View Full Version : [Project Complete] $400 Quickie Banner Project - Deadline Friday April 13
04-09-2007, 04:18 PM
(Admin code added by Palmer - 21034338HX875751Y , 64999586355132225 )
Ok, folks, I need this one quickly, unfortunately. I would love to see your creativity at work here. This is a banner, 160x600, advertising the launch of our line of luxury scented candles. Wording should be something to the effect of:
Experience the difference...of the finest scented candle in the world
Introductory priced at 40% off, through May 31, 2007.
Keep in mind, that I will need the banner to have that wording, and also without that wording (for when we are passed that date of May 31). I would love to see your ideas.
I'm looking for something VERY upscale and elegant. I will email an admin to upload the file, as it's too large for me to do myself.
here is a link to the files
04-09-2007, 05:17 PM
Thanks for the invitation.
04-09-2007, 05:20 PM
Can I see it at the full 468x60?
04-09-2007, 05:24 PM
That is 468x60. It's a long narrow banner.
Here's one without the fades and with the logo.
04-09-2007, 05:26 PM
I can make it any size you want, but 468x60 is a standard banner ad size. Where is it being placed?
04-09-2007, 05:30 PM
Let's change this to a skyscraper that is 160x600. I thought 468x60 would work but, it's a bit too short/thin, to really make the impact that I want to make. I think maybe it's better to place it on the right or left hand side of the page on:
Does anyone know how to read that code (I'm clueless), to make sure it will fit on either of those sides?
04-09-2007, 05:45 PM
Regarding the message received via the message boards, no logo was in the folder, just the candle image. Can you upload the file to the board? Thanks!
04-09-2007, 05:50 PM
Here's the skyscraper. Logo can easily be switched out. Thanks.
04-09-2007, 05:50 PM
Here's the logo file, in case you wish to use it (not required).
04-09-2007, 05:58 PM
04-09-2007, 06:04 PM
With the new logo (can easily be switched in any previous layout). Thanks for the upload.
04-09-2007, 06:26 PM
I will be joining in :)
Thanks for the invite!
04-09-2007, 07:49 PM
Hi. Thank you for the invitation. Here's the design.
Hi, this is my horizontal banner :)
04-09-2007, 10:52 PM
Thank you for the invitation,
any comments are appreciated.
04-10-2007, 01:42 AM
Here's from me... :)
04-10-2007, 01:59 AM
one more... :)
04-10-2007, 03:13 AM
I tried to further strengthen the brand, by following the theme of the postcard that some guy designed you.
a slower - relaxing version...
twist on the original idea...
Hi, I'll be posting an entry soon. Do you require a flash banner or a gif banner ?
04-10-2007, 05:13 AM
Preferably a gif one.
04-10-2007, 06:03 AM
a gif one..
will enter asap,thanks for the invitation.
04-10-2007, 01:12 PM
04-10-2007, 01:29 PM
Keep em coming folks. We love what we see here so far.
A couple of observations.
We don't like the fake flames. First off, this is a double wicked candle, not a single one, and, we feel the fake flame kind of cheapens the look.
We are going for a very luxury/high end feel here, so, keep that in mind as well in your designs.
This one is directed at Fabian. We really want to see the entire picture...certainly at the very least, the actual candle, as opposed to just the box. We also like the reflection on the bottom, so, keep this in mind as well.
04-10-2007, 01:40 PM
Any file size limitations i.e 50kb max or?
04-10-2007, 02:04 PM
I think 50kb max sounds good. I don't wanna slow down page load times too much.
04-10-2007, 07:19 PM
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04-11-2007, 04:06 AM
File size 37KB.
04-11-2007, 08:39 AM
I have a concern with certain entries that I like alot. For example, Offbeat's number 12, and several others that we really like alot.
We have a concern that the different parts load too slowly to be easily visible to someone who isn't spending TOO much time looking at the banner itself. I also don't want to speed up the animation for fear that it will look almost like a comic book type of thing. I want it to retain it's class/style/elegance, without it taking THAT long for the entire process to load.
Does anyone have any possible solutions to this?
04-11-2007, 08:57 AM
None of these are moving so slowly that they won't grab attention. If someone is interested the whole loop takes about 5-10 seconds depending on the banner you're referring to. It's better to have it slightly slower than too fast where someone who is interested doesn't have time to read it. Also, the movement does tend to grab your attention which usually leads to more views.
04-11-2007, 09:02 AM
Here it is without the fades. This cuts down on file size and reduces the rotation time to 5 seconds.
04-11-2007, 03:47 PM
I should have my banner design for this project posted shortly. I have the Flash SWF ready, but am in the process of converting it to an animated GIF.
04-12-2007, 10:46 AM
A reminder that I will be making a decision in the next 24 hours.
49Kb with less animation :)
04-12-2007, 01:07 PM
Again I have my banner ready as an SWF, however converting it to GIF makes the file much too large.
The SWF file is only 42 KB.
Here is a link to it:
Thank you :)
04-12-2007, 01:17 PM
The negative to flash is that some people might not be able to view the banner, correct? I've got very limited knowledge of this stuff. Please advise if I am correct.
04-12-2007, 01:20 PM
Most people can view Flash, but if they don't have the plugin it won't load.
04-12-2007, 04:16 PM
GIF banner ...
I think the odds are that 99% of people have flash installed.
04-12-2007, 07:32 PM
better than guessing 'odds' here are the official Adobe statistics ... http://www.adobe.com/products/player_census/flashplayer/
Zoe - 98.3%!! heheh sooo close
Here is my concept :D Elegant... Simple... with enough visual space for a good reading...
04-13-2007, 03:10 AM
one more idea,
04-13-2007, 03:36 AM
Notice: Due to potential Design Outpost policy infractions, design(s) have been removed from this project thread. When the error is resolved, and complies to our guidelines, the designer will repost their entry. Thank you for understanding.
(1) design pending revision
04-13-2007, 03:47 AM
Ok, folks, I will be making a decision in the next few hours.
04-13-2007, 09:19 AM
Coming in at the bell.
Aprox. 32 kb
04-13-2007, 09:29 AM
...a little sparkle :D
aprox. 32 kb
04-13-2007, 01:01 PM
Thanks to everyone who posted. We really like two designs and we would like to see a couple of revisions (minor ones) to each before we decide.
Offbeat - Message number 12 - I'd like to see you remove the very bottom strip of solid colored burgundy (the strip at the bottom right below the striped ones). I'd also like to see the picture of the candle/box a bit bigger, even if it means that it bleeds slightly off the sides of the page (like several other posts in this thread). I'd also like the wording on the final part of the offer to read "Intro. priced at just $12 through May 31, 2007"
Susan - Message number 45 - On the top and bottom, where you left a white section, I'd like to maybe see that in our PMS 222 (burgundy type) color, rather than in white. I'd also like the otpion (just to see which looks better) of seeing the "Pierre Rousseau Collection" and logo in our actual colors (as opposed to in white).
04-13-2007, 05:42 PM
Attached is the revised version. Please let me know if I can do anything else for you. Thanks.
04-14-2007, 02:56 AM
Susan, please let me know when you think you will have this revision (an estimate is more than enough).
04-14-2007, 05:46 AM
I should have the revision ready for you within the hour. :)
04-14-2007, 06:28 AM
Here is the link to the revised version:
04-14-2007, 03:29 PM
SGlasgow and Offbeat have agreed to split the pot with me adding $100 to the prize pool. I've emailed Palmer to finalize this.
I've PM'ed both designers with my email addy so that we can make some minor final revisions and finish this up.
04-15-2007, 02:09 PM
This contest is not yet completed. I will indicate when both designers have provided files.
04-15-2007, 03:38 PM
That's fine; just post a note in the thread once you've received all final files and we won't archive it until then.
04-15-2007, 06:16 PM
Please check your e-mail for revision as requested. Thanks.
Project Update: The second payment has been added to this project.
04-16-2007, 12:36 PM
Both designers have emailed their files.
04-23-2007, 01:20 AM
PROJECT UPDATE: This thread has been moved to Miscellaneous Archives.
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