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(Message started by: Shannon on Aug 27th, 2009, 11:23am)

Title: Banner contest #4 - **new deadline**
Post by Shannon on Aug 27th, 2009, 11:23am
Well the summer's nearly over and it occurred to me that I forgot to do the beginning of the summer banner contest ... oops. It's so hard for me to be productive when my kids are home. So that being said ... just put your thinking caps on for new ideas. I'll add more details later.

I'm going to ask ... as I do every year. Are you all happy with the color scheme here? Do we still like the colors or are we ready for something completely new? What do you think? We need to decide before we start making banners. I was thinking a nice blue might be a good change. A vibrant blue as the highlighter color and softer for the backgrounds. I don't know. If you have any ideas or just want to keep it as is let me know.

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by Skkyer on Aug 29th, 2009, 1:17am
I like change every now and then so I vote for a new look.

Hugs,
Skkyer

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by canadiandude on Sep 6th, 2009, 9:36am
I wouldn't mind a new color scheme, plus I LOVE blue. :)

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by Shannon on Sep 7th, 2009, 11:10am
I'm ready for a change too. Stay tuned .... I'm goin' in ....

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by Shannon on Sep 7th, 2009, 3:28pm
Ok ... let me have it. What do you like? Not like? I'm not convinced I like the main blue background. I like the lighter colors and the blue highlight colors but I'm not sure on the blue background. What do you guys think? Too bright? Dark?

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by DWG on Sep 7th, 2009, 6:53pm
My first reaction when I came to the site was that the blue behind the Banner picture might be a bit too dark. It may just be my PC, but I can just barely make out the "Login"/Message icon.
I was thinking it might show better contrast with the various words on the banner if the background there was the same "cadet blue" that is a bit further down below the banner, like the color above the forum headings.

I like how the post fields alternate between one shade of beige and a slightly darker shade.

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by Shannon on Sep 7th, 2009, 7:38pm
Thanks. I was thinking that exact same thing too. I asked my hubby and he liked the top so I left it ... he liked the contrast. But I kept thinking it was too dark. I appreciate the input.

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by DWG on Sep 7th, 2009, 8:07pm
Yeah, that's a lot easier to read the text now.

Maybe someone else will have some input.

I was addicted to the green we had, but I'm a blue fan from way back, so this is a nice change.

Looks good, Shannon.

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by Shannon on Sep 7th, 2009, 9:18pm
I really loved that green too. But it's been like that for 3-4 years now. It was definitely time for a change.

Title: Re: Banner contest #4
Post by Shannon on Sep 8th, 2009, 11:22am
Okay. I think I have all the color kinks settled now. It's time for the banner contest. I may even have a prize for the winner this year. I have a Dizzy Up the Girl album flat and other stuff lying around I may hand out. So get ready ... here we go.

As you can see our new color scheme is blue so just make sure your banners match. If you're interested in using the bright highlighting color it's #0000CC. As someone who works with photoshop, I know those color #s are useful. Please keep your banner size to 620 pixels X 150 pixels. That's about it in terms of rules. Let's say the deadline is one month from now so ... October 8th, 2009 Send your banners to me in a PM. Also don't forget to include WOG on your banner somewhere. I'm going to post an old winner as an example.

Have fun! I can't wait to see what you come up with.


Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by lionhill on Sep 8th, 2009, 5:17pm
Ooh, I love the new colours! Blue is by far my favourite colours :D

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by canadiandude on Sep 8th, 2009, 7:45pm
I'm loving the new colour scheme, Shannon. :)  Yay for blue!!

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by Shannon on Sep 8th, 2009, 8:32pm
I'm glad you all like it. I'm finding the more I pop in the more I like it.

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by Shannon on Sep 21st, 2009, 12:51pm
Is everyone working on those banners? I haven't gotten any submissions yet so I'm hoping you're all working hard. We need some fresh banners for the year. I know there's lots of talented Goo peeps out there. Let's get going. Only about 2-1/2 weeks left until the deadline.

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by canadiandude on Sep 21st, 2009, 9:57pm
I'm hoping to have some time very soon to try making a banner.   :)

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by laurengoo on Sep 25th, 2009, 12:20pm
I know I haven't been on much lately, but I am not missing the contest!! Shannon I'll have one for you really soon!  :D

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by Shannon on Sep 25th, 2009, 1:41pm
I got your email. The banner looks great Lauren. I hope to have a few more soon. Otherwise ... you win!  ;D ;) :)

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by Shannon on Sep 30th, 2009, 11:33am
There's about a week left for the banner contest and I only have one submission so far. Come on all you Photoshop gurus I know you're out there.

Are people busy? Do you need me to extend the deadline? Let me know.

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - Rules and deadline now pos
Post by Shannon on Oct 13th, 2009, 11:07am
Okay. It's past the deadline and I only have 1 banner submitted for the contest :-/ We can hardly have a contest with only one entry. So, I will extend the deadline until the end of October in hopes that a few more entries come in. If not, I guess the one entry I currently have will be up top for the whole year.  

Title: Re: Banner contest #4 - **new deadline**
Post by Shannon on Nov 1st, 2009, 4:29pm
Well it's November 1st which officially ends the deadline for banner submissions. Sadly, we only had one person enter the contest this year  :(  :'(  So Lauren is our lucky winner. I'll poster her banner later. Congrats Lauren and thanks for taking the time to enter the contest.



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