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Our UKAPS banner, what do you think?

Discussion in 'UK Aquatic Plant Society' started by Moody, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Moody

    Moody Prolific Poster

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    Let me know what you think or post your banner ideas here.

    Regards,
    Graeme.
     
  2. Aeropars

    Aeropars Junior Poster

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    Erm, dont want to sound harsh but they are pretty basic but not effective in my opinion. If you want a hand designing something then let me know.
     
  3. Moody

    Moody Prolific Poster

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    Ah right, fair enough. Perhaps you can put something up here that you have designd.

    Graeme.
     
  4. Aeropars

    Aeropars Junior Poster

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    Yeah sure, I'll have a bash when I get a few spare moments.

    Don't get me wrong, i think they have the makings of a good logo, its jut lacking that little bit of impact. I would suggest we concentrate more on the text side of the logo so that when people see it they instantly know what organisation it is.

    for example, take LG, their logo is very distinctive and you'd know who it was without much guessing. Once we have this we can embed that into a similar style banner where its almost blended into an aquascape.
     
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    great effort moody, much better than anything i could produce but i do agree it's good but not quite there.

    well done for getting the ball rolling though, it would be great to identify ourselves with a logo/banner.

    how about using some real tank pics for the arty bit with the wording over the top. kind of like the pfk banner with georges nano.

    my photobucket account has about 400 pics in it so if anyone wants to use any of those feel free.

    jimbooo - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
     
  6. Paul

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    Be good to get the banner in some other websites as well, when its done I will certainly add it to mine
     
  7. Mr G

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    Just and idea ..................

    If the artistic amongst you are designing banners, how about some sort of
    poster/flyer (A4 or A5 size).

    This could be produced in a downloadable / printable format (MS word or PDF etc) and see if people can get their local LFS to display it in store.

    That may help to spread the word to those who spend less time on the internet/forums and may also get some of the local stockists interested in planted tanks.

    Al
     
  8. Voo

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    Maybe something small could be created to put in people's signatures etc. I sell stuff on ebay, maybe something small could be used on there too :D
     
  9. Slackey

    Slackey Junior Poster

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    That Al is an inspired idea!
     
  10. FelixWabi-Kusa

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    yeh good idea
    ill give it a go sometime
    moodys is nice though! good job
     
  11. chr15_8

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    ill give this a try now

    can people post pictures of the tank please/links (the bigger the better)

    chris
     
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    chr15_8 Junior Poster

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    had a try

    from this

    pfk5.jpg - Image - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


    to this

    Untitled-6copy.jpg


    opinions and suggestions very welcome

    by the way i still need to add text i was thinking about the top right corner or maybe the top left at it might look to busy top left? where do you think?

    chris
    i have the picture saved as 1500x378 pixels is this big enough?
     
  13. IanFuller

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    Great Idea:)

    I don't mind printing off a few and taking them to my LFS's
     
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    Why not add the site to Main Page - The Aquarium Wiki ?

    Just type in the name of the group and create a page.

    You can add images and details to the page.

    Then add categorys for the UK.
    We have other UK societies or clubs on the site.

    ie
    Category:Societies (UK - The Aquarium Wiki)
     
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    Hi Chris,

    looks good but i am a little confused as i dont have any galaxy's in my tank so you must have added them however they are only just noticable on the left margin. prehaps move them more centrally in the open space. glad the pics were of use.
     
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    nice work going on here guys/girls! :)

    I love that picture in the last post, amazing.
     
  17. Aeropars

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    Apologies guys, i've been so busy with the house and work I havent done anything with this. I have a few ideas so i'll knock something up and see what people think when i get a spare 5 minutes.
     
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    dont worry Aeropars, were sorted now on the banner and graphics :) thanks for your input though.
     
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    Is that the final design on the website?

    No offence intended to anyone who gives their time to this but I cant help but thinking it could do with a new design. I think we should be looking at something pro with a real sleek look. I know its early days but we should be doing it right from the start.

    a website will hold visitors better if it looks professional. We have the professional input so I think we should match that with the design. Take APC, their design is sleek and attractive and matches their approach where I dont think our design does us justice.

    I have some great designs already done which would look great for this site. They just need a little adaptation.
     
  20. Aeropars

    Aeropars Junior Poster

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    Also, is this messageboard a permanent fixture? No disrespect to Tom Barr but I think we should move away as soon as possible if not. We dont want to have information on here which can't be migrated to the new forum. I'm not aware of an easy way to do this in Vbulletin.
     
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