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    2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by katimus_prime on Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:53 pm

    Hey guys!
    I think a year and four months is long enough to start rotating into a different layout for our outer site.  However, since I've been so busy, I haven't had that much time for layouting myself, so I was just going to make a new background image and hope for the best.  The last time I asked for layout opinions, Kare said it might be fun to have a contest for whoever made their own layout would get it voted on to be our main look.

    Here are the things I'd prefer:

    • That the image works to be nested in the left of the screen, like our current one - http://xeno-underground.net/images/background.png
    • That it works best with a dark layout if it's just an image (I'd have to do some serious reworking of the CSS if it were a light image)
    • That the image is safe for work


    If you'd like to rework a whole layout, feel free to!  I'm going to put the deadline for entries to be August 3rd, 2014.


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by stitchedmoon on Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:30 am

    Eeeee this looks like fun! Bumping so more folks gets involved! :3


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by kare_reiko on Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:32 am

    Kat, I push one idea out my head:
    http://www.mediafire.com/view/dqhthecakaacj1v/background%2001.png

    Leah, you should make one, you are amazing a those kind of things.


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by katimus_prime on Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:46 am

    Ooh, that looks really nice, Kare! Yesss, everyone should contribute!!!


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by kare_reiko on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:47 am

    Kat layouts should be only from Xenosaga or we will need Gears/Blade ones too?


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by katimus_prime on Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:01 pm

    Gears and Blade are both fine, too! :D


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by JerriLeah7 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:31 pm

    Sizing?


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by katimus_prime on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:51 pm

    I'd prefer an image the same dimensions as our current bg, but if that inhibits your creativity, I will accept whatever size it ends up being. I might have to recenter things though. The original was designed for larger monitors. If you have preferre dimensions, please work with those!


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by stitchedmoon on Sat May 03, 2014 11:40 am

    Awright, here's my eye-bleedingly overwrought attempt at a thing. :B

    I might tone down the texturedness later, but my first approach to anything seems to be "Throw all the spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks."

    also, find the whyfish.


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by JerriLeah7 on Sat May 03, 2014 1:31 pm

    How many submissions can we make?

    OH and thank you, Kare, for your lovely compliment up there! ^.^ I just saw it and it means a lot! <

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    AND BTW, Stitched and Kare, those look amazing!!

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2gxeeyc.jpg
    http://i59.tinypic.com/6408id.jpg


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by katimus_prime on Sat May 03, 2014 2:34 pm

    That looks great, Stitched! If you want, you can view-source the main page and the css and see how it looks if you want!

    Leah, if you're going to be deviating from our current dark color scheme, or if you want to use images instead of text for links, please include them and keep your photoshop file uncompressed. The level of reworking will be up to you (but please keep in mind the more complex it ends up being, the more involved it will be to set up if you win.

    Speaking of that, Kare, do you have separate images available for those navigation buttons in a photoshop file in case you win, too?


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by InsaneChronos on Sat May 03, 2014 2:51 pm

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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by JerriLeah7 on Sat May 03, 2014 4:20 pm

    Nice, Insane! I like the text layout!

    I did make it dark, kat, in my pervious post, and just provided one with and without a proposed text layout.
    IF it complicates the coding, just leave the text without, I don't wanna bother. ^.^


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by katimus_prime on Sat May 03, 2014 6:14 pm

    I really like yours, Cronos! :D I really like the dark version of that. I feel like that would work really well as a blank throughout the site, too.

    Also, Leah, you totally must have edited your post as I was replying to the thread. First of all, +9000 for Pellegri. Second of all, sinceI'm looking for a BG I can use throughout the site, I would prefer to have the blank available, and I'm fairly attached to our current logo, though I do like the font you used for the sections.


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by InsaneChronos on Sun May 04, 2014 9:35 am

    Thanks, Kat ;3 I feel like this version will be more suitable:
    - http://cs618326.vk.me/v618326861/3c88/jy7DKYqhUic.jpg
    - http://cs618326.vk.me/v618326861/3c92/TPI66nMVvpc.jpg
    All images are in separate files.
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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by JerriLeah7 on Wed May 07, 2014 6:19 pm

    Submission #2:
    http://i60.tinypic.com/14ucqqg.jpg

    Render Art (which I received permission to use) can be found here:
    http://shaami.deviantart.com/art/Yeshua-I-m-Busy-209112828


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by kare_reiko on Mon May 12, 2014 9:07 am

    Wow both your works are amazing! I like dark one with red logo most

    Yeah Kat of course I have file with layers.


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by JerriLeah7 on Thu May 22, 2014 1:24 pm

    http://i58.tinypic.com/5fiwbq.jpg

    Permission for render art obtained and the original can be found here:
    http://xleah7x.deviantart.com/art/Juli-Mizrahi-44773989


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    Re: 2014 Layout Contest!

    Post by katimus_prime on Thu May 22, 2014 7:55 pm

    Ohhh, that's really nice! I can totally see being able to rotate that with Stitched's! :D
    I'm going to let the entry time go until the end of June, and then vote at the beginning of July. :3

    EDIT: I just moved the date back by a month because I got busy. -_-


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