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Offline AshinaTopic starter

Elliquiy Banners
« on: July 27, 2008, 01:52:24 PM »
Ok.. So I know I'm new and all, but I was looking around and though I had a decent idea/suggestion for you.

As I gained access to new forums and looked into things more I found the Recruit and Promote Elliquiy forum and noticed that all the suggestions in there were for simple text links.  So far as I can tell, Elliquiy doesn't have any banners or visual advertisements.

So My suggestion is thus:  Design and develop a few banner ads for people to use to help promote Elliquiy since pictures draw more attention that words most commonly.  And then if you ever wanted to, you could  even use them to advertise with them using some of the donated money.

I'd be willing to offer my help in making them if you wanted it.  I just hate making suggestions though without offering to help out some on them myself.  I've had some experience making these types of things before, and made a good deal of them for another RPG that I'm in.  The only thing I'd need would be any images to use in them, a direction, and/or the sizing you'd want.  Below is a simple example:


...if you want to see some more of my work feel free to check out the photobucket folder they're contained in.  http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b334/Rargibble/Kethmar/Banners/ (Caution, Advertisements Within)

So yeah, just some suggestions.  Hope they're helpful.
=^.^=

Offline AshinaTopic starter

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 05:47:53 PM »
Ok.. well I was going to try and make up a few banners today but i wasn't sure what to put in them.

Pictures? If so does Elliquiy have any?  Or the rights to use any?  Should the banner have nudity?

Phrases, Taglines, and or a Motto?  If so, what are they or where do i find them?  Should I try to make some up?

I want to help, but I need some direction to go in, and I'm afraid of doing something overly wrong/offensive in the attempt.

=^.^;=

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 09:18:29 AM »
You should probably PM Veks.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 06:57:49 PM »
I think that any banners shown elsewhere probably should not have any nudity. Number 1. Not all sites allow nudity, number 2. I think that advertisements should press the literary/artistic aspect of Elliquiy. *smiles*

Atleast that would be my vision of a good banner..but its just one opinion.

Offline Xillen

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008, 12:02:14 PM »
There should at least be non-nude banners available, since, as Sherona mentioned, there are a lot of places where you can't use the nude versions.

I also somewhat agree with her second reason, but there should at least be hints about the erotic parts of the stories on Elliquiy, so some eroticness in the banners would work well. You don't need nudity for erotics, though :)

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008, 12:23:38 PM »
There should at least be non-nude banners available, since, as Sherona mentioned, there are a lot of places where you can't use the nude versions.

I also somewhat agree with her second reason, but there should at least be hints about the erotic parts of the stories on Elliquiy, so some eroticness in the banners would work well. You don't need nudity for erotics, though :)

Hear hear!

Offline Sherona

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008, 12:37:52 PM »
Seconding Bliss' Here Here....Of course I find subtle sexiness far more erotic then In your face nudity. :D

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 05:59:30 PM »
So clearly you just put Sherona's avatar in there and you'll be fine. :D

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2008, 06:03:19 PM »
So clearly you just put Sherona's avatar in there and you'll be fine. :D

*laughs and blushes* Hush T. >.> <.< hehee

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2008, 11:04:15 AM »
Ok, first Banner done and now up for review.  Lemme know what you think, and suggestions always welcome.  =^.^=


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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2008, 11:09:14 AM »
Maybe if it moved a tiny bit slower. . .

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2008, 11:09:25 AM »
I'm not sure if you intended it this way, but the shifts ('scene changes'?) are very rapid. I had to watch it for several minutes to catch the words... Perhaps spend a bit more time on each frame so the eye has time to read it?

Other than that, it looks really nice. I don't think Elliquiy has any particular colour scheme officially, so the blue-on-black works. ... and it's oddly appropriate that it's reminiscent of a bruise! XD

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2008, 11:18:22 AM »
Ok slowed the transitions and stuff down a little bit.  Hopefully thats a little bit better.  It's an easy fix, so fine tuning it more is simple enough.


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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2008, 11:19:52 AM »
At least the last scene is too fast. . .still.


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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2008, 11:24:34 AM »
I would have to agree as well. Maybe add another second or two at the end.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2008, 11:44:28 AM »
I like the timing on it now. I wonder if you can make a version without the golden glow on the wording, to see how it looks? I'm not sure if it's making the words stand out more against the black, or fuzzing them. I presume that's what you were going for, since I do it in Photoshop m'self. :)

I feel like I'm nitpicking; if I am, please let me know.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2008, 11:52:39 AM »
I agree with Trieste; I'd like to see the letters be a little crisper, they look kinda fuzzy.

Offline AshinaTopic starter

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2008, 11:55:03 AM »
Ok, slowed the end down a little bit more and removed the blue glow from all the text.  And i don't think it's nit-picking so don't worry =^.^=



Heres another one, nothing special, and to be honest it's not one I like very much myself.  Mostly I jsut wanted to add another one that was a little different to maybe spark some more thought.


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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2008, 11:57:00 AM »
Oh... I like the top one very much. The letters still stand out without the glow, and they look cleaner.

Seeing the second one, the geek in me immediately wanted to make one up: "Chat... forums... games... Feh! A Jedi craves all these things..."

*sighs and dons her geek hat*

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2008, 12:04:11 PM »
Gorgeous! I love it with the glow-less letters. :)

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2008, 12:07:10 PM »
They are wonderful!

Offline AshinaTopic starter

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2008, 04:53:31 PM »
Ok, heres a two more, just to try and make a little bit more variety.





=^.^=

Offline Caeli

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2008, 05:26:12 PM »
In the second banner, "Freindly" is spelled wrong. ^^; You might want to correct that.
Also, not sure about this, but... isn't it "BDSM" and not "BESM"?

Again, little things, but we do want to present ourselves well. :)

Offline AshinaTopic starter

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2008, 05:37:12 PM »
Friendly is a typo, partly because I'm dumb like that, and partly because photoshop doesn't have an auto spellcheck lol.  BESM isn't a typo, though I could add BDSM i suppose.  I was referring to the gaming system (also my personal favorite) Big Eye's Small Mouth.  But yeah.. i'll be fixing the one typo, thanks!  =^.^=

Fixed:
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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2008, 09:13:24 AM »
Why BESM instead of BDSM?  While I've seen the term, I'm not familiar with it.  Sure, I could google it, but it's easier to ask since I bet others are wondering too.

Edit:  Otherwise I think it's a great idea, and it's classy :D
« Last Edit: August 19, 2008, 09:14:25 AM by moondazed »

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2008, 09:59:42 AM »
It's a fairly simple role playing system, like Dungeons and Dragons.

It is a bit out of nowhere in there and somewhat obscure compared to the bigger names - D&D/Werewolf/Vampire/Mage/Exalted/Star Wars/GURPS/Rifts etc.

Offline The Great Triangle

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2008, 01:46:30 AM »
*cringes at the thought of rifts being better known than BESM*

And I'm not even that much of a fan of BESM!



We can now return to your regularly scheduled thread.

Offline Xillen

Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2008, 05:02:41 AM »
BESM is an RP system focussing on Anime-ish RP, and therefor unrelated to BDSM at all. "BDSM or BESM" is a moot question, because they're completely unrelated.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2008, 12:53:17 PM »
*cringing to the point of near-seizure at the thought of anime rp being presented over bdsm rp*

But that's just me :P

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2008, 12:58:34 PM »
Ah, and I only notice now that I forgot to read the 2nd page.

But yeah, if you cough up a couple of systems, BESM wouldn't really be my first choice. :P

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2008, 09:27:26 AM »
Am I the only one who can't see the images in this thread?  Strange, because I could see them when the thread was originally created.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2008, 09:33:55 AM »
I see them, Moon.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2008, 09:35:09 AM »
Weird... I wonder if I'm having trouble with the site where they're hosted, because I clicked on the link in Ashina's original post and couldn't see anything there either.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2008, 09:43:13 AM »
I'm seeing them, too. *pokes Moon's connection with a stick*

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« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2008, 09:44:32 AM »
I can see them too.

Try clearing your browser cache, and checking the image display settings. Mine goes silly every so often, and I need to change the display settings, then back again, to get stuff to show properly.

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« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2008, 09:46:46 AM »
Clearing the cache didn't work... *digs around looking for display settings*

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« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2008, 09:48:18 AM »
I found them, but that didn't fix it.  It seems like I can't view images on that host site for some reason.

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« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2008, 09:49:42 AM »
Check in the browser settings, see if it's on the restricted list.

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« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2008, 09:54:25 AM »
Nope, I already checked that. 

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« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2008, 09:57:58 AM »
Hmm. Not sure what else to suggest that's quick and easy then.

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« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2008, 09:58:42 AM »
I tested in Firefox and IE... I wonder if my provider is blocking the host site for some reason?  This is the first time I've come across something like this.

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« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2008, 09:59:56 AM »
Its possbile, but I can't think any easy way to check that.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2008, 10:11:54 AM »
How odd... by digging around I found her on Photobucket, but the link is s22 instead of i22.  For some reason i22 doesn't redirect right for me.  Oh well, at least I found them :)  Here's the link that worked for me, in case anyone else has this problem.

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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2009, 06:21:03 PM »
Is this place to put up a Banner, I also plan on putting this in my Sig As well :D But i thought i would put it here to. (Veks I finally finished it! and its not good enough to account for the time tho)


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Re: Elliquiy Banners
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2009, 06:23:19 PM »
Next time, it might be a better idea to simply start a new thread, rather than necro-ing something from last December. xD If you have any, though, you're quite welcome to share.