Some of you suggested you'd like to make graphics for our forum theme, and I think the idea of having a contest/poll to choose them was mentioned too. Well (finally), I'd like to make that happen! I know some of you make gorgeous graphics, and I'd LOVE to use them in our forum themes. If you'd like to design a graphic for our forum theme
/layout then read on.
• There aren't really any guidelines
for what you can or cannot do for this, except size:
- Your graphic must be no larger than 800px wide
- In terms of height, 200px in height is a good size, but some theme styles may require slightly bigger graphics. We can always edit it depending on the theme template we use.
• Your graphic should have the title
- 'Nicole's Magic Forum' - in it. You can change the forum title text around if you like, eg 'Nicole's Magic - The Forum' or 'Nicole Kidman Forum at Nicole's Magic' etc.
• As for colours
, generally I'm not keen on black themes, but grey may be ok. That's just a preference though, and we can probably work most things in!
• If you want to select the template
your graphic is used on you can browse them at http://demo.phpbb3styles.net
For those who don't know what a template is, this is the basis of the layout, it makes the style of the forum (eg width of forum, where things are placed), the colours etc. The colours of the template can probably be edited (although this does make for extra work for me, LOL). You don't have to choose which template you'd like used, but if you're a perfectionist and have a very specific idea of how your theme should look, you may want to pick one!
• To submit your graphic:
The best idea is to post it here, that way they are kept all in one place (rather than having numerous PMs or emails). If you want your graphic to be used with a particular template then make sure you post what that is too. You can submit as MANY graphics as you want!!
Depending how many entries you guys submit, we may end up using them all. If we get quite a few I'll probably set up a poll or a voting system and we can pick the best 5 or something. Knowing your work though, I'll probably want to use them all
I hope you'll enjoy this, and I can't wait to see your creations :D