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Old 03-20-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Banner contest!

Discuss Cooking Needs YOU!

I want to start rotating some ads on other forum sites to let them know about DC. We need some banners for our site to show on other sites. I know we must have some members that are really good at graphics design... so, submit your art today and help us spread the word about DC.

What we need a few of the following:
  • 728x90 banners
  • 468x60 banners
  • 120x60 buttons
  • 160x240 buttons
Please try and keep the file size as small as possible.

Thanks in advance to all that post entries. Your help with this is very much appreciated!

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Old 03-21-2005, 10:19 AM   #2
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What does the winner get?






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Old 03-21-2005, 10:23 AM   #3
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Can we add banners to this site, sell them for ad space?

Don't know how many members may want to buy some.
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:30 PM   #4
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Rainee: Good idea. We'd buy one!!
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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Andy, I WAS a graphic designer. I have Corel Draw 9. I have never made a banner before BUT Im good at designing brochures and the like. Im wondering, is there a special file format? (ie gif tiff bmp) If its something other than standard graphic file extensions then I shall assume that I would require software other than Corel Draw. Also, do you want a banner that flashes or changes? OR do you want a static banner?
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Old 03-21-2005, 03:27 PM   #6
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a static gif would be great (728x90 pixels in size). Then I can run that banner on other sites to help raise awareness for our site.

I will offer some of our ad space for sale when the time is right...
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ARRRRGHHHHHHH! I just wrote a big paragraph and press send and it said page cant be displayed and I lost everything.


Well..... in short what "personality" would you like the banner to have? Also, do you want a picture in it? Would you rather it be more eyecatching(bold colors) than soft and warm (soft colors and girly font)?
Im thinking Bold font with a semi-soft feel and no picture.
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:52 AM   #8
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Hi, Sushi:

I'm eager to see what you come up with, too! My question would be: Do you want to emphasize the social/friendship aspect of the site, or the technical/cooking advice/information aspect of the site? That would also affect what elements you choose for the banner.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:01 PM   #9
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Just an idea here .... but it would make sense to get our ducks in a row. If, we're going to have a new logo, do that first. Then, get the new tagline defined. After that, then we can worry about designing a new banner that would include both.
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:47 AM   #10
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I don't know what's happened to this banner and/or logo contest... did it move to another thread? Was it dropped?

Anyway... here's a simple little revision to the existing logo that people might like. It's not a big change so it's not too jarring, but it gets rid of the piggy that people have been complaining about.



If I have time I'll try to come up with something more elaborate... but I might not have time until June.
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Old 05-02-2005, 09:34 PM   #11
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That's great, thanks for bringing this thread/idea back to life. It will be great to get some banners and buttons to help us spread the word!
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:57 AM   #12
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RE: banner contest

I need constructive criticism!
Tell what you think, or what I should remove or add.

Thanks
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I would take off the cutesy smiley face and some of the food.

I would add a photo of a Hobart N-50, a big knife, and a Robot Coupe....but that is just me.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:42 AM   #14
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The "cutesy" face that is on the first one, came from the original thread for the banner. I changed it to look more like the original dc chef that is on the website.



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I would take off the cutesy smiley face and some of the food.

I would add a photo of a Hobart N-50, a big knife, and a Robot Coupe....but that is just me.
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Old 05-03-2005, 11:45 AM   #15
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It's great!
But, I'd like to see something with more color.
I like the pink guy much much better than the yellow.
Thanks for your hard work on this!! I wouldn't even
know where or how to start.

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Old 05-03-2005, 12:23 PM   #16
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What colors? Reds, Yellows???
It does look a little dull, huh?
It doesn't look that dull in my program.
The blue is actually a royal blue and the colors of
the foods, are brighter than they look here.
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Old 05-03-2005, 12:26 PM   #17
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Yep.. better blues or reds and purples would be neat.
I wonder why it's so different on your program than it is here?
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Old 05-03-2005, 01:17 PM   #18
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Not sure. Anytime I export from my sign program to be able to convert to a jpeg, corel changes the colors to match it's palette. Unfortunately, my program doesn't export jpeg files. The colors are actually as bright as the colors on my eeyore avatar.
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Old 05-03-2005, 02:32 PM   #19
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I think it's very nice and tasteful. I like the little pink guy better than the yellow.
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Old 05-04-2005, 05:49 PM   #20
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nice idea but too wordy, come home to DISCUSS COOKING.com would be enough. But I think we should wait until we see what logo wins the contest, and get the input of the winner.
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