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Schala
helo I dunno where to post this

someone should make a logo for SSS forums

I assume it's going to be the default IPB theme still but I think a logo is in order instead of having this again
chotto kiitena
I've got a few ideas but other people are also welcome to give it a shot
Mazrim
Something similar in style to the IIDX video would be awesome. That part in the breakdown would be nice as a background for the logo, then blending back into the blues of the top bar. I'm not an artist though so I should shut up.
rmz
QUOTE (Faefly Kite @ May 27 2009, 12:25 AM) *
I assume it's going to be the default IPB theme still but I think a logo is in order instead of having this again

For the record VJA did have a logo for quite a while but I think it disappeared after a forum patch or something.

A long time ago, there was also a rudimentary theme (I seem to recall that the "New Posts" indicator next to each subforum was a different image). Remy also experimented with other color schemes but everyone complained about it.
WILD RIDE
All of the default stuff worked surprisingly well with the name of the site.
b00geyman
i could whip up something if nobody minds.

are we going to stick with these measurements?


as Mazrim mentioned earlier, the logo should be based on the SSS video. so black, orange, white fading into blue might look a bit odd... for the moment ill just fade to this blue to see how it turns out.
chotto kiitena
Yeah that size would be good.

I'd quite like to see something that looks good on a light background - most of the stuff I came up with would really only work on black and I don't really want to make the whole site black because that's just way too 1998.
b00geyman
roughs v1.0





any ideas? im open to suggestions
chotto kiitena
That's actually pretty close to what I was thinking (with no space between the letters) although mine was lowercase and the initial letter of each word was highlighted instead of the middle word. That way looks nice too however.

Text underneath should be something like "Bemani Score Tracking and Community"
MdX MaxX
Here's my idea, using stuff from the IIDX SSS video:



This is just a concept pretty much, I'm sure someone else with better Photoshop/GIMP skills could do a better job of it.
b00geyman
so i tried combinations of upper, lowercase and different colours heres what ive got

QUOTE (Xythar @ May 27 2009, 09:56 PM) *
That's actually pretty close to what I was thinking (with no space between the letters) although mine was lowercase and the initial letter of each word was highlighted instead of the middle word. That way looks nice too however.

Text underneath should be something like "Bemani Score Tracking and Community"


is this what you meant Xythar?

lowercase letters with bold capitals













i think the grey/silver one is the neatest. this would involve having the forum coloured in shades of grey [a]

@ Mdx MaxX; i dont think we can use the entire length like you have, since everybody browses the internet at different resolutions. maybe resize it and place it in the corner similar to how i have done it.
chotto kiitena
I actually like the first one a lot, but could you bump up the kerning a little? The letters look kinda crowded. Other than that, awesome!
Schala
NO THAT SUCKS DON T put bemani score teracking or whatever put

SolidStateSquad.com(betterthan net or .org)
and underneath put

a"ka Xytharland"
b00geyman


kerning was at -100, now it is at -25. anymore and it goes off the edges, and resizing the type just makes it harder to read

lol Xytharland
chotto kiitena
Looking good! I may have further need of your services for the main tracker biggrin.gif

schala: no that's dumb btns.gif
b00geyman
yea sure no problem
t7r alterative
I like the second to the last one in the previous page.
Mazrim
I liked how the outline colors worked on the last few rather than the more solid color used with the blue background. Did the gradients not work well on the blue background?
rmz
yeah b00geyman is good at making graphics 8)
batman
bored.. if this is to someones liking, feel free to contact me on msn or anything like that for a hires with the problems of gradient on the main letters fixed (not bright enough on the center etc) and maybe it can be shrunken without jagged edges somehow i dont know



sorry b00geyman for more or less directly ripping off your idea or something
BLUST OF WIND
I liked boogeyman's silver one...the whole idea of silver and greay motifs sounds pretty fucking beast.
b00geyman
QUOTE (Eijiken @ May 28 2009, 10:06 PM) *
I liked boogeyman's silver one...the whole idea of silver and greay motifs sounds pretty fucking beast.


i sense another poll appearing... i might have to come up with some other colour variations then.
chotto kiitena
By the way we're going to need a new sig image as well so if you guys want to come up with something along those lines then feel free. Basically just a template that the dj name and totals can be drawn over by the software.
chotto kiitena
I need an image to replace this:



Same size if possible, but we should have some horizontal leeway if it needs to be wider.
security tubbs
Widened it by 100 pixels to make room for the title, this can be changed in a few ways if needed (color, font, etc.), but as a first draft...



(colors were pulled from the SSS video, can be altered at a moment's notice, symbol can be removed, they're their own layers)
b00geyman
for the sig template, are we going to keep the same dimensions? and could i re-arrange the position of the various AAAs and FCs etc if i wanted to?

QUOTE
I need an image to replace this:



Same size if possible, but we should have some horizontal leeway if it needs to be wider.


how are we going to use this image? (i cant access 4.0 to see where it is.)

*Just a thought; would u rather have a complete logo done in 3d or vector? i had in mind a circular logo using the on-switch symbol from the video (and in DEAD DRANK's banner) with text "solid state squad" over it. ill have to make a rough to show u exactly what i mean but would something along the lines of a logo be a wise route to pursue?
chotto kiitena
Same dimensions would be best but you can make it as wide as the Pop'n one if you have to. And sure, go ahead and rearrange if that looks better.

As far as context goes:
b00geyman


rough version 1. it is the same length as the popn sig.



sig with the normal vjarmy dimensions. simply just a cropped version of the first.

colours, fonts, positions etc. can all be changed if need be.

note; i used bits a pieces of a IIDX frame that i modelled a while ago in 3d.
chotto kiitena
Could you right-align the A/AA/AAA labels like on the current sig image?

Also can we redesign the top line so it says something like "S3 - dj XYTH" or similar? I always liked the way the top line of the VJ Army sig image was laid out.

edit: address should be iidx.solidstatesquad.com also
Schala
I'm feeling like the red makes it a bit tacky/unprofessional

single color might be better since it works for the vjarmy graphic
Axem Rangers
QUOTE (Faefly Kite @ Jun 2 2009, 09:00 AM) *
I'm feeling like the red makes it a bit tacky/unprofessional

single color might be better since it works for the vjarmy graphic

haha I get it !
heyyitsrobby
QUOTE (b00geyman @ May 28 2009, 03:15 AM) *


kerning was at -100, now it is at -25. anymore and it goes off the edges, and resizing the type just makes it harder to read

lol Xytharland


This, imo, is pretty much perfect. I love it. Color scheme is fine, too, but if you come up with any sweet non-blue color schemes then that could be just as well.

It's badass as it is though. My vote'll be for that ! !
Taren
I'll probably end up redoing Total Recall so people can have their "Stock Exchange" stat graphs again. They are pretty popular.

Any thought as to incorporating Expert Course data into [a/its own] sig image?
b00geyman
QUOTE (Taren @ Jun 3 2009, 12:51 AM) *
I'll probably end up redoing Total Recall so people can have their "Stock Exchange" stat graphs again. They are pretty popular.


yes please! i loved how usefull that sig was and how confused my friends were when they saw it.

redone with colour variations;










BLUST OF WIND
grey.
itsgreylolol
Yes?
Apollo2X
I think we should have grey as default, and later on we could have users select the color of their choosing. Just a thought. Btw, great effort on the S3 graphics, b00geyman smile.gif
grayfox9996
I'd rather have gray.
itsgreylolol
QUOTE (grayfox9996 @ Jun 4 2009, 12:25 AM) *
I'd rather have gray.

Beating_a_Dead_Horse.gif
grayfox9996
QUOTE (itsgreylolol @ Jun 3 2009, 10:33 PM) *
Beating_a_Dead_Horse.gif

Hey, I had to get that in there at least ONE last time!
itsgreylolol
##Vote: itsgraylolol
wait, I mean ##Vote: Greyfox
wait,
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Apollo2X
QUOTE (itsgreylolol @ Jun 4 2009, 09:01 AM) *
##Vote: itsgraylolol
wait, I mean ##Vote: Greyfox
wait,
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

So, in Arizona it's gray and in Texas it's grey. I'm glad I straightened it up in my mind rolleyes.gif
itsgreylolol
More like Im from Canada, and know how to spell, unlike Americans.
rmz
QUOTE (itsgreylolol @ Jun 4 2009, 10:01 AM) *
More like Im from Canada, and know how to spell, unlike Americans.

You also know, how to, abuse commas
itsgreylolol
Yeah, I'm aware. I actually speak like Christopher Walken, so I like to type like it as well.
rmz
haha
b00geyman
i went ahead and made the banner for the front page while the forums were down, but it looks like u already used the one posted eariler...

Himiko
I'll change it to that one for consistency. In any case, as I may have mentioned before we are ultimately aiming for the site to be skinnable with whatever you like so people who like Syrg's banner better should be able to choose it at some point in the future.
security tubbs
QUOTE (Himiko @ Jun 13 2009, 01:29 AM) *
so people who like Syrg's banner better

hahahaha these will never exist
rmz
QUOTE (Himiko @ Jun 13 2009, 01:29 AM) *
we are ultimately aiming for the site to be skinnable with whatever you like

tentacle porn?
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