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Contest: Design a UM Ad Graphic


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#1    Saru

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 07:59 PM

This is an idea that Blue-Scorpion helped me come up with earlier today, what i'm looking for are replacement site ad graphics that other web sites can use to link back to Unexplained Mysteries. The current ones are rather old and I could definately use some new ones.

Here are the current ones to give you an idea of what i'm looking for:

120x30 pixels
user posted image

120x60
user posted image

You can try your hand at either one or the other or both. You can also enter as many different designs as you like. Don't do animated GIFs, as most sites won't be too happy using them.

The best ones will be used on Unexplained Mysteries as the official advert graphics that other site's use to link to us with.

Good luck, and thanks in advance to everyone who gives this a try thumbsup.gif


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Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:03 PM

Another Question, what's the maximum size for the advertisement.  Just in case someone doesn't give us a full page worth of advertisement.  laugh.gif tongue.gif

Oh, and another problem.  What about copyrighted images?  Some of us might use images from other websites and use it for the advertisement.  What do we do?

Edited by Blue-Scorpion, 26 June 2004 - 08:05 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:12 PM

The size of the advert has to be 120x30 or 120x60, as those are the standard sizes for small 'button' advert graphics. You can also try a 468x60 banner advert as well.

As far as using images from other sites, it should be ok as long as the images are not copyrighted to someone, general paranormal clipart and images such as those in the gallery will usualy be all right to use for this.


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Posted 26 June 2004 - 08:36 PM

Well here's the first UM advertisement, made by me, in honour of this cool website.
Hope you like it.  I'll try and make more. thumbsup.gif It was fun. grin2.gif

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Posted 26 June 2004 - 09:59 PM

SO cool. why is everybody using grays? i feel like using something else.
EDIT: there. for some reason, it always looks smaller when i save it to my computer. now it looks too big.  
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Edited by man_in_mudboots, 26 June 2004 - 10:32 PM.


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Posted 27 June 2004 - 06:53 AM

I'm pinning this contest since it is a bit important for the promotion of this website.

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 07:37 AM

Edit: Stretched the pic to fit banner length, I also inverted it. original.gif

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http://ancientaliensdebunked.com/  <~Ancient Aliens DEBUNKED!
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Posted 27 June 2004 - 08:07 AM

It's good MC  thumbsup.gif

but remember that the ad has to be either 120x30 or 120x60 pixels in size, as those are the standard button ad format sizes.  wink2.gif  


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Posted 27 June 2004 - 08:51 AM

I'm not having much luck at resizing it.  

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:12 AM

The best way to do it is to design the image with the correct size in mind to begin with, rather than making a larger one and trying to shrink it afterwards.


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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:14 AM

here's one

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Spaceflight News - UM's Sister Site - Join Us

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:23 AM

and another

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:24 AM

QUOTE (SaRuMaN @ Jun 27 2004, 04:12 AM)
The best way to do it is to design the image with the correct size in mind to begin with, rather than making a larger one and trying to shrink it afterwards.

For some reason I was thinking about a banner the whole time, so that's why it's that size, lol. I should pay more attention next time.  tongue.gif  

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:57 AM

Hey SaRuMaN, who gets to decide which is the best banner?

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:08 AM

I'll be deciding which ones will be the winning designs. thumbsup.gif  





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