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moraine_ninja (New Admin) 11/30/2007 3:46 AM EST : banner image help
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Fingers of Fury!

not sure if this has ever been asked, so many forums to go through while at work. but can the banner image support a .gif image? im getting ready to redo mine since ive had people leave my guild. but before i put all the time in a gif image i want to know if it can be supported.
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Ebenthorin (Guild Admin) 12/1/2007 12:49 AM EST : RE: banner image
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Yes, it can. Although you will likely get better results using PNG, JPG or if you're looking for an animation, Flash.

-Eben
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moraine_ninja (New Admin) 12/6/2007 4:51 PM EST : RE: banner image help
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Posts: 387
Fingers of Fury!

ok, i made a gif image and it works good on its own, doesnt look like total ass, except photobucket scrambles it at the end. anyone know of a site that wont do that, or one that would alow me to load a flash image up on it and give me a link to use here?
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Rosary_KT (Guild Admin) 12/7/2007 3:32 PM EST : RE: banner image help
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Try box.net
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Taltos5150 (New Admin) 2/2/2008 4:38 AM EST : RE: banner image help
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okay..n00b question here..

how can i make a banner image??  i want something like our guild name and Coat of Arms from our tabard, overlain on a Teldrassil or Darnassus type scene.. but i dont really know the first thing about web design.

I mean, can i just make an image on like paint or powerpoint or something, and upload it??

GP has a link for a website that will have you pay $100 for a banner image, and i would rather learn to do it myself.

any help would be awesome.

and another question, how do i get my pictures on a website for the URL to work, until i can convert my site into a "subscribed site" and upload from my own computer?

Here is my home page for Fist of the Arcane on Baelgun
http://guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=236120&TabID=1987732

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Buloney (Guild Admin) 2/2/2008 6:06 PM EST : RE: banner image help
Buloney
Posts: 266
Fingers of Fury!

Taltos...

Create an image the size and shape you want, and export it to .jpg format, and upload as your banner using the guildportal control panel.

Ideally you'd want a copy of Photoshop, or Paintshop or something of that nature.  If you don't know how, or unwilling to torrent that, you'll have to invest some money in the software.

If you want something free and functional, google The Gimp for windows.  It's photoshop-esque, and you can make some pretty sophisticated stuff if you have the patience to learn how to use it.

Powerpoint is not an image solution because it can't (I believe) export to jpg format.  Though I suppose you could take a screenshot of something in powerpoint and crop it...kind of a cumbersome way to go about it though.

Otherwise you can probably whip up something simple in paint.  Something as basic as an ingame screenshot, cropped to be wide and thin, and text applied can look better than some of the animated monstrosities you see on some of the pages around here.

To make pictures appear that are linked from other sites, you'll have to add an html tag that gives guildportal a way to find the image.  Most of my pictures on my site are pulled from photobucket that way.  The easiest way to go about this is to click on the very upper right hand button on the text formatting frame (visible whenever you're editing content) called ImagePathInserter.  It looks like a couple mountains with a sun behind it.  Click that, and type in the http:// link to the image you want to insert.  You're done!
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