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May 15, 2004

Madfish Willie's - New Banners

Here are some really cool new banners Pam did for Madfish Willie's. These are all in my rotatong banner script. Each time you go to my page, a random image script will select display a different banner! It keeps the site lookijg fresh without a lot of work... I'm pretty lazy.

[NOTE: I have reduced the image sizes so they would fit in the body of this window at 800x600 view. So the images may look a bit jagged or whoppy-jawed. Go to my site and press [F5] to cycle through the different banners]

This first one has a background of beer in a glass layers on top of it for that golden look.



This one is a whimsical look at my animals.


This has a really neat metal effect. On a dark background, it gave some contrast to the monchromatic color scheme in place at the time.


Same metal effect with a background that matched an older color scheme. It really tied the site together.


This is the metal effect again, but with a transparent background. I used a lot of colored textured backgrounds and this type of graphic looks like it is floating over the background.


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Argghhh!!! - Banners

Here are my two favorite banner images in the rotating banner script.






Here are the images for the comments and trackback windows respectively.


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Argghhh!!! - Final Design



Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Castle Argghhh!!.

This is a site we did for Pam's buddy Sir John of Argghhh!!!. She is, after all, the Imperial Animatrix. We also did his wife, Beth's, site at She Who Will Be Obeyed!.

Sir John is ex-military and wanted a militaru schem. We decided we wanted to do something with a desert camoflage background and pick some complimentary colors for the rest of the design. Finding a pattern that tiled on the page properly was THE major boggle in completing this design.

The graphics on this site are just awesome. Pam did several different page banners with cannons and machine guns and stuff like. Then she did some small banners for the comments and trackback windows. I just can't say how talented I think she is. She always comes up with awesome stuff. I'll put all her Argghhh!! in another post so you can see them all.

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Bad Example - Banners

These are two of the best page banners.






These are the banners for the comments and trackbacks windows respectively.





More cool banners in the extended entry!

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Bad Example - Final Design



Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Bad Example.

This is a site I did for my buddy Harvey. It's all his fault I got into this blogging thingy... his, and Matty O'Blackfive.

His old site at Bad Money was a slow loading dog. I used to open a second IE window just for his site and browse around in the other window till his got loaded. His site had been acting funky for several weeks so, after several months of not so gentle poking and prodding, we finally convinced him to move over to MuNuviana and an MT blogging system.

The graphics on this site are just awesome. Pam took the mental image Harvey gave her, improved on them and turned out some really fantastic logos and backgrounds. Page load speed was an essential element of his design and we took that into account in optimizing the size of his banner images. Outstanding work! I'll put all her Bad Example banners in another post so you can see them all.

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