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10459_Inactive (New Admin) 12/18/2003 7:38 AM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Zomgawsh Poster

The MG site is really looking good. The one thing I think would really give it some kick and wow your viewers is a new banner image.
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/18/2003 7:42 AM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Any suggestions on the banner image?
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10459_Inactive (New Admin) 12/18/2003 7:49 AM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Zomgawsh Poster

Just running things off the top of my head, but here goes...

I'd start by making the banner wider so that it was a little more prominent in the site design. Not so huge that it's annoying to those with small screen resolutions, but long enough that it at least stretches over all the page buttons.

Of course you'd want to stick with the same color scheme so you weren't re-doing your whole site. The buttons have a more modern feel though. Forgive my lack of knowledge of Latin, but what does Mortis Gladius mean? I assume something having to do with death. I would design it according to that.

Maybe a bolder font would make it stand out more? There's a lot of really neat text effects you can achieve with Photoshop.

I'd really have to play with it to show what I'm thinking (if I even know what that is yet). I'd be glad to work on something for you if you like.
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/18/2003 4:45 PM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Mortis Gladius means “Sword of Death”. That's what the picture is symbolizing - a sword as a grave marker as the sun goes down, etc.

I wouldn't mind one bit if you were to mess with the image a bit. I THINK I still have a copy of the image before I added the text... (I hope).

As much as possible I want to avoid horizontal scroll bars even at 800x600. I don't remember off the top of my head how wide the current image is.
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10459_Inactive (New Admin) 12/19/2003 3:29 PM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Zomgawsh Poster

Sounds cool to me =)
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/19/2003 10:48 PM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Zomgawsh Poster

Drat; I don't still have the original (pre-text) version of the banner. I'm sure you could photoshop it out, since it's above mostly just mildly textured black anyway. Feel free to muck about with the image if the mood strikes you. This copy doesn't have the border, at least:



Thanks for your input, Ryala.
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Xeuco (Guild Admin) 1/12/2004 10:48 AM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Zomgawsh Poster


Hey - I think we should use Ryala for our banner!   
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10459_Inactive (New Admin) 1/21/2004 5:52 AM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Zomgawsh Poster

/grin

Sorry there's been such a delay, but things have been crazy in RyalaLand. I've had a few paid commissions (woohoo!) that have been major undertakings, so the free stuff got kinda pushed back. I have a few different sites I need to work on graphics for including one for my new guild, so I should have an update for you soon.
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 1/21/2004 4:56 PM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Ooh, thanks
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 3/31/2004 8:30 PM EST : RE: Mortis Gladius (EQ)
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Mortis Gladius banner image... now in WidescreenTM

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