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Hello everyone,

Ok its not $2000 like the last Yola competiton but it is a prize worth having... a premium style for your own site.

Yolas new premium styles are at account level so you can apply them to numerous sites in the same account, they also come with the footer removal included.

You can check out the styles from within the site builder or see here for more information.

So, how do you win?

I'm going to launch my site http://hexham.info locally at Christmas time... i need a new banner for my site. The banner can include anything you like but it also has to include a logo 'hexham.info' which i can use seperatly in advertsing and branding the site.

The banner must be 900x125 in size.

CLOSING DATE: 10th November 09 - entries can be posted here or sent to admin@hexham.info

It would be just as cool if a non Yola user won so tell your friends.

Thanks in advance for you entries - Lee.

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Good luck Lee, I hope you get lots of entries!
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thanks Marije :)
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Nice idea Lee,

For myself, the banner is the hardest part and probably one of the most important visual aspects of any site. My pet hate!! Sometimes I wish I knew Photoshop (or even had it) or could figure out the next day how I did that thingy in Gimp the previous day. I recently downloaded paint.net but haven't started playing with it yet.
I hope it's easier. If you know the Office Suite, Publisher is pretty intuitive and I use it for most of my stuff.

I wish I could find someone to hand my banner design over to, but that's about as likely as finding a honey breath smelling one eyed caveman in a red suite ;-)

I got my first website design job today and luckily the banner / logo is being designed by a "pro". What a relief that was and what a time saver.
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Did these a while ago but forgot to send them to you buddy ;)...
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Nice Ed, Not exactly what i was looking for :) -- If you submitted a bar setting hexham.info entry i would be super greatful. Get the proverbial ball rolling.
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@ John

You are a multi-talented guy..., but for a so called gimp / paint.net expert with a dead tree for an avatar, I have my doubts...:-)))
Hey, I'm pulling your leg ;-)) I'm getting a lot of mileage out of that dead tree one LOL. Can't wait for the tutorials bud.
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As per your request in the other thread B

Original


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Looks better the second go round anyway ;)
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Cool, thanks Ed. It seems more in proportion now :)
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Ya ya ya you're next mate... I just did not want to forget Boomer while I had him here... ;)
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Ok Lee, give the man the prize :-)

I had to scale it up, so I may have lost some clarity.
You see, I can work in the editor, I just cant view the published site.
I can however see the preview in the site builder.
Mmm....still deciding. Needs to be a small "f" in forsite though.
What you guys think??
http://forsite.synthasite.com/
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Boomer Boomer Boomer

You lost all the quality of the images buddy..

You didn't have to scale nothin man... Just click on the images above to see them larger then save them as the original size which I made to perfectly fit your banner. ;)

Or use these links below...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/satisfaction-...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/satisfaction-...
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I knew that .......
Was just checking if you did ;-)
Ok, Check again http://forsite.synthasite.com/
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Stands out, is colorful and crystal clear... I like it... ;)

Now to finish Lee's
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Boomer you didn't put the banner on all your pages mate... It's only on the index...
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workin on one for you lee as we speak...
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carnt wait.
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Still a work in progress but I have to run off to the Docs...

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thats a bar alright -with a favicon at the right included - i love it.
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http://icons.mysitemyway.com/category...

You can find a magnifying glass to match in the business icon pack...
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Ed. I really love the banner - any chance of throwing a h in the middle?

I didnt notice till i added it to my site today.
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I forgot to mention.... the winner gets 1000 carma points and my freindship for life. If that dosnt inspire i dont know what will :)

So be sure to tell all your non Yola user designer type friends to get involved.

I'd love it if a random designer won and they discovered the almighty Yola through this, that would make my year.

and if you use facebook, twitter or digg make sure you click the images in the orignal post and share it with the world.

:)
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The Karma point are much needed... I could care less about any prize ;)
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@Lee...Are you staying with a white background ?

@ Boomer....You are not far off with dead tree comments though....A lot of the wood products on my site come from reclaimed wood and mango trees that have gone past their fruit bearing years then used to make furniture....As for the avatar it does look better in a larger size and the tree is part of a brush kit of nothing but trees I have installed on Gimp....Here is the same tree incorporated into some of my art work

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the same tree before it died? :)
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YEP! That be it...I am sure Boomer isn't making a comparison between my mind and a dead tree...although at times that might be correct.
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Original #1


Reduced #1


Original #2


Reduced #2


I was still under 10 minutes for the edits but the uploading and this post took longer mate... ;)
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woops my bad I have to edit the second hexham ;)
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again wow. they look amazing, i love the addition of the i, but remember there is 2 hexam's in the banner.
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I knew that as that is why I said "Woops" I caught it tool late and after I posted the images above... ;)

Original #1


Reduced #1


Original #2


Reduced #2
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Now you truly have a glossy Web 2.0 Banner and Logo ;)
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perfect. love it.
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Anything else B and L or may I go to bed now?

Jeez does everyone think I am some professional or somethin? I just threw those together off the cuff so to speak... Gotta love that icons.mysitemyway.com website Huh? Combining it all into a visually pleasing look is the tricky part...
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Just one more thing, then you can go...
Can you please sort out the internet problems we are having in SA so that I can see the finished product on Lee's site. That's it. Then you're done!
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Sorry I am not a miracle worker... This is as good as I can do right now ;)

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That looks really nice. Lee must be thrilled.
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That looks awesome on your website now Lee... Really and truly Web 2.0 my friend...
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thanks Ed, you can go to sleep now - i give you permission. Sleep well, God Bless.
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i think it looks amazing!

BUT

on your backgorund image its aligned to the top of your page, change that to bottom center & your banners lack in transparency will be un noticed!

its just a thought,

alex
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Lets's get the ball rolling...



Here's a quick mock-up. Not sure about the C in the magnifying glass, might not be easy to spot, and not sure about the yellow hat but anyway.

Here's the same without the c in the glass:



Connor
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NIce Connor, I love it, thanks - If all the entries are this good im going to have a serious probelm picking 1 - maybe i could use some kind of rotating banner :)

The C is a cool idea but out of the 2 i think i prefer the bottom . If thats a quick mock up i'd love to see a full on version.

Thanka again - Lee.
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Hi
Although I have my hands full with with the development of my second site and the constant improvement of my first I am already planning a third.

However work on that will not begin until early next year, a premium design would be a great starting block. So I thought I would put my design skills to the test and give this competition a shot. I would just like to know if more than one entry can be submitted? If so I can work on multiples up until the closing date.

Kind regards

Stewart
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Stewart,

I'm a big fan of the style of your site so i'm looking foward to your entry.

Enter as many as you like - increase your odds - i dont care - i just want the best possible 1 for my site.

Lee.
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Hey... Mine's going to stink.. :P, but I'll try one anyway.
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Feel free Sports, you've got to be in it to win it :) - looking forward to seeing it., Lee.
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If I add an image to this forum will it show up full size or will it be reduced down as per the other samples above?
With my effort being 900 x 125 pixels, will it lose some at the side?
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Hi Woolyback,

If you add your image it will display small but when clciked on it will display the original image size.

Thanks for your interest. Lee.
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Hi Lee

My effort at a banner for your competition.
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wow - Woolyback that is so cool - i love the map background. It looks great.
The only thing i would say is perhaps the 'hexham.info' is not strong enough to use seperatly as a logo. I'm getting window stickers and mail drop flyers made up at christmas and all that will be on them is logo.

Rememeber you can submit as many as you like and tell all your friends.

Thanks so much - Lee.
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Looks so cool, Woolyback.
You have just given me an idea for my own site...
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oi - thats idea theft. Call the internet police and arrest that man.
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Hi Lee

Thanks for your comments, I have changed it slightly but I can see that although it works fine for a banner, you need something that will give your logo a distinct identification, such as the one in Ed-a-Torials.

Not giving up yet, although I will be away from my computer for the next week, it will give me time to think.

no problem with Boomer adapting my banner idea.

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just a quick try but better to come i hope
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How about setting up a mini poll with PollDaddy, Lee?
Place each banner entry on a different page on your site.
The top three entries could go through for your final decision!

Maybe do a temp link back to each entrant's site so they can also benefit from an extra bit of traffic.

You don't need to use the forsite banner if you don't want ;-))))
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B

By the way are you ever going to put the second version on all of your pages or are you a tease?
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Hey E,

Forsite needs a total rework. I just don't have the time right now!
Got bigger fish to fry ;). I'm getting there, Im getting there!