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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #45 on: November 7, 2006, 04:55 PM »
I wish I knew anything about web design. I feel so useless. :-[

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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2006, 12:25 AM »
No worries man, yer doin' enough already 8)

Anywho, whatda ya think of the following? - I'm kinda new to Flash, so any constructive crit is welcome:

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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2006, 05:47 AM »
Drop RS from it and it's fine. There isn't any activity going onm over there so they shouldn't get any credit for it.
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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2006, 11:05 AM »
I think it looks awesome. But I agree with Ryan, drop the RS from it. They havent contributed a damn thing to this. Provided thet they are still going to sponsor us, I'd suggest replacing RS with Good To Go customs.

BTW are they still going to sponsor us?

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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2006, 11:14 AM »
Well, I'll come from a different angle. I know the past issue and agree with the addition of GTG, but I think the RS should be kept. I saw the flash as an "invitation" for the pitch, a kind of reaching across party lines to secure a spot for the project. What happens after approval and securing the spot at C4 is another issue. We are looking for approval for the booth at the Star Wars Fan Celebration, not a statement on the past, right?

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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2006, 12:55 PM »
I like the flash animation especially the ending title and font. Very 70'ish. If you say we should remove RS from it then FFURG should be removed too since we don't have a presence there.

However, I've got to agree with Sarge in that this banner is a good invitiation to have others join us. As we get closer to C4, I would like to have news blips put on all the star wars fan sites about the project. Showing these home banners on our banner as an invitation promotes good will and inclusiveness. I know, no matter how much I can't stand RS and its politics, I think we need to include RS and maybe Commando Customs and the Custom Alliance on the banner.

I like the length of the flash animation. It gets the point across. Maybe there can be two animations that play randomly when someone opens the page?
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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2006, 03:08 PM »
I like the banner even with the all the other sites rolling through.  However, Jedi Defender and Yakface should be the top two to start it off since that is where the primary hub of activity is located.

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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2006, 05:08 PM »
And I can agree with Brent on that. The main focus sites should be the starters.


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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2006, 05:13 PM »
Well, since you put it that way ( thanks Sarge ;)) I'm more inclined to agree. RS has certainly grown up a little in the last couple of months, and they have at least given us a few good people. So I think it should stay.

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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2006, 11:05 PM »
I like the banner... It ties the star wars customizing community together and shows that the project is bigger than just one site. 
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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2006, 06:13 PM »
Just to let you guys know. The preliminary web site design is live and kicking. See it at the link in my signature. Send pendragon any problems you see.
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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2006, 06:39 PM »
INcredible Pendragon, it looks great. keep up the good work.

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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2006, 10:58 PM »
The web page is fabulous!! IT brought a tear to my eye. Man I can't wait to see the rest of it.

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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2006, 04:58 PM »
It looks great Pen. I still think either RS needs to be dropped from the banner or at least be put last in the rotation as Brent suggested, as they have absolutely nothing to do with this project. JD and Yak then should be bumped to the front. Personally I'd prefer having only JD, Yak, and FFURG on there, as they are the only sites that the UGP has a presence on. If we want to include the whole customizing community we'd have to add Galactic Hunter, TheJawa, and a few others. I think at that point it is overkill, and the banner would take too long to get to the point.

The background looks great right now. You did a real good job combining all the differnet elements to get one complete image.

Right now I'm noticing the text that belongs in the text box there is actually off to the right and is only about halfway inside the box. I tried reloading the page several times to see if it just goofed the first time, but it never loaded correctly.

Other than those two little flaws, it all looks great so far.
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Re: Official UGP Website: Help Needed!
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2006, 06:37 PM »


Right now I'm noticing the text that belongs in the text box there is actually off to the right and is only about halfway inside the box. I tried reloading the page several times to see if it just goofed the first time, but it never loaded correctly.



I sent Pendragon a PM about this issue.  He said it is browser specific and he's trying to figure it out/correct it.