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Modified Header Banners

Post by Allan » 05 Mar 2014 19:10

Hey.

A few times over past couple of years, I've added banners to modified for special projects, and I've always really liked the concept. I think it's been well received. I would like to make such a feature permanent, but I need help from people who want to be included. To this end, I am looking to gather "applications" for inclusion into a header banner.

If folks who are working on a footbag-related project want to be featured in the rotation, they should post the graphic & a link as a reply in this thread. If nobody objects (over an arbitrary period of time), I'll add it to the queue, and it will randomly appear in the header (every page load is--theoretically--a different banner from the selection).

I'm still hashing out the technical details, but one of my primary considerations is mobile. Despite the fact that the default theme doesn't currently properly support mobile browsers, I am looking for graphics which nonetheless will be oriented to fit that "viewport." Combine this with the fact that modified will be getting a logo in the not-so-distant future (and will thus need real estate in the header), and I am looking for graphics which are 300px wide by 100px high. This isn't very big. I'll look at ways in which I could incorporate two versions of the banner (one for desktop, one mobile), but the default for submission should be 300x100.

I'd like to keep this is professional as possible, but I can foresee editorial issues happening. Maybe I'd write some sort of formalized user interface with moderator group control (like I did for Badges) so that I wouldn't be the gatekeeper. I dunno. We'll see how it evolves.

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by EllenFrancis » 06 Mar 2014 01:18

Hey! I love this idea. :D I resized parts of the posters I made for the Sport/Life events to fit this size.

Eurotour: Image
http://i.imgur.com/bqQbl9B.png

Fearless 25: Image
http://i.imgur.com/FE8dNM7.png

Gdansk Jam: Image
http://i.imgur.com/pt5CCaT.png

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by Allan » 06 Mar 2014 17:39

@EllenFrancis I'm going to link the first one to: http://sportslashlife.com/sportlife-pre ... tbag-tour/
The second to: http://sportslashlife.com/sportlife-pre ... challenge/
And the third to: http://sportslashlife.com/dzem-jam-gdan ... ournament/

Does that make sense? They can link anywhere ...

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by EllenFrancis » 08 Mar 2014 06:31

I didn't even think about that. But yes, that definitely works.

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by boyle » 09 Mar 2014 03:45

I think these will be a great help for any footbag projects. Great idea to have something consistent up there. Cheers.

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Post by isirc10 » 21 Mar 2014 13:27

Can you add this banner to the list?

Image

If possible, please have the link go to:
https://www.facebook.com/events/661902863877492/

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by Allan » 21 Mar 2014 16:50

isirc10 wrote:Can you add this banner to the list?
Done.

The Facebook Groups banner is stupid. It'd be cool if someone redid it.

EDIT: For that matter, the badges banner is terrible too. But that'll all change when Kevin Hogan is done with his badge designs :)

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Post by F[uns]tylin' Eclectic » 21 Mar 2014 21:13

Was thinking this would be a wicked way to make new members feel more included from the get-go…

If we had a little spot around the top of the page that was linked to new members and throughout the week, it says "The Footbag community welcomes you, __________!" And when we see this, several of us could be designated "reach-out'ers" and message them a personal welcoming and maybe find out what location they are in and hook them up with players in their area much more easily this way.

I mean, hell, I'll volunteer to be a "reach-out'er" since I already do it anyway :P
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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by Allan » 22 Mar 2014 20:38

IFPA needs a banner ...

Thanks to @EllenFrancis for redoing the Facebook Group banner :)

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by EllenFrancis » 24 Mar 2014 12:17

New banner for Anssi's tutorial videos!

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Linking to: http://www.youtube.com/user/AnzTrikz

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by C-Fan » 24 Mar 2014 13:35

Badass. Good jorb everybody!

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by Allan » 24 Mar 2014 17:10

Anz' Tricks is in. I made one for IFPA. It's not good. Why can't I be good at design?

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Post by isirc10 » 14 Apr 2014 10:54

Could you remove the PSU Jamps banner from the rotation since it is over? It was really cool seeing it pop up whenever I visited Modified.
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Post by Allan » 18 Apr 2014 09:19

isirc10 wrote:Could you remove the PSU Jamps banner from the rotation since it is over? It was really cool seeing it pop up whenever I visited Modified.
Sorry this took so long. I think I might build an expiration function into the code ...

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Post by isirc10 » 24 Apr 2014 09:11

Sure, no problem! Need any more banners made? I think I can probably make some in my spare time if people like my style.
Thinking of making one that is just an open invitation for people to come visit/crash at the PSU Club year round - would that be an acceptable use of the space?
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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by Asmus » 26 Apr 2014 07:28

If you can make a cooler one for BSOS.IT you are more than welcome Ivan.

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by Allan » 04 May 2014 11:09

Took the Gdansk Jam banner down. It's too bad that's over; I enjoyed that graphic immensely :)

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by EllenFrancis » 05 May 2014 04:30

Glad you liked it! All the Eurotour stuff is over now. :( I am quite sad to see it go, too.

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Re: Modified Header Banners

Post by Allan » 24 Jul 2014 18:19

Just a quick note on this: the banners will come back. I'm working on it.

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Post by Allan » 09 Sep 2014 17:05

I'm modding this so that it can support videos.
  • Jay's 300fps
    Silencer
    Ken's Summer 2014
    Joulu-Jupe 3.0
    Taishi in Paris
    Jedi Landes
Suggest more, please.

I was thinking that any video that gets more than, say, 3 props in the videos forum could get "promoted" to the rotation. Maybe that's a low number ...

If the video authors wanted to make custom banners for the videos, I'd use those; otherwise, I'll just use a screen from the video with the title overlaid.

Basically, once I get the logo from PegLegHolly I'll be redoing the header entirely and will add in the banners/videos then.

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