We have a rotating banner system at the top of the ISML pages. You can help contribute to it!
Dimensions are 988x140 pixels.
Must have the phrase "International Saimoe League 2011" on it.
Must have the official ISML logo.
No ISML Competitors' whole faces are allowed in the banners.*
Keep these relatively abstract, neutral, and anonymous.
Don't put text in the immediate corners of the banners, because the corners will be cut off by the rounding feature in Mozilla browsers.**
* All of 2009/2010's banners did not prominently feature an anime character ... or had no characters at all. I think this is a great theme and motif we should continue. Several of the banners for 2010 we have currently show a character's body and the face just from the mouth or nose down. This keeps them relatively anonymous (unless you're just that good with identifying hair) and appropriate. We don't want to be promoting any particular character or group of characters in the tournament. ** If you use Firefox, you know what I mean. The cropping is done by the browser, because if you view ISML in Internet Explorer or another browser, the corners will still be there. I just don't want any of your text to get cut off.
The 2011 logo - TBA
Not every submission will be accepted, but all contributors should do their very best! ^_^
There are no other specific themes other than the color of the current period, which matches the color of the current gemstone. So for Aquamarine, we would prefer aquamarine-colored banners, topaz for Topaz, and so on.
...But it might just end up that I rotate all of them all year long regardless. Though it'd be nice to have a mix of colors.
As for additional text, like a quote or phrase ... hm ... I'm not sure. In general, I would not recommend it, but perhaps you could make it really impressive and not cheesy.
We have a rotating banner system at the top of the ISML pages. You can help contribute to it! Dimensions are 1000x140 pixels. Must include the phrase "International Saimoe League 2009" on it and have the official ISML logo. No ISML candidates are allowed in the banners. Keep these relatively abstract, neutral, and anonymous.
Crisu wrote:Additionally, some have requested smaller banners/buttons for linking purposes, like for use on the sidebar of a blog or amongst other buttons on a website. We need those, too.
I tried making some of these as I'm not confident enough in my PS abilities to make bigger banners (although I'll probably attempt one sooner or later). I didn't know the conventional size for a blog sidebar banner, so let's hope this is good enough.
Crow and Miyuri: Thank you! Your banners are on the rotator now. (Basically every time you load/reload the front page, a new one ought to appear.)
ppizzapie, those look really cute! I don't know offhand if there's a standard size for the blog banner/buttons either. Will let you know if I come across it. And I think you have a good grasp on the motif, too. These definitely have the potential to become full-banner-size.
Hi! I'm new in the forum but i've been following the Saimoe during the last 2 editions This time i wanted to collaborate so i'm sending some header since i like a lot working on the PS Hope u like them