I believe this is where I should post this


Junior Poster
Oct 12, 2008
Purdue University
Just move this thread if I'm wrong, because I'm not really sure.

First of all, I want to thank Tom Barr for starting this forum, it has helped me and everyone else with unlimited knowledge. This is a professional environment with a little scent of humor. I'm one of the many people who do not post, but just read the threads. This may be even my first post :p

So I myself, am an Engineering major at Purdue University, although Graphic Design is my true passion. I always wanted to major in Graphic Design, but I believe I realized that there is just not enough money involved. Some say just do it if you love it. Maybe I will realize this years later, but who knows, right now I will stick to engineering. Moving on, I thought seeing as I'm a graphic designist (I just made up a word), that you guys need a new banner or logo, whichever you call it. For those who are confused, It's the thing at the top of the page, which I will copy below:

I was bored yesterday so I decided to make one just for fun, and see how it turned out. So here is what I made, if you like it, then you can change it, if you don't, it's fine also. I just think a forum like this shouldn't have a amateur logo with green drop shadows or cheesy vignettes. Here are my 2 different versions:



It is a png due to the fact that I made the background transparent, so It will match the background of the forum. As you can see, in the first banner, there is a test tube around the leaf, and in the second, there isn't. I first made the first, then thought what if the test tube looked out of place, or just weird, so I removed it and see if it did anything.

Again, if you want to use it, then go ahead, it's totally free, I just want to thank you of making this forum and filling people like me with knowledge of this growing hobby.


EDIT: I just realized there's more then one skin, although the default one doesn't seem to have a option to make a custom banner, if you choose to use this, I can make another version for the satellite one, just by changing the green to blue

Tom Barr

Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
Thanks for the cool banner.
Step brother did the engineering thing at Prudue. Other did a photography at IU.

Tom Barr