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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2011, 03:51:58 AM »
Just to make the contest more contesty I'll vote for:

C - Kilman's "Self Portrait with Towel" ;)
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2011, 04:00:51 AM »
Just to make the contest more contesty I'll vote for:

C - Kilman's "Self Portrait with Towel" ;)

Because, I suppose that's what he actually looks like?  ::)
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2011, 08:08:40 AM »
One has to see the underpinning of truth accessible in "Self Portrait with Towel."  Elusively encased in the verisimilitude of this minimalist illusion of visible reality is the embodiment of the fundamental expression of self.  The conspicuous asymmetry of the face reflects the corresponding asymmetry of the self-image as imagined to be perceived by the other.  The simplicity of the body hints at a yearning for lost childhood.  Most importantly, the towel, held shield like, is an avant-garde expression of the desire for freedom from rigid social norms.  In this way, we see a truer self portrait than we might see with realism or a photograph.  ;)
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2011, 08:12:03 AM »
Kinda makes you want to change your vote to C, doesn't it.   ;D
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2011, 06:43:06 PM »
ROFL   ;D  :D  ;D  :D

All right, toss him out the airlock!
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2011, 04:46:29 AM »
I suppose we need a voting deadline - how about 1 week from when the voting started?  That would put it at March 1st.  Exit polls predict a victory for A, since our most active members have already voted.  In the meantime, I can try to figure out the code involved (unless someone else is handy with such things).
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2011, 06:01:39 PM »
Sounds good.
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #52 on: March 04, 2011, 04:28:21 AM »
And the winner is...

VogonGirl's "new and improved banner"

This will sound fairly stupid, but I have to figure out how to store it here on this site.

Testing, testing

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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #53 on: March 04, 2011, 04:38:40 AM »
Nope, that wasn't what I wanted.  Bear with me, it looks like I will have to do some reading in the Simple Machines online manual (this could take some time due to a ripe blend of ignorance, busy schedule and procrastination).
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2011, 07:07:34 PM »
We'll wait.  :)
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2011, 06:46:58 AM »
...well, that would explain it.  I don't have the authorization.  I will have to get in touch with Donna.  Not to worry, we will get there.   :)
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2011, 05:02:33 PM »
Still no word from Donna.  Might have to consider alternate methods soon.
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #57 on: March 29, 2011, 05:06:16 PM »
Don't you just need to embed a link to this site within in the image? People do that sort of thing within their blogs. I am eager to start promoting!!!   :o ;D :o ;D :o ;D
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2011, 05:59:22 PM »
Sort of.  The location doing the referring (web site displaying the banner) can either have the image onsite, or make a reference to it (img src).  Then you code it such that the image becomes a link to this site.  The reason I had wanted to post the image here, was that some sites might not want to store the image locally.  If we give an image source that might not be reliable over time (say if we store it at my ISP, then I change ISPs), then anyone who had that image source code might one day find one of those ugly red X things rather than a picture.

Here is the official winning image (note it was trimmed 6 pixels in order to fit into standard banner size 468x60):



It is (was) stored at http://home.comcast.net/~jckilman/TD/TDbanner1.jpg

So code at a web site to add the banner would look like this:

Code: [Select]
<a href="http://towelday.net" target="_blank">
<img src="http://home.comcast.net/~jckilman/TD/TDbanner1.jpg"
alt="Towel Day :: A tribute to Douglas Adams (1952-2001)"
width="468" height="60" border="1"></a>

And code for putting it in a forum signature would look like this:

Code: [Select]
[url=http://towelday.net][img]http://home.comcast.net/~jckilman/TD/TDbanner1.jpg[/img][/url]
If you had the image onsite, the image source would change to wherever you store it.  There may be other ways of doing this (I am no expert).  And maybe blogs (I don’t have one) do coding a little different.

If someone is storing the image onsite, there should be no issue.  And we can use the current location, then go back and change the img src when we have it on this site.  It might get a little tricky if it gets picked up and used at various sites that are not aware that one day they may need to change the source.

I’ve gone ahead and put it up on a web site I run for fantasy soccer, so you can see it as an example:

http://home.comcast.net/~jckilman/

Also, I’ve made it my signature here, just to make sure the above signature code works.
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #59 on: March 29, 2011, 06:14:31 PM »
This is probably one of those many ways to skin a cat things.  Some web site management tools, perhaps some blogs, etc... might make it easy to add banners by simply uploading the image and typing in the url for redirect.  Some might allow resizing of the picture to fit the space.

We might also want to consider adding a vertical design for banner spaces on the side of pages.

Then again, maybe I am complicating things unnecessarily.  It's what happens when I work on projects outside my normal comfort zone, like when I do plumbing or remodeling around the house.  It always takes way too long and never comes out right. 
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