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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #60 on: March 29, 2011, 06:44:26 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.

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.

Wow, my brain just exploded.  :P  Actually, on the third read through, I understood what you were saying.
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #61 on: March 29, 2011, 08:21:49 PM »
Sorry, that was definitely worded in a confusing way. 

I will go ahead and prepare something (less confusing) that I think I can put in the news area on the front page (more experimentation).  It will have three options for the banner which I hope cover enough without creating confusion.
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #62 on: March 29, 2011, 08:32:57 PM »
No, no. It's not you. It's just I'm not that familiar with the jargon. I felt like I do when my husband is talking about such things. I go all cross-eyed.
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Re: Design a Banner Contest
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2011, 02:21:14 AM »
OK, finally got the authorization to upload images and put the banner onsite.  The "official" location is now...

http://towelday.net/Themes/default/images/TDbanner1.jpg

I adjusted the banner on the front page as well as the instructions for using the banner to reflect the current location.  If you posted banners that linked to my comcast page, rather than an image stored on your own site, you might want to change the url of the image.  (just change the address from http://home.comcast.net/~dakilman/TD/TDbanner1.jpg
 to http://towelday.net/Themes/default/images/TDbanner1.jpg)

No rush - the temporary location should be there for a long time.
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