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Taco John
10-04-2006, 04:25 AM
Alright photoshop geniuses...

Time to put your money where your mouth is, and get a chance at winning a jersey and a hat in the process.

I'm looking for someone to create a design template for our front page (www.orangemane.com) that I could also use to update the look and feel of the forums.

There are only a few rules:

1. You cannot use the Broncos logo... I don't want to risk getting sued.

2. You have to use the Orange Mane logo... You'll find it stickied in this forum.

3. Designs must be submitted in 1024 x 768 screen size at 72 dpi screen resolution.

4. The design must be able to accommodate a 728 x 90 Leaderboard Ad near the top of the page (see the current front page to see what I mean).

I think that's it. The winning entry will be judged by myself and an internal panel of judges to ensure that the design fits the needs of the site and translates across different browser platforms and monitor sizes. One tip: elegant and simple is preferred over busy and complex.

The winner will receive a replica jersey of their choice from the NFL.com shop, a Denver Bronco hat of their choice from the NFL shop and an Orange Mane hat (coming soon!). Credit will be given to the winner in the design footer, and a link to the winner's website will also be given (if they have one).

This contest will remain open through October with the site being changed to the winning entry shortly after that.

BroncoFiend
10-04-2006, 08:28 AM
Alright photoshop geniuses...

Time to put your money where your mouth is, and get a chance at winning a jersey and a hat in the process.

I'm looking for someone to create a design template for our front page (www.orangemane.com) that I could also use to update the look and feel of the forums.

There are only a few rules:

1. You cannot use the Broncos logo... I don't want to risk getting sued.

2. You have to use the Orange Mane logo... You'll find it stickied in this forum.

3. Designs must be submitted in 1024 x 768 screen size at 72 dpi screen resolution.

4. The design must be able to accommodate a 728 x 90 Leaderboard Ad near the top of the page (see the current front page to see what I mean).

I think that's it. The winning entry will be judged by myself and an internal panel of judges to ensure that the design fits the needs of the site and translates across different browser platforms and monitor sizes. One tip: elegant and simple is preferred over busy and complex.

The winner will receive a replica jersey of their choice from the NFL.com shop, a Denver Bronco hat of their choice from the NFL shop and an Orange Mane hat (coming soon!). Credit will be given to the winner in the design footer, and a link to the winner's website will also be given (if they have one).

This contest will remain open through October with the site being changed to the winning entry shortly after that.

Sounds good TJ, should be fun!

Requiem
10-04-2006, 08:38 AM
Even though I'm busy with school, my job(s) and social life, I'll do my best. :D

Rock Chalk
10-04-2006, 10:56 AM
I got this.

Taco John
10-04-2006, 11:39 AM
Q: I'm not quite sure what you want with the new site design, do you just want us to make a prototype or make all the buttons, banners, borders and save them seperately as well in the right pixel size?


A: Right now I'm just looking for a 1024 x 768 prototype. Just something to look at that will give me an idea of the entire package...

Go ahead and submit them in this thread or email them to me at orangeisaac@gmail.com

Houshmazode
10-04-2006, 02:26 PM
My prototype number 1: still have some issues with the letters because I cut and pasted from the print screen of the main page, and also the color blending, hues in certain areas.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5476/prototype1wg0.jpg

Alec edit: Woops, sorry Houshmazode, I didnt mean to edit...mean to reply.

Rock Chalk
10-04-2006, 09:01 PM
Still got some tweaking to do...but here goes...

http://www.texasreal-estateleads.com/images/omfrontpage.jpg

Rock Chalk
10-04-2006, 09:04 PM
My prototype number 1: still have some issues with the letters because I cut and pasted from the print screen of the main page, and also the color blending, hues in certain areas.

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/5476/prototype1wg0.jpg

edit: Woops, sorry Houshmazode, I didnt mean to edit...mean to reply.

I really like the horse thing with the foggy background and light behind it. Thats either a fantastic picture or fantastic photoshop work man.

Houshmazode
10-04-2006, 09:17 PM
Yours looks awesome! So I guess we can completely redo the layout? If so, I might have to give it another try.

Taco John
10-04-2006, 10:39 PM
Yours looks awesome! So I guess we can completely redo the layout? If so, I might have to give it another try.


Absolutely... I have some basic things that I'd like to incorporate, but you're welcome to tweak the layout how you'd like.

So far, some good submissions...

Let's keep 'em coming! :thumbs:

BroncoFiend
10-05-2006, 06:40 AM
Absolutely... I have some basic things that I'd like to incorporate, but you're welcome to tweak the layout how you'd like.

So far, some good submissions...

Let's keep 'em coming! :thumbs:

Hey TJ,

Quick question, can we incorporate player images into the site design? I know the logo is off limits, but is player images off limits too?

Taco John
10-05-2006, 01:21 PM
Hey TJ,

Quick question, can we incorporate player images into the site design? I know the logo is off limits, but is player images off limits too?

I guess I'm not positive of the legality on that. You see it all over the place, so I'm guessing that it's not a huge concern. But I couldn't say for sure.

Rock Chalk
10-05-2006, 01:38 PM
Player images are public domain provided the original image is in the public domain taco.

Rock Chalk
10-05-2006, 06:10 PM
Eh, made some changes, still not done as Im still not happy...
http://www.texasreal-estateleads.com/images/omfrontpage.jpg

BroncoFiend
10-05-2006, 06:11 PM
Player images are public domain provided the original image is in the public domain taco.

what would qualify as the public domain? Would yahoo images be okay?

Rock Chalk
10-05-2006, 06:13 PM
what would qualify as the public domain? Would yahoo images be okay?

You have to check the image copyrights for each image you find on Yahoo or Google. Many images are not copyrighted, but some are so just check to see if they have copyright anywhere on the site.

Houshmazode
10-06-2006, 05:28 PM
Ok, here is my new version. Still have a few things to work on.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5952/proto2eo4.jpg

dbroncos78087
10-06-2006, 05:34 PM
Quick question, i assume you use photoshop, but what do you use to make the link buttons. Is it a type of brush, like metallic vectors or something? Just curious because i would like to try something like this, but i have no clue how to do it.

Houshmazode
10-06-2006, 05:46 PM
I cut out the shapes over a transparent back ground, then a dd a border or something, then add a layer style to it, something like a metallic button or web rollover layer style under blending options. Sometimes I do two layers, 1 for the border and 1 for the body, add a style, then merge them.

minibronco
10-06-2006, 05:47 PM
Ok, here is my new version. Still have a few things to work on.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5952/proto2eo4.jpg

Yowsers.

dbroncos78087
10-06-2006, 05:55 PM
I cut out the shapes over a transparent back ground, then a dd a border or something, then add a layer style to it, something like a metallic butt or web rollover layer style under blending options. Sometimes I do two layers, 1 for the border and 1 for the body, add a style, then merge them.

Is that how you made this?

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e306/brsox2445/MamePage.jpg

Houshmazode
10-06-2006, 05:57 PM
Is that how you made this?

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e306/brsox2445/MamePage.jpg

Yeah.

dbroncos78087
10-06-2006, 06:06 PM
What shapes did you use? Because this is something that is very interesting to me, but i dont quite know what i am doing creating buttons and stuff like this. Im out of my domain when its not a user bar or something.

Houshmazode
10-06-2006, 06:11 PM
Sent you a pm, and Alec, I don't mind if you delete the last few posts or move them.

dbroncos78087
10-06-2006, 06:20 PM
Yea i shouldnt have asked this here probably but i just wanted an answer from the people who were submitting them. So you should probably delete them.

Requiem
10-06-2006, 10:54 PM
Not a fan of the buttons and embossing, there are barely any internet sites that use that anymore.

Houshmazode
10-07-2006, 11:23 PM
Prototype number 3, just trying out some different things.

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2670/proto3zb2.jpg

Rock Chalk
10-08-2006, 08:46 AM
Not a fan of the buttons and embossing, there are barely any internet sites that use that anymore.

Where's your submission there "expert"?

Rock Chalk
10-08-2006, 08:47 AM
Sent you a pm, and Alec, I don't mind if you delete the last few posts or move them.

I didnt notice any posts that required deleting or moving.

dbroncos78087
10-08-2006, 09:01 AM
Prototype number 3, just trying out some different things.

What language is that.

Houshmazode
10-08-2006, 09:40 AM
What language is that.

I'm pretty sure it's Latin, but it's randomly generated in a weird order:

http://www.lipsum.com/

dbroncos78087
10-08-2006, 12:19 PM
Yea i take latin thats what i thought, i recognized most of the words. But they didnt make any sense together. "I pain if i will to love the Lores (Household Gods)". Was just curious if it was some sort of latin spin off.

Taco John
10-10-2006, 10:02 PM
Ok, here is my new version. Still have a few things to work on.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5952/proto2eo4.jpg



I dig what you did with the Bronco up there... :thumbs:

dbroncos78087
10-11-2006, 10:29 AM
Yea that looks good, nice work.

Requiem
10-12-2006, 10:54 AM
Where's your submission there "expert"?

I'm doing my best to try and make a design that doesn't look like Terry Schiavo used Photoshop and **** all over a textpad document, but thanks!

Requiem
10-12-2006, 11:45 AM
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f150/hartcavalcade/finalcut.jpg

YOU GUYS DIG IT OR WAT?

dbroncos78087
10-13-2006, 05:58 PM
Do we have a menu? I would like a Quesadilla please.

Taco John
11-01-2006, 12:44 PM
The entries are in... Winner to be announced shortly.

minibronco
11-04-2006, 03:28 PM
Congrats congrats congrats!