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Banner Rules and Debuts (January - April 2012)



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#1 Lisa

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:28 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.

This thread will be locked and restarted periodically to accommodate 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 Mind Speaker

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

I'm wearing it now, but it's a banner I made a while ago that I never wore for some reason.

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Legend | ANGEL | Icon
Whitney.


(Banner Courtesy of Johnonippy)


#3 Kevin

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

A bit of photoshop, added her some makeup :D

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Beauty defines Whitney Houston

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#4 NippyFanNy779

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:20 PM

Had to bring this banner back! Brings back soooo many memories! This is an FI ORIGINAL

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#5 Terrence

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:35 PM

View PostNippyFanNy779, on 06 February 2012 - 03:20 PM, said:

Had to bring this banner back! Brings back soooo many memories! This is an FI ORIGINAL

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Yeeees FI original!!

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FI Throwback...


#6 truthspeaker06

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:42 PM

View PostKevin, on 30 January 2012 - 04:15 PM, said:

A bit of photoshop, added her some makeup :D

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OMG she looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
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#7 Kevin

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:33 AM

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Whitney Houston defines Beauty
Beauty defines Whitney Houston

Sleep in peace my beautiful Angel


#8 Carmen

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

View PostKevin, on 17 February 2012 - 10:33 AM, said:

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Your new banner made me teary-eyed again.
Who would have ever imagined these would be the last photos of her? They were so happy that night together.
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#9 Kevin

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

View PostCarmen, on 17 February 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

View PostKevin, on 17 February 2012 - 10:33 AM, said:

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Your new banner made me teary-eyed again.
Who would have ever imagined these would be the last photos of her? They were so happy that night together.

The thing that makes me teary eyed, is that Whitney's face and smile looked so relaxed and at peace. Her smile of the past few years looked forced but nevertheless stunning. This past year her smile has regained its naturalness. The upsetting thing is, is that most of the public believe she was still on drugs when technically she's been clean for almost 6 years. So heart breaking. So heart crunching. She's my idol. I won't be able to make it through this funeral without tears. No way. I'm getting prepared now.

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Beauty defines Whitney Houston

Sleep in peace my beautiful Angel


#10 Zolas

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

View PostCarmen, on 17 February 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

View PostKevin, on 17 February 2012 - 10:33 AM, said:

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Your new banner made me teary-eyed again.
Who would have ever imagined these would be the last photos of her? They were so happy that night together.

She's gorgeous and more radiant than ever... I hate and love that this is the time she had to go...

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#11 Cantor

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:57 PM

I guess since I don't yet have full access to adding a signature and such to my profile, I'll have to 'share' my Whitney banner here.

Hope y'all like.

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#12 Lisa

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:21 PM

View PostCantor, on 27 February 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

I guess since I don't yet have full access to adding a signature and such to my profile, I'll have to 'share' my Whitney banner here.

Hope y'all like.

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I just added it to your profile. If you want any further adjustments like text, position, etc., just let me know.
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#13 Cantor

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:45 PM

Many thanks, Lisa! I appreciate that you took the time to go 'behind the scenes' to add this banner to my profile. Everything is positioned just fine. :thumbup:

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Go in peace, be at rest with the saints and the angels.

Now you are free.

Go in peace.


#14 remamamama

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:53 AM

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#15 DavinChao

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

View Postremamamama, on 25 March 2012 - 02:53 AM, said:

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Amazing job. :thumbup:
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