This is a discussion on Looking for a graphic arts person. within the Announcements forums, part of the Personality Cafe category; Originally Posted by TreeBob what do you mean? What I mean is that you don't have to look for one ...
Also, it is quite possible I won't need "art" at all. New banners are a possibility but not a given. For me personally job one would be a redesign of the member and group badges. like Founder, moderator, Elite Member, etc...
If we do need a banner at some point it would need to be similar to the kind of thing we have now.
This was made by someone here for example.
Just curious, what is this website built on? PHP, Python, Java? Also, the background and general color scheme could use some help. It is a bit drab... Especially when you consider that the subject matter is personality. A nice modest blue could transmit intelligence, honesty and general tranquility.
@Jennywocky @ the other mods I cant remember the names of (I'm sorry...)
Hi, well, as far as "is this still being planned for" -- I wasn't even really aware of the thread since it slightly predates me being on staff, and there weren't any discussions about it when I took over the site in June or that I can remember before then.
Having multiple templates would be nice. It's something we can look into if there is interest, although we might depend on Vertical Scope for some of the work since I don't really see any controls for templates on my end. Changing colors isn't a big deal, although any templates involving other art brings us back to the old request where we'd need people to design art.
tl;dr it wasn't currently being pursued, but we can look into it further to see about the viability and what would be needed.
Sorry but I think i'm actually quite pleased with this timeless classic scheme. Just like how I know PerC @Jennywocky
What are we changing?! I like the neutral colors here. Maybe make it optional, or a night version (so when I'm browsing from my bed my eyes aren't being blinded, yay).
Well, just to be clear:
1. We're keeping this page design as the default scheme. The scheme is neutral and basic and provides a decent "safe middle ground" for people to enter the site on.
2. I can talk to VS about maybe adding another scheme or two that people could select, which adds some colors to the current scheme in some non-glaring kind of way. (probably one a blue hue and another that people can suggest). This SHOULD be as easy as taking this scheme and just changing some color values. That would be pretty easy to do, i think, without any page redesign.
If we are interested in doing something cool, with different art and demanding an actual page redesign (as an additional scheme, not to replace the default), that could be discussed further, but that's about all I can say at this point. It's not really a matter of "getting votes" per se -- the idea sounds like it could add some more "quality of life" benefits to the site -- it's a matter of resources and difficulty, that's all.