~~Banner Vote~~

Discussion in 'Graphics, Design, and Photography' started by Germany, Nov 23, 2009.

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What do you think?

  1. It's great! Keep it.

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  2. It's good, fix a few things.

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    34.8%
  3. It's okay, fix it up.

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. I don't like it at all.

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  1. Germany

    Germany Banned

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    Okay, I just made a banner for a tech blog. Tell me whether you think it's good or not. One of my first banners :S I'd like to know how I can improve it, and what you think I've done good. I used GIMP in case you are wondering. Anyways, off to bed. (Right click and open image for full size)

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  2. iWishfull

    iWishfull New Member

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    I think it's great. Never knew GIMP had those capabilities, although that's probably cause I use pain.net for my crappy "art." really though, I like it
  3. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    It's good, but I'm not too crazy about the text. Try adding a border around it or something.
  4. NinetyFour

    NinetyFour Active Member

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    Just a note, I don't do any photo editing and I'm not saying you suck and I'm better than you, just giving you my opinion 'cause you asked for it.

    Its acceptable, but it looks foolish compared to your avvy. Your avvy is high quality, detailed and like really nice and sharp. This banner seems kinda cheap and not-up-par mainly cause it only has like 4 colours. Its kinda bland. My opinion. But I love the set-up.
  5. Germany

    Germany Banned

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    My avatar is also the Zune HD and sadly, I didn't make a Zune HD for Microsoft. All I did for that was cut things up and put my name in. This was from scratch so I tried my best. I didn't have a lot of time but that's not an excuse. Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to add more things and fix it up.
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    daconcerror Banned

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    i suppose it depends on the colour of the blog itself, if it is in those colours then it would look great, if the blog is a red colour then its not gonna look so good

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  7. Germany

    Germany Banned

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    The background of the blog is white and the main accent is that dark blue I used.
  8. SilentWalker

    SilentWalker Retired Moderator

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    Great, and love:
    • The blue cells at the left.

    Definitely need changing:
    • The font and colour.
    • Remove font shadow (please choose different style).
    • Try and keep the white background in line and perspective with the depth of the cells.
    • Remove the black smudges in the background. Go with a marble white and mesh structure (IMO).
    • The blue arrow thing on the right does not fit in (considering perspective, colour, depth and overall tone).

    Well, I guess it's too monotone.

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    Don't get me wrong, it's nice. I'm just being extremely critical, so that you can improve as much as possible, and explore new styles and options.
  9. MuckYu

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    font doesn't fit
  10. Germany

    Germany Banned

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Updated the first post with a new banner.

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