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Banner Rules & Debuts (March - April 2010)


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#1 Lisa

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:41 PM

If you have a Whitney banner at this board, or are planning to make banners, please read the rules written below. These rules are for the benefit of members with slow Internet connections, and those who don't like to see huge images in every post. I don't have these guidelines because of a personal whim. While some of this may sound silly, the details are necessary because some people do not follow rules.

Debuting Your Banner

If you want to debut a new banner without any fanfare, just save it in your signature and everyone will see it. But if you want fanfare, and you want to have fun with your debut, please debut your new banners in this thread. This will consolidate all new banners in one place so everyone can see them, and it will also make it easier to keep track of banners when it comes time for Whitney-Fan.com's Semi-Annual Nippy Awards, where you could be nominated for categories including BEST BANNER and BEST BANNER DESIGNER.

This thread will be locked and restarted once a month to accomodate new banners, and it will keep this thread from becoming too large. You may only debut a new banner once. That means if you have already debuted your banner, you may not debut it again in any way. Also, please do not create separate threads to debut banners.


Banner Dimensions and File Size

In general, horizontal banners should not exceed 500 pixels in width, and they should not be more than 200 pixels high. Vertical banners can be up to 300 pixels wide and 400 pixels high. Also, the banner should not be a huge file size, say greater than 1/4 of a MB. I think even that is pretty big.

You are only allowed one banner per signature. I will make exceptions for contests.


Whitney Houston Must DOMINATE Your Banner

If you post a banner with other artists in it, Whitney Houston must be featured far more prominently than the others. I hate seeing a Whitney board that's littered with banners for other people and celebrities. The board always has to look like it is dedicated to Whitney Houston, and not anyone else. If there is no Whitney in the picture, then the image doesn't belong in your signature.

Please Note: If you insist on posting your personal photo in your signature, or feel compelled to post another artist's photo in your signature, you must follow the guidelines that everyone else on the board follows. That means if you want to post your personal photo, or a photo of another artist in your signature, you must include them inside a Whitney banner, and Whitney's image must clearly dominate that banner.


Links Not Allowed in Signatures

If you are going to post a banner, please make sure the link to it is between image tags so it will display properly. I do not allow plain hyperlinks in signatures.


If You Don't Know How to Make a Banner

There are several members here who are long-time banner designers and would likely provide you with a banner. Please inquire with designers via private message.

If you are a new designer and you want feedback about an unfinished banner, you can send private messages to Terrence and Mind Speaker and ask them what they think of your banner design. They have volunteered to help, but they are not obligated to help you, so please do not message them more than once or be too demanding. If you don't hear from them, that means they were too busy to help you, and you should try PMing other designers.


Banner Designers and Advertisements

Banner designers may advertise their services in this thread, but they are limited to one brief text advertisement. Also, they are not allowed to post a series of banners to show off their past work. The banner in the designer's own signature will suffice. Only the banner designers themselves are allowed to post advertisements.
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#2 nip4py1

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:56 AM

:whistling: :sleepy:

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#3 Lisa

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:32 PM

View Postnip4py1, on Mar 14 2010, 11:56 AM, said:

:whistling: :sleepy:

Yeah, no banners in March? :shrug:
If tomorrow is judgment day ...
And the Lord asks me what I did with my life,
I will say I spent it with you.

#4 Xandi

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:10 PM

Here's a Banner I made titled "Hold Me"
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#5 nip4py1

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:53 AM

View PostXandi, on Mar 18 2010, 12:10 AM, said:

Here's a Banner I made titled "Hold Me"
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banner topic is my fav one. so much cool stuff to see

xandi... very nice! that is one of my fav pictures

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#6 Carmen

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:17 PM

View PostXandi, on Mar 18 2010, 12:10 AM, said:

Here's a Banner I made titled "Hold Me"
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Well done, nice banner! :thumbup:
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#7 Lisa

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:02 PM

Cool! :thumbup:
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#8 Xandi

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:17 PM

Thanks nip4py1, Lisa and Carmen!!!! :D :hug:
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#9 Xandi

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:26 PM

ummm here's a wallpaper I made awhile ago titled "Biography"..I used Whitney's wikipedia....
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#10 nip4py1

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 05:34 PM

View PostXandi, on Mar 18 2010, 11:26 PM, said:

ummm here's a wallpaper I made awhile ago titled "Biography"..I used Whitney's wikipedia....
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:clap: even better :thumbup:

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#11 liz06

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 06:42 PM

View PostXandi, on Mar 18 2010, 06:26 PM, said:

ummm here's a wallpaper I made awhile ago titled "Biography"..I used Whitney's wikipedia....
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WOAH...this is so cool! Great job Xandi! :thumbup: :thumbup:

#12 johnonippy

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:29 PM

Ms.Kanday KNOWS how much I love dem graphics!! :shades: :clap:

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#13 Ive

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:20 AM

View PostXandi, on Mar 18 2010, 05:26 PM, said:

ummm here's a wallpaper I made awhile ago titled "Biography"..I used Whitney's wikipedia....
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EXCELLENT!!!! :clap: it's already my new background. :wub:
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Thank you Whitney...

#14 Xandi

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:22 PM

Thanks Liz, Ive, Johno & nip4py1!!! Thank you so much. Really...
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#15 Carmen

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 04:34 AM

View PostXandi, on 18 March 2010 - 05:26 PM, said:

ummm here's a wallpaper I made awhile ago titled "Biography"..I used Whitney's wikipedia....
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I love this! :clap: :thumbup:
You're a specialist of that technique, your banner is also a great example.
Keep on making more wonderful banners and wallpapers! :)
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