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Site Contest!Closes April 23rd, 2017 [EXTENDED: May 10th, 2017]


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#1 ForgottenFace

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:40 AM

Hi everyone!
 
So...who is tired of the skins we currently have on TDA? Don't worry, if you love the skin you are currently using, it's not going away :P
 
But for those that are, or even if you aren't, here's a challenge for you:

 

You must have at least 10 posts to enter

 
 
New Skin
 
Be creative, do what you think should be the face of TDA. :D The only thing you should look out for is the following:

  • make sure you don't stray too much from the current layout of things. You can change the placement of some things, but big changes require a lot more work to code and get used to, so use your better judgment and if you have anything you aren't sure of, just PM me.
  • when submitting, include the hex colour codes for everything
  • use fonts that are available for everyone, or at least ones that are in google fonts. That way we can be sure that everyone is seeing your skin the way it should be
  • The little read/unread forum on the left of the forum name should be 30x30px in size.
  • The scroll up/down buttons (top right of your screen) should be 30x30px as well.
  • I will be coding the skin, unless you can do it yourself.
  • You must submit printscreens/images of how your skin looks like

New site pips

 

The pips are the little images under you profile pic on your posts. They indicate your member group. 

Only submit these if you are submitting a skin too, this is because we want the pips to fit all the current skins and your skin if you win. If you are submitting a skin, you will have to also submit new pips.

 

The size should be 150x30px and have the member group name.

 

 

 

New Forum Headers

 

You can submit one for your skin, or you can submit for other skins. You don't need to submit a skin to submit a new header.

Once again, you can be creative with these. Just make sure they fit the skin's mood and colours.

  • Maximum width for each header is 900px - for the Dark Green skin you can go up to 1000px.
  • Height, no more than 300px.
  • The text should be The Dark Arts and anything else you think describes TDA best. Don't use the current tag (HPFF's Graphic Design Community)

 

The contest closes on April 23rd, so you have one month to submit your entries. The best one(s) will be voted by the entire TDA community and the most voted will be the default skin, so put your best foot forward.

 

You will be credited at the bottom of the forums with a link to your profile.

 

Have fun!

 

You can earn 40 Vault points for submitting a skin!


Edited by starbuck., 02 April 2017 - 06:54 PM.






#2 deuce

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 05:59 PM

i have a few questions (and i am sure more will arise as i attempt to do any design)

  • can we submit more than 1? (if not, can we use the vault points 'extra entry' thing?) (this is 100% a 'i have two ideas that might both fail' question lmao)
  • do we only have to design the main page? or are we like meant to do multiple (topic pages (with posts), category pages with topics, etc; user profiles)?
  • is there a container width we gotta hold ourselves to? (if so, what's min-max)
  • do we gotta detail? i mean like, on the main page, do we gotta list like all the categories, or can we just use 1 and use filler text? 
  • do we have to submit a header with our idea??
  • do we have to submit site pips for all the groups,, aka is there a list somewhere of all the pips we should make??

i'm sorry if this sounds weird and overdoing it's a leftover habit from school...

 

 

edit: thanks for the quick answers! i will now go lose my life :sean:


Edited by deuce, 24 March 2017 - 09:33 AM.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:12 PM

Those details ^ with sample graphics will be helpful, if you could post, please.

#4 ForgottenFace

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:09 AM

i have a few questions (and i am sure more will arise as i attempt to do any design)

  • can we submit more than 1? (if not, can we use the vault points 'extra entry' thing?) (this is 100% a 'i have two ideas that might both fail' question lmao)
  • do we only have to design the main page? or are we like meant to do multiple (topic pages (with posts), category pages with topics, etc; user profiles)?
  • is there a container width we gotta hold ourselves to? (if so, what's min-max)
  • do we gotta detail? i mean like, on the main page, do we gotta list like all the categories, or can we just use 1 and use filler text? 
  • do we have to submit a header with our idea??
  • do we have to submit site pips for all the groups,, aka is there a list somewhere of all the pips we should make??

i'm sorry if this sounds weird and overdoing it's a leftover habit from school...

 

  • can we submit more than 1? (if not, can we use the vault points 'extra entry' thing?) (this is 100% a 'i have two ideas that might both fail' question lmao)
  • You can submit more than 1
  • do we only have to design the main page? or are we like meant to do multiple (topic pages (with posts), category pages with topics, etc; user profiles)?
  • you have to design everything
  • is there a container width we gotta hold ourselves to? (if so, what's min-max)
  • Min-width should be 950px (for the container with the topic lists, for example, it doesn't include the forums background) and max-width is as long as it fits the screen at 100%
  • do we gotta detail? i mean like, on the main page, do we gotta list like all the categories, or can we just use 1 and use filler text? 
  • No, just do 1 and the rest you can do filler
  • do we have to submit a header with our idea??
  • Ideally, yes. 
  • do we have to submit site pips for all the groups,, aka is there a list somewhere of all the pips we should make??
  • Yes, please. You can use the list at the bottom of the main page., I think the only one not listed there is mine, but I can keep the admin anyway, since I'm the only one in this group.

 

@RéaltaCleite, what do you mean?



#5 Guest_RéaltaCleite_*

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:08 AM

what do you mean?

:D I found them. ↓
The Old Contest thread
I meant the samples like the old thread's, like Asphodelic's post #7 or Violet's #6. :)



#6 starbuck.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 08:02 AM

^that was a contest for the main page design, not for a new skin ;)



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

^ oops, is there the sample thread about a new skin contest?

#8 ForgottenFace

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:25 AM

No, as far as I remember there has never been a forum skin contest and we don't have a sample thread for the one now. You only need to look at our current skins for what we are looking for.



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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:18 AM

Thank you for those explanations. :)

#10 Artemesia

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 04:10 AM

Does this site skin have the same layout as IF or Jcink?

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#11 ForgottenFace

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:01 AM

No. Unfortunately I can't offer a test version of the forums for you to play around and see how the skins are. The only thing I can do is have you take what you can see and create something new.



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:54 PM

bumping this and letting everyone know that you guys can earn 40 vault points for submitting a skin!



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:04 PM

to where do we submit entries?


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 04:05 AM

you submit them in this thread ;)



#15 Artemesia

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:17 PM

Thanks Becca. I do have a couple more questions;

Can we test-code on IF and post screenshots / links here? Or should we graphic the samples?

Also, in which format should we post the codes? Just the text as a quote or an attachment? (I'm not even sure how to watch though)

Ah so sorry about the lateness of the inquiries

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#16 ForgottenFace

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:27 AM

You can test code it in IF, but I'm not sure if it's going to work since I don't know how similar the code for both softwares is. Don't post it as quote, as I imagine it would get really long, but you can use pastebin.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 03:50 AM

I'm extending this for a couple more weeks.



#18 Artemesia

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 12:08 PM

Thank you!!! I'm working on this :)

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