Loving the Halloween banners

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Loving the Halloween banners

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 25th, 2020, 9:13 am

I think one of the best ideas I ever had (I *think* it was my idea) was the seasonal banners. I really can't get enough of the Halloween banners. Zeta-X arranged them so perfectly, with plenty of eye candy but not cluttered. And the Halloween spirit really does come through.

The one with the "castle" theme feels somewhat sophisticated, while the other "graveyard" one comes across as a bit more fun, with Luigi cowering behind the logo. I love how the mummy is "interacting" with the text too.

The orange Fall banner also comes up randomly and I love its fiery Autumn colors.

Thanks again to Mark J (Zeta X) for making the holidays a little extra special!

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby snakeboy » October 25th, 2020, 11:21 am

Would it be possible to incorporate the banners into the mobile site?

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 25th, 2020, 11:26 am

This is a great idea! I could certainly try, although not sure how good they would look at a lower resolution.

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby snakeboy » October 25th, 2020, 11:38 am

I would say it's definitely worth a try to see how they look.

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 25th, 2020, 11:40 am

Okay! So I replaced the "Mobile Edition" banner with the ones from the regular web page.
I only did in on the main page for now, so we can see how it looks. Thoughts?

https://videogamecritic.com/mobile/index.htm?ex=1

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 25th, 2020, 11:50 am

If this looks too fuzzy, I figured out a way to crop both ends of the banner for a better fit.
You can see both versions when you look at the page now.

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby snakeboy » October 25th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Not having any problems with fuzziness, but a big chunk of the left side of the bottom banner - pretty much the whole joystick logo - is lopped off.

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 25th, 2020, 12:54 pm

Yeah I cropped off the joystick (and the other side too) because I thought the image would look better on a small screen.

So you like the top one better on your phone?

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby snakeboy » October 25th, 2020, 1:05 pm

Ahh, ok. But funny thing is, it doesn't appear like the right side was cropped at all.

The problem is that in a few of the banners (like the Castlevania one) a sliver of the logo still shows. And then in the one with Luigi, the majority of the logo is still there. So yeah, I would say the top one works better for me.

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Re: Loving the Halloween banners

Postby snakeboy » October 25th, 2020, 1:10 pm

Taking a look at it again, I will say I like the image stretched all the way across the screen better though. But I don't know if you could frame it properly so it doesn't just look like a cutoff version of the original.


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