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BMW auto forum header banner needed

Discussion in 'Resource Requests [Archive]' started by steven s, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Please, please, please.

    Type of Image: Banner
    Text on image: BavarianForums (if too long, BavForums)
    Specific Images: BMW automobile related
    Colour Scheme: site is black/gray with a little red/orange and purple.
    Size (in pixels): 900-1280px* × 80px
    *Full width 1280, but if viewed in a smaller window, still visible at 900px wide
    Animations: nope. But open to your creativity.
    Things to avoid: No BMW logo.

    http://www.bavforums.com

    I've been told this one sucks, in more polite words.
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    Thank you to anyone taking a shot.
     
  2. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    get a few postcards from the BMW-museum in munich and scan them, it would make for a nice banner.
    I have worked for bmw in munich many years ago and still have some old BMW-postcards in my basement somewhere....
     
  3. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    That might be cool, but I have no talent, as you can see by my attempt at a banner.
     
  4. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Size (in pixels): 900-1280px* × 80px
    *Full width 1280, but if viewed in a smaller window, still visible at 900px wide

    Why do you need full width , small and creative would look much better don't you think ?

    I never liked that banner when i visited that site for first time :p
     
  5. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    No one has liked it. :)
    I want a banner that is scalable, if that is the word.
     
  6. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    So what is this, a general BMW forum?
     
  7. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Yes. BMW automobiles.
     
  8. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Well i gave it a stab.. Its partially transparent on the right side so any color you use as a background in the header will effect the way it looks.. If you dont care for it thats all good to.. No worries, but i dont have time to make a ton of edits. So it comes as is... You can take it or leave it, either way it wont hurt my feelings. ;)

    Logo Final:
    bavarian_forums_logo1.png

    Example Jpegs with varying backgrounds to show how you can tweak it to suit your sites colors.
    bavarian_forums_logo2.jpg bavarian_forums_logo3.jpg bavarian_forums_logo5.jpg bavarian_forums_logo4.jpg
     
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  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Oh I like this one!! Excellent job VonDoom.
     
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  10. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I do like it. Can the blue in the logo be changed? Big trademark infringement.
    And maybe a black gradient on the right so it could blend in with the black background color?
    Am I asking too much? :)
     
  11. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Keeping the legalities of the TM in mind i made a revision.. ;)
    bavarian_forums_logo7.png

    Depending on the background color you choose in the style property's you can easily achieve several different looks from the same banner.
    Capture_01122011_100157.jpg
    Capture_01122011_100426.jpg
    Capture_01122011_100637.jpg
    Example of header with advertisement
    Capture_01122011_100637B.jpg

    You can achieve any variation youd like by changing the color of the header in the ACP.
    Capture_01122011_100617.jpg
     
  12. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Its a transparent png so it will blend in on the right side with whatever background color you choose for the header in the XF ACP. The Thumbnails i posted are just examples of ow it would look with different background colors of your choice.
     
  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    And one last one because i said i wouldn't. :p

    bavarian_forums_logo8.png
     
  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    All of these are really nice.
     
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  15. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Are you still looking for a banner, I might have a whack at it after breakfast/coffee if you are, since I'm a bimmer man myself I may have fun with this one.
     
  16. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I like the one with the tach.
    I'll upload it later and see what it looks like.
    Thanks!
     
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  17. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Can I get a copy of the black one?
    Might look cool is an animated tach at redline. :)
     
  18. Sean S

    Sean S Active Member

    here is my shot at it, personally I think your skin would clean up much better if you keep your logo and banner smaller. Just a thought, see the attachments.

    bav_big.jpg bav.jpg
     
  19. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Boy, I like those too. Especially the one on the left.
     
  20. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Yep I really like the one on the left.
     

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