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Here are some permies banners. What do you think? By the way, I am not the one making these so don't be afraid to be brutally honest..



 
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I wonder if the images are too busy? The text, for me, appears a bit blurry with the shadows on the lettering in the second one and the red against the green causes difficulty in both (the permies.com) for me. Although, I think the images alone are nice.... on a small scale they don't come across that well. I am looking at them on a 10 by 12 inch screen with increased size (bad eyesight) so I imagine on a cell phone or pad they are even more difficult to 'read'.

and I didn't even notice the black against red text in the first image until I looked a few times....really hard to see...........
 
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Yeah I will try to get the designer to fix that.

Here is another one:

 
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this one is much easier to read ..........I guess I thought banners were longgggggggggggg like they are here at permies. The ones at the top of different threads seem to stick with simple designs and color and are long and narrow...not a lot of detail or color shading. I don't know how these will be used and how long one has to absorb the image.
 
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Yeah I mean banners can be a bunch of different sizes and dimensions. The most popular are the leaderboard ones that you are thinking of that are long and narrow. But this is for a banner exchange with a different site and this was the size they required so we are just trying to see which ones we like best.
 
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I had this guy change the font to be a little bit more fun.

 
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Edit: the pictures for overalls I posted were off topic, and I have moved them.
 
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I really like the banners that make use of the permies home site banners. The coloration of the other- newer- banners seem to me to be too hyperactive. The ones that make use of the permies home site banner have calmer colors that I feel to be more welcoming and relaxed.
 
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What are the pixel dimensions of the banners?

Edit: I tried inspecting the images through Google. Are the banners 300x300 pixels big? Is this correct?
 
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Dave Burton wrote:What are the pixel dimensions of the banners?



These ones are 300x300.

Also we moved the overalls icon discussion to this thread. Check it out.
 
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I resized the first overalls image I made.
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Thank you Cassie. Sorry for the off topic posts. I will move the images over there.
 
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anyone else feel like this looks like a river of piss?
 
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Um, so this happened... I just had to post it so people could get a chuckle out this of this drawing.. I mean I am not saying I could do better, but this was produced from someone who defines themselves as a "graphic designer". Maybe I am being too harsh..

 
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I like the ones that have taken pieces from the permies home banner and the one by the "graphic designer". I agree the one with the goldish-brown stream does look like a river of piss- lots nitrogen for those hungry plants! Can't let that one go to waste! What I like about the "graphic designer's" banner is that it shows that permies is a very human forum that welcomes people. Also, I like how the brightness is toned down on the sketch, too. The quality that I find appealing in the banners seen on the permies homepage is the lowered brightness/shininess in them. It seems, to me, to be less "HEY LOOK AT ME!!!" and more like "Welcome friend, would you like to talk with us?". The banners using the permies homepage images seem to be more approachable and serious- yet gentle, too. The "graphic designer's" image is also more approachable, not quite as serious, though both elegant and cute in its execution. I think original banners could work without using permies homepage images if a similar color and lighting scheme was used, though it might be nice to use at least one or two images to connect the dots for people. I think what I am looking/criticizing in the banners is that a similar attitude, feel, or "aura" from the site would help. Kinda like a trailer for a movie.... the images from the homesite banner show some permaculture principles in action, as does the "graphic designer's" one. Some of the newer banners are too shiny and do not seem to convey an idea of what permies or permaculture is. The feel of the posts at the beginning by Adrien and Paul both have that nice welcoming feel to them.
 
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piss no more..

 
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Also Dave thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it.
 
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Cassie Langstraat wrote:anyone else feel like this looks like a river of piss?

to me it has more the 'river of shit' look.
All it's missing is a boot, a bottle and a dead seagull
BTW, what do you imagine that wooden object is at the bottom of the river?
My vision's pretty bad, but it looks like someone's crucifix floating downstream...
Weird.
 
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Hahah Leila I asked the person who created this what was up with the piss river and they said it was supposed to be a dirt road, not water.. Regardless, I asked them to change it and they did.. As you can see, a few comments above.
 
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These ones are kind of fun!





 
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I especially like the first of the three that you just posted........I love the colors, muted as Dave mentioned liking in some of the others, and the design is very well done I think very gentle and flowing....the downside is that the fields don't look very permie, at least the one in the center with row crops....maybe possible to change that one? add a little polyculture look? I suppose the others could be pastures.........that is the first one that I have liked a whole lot

 
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