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539318192_Inactive (New Admin) 7/11/2008 3:12 AM EST : Theme Help

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Fingers of Fury!

Ugh!!!

I've been trying for weeks now to find a decent theme.
I am having loads of trouble getting a decent banner image.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks:)
http://seize-tomorrow.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=219030&TabID=1846787

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Mottie (MVP) 7/11/2008 12:42 PM EST : RE: Theme Help
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To start, try finding your favorite screenshot from the game, resize it to about 800 x 175 pixels, add some text on top and BAM you have a banner. Get some of your guildies involved too.

If you don't have a graphics editor, try an online banner making site... just I did a google search and found this one: BannerFans

For the borders, look through the spotlight guilds for examples or read this post to help you design your own.
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Ciannon (Guild Admin) 7/11/2008 1:58 PM EST : RE: Theme Help
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Try Gimp

It's free and not quite so difficult to use. A little confusing... ok, a lot confusing. But, none-the-less, it's free.


Epic quotes from Coils:

"lol out of money. I bought my system and forgot to factor in the cost of the game." - Coils 7/14/2008
"No money totaled my car. Cant play. Probly selling my computer. Adios." - Coils 8/25/2008


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539318192_Inactive (New Admin) 7/11/2008 2:54 PM EST : RE: Theme Help

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First off...Thank you for your help:)

I found a great Banner...It works fine w/out text.

http://seize-tomorrow.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=219030&TabID=1846783

But when I add text, it won't let me add it to the site because it's too big.
Any suggestions?
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Ciannon (Guild Admin) 7/11/2008 3:42 PM EST : RE: Theme Help
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Vanpeltnhoof said:
First off...Thank you for your help:)

I found a great Banner...It works fine w/out text.

http://seize-tomorrow.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=219030&TabID=1846783

But when I add text, it won't let me add it to the site because it's too big.
Any suggestions?


What are you saving it as? I would suggest a .gif or .jpg. Adding text shouldn't change the file size that much.


Epic quotes from Coils:

"lol out of money. I bought my system and forgot to factor in the cost of the game." - Coils 7/14/2008
"No money totaled my car. Cant play. Probly selling my computer. Adios." - Coils 8/25/2008


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539318192_Inactive (New Admin) 7/11/2008 4:50 PM EST : RE: Theme Help

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Fingers of Fury!

cool...looks like, php?
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539318192_Inactive (New Admin) 7/11/2008 4:56 PM EST : RE: Theme Help

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Fingers of Fury!

Very nice...Thank you again. It's coming along, check it out:)


http://seize-tomorrow.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=219030&TabID=1846783
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Mottie (MVP) 7/11/2008 5:13 PM EST : RE: Theme Help
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Hmmm, BannerFan gets you to add CSS that messes up your page - your banner is above your log in bar (aka State bar). I'd get rid of this code:
<style type="text/css"> .BFMast { width: 800px; height: 175px; position: absolute; margin-top: 10px; margin-left: -400px; left: 50%; top: 0px; } body {margin-top:195px;} </style> <div class="BFMast"><a style="text-decoration:none;border:0" href="http://www.BannerFans.com"><img src="http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/607/30032735b5aeb5m3ev3.png" border="0" width="800" height="175" alt="Free banner maker at BannerFans.com" /></a></div>
And just add this link as your banner image
 (Control Panel > Style & Colors > Banner Image)
http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/607/30032735b5aeb5m3ev3.png
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539318192_Inactive (New Admin) 7/11/2008 6:23 PM EST : RE: Theme Help

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SWEET!
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