of Ammon's entry, and I like the font he used a lot.
I like the background of Wasp's entry, being one of the backgrounds of CB's default theme.
Ultimately i'd want what you made for the menu, but then with the text:
in which you are close but you made everything caps, which i don't really like :)
and then for the actual banner:
If you (or someone else of course) could make something of 200 pixels wide and ~75 pixels high which could contain this banner except for the axe (not needed imo)
So a banner with the following texts:
Meet interresting people...
then kill them !
and then perhaps a nice transition / thingy between the first 2 lines, fading away and then displaying the CarnageBlender.com line.
I may add another one soon, but I'll work on a few more as well
February 24 2006 5:00 AM EST
Thanks for the info, that helps a lot. =D
March 1 2006 12:56 PM EST
Bump, this contest is still up !!!
March 1 2006 2:52 PM EST
Oh yeah! This contest, haha. I have so much graphic stuff I needa take care of...
March 4 2006 8:40 AM EST
still no winner... :\
March 8 2006 4:19 AM EST
March 8 2006 4:26 AM EST
Lol... priorities, priorities...
March 8 2006 7:28 AM EST
I quickly putted some images from google together, the originals, the gimp-file with a separate layer for each etc. are available. I could also make the box red and/or add some Text.
March 20 2006 5:03 AM EST
bump, I really wanted this contest to end, but seeing as not many people entered, and that I didn't get banners that i really liked, i perhaps cancel it and give some money to anyone who gave a nice one instead.
March 20 2006 5:59 AM EST
i could do more, just tell me whether i'm going into the right direction with this 'box'-approach or not
March 20 2006 6:00 AM EST
not quite / quite not :)
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