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26 July 2007 @ 04:32 pm
It is voting day!  
Our little banner contest has come to an end. Under the cut are all submitted banners.



01:


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03:



Poll #1028151 permbannercontest

Which banner would you like to see on the entry page?

01
43(13.0%)
02
168(50.6%)
03
121(36.4%)


I will announce the winner on August 2nd, so you have until then to vote!
 
 
 
Chip LeDuff: Permanent Accountchipleduff on July 26th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Wow. They are all brilliant.
alexa: animated live journalbluelittlegirl on July 26th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)
They are all lovely.
lds: lj permanentlazigyrl on July 26th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
All are very, very good, but a decision has been reached for me. :-)
The Water Seekerplymouth on July 26th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
I voted for 2 because it takes up the least space. if there had been a smaller one I would have voted for it. Actually, I bet 2 could be shrunk down to about 2/3 the height and look even better.
yueniyueni on July 26th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
iawtc
greganonymous_greg on July 26th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
My sentiments exactly!
-Larry-: Teachinglordlnyc on July 26th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Was thinking the same thing
Alai Tallon: Cerebellum'd!!!alaitallon on July 26th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Agreed!
sjaxsosjaxso on July 26th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Same here
シルクsilk on July 26th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
Agreed!
iadorespike: Danny - Oh Dear by firestar28iadorespike on July 26th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Truthfully? I really like all three, so it was hard to make a choice. Thanks very much to the makers for their efforts. :)

Anna :)
Bianca Leenysidra on July 26th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Why do they have to be so bloody huge???
greganonymous_greg on July 26th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
The same discussion is going on in IM at the moment! (ie, we agree with you.)
Tree of Geeksscaree on July 26th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
I turn off images if I'm browsing on my phone, so I had to turn them back on to see this. This page is 0.47mb without images and I can't even load it with images as it is over 2.4mb! (as a guide, that is 12% of my monthly limit for 1 page!)

It ought to be possible to reduce image sizes out of courtesy for those members with bandwidth issues or simply to reduce loading time. IMHO that is.

That said, display the full size banner on the info page by all means. (put all 3 there if you like). I do most of my browsing at home with no limits. It'd be nice to occasionally feel I can read lj at work, though.
Yáng Yuǎn Zhìadudeabides on July 26th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Image sizes appear to be reduced as well as possible. My cell phone takes 2.783 seconds to load this page (Samsung A900 on Sprint's EVDO network); that's only about twice as long as it takes to load on my home computer (MacBook Pro on a cable connection).

The banner will be on the Recent Entries view.

I would suggest browsing using ?format=light if bandwidth or load-time is a concern.
Schneelockeschnee on July 26th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Go 03! You'll always be my one and only banner!
qfemaleqfemale on July 26th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
;-p
Schneelockeschnee on July 26th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
What? 'tis true!
qfemaleqfemale on July 26th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
For the fact that the banner came out so differently from what I had planned it's a bit hard to believe it came out as something people like.

So, thank you!
Schneelockeschnee on July 26th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
Well, I love it, myself. That goat is just too cute - especially with those lovely horns. :)
Malmalnpudl on July 26th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
I voted for #3, but I'd be happy with any of them. Beautiful work. Thanks to the artists.
Artelaartela on July 26th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
All three are equally good - can't we use them in rotation or summat?
iRamble: fishbowl womanredatt on July 26th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
Good idea. I second the, er, question. Can't we?
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子rin - An faigh: bored7rin on July 26th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
Why do we have to have a banner at all? It's just more crap to scroll past to get to the actual content.
Mel Marshmelsmarsh on July 26th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
#2 is the easiest to read in my opinion.
Robyn Goodfellow: lj permanentrobyngoodfellow on July 26th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
All of the banners are really well done, they're all really striking.

I feel the need however, in my OCD, to point out that number two is not a goat... It's a Mountain Sheep (Dall Sheep, or Rocky Mountain Bighorn) as opposed to a Mountain Goat. Feel free to tell me to shut up. My dad's a wildlife biologist, and I grew up in the Rockies.

*tries very hard not to sound like a know-it-all, and goes to sit in the corner*
Raising the Tone whilst Lowering Expectations: CanadaLittlest Hoboanik on July 26th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, I noticed that too, but I still voted for it because I like how regal it looks :)
Robyn Goodfellow: fishgaterobyngoodfellow on July 27th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
Thank-you. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. He's very proud, yes, and very majestic.
forthwritten: rock and rooooollforthwritten on July 26th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
#2 if we must, but I don't see the point of such huge banners. Even on my 19" monitor they take up half the screen.
yndyyndy on July 26th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
All great! Amazing!
alicemarkovski on July 26th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
We should rotate them periodically, hehe.
tanuki: Ponpokoponpoko on July 26th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
That's a good idea!
tanuki: Emmaponpoko on July 26th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
As a completely unskilled laborer, I'm always impressed by people who can turn out such digital delights. But, oooh la! These are beyond delightful, and choosing a favorite was a delicious chore. Chop-lickingly delicious!
All the Colours of the Me: merlin's PANTS!rainbow on July 26th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
they are all lovely, but WAY too huge. that's a lot of bandwith just for something pretty.
The Enemy of the Good: Uh-huheideteker on July 26th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Whatever happened to KISS?
The Enemy of the Good: Want Fries with that?eideteker on July 26th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC)
Is there an option for "none of the above"?
The current leader, #2, looks like it has some horrible, horrible compression artifacts in the clip art. I hope it will be cleaned up before it's slapped on the community's page.
Niya the Frazzled, yofrazzled_niya on July 27th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
hoi~ hard to decide *ponders*
.kellzilla on July 27th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
04 - None of the above.

I don't like 1 or 3 because they're FRAKKEN HUGE, and I don't like 2 because it's not very well done (some fuzzies on the image inset) but at least it's not FRAKKEN HUGE.
.kellzilla on July 27th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
I voted for 2 though, just because "at least it's not FRAKKEN HUGE."