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11-01-2010, 11:20 PM
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Get me pictures of James Sheppard (already present), Benoit Pouliot chewing on his chin strap, and AJ Thelen. I'll see what I can come up with in the morning.

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Here are some design thoughts. I hope they come across as constructive; they're meant to be.

- The bright green links on hover are really out-of-place and kind of annoying.

- There's an overall color scheme clash going on between the blue Blogger bar and the green title text. I'd say switch the bar to the black and grey option so it's not as noticeable, and then maybe choose an overall color scheme for the blog and stick to it.

If you want some color suggestions, here are some off the Wild logo itself (in RGB):
Forest Green - 1 87 53
Minnesota Wheat - 238 227 198
Iron Range Red - 191 43 53
Harvest Gold - 239 180 16
White - 0 0 0

- Actually it's kind of hard to take the design seriously with that Blogger bar at the top, period. In the future I would suggest moving either to a dedicated host, or to a free Wordpress account, which generally has better templates and no obnoxious bar like that.

- The banner at the top is a little too tall for my tastes, and could be wider to fill out the template a bit better. Also it's off-center.

- You can get SVGs of the Wild logos on Wikipedia. Not so much a suggestion as something I've found very, very useful.

Overall it gets the job done and obviously the point is to get something that can be posted to, so none of this is that big of a deal, but those are some things that might make it a bit more professional-looking. I'd also be happy to look into working on fixing/improving any of that sort of thing, with your permission. Let me know what you think.

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11-02-2010, 04:37 PM
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Just realized I could change the color of the top bar. Awesome.

llama - in due time, that will be great.

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11-02-2010, 04:44 PM
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Here are some design thoughts. I hope they come across as constructive; they're meant to be.

- The bright green links on hover are really out-of-place and kind of annoying.

- There's an overall color scheme clash going on between the blue Blogger bar and the green title text. I'd say switch the bar to the black and grey option so it's not as noticeable, and then maybe choose an overall color scheme for the blog and stick to it.

If you want some color suggestions, here are some off the Wild logo itself (in RGB):
Forest Green - 1 87 53
Minnesota Wheat - 238 227 198
Iron Range Red - 191 43 53
Harvest Gold - 239 180 16
White - 0 0 0

- Actually it's kind of hard to take the design seriously with that Blogger bar at the top, period. In the future I would suggest moving either to a dedicated host, or to a free Wordpress account, which generally has better templates and no obnoxious bar like that.

- The banner at the top is a little too tall for my tastes, and could be wider to fill out the template a bit better. Also it's off-center.

- You can get SVGs of the Wild logos on Wikipedia. Not so much a suggestion as something I've found very, very useful.

Overall it gets the job done and obviously the point is to get something that can be posted to, so none of this is that big of a deal, but those are some things that might make it a bit more professional-looking. I'd also be happy to look into working on fixing/improving any of that sort of thing, with your permission. Let me know what you think.
Or GS could just invite you to the blog, and you could do that stuff yourself...jus sayin'

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11-02-2010, 05:24 PM
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Or GS could just invite you to the blog, and you could do that stuff yourself...jus sayin'
Well right now all of this is waiting on some sort of better Photoshop option than my novice banner ability, but I think most of this is going down in the next little bit.

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11-02-2010, 05:27 PM
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embed Rainbow Unicorn Attack.

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embed Rainbow Unicorn Attack.
This. That's really all the blog needs.
I mean, I guess you could blog about the Wild but...

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11-02-2010, 05:58 PM
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embed Rainbow Unicorn Attack.
If I can figure out how I will. That should draw readership.


EDIT: I may have it figured out. The issue is that the damn intro music gets to be irritating.

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And it's ridiculously huge.
EDIT: That works.

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11-02-2010, 06:09 PM
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And it's ridiculously huge.
EDIT: That works.
Sooooo....I started a "FRB Arcade" widget.

We'll draw readership and shoo them away.

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be sure to follow the OFFICIAL FIRST ROUND BUST TWITTER (Here) because chances are drunken monkeyshines and pithy comments may ensue.

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It's true. Plus I'm the only follower and that's sadder than the Wild's offense.

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be sure to follow the OFFICIAL FIRST ROUND BUST TWITTER (Here) because chances are drunken monkeyshines and pithy comments may ensue.
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and you know, people can follow me aswell...

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So if anyone is wondering what a guest blog post is like, Ben (Jocksta) wrote one on the Wild's transition. Hope that helps.

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Nice write up Jocksta.

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Could use a little copy editing, but very good.

I should have my article done early next week, I need to review some older games first and polish it up. I got an "A" in my composition 1001 or whatever class so hopefully it's not eye cancer

Oh just got another idea too, I'll jot something down before I forget.

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Could use a little copy editing, but very good.

I should have my article done early next week, I need to review some older games first and polish it up. I got an "A" in my composition 1001 or whatever class so hopefully it's not eye cancer
Damn, that must have been one difficult class! =P

And, thanks guys. The first attempt was absolutely horrible so...I figure the only way to get better is by doing it.

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