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dobber
02-10-2010, 04:58 AM
my site is www.party-fouls.com

I need help creating a banner on top (i used microsoft word for what's up there right now). I also would like a cleaner and nicer background.

Any suggestions?

Major Payne
02-10-2010, 04:31 PM
my site is www.party-fouls.com

I need help creating a banner on top (i used microsoft word for what's up there right now). I also would like a cleaner and nicer background.

Any suggestions?Word is NOT a graphics editor. My opinion: FrontPage is the world's WORSE web editor. WordPad, Word, Publisher and even the infamous FrontPage should NEVER be used for web pages. They guarantee that your web pages will NOT be cross-browser compatible because of all the Microsoft Schema code it adds. Only IE and Maxthon understand this code.

Try using these to make your banner:

FREE software (No Animation):

http://www.getpaint.net/ (Very user friendly)
GetPaint Plug-ins: http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewforum.php?f=16
GetPaint Help File: http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/en/index.html
POS FREE PHOTO EDITOR (v1.27): http://www.photopos.com/Pos-Free-Photo-Editor.asp
http://www.download.com/PhotoScape/3000-2192_4-10703122.html?tag=mncol
http://www.inkscape.org/download/ (Very good for vectored graphics)

Or, try these free online utilities...

Free online sites to make banners:

Flash:

123-banner.com is a free flash banner generator: http://www.123-banner.com/
open-eye Banner-Generator: http://www.banner-generator.net/en/
http://www.flashvortex.com/
http://www.effectgenerator.com/

http://www.openlaszlo.org/

Other:

http://www.webweaver.nu/tools/simple-banner/
http://www.needasig.com/
http://www.creatingonline.com/image_editing/animated_banner_maker.htm
http://www.webweaver.nu/tools/simple-banner/
http://www.coder.com/creations/banner/banner-form.pl.cgi

http://www.bannerfans.com/banner_maker.php
http://www.mybannermaker.com/
http://www.puresilva.com/banner_maker.asp
http://www.bannercreator.nu/banner-maker.html
http://www.angelfire.com/biz/WLAW/banner.html

You are using XHTML 1.1 document type and must code to this is you want to try to get your pages cross-browser compatible.

12 CSS Errors (http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile=css21&warning=0&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.party-fouls.com%2F)

303 Critical HTML Errors (http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.party-fouls.com%2F)

A few of those may not amount to much or not be under your control, but those that are should be corrected.

jenius
02-11-2010, 06:11 PM
The list above is super awesome, but if you can't process all that great info, here's a slimmed down version:

- get photoshop (or gimp if you can't figure out how to crack it)
- play around with it a bit, google "photoshop beginner tutorials", etc.
- It will be easy for you to make a simple banner after this

Once you have a work in progress if you are still looking on suggestions on how to make it better, ask here



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