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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Guest-16, 27 Apr 2007.

  1. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    Bump - Ok Staff -

    I have some more time to work on this, but I want some feedback first...

    should we stick with the purple/white thing?

    I'll put together a consolidated list later today of the ones that are already done in this style. (Note - I will hotlink fod's and constructacon's images unless they ask me not too.)
     
  2. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    Ok - Here's the recent list of just the purple/white ones. (Some have been excluded where there where more than one. Also, some of them should probably be re-worked a little, but that's simple)

    Announcement
    Apple [​IMG]
    Audio
    Beer
    Bits
    Blu-ray
    Bulletin
    Camcorder
    Cameras [​IMG]
    Case Mod
    Column
    Competition
    Computers
    Cooling
    Deals [​IMG]
    Displays
    DVDs
    Education
    Electronics
    Flame
    Food
    FS UK [​IMG]
    FS US [​IMG]
    GameCube
    Gaming
    Graphics
    Handheld
    Hardware
    HD DVD
    Help [​IMG]
    How-to
    HTPC
    Humour
    Internets
    Laptops
    Link [​IMG]
    Linux [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Modding
    Motors
    Movies [​IMG]
    MP3
    Music [​IMG]
    n00b/Newbie [​IMG] - [​IMG] -
    Networking
    News
    Old School
    Oops!
    Overclocking
    PC Gaming
    Photos
    Photoshop
    Politics
    Poll
    Portable
    POTM
    Price Check
    PS2
    PS3
    Question
    Rant
    Request
    Scratch Build
    Serious
    SFF
    Software
    Tech
    Tubes
    TV
    UK Trade [​IMG]
    US Trade [​IMG]
    w00t!
    Wii
    Windows [​IMG]
    WTD UK [​IMG]
    WTD US [​IMG]
    Xbox
    Xbox 360
    YouTube


    PIC [​IMG]
    WEB [​IMG]
     
  3. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    you got my vote. also no issues on my part with hotlinking - they're hosted on imageshack anyway :p
     
  4. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    I prefer the purple ones, creates a much more unified theme and doesn't look like ****.
     
  5. Pygo

    Pygo Rick Relixed

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    I'm with Ramble on the purple theme.
     
  6. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    What about using the colours at the top of the page: blue = Hardware, purple = modding, red = gaming, etc.?

    Edit: although I see we have 3 shades of blue and two of purple

    I'm thinking keep the style but switch up the colours
     
  7. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    [​IMG]

    the nvidia logo is the only thing that seemed to easily fit without looking strange.

    I can't neaten it up without ruining it... any photoshop wizards care to wave the magic wand on it? (all I have is fireworks, which doesn't like me and I can't use very well)
     
  8. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Hotlink away. Ditto what Fod said - mine are on imageshack too.
     
  9. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Sorry to ruin the party guys, having a common theme won't work, and here is why: you need to be able to quickly find a tag/image that you recognise. Think of it like avatars - you don't really look (all that often) at the username, you pretty much just recognise the avatar.
    Since there will be up to, perhaps, 20 (take a look at SA) in any given forum, having a sea of white and purple is going to make it quite hard to pick the one you want. When i'm browsing SA I know when i want to read threads about code I just go *straight* for the 'black button', and it sticks out nicely.

    Take a look at any menu-bar on a website - even on your browser - and you'll see that buttons have different colors and styles for different things and this is precisely why! :)

    A varied approach is necessary here. I had a play with the white/purple only buttons in the test forum and it wasn't a good experience at all :(

    (DTE: sorry buddy, i really, really appreciate the effort and i really don't want to piss on your bonfire :waah: )
     
  10. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    I'll have to agree with RTT here - Unfortunately, limiting our colours will make it just about bloody impossible to tell one thing from another. I love the idea of a uniform look, but once you pass about 4-5 tags it gets too difficult. Trust me - 45 different tags that are all the same colour will get hard on the eyes really fast.

    It's a great idea, but maybe we can implement it another way. Think theme, but not colour - maybe we can have a set shape for certain types of threads (like site content, ie hardware) but different colours to differentiate whether they're articles, news, or questions?

    Keep up the great ideas, guys.
     
  11. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    No worries - I didn't have anything emotionally invested. I just saw the ones Fod did and thought they looked great, but I can totally see your point.

    Now I'm back to liking my aqua apple button.
     
  12. alastor

    alastor Minimodder

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    Would it work having the purple/white ones for the main forum? That would keep it all uniform and the sub-forums can have varied themes for the threads, as there isn't as much of a need for differentiation between the forums themselves.

    Or as Brett said, the same shape but different colours...that would work.
     
  13. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Or keep the "Icons" that are allready made, but just change the colours?
     
  14. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  15. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Might be a problem with certain avatars though :lol:
     
  16. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    I was waiting for someone to point that out :hehe:
     
  17. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    3 more, will do a load soon, so busy now :(

    Gaming [​IMG]
    Potm[​IMG]
    Extreme Cooling/ Overclocking [​IMG]
     
  18. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Ah well. And I had a bunch of purple/white ones I was about to upload. If we're going the style of the icons on page 4 could I suggest we make them similar to the Bits, Column or Graphics buttons with the glow behind the font. Buttons like the Hardware are really hard to read without it.

    I think it is necessary to have the font (and readable) for all the new traffic we get. As this forum is constantly getting new members, we can't rely on the "we all know what that picture means" attitude.

    Admin: What to you think? Anyone want to come up with a new template for all to use?

    EDIT: I've come up with a template if anyone wants to host it. Also here are some I've thrown together. I think the larger font in the 1st one looks better - what do you think?

    [​IMG] Do I need to say what this is?

    [​IMG] Edited Tubes icon
     
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  19. Tim S

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    Constructacon - drop it in my email (tim.smalley@bit-tech.net) and I'll put it on bit-tech's servers. I like your ideas and I agree that we need a template. :)
     
  20. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    Tim: YGM

    Ok. I've been busy last night and this morning. Here's the latest batch......

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    More to come later.
     

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