Project: Banners

LeftyGreenMario

Mushroom Kingdom's second greenest plumber
I don't think I like the blur out at the top of the title. Also, I think you can reduce the text borders there a bit.
 

Ice Cream Man

And It Don't Stop
Core 'Shroom Staff
Poll Committee


I only reduced the borders for the 'articles', because I want to scrap the 'featured' design anyway.
 

LeftyGreenMario

Mushroom Kingdom's second greenest plumber
I do like the style of it. Though it strikes me as planning after a discussion has been reached, like we're working on a project to beautify Mushroom Kingdom after there is a proposal to beautify it.
 

Lakituthequick

Celestial Guide
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
LeftyGreenMario said:
I do like the style of it. Though it strikes me as planning after a discussion has been reached, like we're working on a project to beautify Mushroom Kingdom after there is a proposal to beautify it.
I thought more about it as being the plan as a blue(green?)print that's being proposed (which is sometimes updated (slightly) during the proposals's run), rather than a thing that's created after the proposal, as that would require a proposal without plan (which frankly doesn't work).
 

Ice Cream Man

And It Don't Stop
Core 'Shroom Staff
Poll Committee
Ugh, sorry I haven't been able to update this. I'll try and revise the OP at some point soonish. About the Proposals, I don't really see any issues with it. Maybe make the fill in the 'proposals' text a bit brighter.
 

Ice Cream Man

And It Don't Stop
Core 'Shroom Staff
Poll Committee
Nice. Unless anyone has anything else to say, then I presume it's ready to upload. The source code for the Proposals header needs updating though, from '[[File:proposals.png]]' to '[[File:proposals.png|800px]]' for consistency with the Maintenance banner.
 

Hobbes

Star Spirit
Core 'Shroom Staff
Poll Committee
Retired Wiki Staff
I can take care of that when you upload it.
 

Ice Cream Man

And It Don't Stop
Core 'Shroom Staff
Poll Committee
Okay, it's uploaded now.

E: Oop, you already edited the page.

Well then, that's another one compete!
 

Shokora

L'esclavage D'amour
Core 'Shroom Staff
Retired Wiki Staff
Lakituthequick said:
I didn't mean to jump in late, but may I make a further suggestion?

I would love to see the banner's "proposals" text be centered as much as possible, because I think it looks a bit out of balance in respect to the rest of MarioWiki:Proposals. The two large shapes could be placed on either side of the text instead (plus I keep misreading the shapes as spelling "TO" at a glance).

Here's a rough cut-paste edit as an example (any proper changes would probably need to be done from your source version):

 

Ice Cream Man

And It Don't Stop
Core 'Shroom Staff
Poll Committee
Lakituthequick said:
Turtonator said:
Okay, it's uploaded now.
I really would have liked to do that myself.
Oh man, sorry for that. You can take over on uploading that banner; you made it after all, so I shouldn't have interferred.
 

Ice Cream Man

And It Don't Stop
Core 'Shroom Staff
Poll Committee
Lakituthequick said:
Here's what it is with the sideview of the pipe on the right:


I do agree it is more balanced that way. Shall I upload it this way?
Yes, I think that looks better.
 

Time Turner

You are filled with determination. (R/GD/TT)
Forewarning: I am not good with graphic design by any means. I wanted to create a mock-up with my thoughts, so there's plenty of room for improvement.

In any case, since the discussion around the FA banner has died out, I wanted to throw it my own idea. Nearly everything about the image is a placeholder, but the main point is the characters looking up, almost in awe, towards the "Featured Articles" text, similar to how our featured articles are supposed to represent the best of the best and therefore inspire awe. The characters are taken from screenshots of Mario Party 4's intro; I cropped them out to the best of my ability and resized them to fit the banner. At the very least, I wanted to generate some more discussion about the banner, even if none of my ideas are used.
 

Nysic

Power Star
Had some free time, so I made a version of the featured articles banner, heavily based off of TPG's. Let me know what you guys think.

EDIT: Text and the Mario artwork are now bigger, I think it looks a lot nicer this way.

 

Joanna Dark

Carrington Institute Top Agent
Nyrie said:
Had some free time, so I made a version of the featured articles banner, heavily based off of TPG's. Let me know what you guys think.

*img*
I really like that one. The colors of the "Featured Articles" text looks really good, and they don't mess up the background.
 

Nysic

Power Star
Thanks! I also made an alternate version where the letters are individually coloured rather than given a gradient. Here's both for comparison:

 
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