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Project: Banners
« on: November 23, 2016, 02:14:12 PM »
I figured that since we seem to be redoing all of the wiki banners, the project deserves its own thread.

So in case you were wondering, the general understanding is that the banners that appear on some of our MarioWiki:__ pages are outdated; they're edgy, haven't aged well and are poorly put together. I think this old one represents everything wrong with 'em- the creator dumped some artworks onto a document, ran some random filters through them (making them look ugly and unidentifiable), and slapped some generic font "The 'Shroom" onto it.

I made a critique of the ones I could find here, and so far we've added a new banner for the Poll page, designed one for the Maintenance page, drafted a proposals one, and discussed a Featured Articles one.

List of banners in order of progress:

Poll Banner: Created, on the wiki, completed project.

Maintenance banner: Created, on the wiki, completed project.

Proposals banner: Created, on the wiki, completed project.

Featured articles banner: Created, on the wiki, completed project.

'Shroom banners (1, 2) will have to be ignored since its not our problem; its something that the 'Shroom Staff will deal with, not us.

So first things first, I think that the new maintenance banner is ready to be uploaded! However, I'd like to get confirmation from the wiki staff before going ahead and uploading it.

If that shoddy list up there is missing anything, tell me and I'll add it in.
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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 02:44:58 PM »
The new maintenance banner is looking good. As a last-minute suggestion, maybe it would look a little better without that girder being cut off at the very top. I did a quick edit to remove it, but which do you think is better? I think it looks a lot cleaner and simpler without it.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 02:59:05 PM »
Yeah, I agree. I altered it a little though- here. The ladders looked a bit choppy since they had nothing to attach to, so I built the ladders up so they reached the top (and for the left ladder's case, I broke the middle up since some of the ladders in Donkey Kong had that going on).

So for reference:

Spoiler: Original (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: YK's edit (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: My edit of YK's edit (click to show/hide)

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 03:13:42 PM »
Fantastic.

We should just allow a little time in case others had some further input. Otherwise, it looks like your overall design has already gained general support: I'd suggest re-uploading directly over File:Maintenance.png.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 04:22:40 PM »
It's bothering me (more than it should, tbh) that Luigi and Bowser are just floating on nothing while Mario is tucked nicely in the "C". I tried messing around with the banner myself, but the sprites are too big to fit in the other letter gaps (the top half of the "A", the rungs of the "E") without cutting them off.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 04:31:02 PM »
I think it's alright, the sprites do line up with the bottom of the letters to a pixel perfect level, but maybe adding a shadow beneath them would work?

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 04:58:30 PM »
I've done above two changes again in my version as I have everything layered and could avoid those artefacts from the bridge behind the Fire Flower.

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I've done two shots at the shadow thing too, separately.

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Also, I'me working on a thing for Proposals too, will post soon(ish).

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 05:13:18 PM »
I like them shadows: the latter of the two banners (with a slightly wider Bowser shadow) works better in my opinion.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 05:20:09 PM »
I like them shadows: the latter of the two banners (with a slightly wider Bowser shadow) works better in my opinion.
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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2016, 12:21:57 PM »
Btw, looking at the image formatting for the maintenance page:
 
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[[File:Maintenance.png|center]]
Uploading the new banner (which is 1,600 pixels wide) would make the banner extend past the page border, so could a wiki staff member add the '|800px|' tag onto the image like this:
 
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[[File:Maintenance.png|800px|center]]
Doing that should fix any issues with sizing.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2016, 12:24:59 PM »
Sure. If you plan to upload it today, I'll probably catch it and make the change immediately. If not, just message any online sysop, or post another message here.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2016, 12:40:51 PM »
Done, thanks for the help everyone!

So, now we have Proposals and Featured Articles to do.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2016, 12:57:31 PM »
So, now we have Proposals and Featured Articles to do.


For the Featured Article banner, Baby Luigi, Alex95, Shokora, Lord Bowser, GBAToad and you thought that this artwork I proposed for the banner would be a good fit. I haven't thought of a good color scheme though.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2016, 01:46:33 PM »
Quick ideas for the mix:

I'm not sure if we are focusing on keeping the general style the same or not, but a few ideas I had are here:
File:MP9_Mario.png looks far better than the suggested one. We could use a recreation of a logo for the text. There are a lot of different styles and most of them won't be too hard to replicate. As for the background, I can imagine two faded pictures of different character in Mushroom Brew, one happy and another unhappy maybe along with some other things from another game
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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2016, 02:35:03 PM »
Alright, here's my attempt at a banner for Proposals.

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I kinda want to fill the space below the text with some Mario figures with comments on them, but am not exactly sure about how and what.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2016, 03:13:13 PM »
I like the design, it's too generic though (and too green, too). The spacing on the font is kinda annoying though, It seems like P r oposa ls

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2016, 01:51:21 PM »
I think the green could be a little less saturated and darker, and maybe add outlined Mario sprites from the NES-SNES games, perhaps comparing the head to body ratio? Your choice, I think it's a good start (also per Megadarey)!

Also, I had a go at recreating modern Mario Party's title fonts:

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As I type this I'm adding stars to the coloured areas and refining. Will edit in finished product soon.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2016, 06:54:51 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. Took it into account where possible. Still not entirely satisfied, but goes in the right direction I think.
Still more to do with the figures on the bottom.

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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2016, 06:57:25 PM »
That looks great.


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Re: Project: Banners
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2016, 06:51:56 AM »
Mega-approved :) I really like it

small complain though, I don't feel that the arrows fit the general design