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hawkfan369
07-17-08, 10:56 PM
I am pleased to announce the first Crosstown Torrents Banner Contest.
All are welcome to submit.
I would do it, but I am artistically challenged.

The winner gets a free month of Crosstown service, and of course, to have your artwork proudly displayed on the site.

:beer:

hawkfan369
07-17-08, 11:02 PM
this is one I made about a year ago..I hope you guys can do better..

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k187/hawkfan369/CTTlogo2.jpg

RamesesII
07-18-08, 11:31 AM
Here's my feeble effort. It's not very exciting - I'm not artistic - but it's a start

http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p477/RamesesII/banner4.jpg

cool9
07-18-08, 12:15 PM
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/5563/z6zyr0.jpg

johanincr
07-18-08, 01:22 PM
whats the size/dimensions of the banner gonna be?

1068x223 like the current one?

hawkfan369
07-18-08, 03:52 PM
1068 x 223 yup...

cool9
07-18-08, 07:36 PM
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/432/zzda8.jpg

MourningStar
07-19-08, 10:12 AM
My opinion -

Pat, while you may consider yourself 'artistically challenged' I like your artwork. I also love all the others submitted thus far. All artists never really know how the beholder will 'behold'. Therefore ...

I do not and never have believed artistic (creative) expression should be a competition. I have never placed any value in such things as Top 100, Grammys, R & R Hall Of Fame, etc. (Oh, I could speak volumes on my position in this regard but that's for another thread.)

I suggest that ALL member entries be displayed on some sort of automated rotating basis. Members could be able to submit more than one entry. I would also like to see a small but readable non-distracting member 'signature' somewhere (out-of-the-way) on the banner. I am sure this will encourage many more entries (no one likes to 'lose') and give the site more 'colour'. It might also give the membership a sense of closeness or personal attachment to the site.

my $0.02
__________________________________________________ ___________
- Marcos
******** "Watch Out For Your Ears!" ********
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/NP69.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/M.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/NP69.gif


I am pleased to announce the first Crosstown Torrents Banner Contest.
All are welcome to submit.
I would do it, but I am artistically challenged.

The winner gets a free month of Crosstown service, and of course, to have your artwork proudly displayed on the site.

:beer:

RamesesII
07-19-08, 10:22 AM
My opinion -

I suggest that ALL member entries be displayed on some sort of automated rotating basis. Members could be able to submit more than one entry. I would also like to see a small but readable non-distracting member 'signature' somewhere (out-of-the-way) on the banner. I am sure this will encourage many more entries (no one likes to 'lose') and give the site more 'colour'. It might also give the membership a sense of closeness or personal attachment to the site.

my $0.02
__________________________________________________ ___________
- Marcos
******** "Watch Out For Your Ears!" ********
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/NP69.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/M.gifhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/NP69.gif

That's a wonderful idea. And it means that newer members could also submit their banners after the end of the "competition".

And as we get more adept at creating banners who knows what we might come up with.

I've pinched a copy of your Jimi gif by the way - that's a great one.

MourningStar
07-19-08, 05:55 PM
... And it means that newer members could also submit their banners after the end of the "competition".

And as we get more adept ...Good points, especially about the future members who register after the 'contest'!


I've pinched a copy of your Jimi gif by the way - that's a great one.That's how I got it, I saw it floatin' around in many places - However, some may notice mine's a little unique in that I 'removed' the stage-hands/people walking/standing behind The Man.

MourningStar
07-19-08, 11:04 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTBanner-1.gif

RamesesII
07-20-08, 02:37 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTBanner.jpg

Now that is a fantastic banner!!!!! I'm jealous.

orcanaoftime
07-20-08, 07:00 AM
Really nice work Crosstowners!



Here's mine:

http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/orcanaoftime_2008/cct-final.jpg

voodoo_child58
07-20-08, 10:18 AM
Now that is a fantastic banner!!!!! I'm jealous.

Yeah, I agree

hawkfan369
07-20-08, 06:10 PM
OK!!

it's up. there is some distortion on some of them.

If you guys save them as GIF's because jpegs don't work and save them at 1000 x 233 they will look a lot better.

KICK ASS!!!!:woohoo:

douchebagsden
07-20-08, 06:31 PM
there's not one I don't like, great job everyone!

BBB
07-20-08, 07:37 PM
Great job on all the banners guys!!!!!!

BluesFan
07-20-08, 09:17 PM
The banners are very cool. The artwork is great, and the use of multiple banners is a nice touch.

MourningStar
07-20-08, 10:04 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTBanner-2.gif

Olvator
07-21-08, 06:16 AM
here is my try out....
475

dontejo
07-21-08, 06:34 AM
Just try. But there are fantastic ones already.

MourningStar
07-21-08, 10:46 AM
Lookin' good peoples! Can never have too much Jimi! This site is not only becoming one with great sounds, but along with our Photo-Artwork Gallery, we have great sights as well

Pat, excellent job on the site configuration! BTW, any restrictions regarding animations?

dontejo, good one, gives me an idea that I''ll work on soon.

Keep 'em comin'!

cool9
07-21-08, 11:55 AM
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/7430/z3qa2.jpg

hawkfan369
07-21-08, 03:15 PM
guys, these look really good, but save them at 1000 x 200 and save them as GIFS. It won't take jpegs and when I convert them, they don't look as good as they should. besides...jpegs are lossy...lol

:beer:

MourningStar
07-21-08, 04:28 PM
OK Pat, I re-did my first one (w/slight mod to differentiate) in gif at 1000x223 per your request. The 'edit post' button expired on the earlier post so I place it here :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTBanner-1.gif

hawkfan369
07-21-08, 04:38 PM
added...it looks better not so pixelated...

paul56
07-22-08, 01:31 AM
Here are a couple of ideas:


http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii33/paul56_bucket/CTTp5603-1.jpg


http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii33/paul56_bucket/CTTp5602-1.jpg


http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii33/paul56_bucket/CTTp5601-1.jpg


Maybe someone with more graphic talent can use some of the art from torrent:

http://crosstowntorrents.org/showthread.php?p=390#post390

RamesesII
07-22-08, 01:50 PM
Mine doesn't translate to a gif - the single reasonable effect I wanted doesn't anyway and I don't have time at the moment to re-do it. It doesn't matter though as there are much better banners than my pathetic effort.

Great banners guys.

MourningStar
07-22-08, 04:21 PM
Mine doesn't translate to a gif - the single reasonable effect I wanted doesn't anyway and I don't have time ...I got the time ... let me know.

Here's my first attempt w/effects :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTBanner-3.gif

hawkfan369
07-22-08, 04:42 PM
kick ass!!!

RamesesII
07-22-08, 04:55 PM
I got the time ... let me know.

Here's my first attempt w/effects :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTBanner-3.gif

My feeble effect looks really lame compared to this!!!! That is just stunning.

MourningStar
07-22-08, 06:26 PM
kick ass!!!

That is just stunning.
... thnx ...

cool9
07-23-08, 10:30 AM
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/6730/iow2he0.jpg

idiootti
07-23-08, 11:45 AM
One from me too.

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o447/gettingsotired/crosstown_banner.gif

firstrays
07-23-08, 12:00 PM
idiootti
my favourite so far.
firstrays

cool9
07-23-08, 12:20 PM
Ditto. Work of art.

MourningStar
07-23-08, 02:10 PM
One from me too.Luv it! :wook:

hawkfan369
07-23-08, 10:25 PM
One from me too.

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o447/gettingsotired/crosstown_banner.gif

this may be the coolest banner I have ever seen...well done!!!

dontejo
07-24-08, 12:26 AM
this may be the coolest banner I have ever seen...well done!!!
This is for me no 1 !!!!

heyyo
07-24-08, 03:50 AM
One from me too.

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o447/gettingsotired/crosstown_banner.gif
Good job! my favorite , you have my vote :)

Olvator
07-24-08, 08:14 AM
Good job! my favorite , you have my vote :)

mine too! this is definetely the best of the banners IMHO

cool9
07-24-08, 07:00 PM
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/8579/h6fx4.jpg

cool9
07-25-08, 10:54 PM
GIF versions. Edit button disappeared on posts.

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1156/65759187jc1.gif

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8317/h1io9.gif

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1827/h2yu8.gif

RamesesII
07-26-08, 06:09 AM
These are great. I particularly like the third one - it is so 60s. Wonderful.

hawkfan369
07-26-08, 11:50 AM
added..:woohoo:

cool9
07-27-08, 10:45 AM
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/1751/h97iy9.gif

jamminjimi
07-28-08, 09:34 AM
is there still room for more?

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa157/starchild618_photos/vbulletin3_logo_2.gif

MourningStar
07-28-08, 12:09 PM
is there still room for more? There better be - I really like this one too!

hawkfan369
07-28-08, 02:47 PM
kick ass!! always room for more.

cool9
07-28-08, 08:15 PM
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/8194/h995ka1.gif

MourningStar
07-28-08, 11:49 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTTbanner-4.gif

MourningStar
07-30-08, 04:27 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTTBanner-5.gif

hawkfan369
07-30-08, 05:55 PM
kick ass...added:chrisfarley:

cool9
07-31-08, 04:02 PM
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/8923/h01ai3.gif

cool9
08-02-08, 11:05 AM
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8439/96730510cc7.gif

Olvator
08-02-08, 12:27 PM
hehe...yeah! i dig the movies in the banners! ride on

Emilovious
08-03-08, 08:59 AM
Following three seem the best to me.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTTbanner-4.gif

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa157/starchild618_photos/vbulletin3_logo_2.gif

http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o447/gettingsotired/crosstown_banner.gif

cool9
08-03-08, 12:47 PM
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/9020/89302077aw1.gif

cool9
08-04-08, 09:48 PM
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/4632/18158292bm9.gif

cool9
08-05-08, 10:02 AM
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9905/52531362jp8.gif

MourningStar
08-06-08, 06:09 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTTBanner-6.gif

copifunk
08-07-08, 08:13 PM
Super Amazing work guys !

MourningStar
08-09-08, 12:28 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTTBanner-7.gif

yelapavision
08-15-08, 10:38 AM
I really enjoy seeing s different banner every time I log in, or change the page. I hope you will keep all of them, and have them ramdonly change as the pages are refreshed.

thanks,
Mike

MourningStar
08-25-08, 12:44 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTTBanner_8.gif

MourningStar
09-04-08, 10:57 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/XiKano/CTTBanner-8.gif

Emilovious
09-05-08, 06:02 PM
Saw this pic and thought how it would be nice to make a banner of it, unfortunately couldn't find better resolution of the photo.
Just a concept:


http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/7850/imagehw6.png (http://imageshack.us)
By emilovius (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/emilovius)

MourningStar
09-06-08, 10:09 PM
Saw this pic and thought how it would be nice to make a banner of it, unfortunately couldn't find better resolution of the photo.it's good enough, I like it lots!

hawkfan369
09-07-08, 08:51 AM
Emil, you need to save them in gif format the tracker does not like png.

Emilovious
09-08-08, 01:19 AM
Emil, you need to save them in gif format the tracker does not like png.

Ohh, OK.
I'll try to find it in better resolution and post it in .gif.

MourningStar
06-28-10, 01:26 AM
Hi Pat!

When the site was re-vamped were all the banners restored? When I log in, I only see about 4 or 5 being rotated. Is it my end perhaps? I use IE8 and have some minor graphics issues I've been trying to fix.

hawkfan369
06-28-10, 07:31 PM
I have encountered some small issues....mostly laziness.

does anyone have any new ones?


:fnd2022:

hawkfan369
09-15-10, 01:37 PM
ok I was able to get most of them back up...MS 4 of yours did not want to be uploaded for some reason, but Will is gonna look into it. :beer:

Fenders Fingers
09-15-10, 01:45 PM
Just about to post a comment about the banners.
Love them. Praise indeed to who ever is behind the design.
Awesome.

MourningStar
09-15-10, 02:12 PM
...MS 4 of yours did not want to be uploaded for some reason, but Will is gonna look into it. :beer:thnx for the update HF - perhaps there is a file size limit? u-no, like the limit placed on the avatars? No? say hi to TMW 4 me.


:wave:

hawkfan369
09-15-10, 02:16 PM
no..I don't think so. they used to work on the old tracker...it just keeps saying invalid file type..

but they are GIF's just like all the others...

sgtpepper685
09-15-10, 03:50 PM
hey, i hope it's okay to post new ones. saw the thread just now and thought i'd do my part to the community.

greetings max

hawkfan369
09-15-10, 04:07 PM
nice...I'll put them into the rotation now.

sgtpepper685
09-15-10, 04:18 PM
nice...I'll put them into the rotation now.

thanks :P

MourningStar
09-15-10, 06:30 PM
hey, i hope it's okay to post new ones. saw the thread just now and thought i'd do my part to the community.

greetings maxHi Max - those are cool!



:)

ilovejimi
09-15-10, 06:40 PM
:bananasmile:^

zombywoof57
09-15-10, 09:15 PM
i like them ALL but i favor the colors on Cool9 and i have no idea how to make one or even get it in here