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#91 Gray Fox

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 05:30 AM

This could be V2

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For once a v2 with significant changes instead just colors and edges.

I got the font to match this time

With click2play


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:16 AM

^ I think this is better than the rest.


ps: wtf is up with all those Loca skins? ...

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:04 AM

This could be V2

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For once a v2 with significant changes instead just colors and edges.

I got the font to match this time

With click2play


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I thought about a v2, but the reason why i didn't add a v2 of S is because that skin is too similar, people will click on it and wonder what's different. Also, the old S matched the frame of the body, which was aesthetically pleasing to look at. This S doesn't match the frame, which does not look as good. Regardless, these are little details that only the person that made the skin would notice and it does not justify a v2.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:14 AM

I thought about a v2, but the reason why i didn't add a v2 of S is because that skin is too similar, people will click on it and wonder what's different. Also,


That's contradicting what you do now, what's the big difference in RIR v1 and V2? Only 1 colour, Rocksophistic, only 1 color, and Caged in, only a bit of colour?

I specificly made the picture differ from yours, the font and the placing, plus it's sharper and the Click2Play is different.

Just saying that what you explain is contradicting your actions.


 

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:14 AM

For once a v2 with significant changes instead just colors and edges.


That's contradicting what you do now, what's the big difference in RIR v1 and V2? Only 1 colour, Rocksophistic, only 1 color, and Caged in, only a bit of colour?

I specificly made the picture differ from yours, the font and the placing, plus it's sharper and the Click2Play is different.

Just saying that what you explain is contradicting your actions.


^ I think this is better than the rest.

ps: wtf is up with all those Loca skins? ...


Shin, I think you're confused about what a v2 is. A v2 always has the same header, the changes are usually just the border, layout or colors. Minor header changes are rarely noticed by anyone other that the person that made the header, but people are picky about colors. If you look up IPB forum skins for this forum, you'll find that web designers often do this. They finish their skin and then just make the exact same skin in various colors. This allows people to choose their favorite color. There's 2 major things I changed (all color things, since a v2 never has header changes).

1) Dark/Light body: Not everyone likes a dark body on a site. Some people people do, some people don't. That's why if I create a skin with a dark body, I usually also create one with a light body.

2) Colored skin: As I said above, people are picky about colors. Since the skin uses certain colors significantly throughout the skin, I felt it was best to make it in another color. Especially since I felt green would not be too popular.

The Loca's are:

Loca (Blue) [light body]
Loca (Green) [light body]
Loca v2 (Blue) [dark body]
Loca v2 (Green) [dark body]
Loca v2 (Purple) [dark body]

To sum it up, all v2's have the same header. Its the same skin, a version 2 just has either border, layout or color changes.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:17 AM

Still, doesnt the header (not the body) look better then the one now? I mean it has the original font (Zeppelin Light) And more of her body?

Btw, are you going 2 keep up 5 versions of the Loca skin? Or change that after the poll?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:20 AM

Still, doesnt the header (not the body) look better then the one now? I mean it has the original font (Zeppelin Light) And more of her body?

Btw, are you going 2 keep up 5 versions of the Loca skin? Or change that after the poll?


As I said before, people don't notice minor changes to a header image. Only a designer will notice that. For those type of minor changes I wouldn't make a v2, I'd just change the header of the original skin. I do that often, if you haven't noticed. You probably haven't, because like I said, minor header changes are usually just noticed by the designer. What I might do is just change the font of the S skin. But, I'd just change the original skin.

Yes, I'm going to keep the 5 Loca skins because they are the exact same skin. Its basically 1 skin. Its in various colors so people can choose their favorite color scheme. But, its the same skin. Which is what a v2 is. The exact same skin with either the colors, body or layout changes. A v2 never has header image changes.

Web designers often make the exact same skin into various colors to give people options, since people are picky about colors. That's all that is. Its the exact same skin, so basically just count all those skins as 1 skin.

Look back at all the skins. I've been very consistent with all of them. A v2 always has the same header image because a v2 is the exact same skin with only changes to the colors, border or body.

Here's an example, its from the IPB forum website. Notice they made the exact same skin into various colors:

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 12:59 PM

Also, the S skin isn't very original. Its pretty much a copy of:
http://www.en.shakira-beauty.com/

It's so much a copy that I added Shakira-beauty.com to the credits of the skin header.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 01:36 PM

Well dont want to get too much into it, just gave my opinion, i think that the header i made fits better, i dont care about the credits that much, ofcourse its basicly a copy but it's the fact that it resembles the S perfume. The one at the moment does too, dont get me wrong, just think this one adds more to the whole image.

Anyways, the S one looks good. (the one that is on now) Just offered some idea :)

Anyways, how about some LS skins and FO? I got some ideas cooked up.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 02:54 PM

Anyways, how about some LS skins and FO? I got some ideas cooked up.


Up next will likely be a tour skin once we get pics from the show.

i dont care about the credits that much, ofcourse its basicly a copy but it's the fact that it resembles the S perfume.


The designer of the Shakira-beauty.com website cares. If a design is based on another site it must be credited.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:00 PM

You misunderstood me, i meant i dont do this cuz i care that MY name is on the credits, i just want it to look good :shakifanatica54:


 

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:50 PM

I know that you're not adding anymore forum skins for a bit but I just thought I would say that i think the Blue version of Loca (That's on the main site) would make a good forum skin.

this one also:

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just sayin' ;)

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:54 PM

I know that you're not adding anymore forum skins for a bit but I just thought I would say that i think the Blue version of Loca (That's on the main site) would make a good forum skin.


Once we set up the new forum we'll see which skins we can make into forum skins.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 02:56 PM

You misunderstood me, i meant i dont do this cuz i care that MY name is on the credits, i just want it to look good :)


I understood you, but I was just saying that its important to add the original designer to the credits, especially if its from a professional published website. Its best to be original.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:39 PM

I made a logo:

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:09 PM

Too much colour, i mean it´s too deep. But the logo itself is nice.


 

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:00 AM

Too much colour, i mean it´s too deep. But the logo itself is nice.


The Waka skin has bright colors and it was very popular. I wanted it to look like a colorful sunset. Here's where I'm working on it:
http://www.shakirame...hemes/saleelsol

These are the images that inspired the skin. The colors are very similar. I felt the colors made the skin feel like if it was a natural sunset:

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:13 PM

^I have to agree with Shin.
it kinda hurts my eyes.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

^I have to agree with Shin.
it kinda hurts my eyes.


new colors:
http://www.shakirame...hemes/saleelsol

Is this better or is it still too bright?

You guys where right, I like the colors better now also :ermm: I guess before it was a bright sunset, now its a dim sunset :)

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 11:23 AM

That one does look better. I think its still a bit bright but its much better than before :Mohit:

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 05:06 PM

That one does look better. I think its still a bit bright but its much better than before :shakifanatica54:


If I go any lighter it won't have a sunset feel to it. I'll likely leave it as it is right now, it will never be a default skin since its not a skin that would appeal to the masses, due to its colors. it will just remain an optional skin.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:13 AM

^ thanks guys :)

Oh yeah I liked that one too :) I changed it a little bit... Better colours and text:

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I still think it's pretty.


ps.: it should not be a sunset theme because the sun comes out is not about the sunset or sunrise, is it? Someone explained it perfectly in the album thread.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 01:33 AM

^agreed

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:27 PM

I still think it's pretty.


ps.: it should not be a sunset theme because the sun comes out is not about the sunset or sunrise, is it? Someone explained it perfectly in the album thread.


Could you make one that fills in more space on the sides? 1742 pixels is the right width. Just put that same decor you're using on the rest of the sides, he's a size example:
http://www.shakirame...pletebg-top.jpg

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:36 AM

Could you make one that fills in more space on the sides? 1742 pixels is the right width. Just put that same decor you're using on the rest of the sides, he's a size example:
http://www.shakirame...pletebg-top.jpg

I'm sure this are the parts you need :)
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The first can pic be used as the main header and the 2nd one can be used to be repeated vertically :)


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Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:42 AM

And a slightly different version, so you can choose :)

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:18 PM

^ thanks for posting them (my net connection was f*cking slow), and helping me with the skin :)

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 01:22 PM

^ thanks for posting them (my net connection was f*cking slow), and helping me with the skin :D


Vik, could you do it yourself? The reason why I prefer if you do it is that there won't be as much repetitiveness in the image. I could have edited your image myself also, but I didn't want to cut and paste.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 07:41 PM

Vik, could you do it yourself? The reason why I prefer if you do it is that there won't be as much repetitiveness in the image. I could have edited your image myself also, but I didn't want to cut and paste.


This is what I made:

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Martijn just wanted to help you.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:40 PM

Martijn just wanted to help you.


I know, but I could have done a copy and paste job myself. For this type of thing its best to use the original graphics. Since you made it, you could make the sides look more unique and not repetitive. Its nice he tried to help, but like I said, I just wanted more original graphics and not cut and paste.

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