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Post by Collector » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:24 am

Rudy asked for a banner for SHP to put up on his site. Here is a first effort. What do the SHP denizens think?

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Re: SHP banner

Post by Almirena » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:44 am

I like it very much. It's clean and informative.

I'm not sure that the text "Keeping the classics alive on modern PCs" is quite clear enough - that is my one caveat. I don't know whether black for that text would make it stand out a little more, and I don't know whether it would work with the colour scheme you have in mind... However, I like it.
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Post by AndreaDraco » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:22 am

I like it. Maybe, as Almirena suggested, a more dark shade of color for the subtitles, but the general graphics is very well done.
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Re: SHP banner

Post by Rath Darkblade » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:11 am

Very nice... I like it. *thumbs up*

I'm trying to imagine "Keeping the classics alive on modern PCs" in a black font... it doesn't seem to blend as well as what you have there now. *shrug* For my money, I'd prefer it as it is now. *smile*

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Re: SHP banner

Post by Rudy » Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:57 am

I like it too, except for the "keeping the Classics alive on modern PCs" part. "Keeping alive" has this negative sound to it, don't you think? It's not just about keeping them alive, it's also about making them known again, introducing them to the new generation of gameplayers. How about something like "Bringing the Classics back to glory", just the first thing that came to mind... And yes, the font of the bottomline should be a bit darker to improve readability.
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Re: SHP banner

Post by misslilo » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:27 pm

the font of the bottomline should be a bit darker to improve readability.
Either that or make the image a tad bigger :)
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Re: SHP banner

Post by Tawmis » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:51 pm

Rudy wrote:I like it too, except for the "keeping the Classics alive on modern PCs" part. "Keeping alive" has this negative sound to it, don't you think? It's not just about keeping them alive, it's also about making them known again, introducing them to the new generation of gameplayers. How about something like "Bringing the Classics back to glory", just the first thing that came to mind... And yes, the font of the bottomline should be a bit darker to improve readability.
See, I'd disagree. Keeping the Classics alive means - they're alive now. And we're doing what we can to keep them alive. When you say "Bringing the classics BACK to glory" - that sounds more negative to me, because it's implying at one time they lost their glory. (And for the die hards like us, that's not the case).

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Post by HarroSIN » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:02 pm

It's nice. Good color sceheme too (just noticed the new forum theme). I'll put it up on my site to link back here.
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Re: SHP banner

Post by Collector » Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:58 pm

@ Rudy, the slogan is more of a referral to enabling people to be able to play them on new computers, not keeping the spirit of them going.

I had tried a black font for the slogan, but it did not look right. I might try a brownish gold.

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Later, when I have time I'll see if I can play around with the font size.
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Re: SHP banner

Post by AndreaDraco » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:54 pm

I like the new version.
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Re: SHP banner

Post by Collector » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:18 am

OK, here are four candidates:
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Re: SHP banner

Post by Rudy » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:34 am

Number 3 is nice.
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Re: SHP banner

Post by Tawmis » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:06 am

#3 is also the one I'd go for.

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Re: SHP banner

Post by Almirena » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:26 am

Unquestionably, #3 looks the clearest.
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Re: SHP banner

Post by Rudy » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:38 am

BLING, perfect fit :D !

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Ok, now still QfmG and Sierra Planet logos. Thanks Collector!
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