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24th-Feb-2007 05:11 pm
who's got the button?

riight ... anyways, I came up with some ideas for the forum buttons. xxkessiex and I discussed having the color buttons for active and the b/w for inactive, but we weren't sure what image to use. I had this idea earlier today, let me know what you all think. (These would go where the roses are in the example forum).

EDIT: I was basing size off of the example forum, but cosmo_jenny told me that 100x100 would be to big - when I made them smaller (50x50 or 30x30 as she suggested) they were way to small to look like anything at all. So back to the drawing board ... any ideas of what we could use that isn't lost at such a small size?

1. with

2. with

3. with

What do you all think? Would one of those work or should we go with something totally different?
24th-Feb-2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
I like the third ones, but the second ones would work too :)
24th-Feb-2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
I like the third suggestion best.
They're going to be smaller, aren't they?
24th-Feb-2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
The first and third are the same size as the buttons from the sample forum ... somehow the second is bigger ... and I'm not sure how I managed that!
24th-Feb-2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
IMHO they are too big.
A 50x50 maybe a 30x30 would be enough.

Forums with these big buttons tend to overwhelm me with just the buttons.
They should be proportioned to the text font size and the number of lines beside them.
24th-Feb-2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
See, I don't know much about forums, so I was going on the sizes of the example page ... I edited this entry because I didn't want to just delete it, but none of the images work that small.

So ... yeah, I'm not sure what to do with them ... I guess it's off to find something that can be smaller.
24th-Feb-2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
Well, I checked with http://www.harry-auf-deutsch.de/HaD/forum/ (German!) and http://forums.dracoandginny.com/index.php.
And while their buttons are small and simple,
the layout is clean, simple and not overloaded for which I think we should opt.

I think we should look out for other forum formats. invisionfree.com is good (but has ads.) I maintained a forum here.
But we should look into others as well.
25th-Feb-2007 12:06 am (UTC)
That'll be something to discuss with timedoesflyohmy on Monday when she comes back.

I'm thinking if we stick with the diamond name maybe we can use something like that for a button? But I'm not gonna play with diamond images till we know what our name will be.
25th-Feb-2007 12:11 am (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea.
I didn't want to confuse you.
It was good work and I didn't want you to feel like you worked for nothing.
25th-Feb-2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Not a problem. Like I said, I don't know much about forums, so any help I can get with sizes of things is appreciated!
25th-Feb-2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
ooh I like the diamond idea. I'll look for pictures on that too [if everyone else agrees they like the name of course.]
25th-Feb-2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a great idea actually =D

I'll probably be able to start working on the forum tonight, so I'll post a link to it as soon as I get it going =D
24th-Feb-2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, I agree with you both. I like the third ones, too, But I agree with noa_luna that the second ones are nice, too.
25th-Feb-2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I like the third, of course if they're too big...=/ I'm not sure what we should do. something simple. Maybe a snitch, an owl, or a quill...or something a little less dumb than my ideas XD. we'll have to rack our brains on this one.
26th-Feb-2007 12:21 am (UTC)
I love the snitch idea!
26th-Feb-2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Yess, if we can find a decent picture I think it just might work.
25th-Feb-2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
The third one is the best for the forum to be honest, I like the second one too.

but Like I said before the forum can have more then one layout, which means more then one button =D
28th-Feb-2007 10:00 am (UTC)
I'm also going for the third :)
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