Dont leave the saloon out on the banner designs

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by dawg, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I have been kicking around some ideas for the top banner. We all know the one thats up there does not work well. On smaller screens the forum shrinks but the banner does not which creates design problems. I'm thinking just black with something in the middle? Any ideas? also, keep in mind the logo floats so its not part of the banner. Here is a logo i kicked around:

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    Keep in mind also the Banner must be 1920x121 there is no way around the size. Here is a raw black background that is the right size:

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  2. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I would recommend keeping the Texas theme. Maybe throw in Mr.Chuck Norris as Walker, Texas Ranger.
     
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    k4D3t Reverse Apache Master VIP

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    I got this bro:

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    I agree, we just need to come up with a banner that works. I'm fresh out ideas at the moment.
     
  6. mattyfishrip197

    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    i liked the banner before this one...but it only lasted a day...
     
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    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    so is pullmuhfinger...gonna offer 100k in dubs for this new banner...just sayin
     
  8. PauleyWalnuts

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    I like what I see now, but I never seen the old one. The site itself, I like it!! the brown colors, the setup, its golden Dawg. You have really done a nice job here.
     
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    Fresh from zones of moisture
    And afterwards the meat
    With spangles on my long-tailed suits
    And songs to haunt the one that's saved

    Just call me Desdinova
    I'm sure to be
    The lucky one
    When destiny assigns wisdom
    Known to me
    The starry wisdom

    I am the one you warned me of
    I am the one who'd never, never lie

    The writing in the notebook
    Notation from the stars
    Songs by Desdinova
    And frost warnings from the women's farm
    Whose agents could not ever see
    His hilly eyes and too green rings
    Obscured sight and fancy dreams
    Holy mass, those 13 fancy dreams

    I am the one you warned me of
    I am the one who'd never, never lie

    Eyes like bottles and hands in my hair
    Bottles of blackness the blacker the spare
    I'll sit myself behind that clock
    And play tunes on its belfry

    Five fingers have I to play them like ten
    Ten fingers have I to play them again
    In decimal chains whose mimic cry
    Whose notes will never, never fly
    Until they quit those timely tunes
    And entered that system from outside

    I am the one you warned me of
    I am the one who'd never, never lie



     
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  10. P-B

    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    That looks like you're wearing a witch's hat. Or dunce cap.


    Not that it's really "you" per se, just your identifying avatar and all that. :coffee:
     
  11. idiotbox

    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

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    the new banner looks fine but i would drop the welcome to. it's a given ya know?
     
  12. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Hors d'oeuvre Addict VIP

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    Sure, they don't carry much weight without poker working, but if it helps. :dontknow:

    I'll give the creator of the winning banner design the sum of 250k doubloons.
     
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    I have an idea, but have no graphic design skills, so someone else will have to run with it.

    How about sticking with the rustic western theme on the sign, but instead of having Dawg's AV in the middle, is there a way someone can have him biting at the lower right corner of the sign and trying to drag it with him. Maybe even animate him tugging on it, if possible.

    Also, I'd think about giving the letters color, like maybe the red, white and blue of the Texas flag, so they would stand out more on the sign.

    And move the cattle skull to the middle of the sign where Dawg's AV was.