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Cpt_Dave_Lister
09-17-2006, 02:56 AM
Hi, haven't been here for a while and I see that the Computer Graphics section is looking desolate, so I'm here to fill it up.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7561/theatomsmashersbannergk0.jpg
Entirely made by me in photoshop


Our website is here
http://bhs949.pininxweb.com/
*The banner inside is a temp, because we did not make the background*

Any comments are always welcome, I feel like something is missing or something is not in the right place. Not impressive enough. More vectors? heheh

Okie dokie.. time to sleep.

After all suggestions, this is the second draft.

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/4927/theatomsmashersbannersc7.png (http://imageshack.us)

Anything else I should do? I also changed the format of the pic to png to reduce size.

Fuzzy
09-17-2006, 08:23 AM
I like the floating FIRST logos the most :P

artdutra04
09-17-2006, 10:15 AM
I like the graphic that you posted here, but I only have one concern. When I viewed the properties of that image, it said the image was nearly 99 Kb. A good rule of thumb when designing web pages is to have the entire page total out at 100 Kb or so, as this will help cut back on your bandwidth usage and it will help your website load much faster.

Otherwise, everything looks good. :)

P.S. On the website you posted here, you might want to avoid having the Media Gallery from opening in a new window. ;)

Joe Matt
09-17-2006, 10:26 AM
I hate to be "that jerk", but your FRC logo violates the logo rules...

http://www.usfirst.org/4vol/resourcectr/graphics/index.html

Cpt_Dave_Lister
09-17-2006, 10:37 AM
I hate to be "that jerk", but your FRC logo violates the logo rules...

http://www.usfirst.org/4vol/resourcectr/graphics/index.html

Oh, thanks for telling me this, I never knew about this rule.

Joe Matt
09-17-2006, 11:12 AM
Oh, thanks for telling me this, I never knew about this rule.

Anytime, but man, I do like that logo, but I'm a sucker for that whole modernist future feel...

Dan Richardson
09-17-2006, 11:47 AM
The Header would still look great however with the FIRST logo as per the rules of usage, if not better in my opinion.

I really love the rest of it, great work.

fimmel
09-17-2006, 12:04 PM
you have inspired me..:D im going to make a new theme for the green team 885's website....

DotCom
09-17-2006, 12:50 PM
OMG. You have the coolest banner ever. I could sit there and move those FIRST logos around all day long...

*is very easily amused*

SamC
09-17-2006, 04:51 PM
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7561/theatomsmashersbannergk0.jpg
I feel like something is missing or something is not in the right place.


Maybe something else in the middle? I don't know what, but maybe what you're seeing is that their is stuff in every area of the banner except for the middle section...maybe a team logo to match the color scheme?

artdutra04
09-17-2006, 05:12 PM
Maybe something else in the middle? I don't know what, but maybe what you're seeing is that their is stuff in every area of the banner except for the middle section...maybe a team logo to match the color scheme?Eh, I don't know about this one.

When I look at this image, my eyes are instantly drawn to the white area in the middle and the team name. If you put something more here, it might become "distracting" causing the initial attention of the person to drift elsewhere. I think it's good as it is.

// Methinks I've read too many web design books...

Ryan Dognaux
09-17-2006, 05:40 PM
I think it looks great, just take out the FIRST logo. It's distracting as is, everything else looks smooth and together, and then there's just this block with the FIRST logo in it that looks out of place.

Rob2713g
09-17-2006, 05:45 PM
I think it looks great, just take out the FIRST logo. It's distracting as is, everything else looks smooth and together, and then there's just this block with the FIRST logo in it that looks out of place.

If you do not want to get rid of the FIRST logo, you may want to consider replacing it with the version that has black & grey font and a white background. I think this will blend better with the rest of the logo.

Overall, great job with the design!!

Tristan Lall
09-17-2006, 07:00 PM
Believe it or not, FIRST has been trying to distance themselves from the name "U.S. FIRST" for a while now. That's still representative of their legal name (United States Foundation for the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), and their URL (because http://www.first.org* is someone else), but for every other purpose, they're just FIRST now. So that marquee in the top left ought to be amended.

*Wow, they (the other FIRST) finally got a new website....

Jeremiah Johnson
09-17-2006, 07:13 PM
I agree with Ryan and artdutra... If the FIRST logo wasn't in there, it would look sooo much better. Other than that, it is nearly artistically perfect. Attention is drawn right where it needs to be, the name.

Noah Kleinberg
09-17-2006, 07:24 PM
Any comments are always welcome, I feel like something is missing or something is not in the right place. Not impressive enough. More vectors? heheh

Okie dokie.. time to sleep.

Great looking banner. My only suggestion would be that maybe the team number should be more easily noticable (Maybe directly above "the atom smashers" could be "Team 949"?)

Alexa Stott
09-17-2006, 07:42 PM
I like this banner. It looks very cool while still looking clean and professional. Great work.

As it was said above, though, make sure you follow the FIRST Logo Standards. ;)

Bill_Hancoc
09-17-2006, 08:26 PM
Very good looking and professional....i agree with the person who said take to first logo out all together...i see the contrast of the first logo and the whole banner make me want to look at the logo and i cant seem to take my eyes off it...very nice otherwise

Cpt_Dave_Lister
09-17-2006, 08:39 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions and comments, I'll try to change the banner accordingly and repost :).

Credits for the floaty usfirst logo in the website goes to Kaiwen Gu (Our Vice president and head programmer)

*Edited september 17th 6:54pm*
Added 2nd draft.