The Oilers forum has some GDT templates you can mooch - some decent post tags, etc. There's also an FAQ somewhere on hfboards that lists all the tags you can use.
I'll probably end up doing the GDT for the Avalanche on Sunday since no one has grabbed it yet. If you quote my GDT post, you'll get a good overview of some of the tags that are available, how to link to pictures, etc.
Go for it! Need some new blood on the GDT front!
It's too bad you can't "quote" after a thread has been closed. That would be helpful for looking at how people format.
For example I have no idea how the tables are created. They seem like too much work.
Okee dokee - I'll ZIP up the old one, and upload it. After tomorrow's game, I'll ZIP up my new template. It will include the PSD file, with the slices created for the images, a text file that I use to put in the various stats, setup the images, etc, along with a few font files that I use (TrueType, so should work on a Mac or a PC - I created a "Jets" font that mimics their jersey lettering for one of the fonts).
I'll put some basic instructions in, but essentially all I do is:
Gather up some statistics from NHL.com (Goalies, players, teams)
Create a little write-up - usually just rip off the one from the Jets site, and put a link to it after the write-up
Change up some logos (I've got them setup in the PSD file so you just have to select/deselect team names, team logos, etc
Change-up the rosters - dailyfaceoff.com is a good source for a reasonable guess at the opposing team's line-up for that game
Track down a youtube video from the previous encounter
Save out the slices from the PSD file as JPG images - you do this via "Save for Web", the select the slices you want to save out, give them a base name (I usually use gdt.jpg), and select "Save Selected Slices only". It then spits out N number of images titled gdt_01.jpg, gdt_02.jpg, etc. You do this, as the default image size that does NOT show a yellow "Expand Image" border is 350x300 pixels wide/high. Things look really messed up if you don't split the images like this (kudos to Hammer for instructions on how to set this up).
Think up a silly title for the whole shebang
Not difficult - just consumes a bit of time. With the template, I can crank one out in 30m to 1h. The new template is similar - just has some different graphics - got bored. One last note: you'll need some place to upload the graphics that you save out, to link into the GDT post.
Remember guys, though it's intimidating to make a GDT seeing these amazing works of art that are being manufactured, people of any skill level are encouraged to sign up regardless. Don't feel like you have to aspire to some standard.
Hell some of our best GDT's are ones that aren't as polished, but were really entertaining just due to their theme. (MS Paint ones immediately come to mind)
So if you have been kicking around the idea of making a GDT, go for it! We will take it easy on ya! There are even templates to help you along.
The farts have just started and thankfully the boyfriend has already headed home. -LadyJet