Thursday, May 22, 2008

Okay, we need to convert the site to the new dynasty

Does anybody know how to?

Also, can someone please make a new image for the top?  I suck at image manipulation…

Comments

jay:

05-22-2008 01:43:10 UTC

I get lucky sometimes, is there source art for the globe to work with? Or something different? I don’t know what it looked like in previous dynasties.

Ornithopter:

05-22-2008 01:55:06 UTC

Can we switch it to text so we don’t have to make a new image every dynasty?

Rodlen:

05-22-2008 02:07:01 UTC

I think I’ve got this a bit, but I still need to change the veto image, and to have a good veto image.

jay:

05-22-2008 02:20:26 UTC

The current Veto image of a star destroyer surrounded by a jet-black quantum reactor shield, crashing into a water planet populated by invisible telekenetic alien crystal beings, in a splash of superheated steam, on its way to shoot a photon torpedo salvo at the sub-aquatic android factor ... to me it seems more appropriate now than in last dynasty.

Rodlen:

05-22-2008 02:26:32 UTC

...wow, you have quite an imagination.  Shark tank it is!

jay:

05-22-2008 02:51:08 UTC

Plus I really like going dunt-dunt dunt-dunt-dunt-dunt on broken proposals.

arthexis:

05-22-2008 03:44:18 UTC

But we still need a logo up the top…

Amnistar:

05-22-2008 03:55:47 UTC

I’ve got a potential logo if you want to use it?

Someone will have to photoshop it to the right size (435 x 171) and put the text on it, but..

I think it’s a good image for the dynasty then we can color scheme aorund it?

Yoda:

05-22-2008 14:50:44 UTC

Wow! That looks really good.

If I knew how to put it up there, I would.

Amnistar:

05-23-2008 03:45:29 UTC

Yoda, if you can convert it to the right sizes and get it online, I’ll take care of the rest.

Amnistar:

05-23-2008 05:15:53 UTC

Alright doing some basic mesing around, let me know what you like/dislike.

Yoda:

05-23-2008 12:08:56 UTC

That’s what I don’t know how to do.  I don’t know how to upload it to the site.

Also, the color scheme looks, well, atrocious, to say the least.  Maybe make the green the text and make the background… something else.

Amnistar:

05-23-2008 12:33:47 UTC

lol alright well uploading images can only be done by the admins, so you’ll have to upload it to a third party site or get one of the admins back into blognomic.

As for the rest, Yoda you’re welcome to fiddle around with it too.  It’s the stylesheet template, just change the part after the # to hexadecimal values for RGB.  It’s not the same as HTML color codes but they’re close.

Yoda:

05-23-2008 15:33:51 UTC

How do I upload the image?  I have the image with the text, but I can’t figure out how to upload it.

arthexis:

05-23-2008 15:43:57 UTC

If I were an Admin I could probably figure out how to do it, but alas I am not :)

Kevan:

05-23-2008 16:47:24 UTC

You need FTP access to the BlogNomic server, which isn’t freely available even among admins.

Just upload the image somewhere else, and include it from there, instead.

Yoda:

05-23-2008 16:52:13 UTC

Ok, I’ll try that now.  Wish me luck.

Yoda:

05-23-2008 17:17:17 UTC

The image won’t show for some reason.  Can someone check me to see if I did something wrong.  My HTML skills are very few.

Yoda:

05-23-2008 23:06:18 UTC

Here is the code that I have so far.  I am posting it here so that non-admins can also help with this.

[a href=“http://blognomic.com”][img src=“http://bp3.blogger.com/_TyQD5ihd2Sg/SDb95XSKRoI/AAAAAAAAAAU/5AKmaW20ShY/s1600-h/blognomic+sci-fi+with+text.gif” alt=“The First Dynasty of Rodlen” border=“0” /][/a]

Of course, I have replaced the <>s with []s here for formatting’s sake.

arthexis:

05-24-2008 01:51:14 UTC

The problem is not the code, but rather where it is positioned. It should go inside the body tag, but it is outside right now.

Yoda:

05-24-2008 02:22:58 UTC

Ok, I’ll try that and see if it works.

Yoda:

05-24-2008 02:32:12 UTC

That didn’t work.  Could it be a problem with the third-party site?  Should I try to upload it to another third-party site?  If so, can someone recommend one?

Darknight:

05-24-2008 06:24:33 UTC

photobucket.com might work. it makes the codes to use when a pic is lorded on it. it just needs to be the right size

Darknight:

05-24-2008 06:26:54 UTC

loaded not lorded. its late lol

Oze:

05-24-2008 14:50:36 UTC

A black background color might be good so that the logo would blend in.

Oze:

05-24-2008 15:08:38 UTC

And maybe white/green text for contrast and easy reading.

Yoda:

05-24-2008 15:47:22 UTC

I got it. Thanks.

Yoda:

05-25-2008 00:55:19 UTC

Someone still needs to change the color scheme, though.  I get confused every time I just look at the stylesheet, so I probably shouldn’t go changing colors.

Darknight:

05-25-2008 06:36:30 UTC

hey yoda, anyway you can change the text color in the pic? its hard to read

Yoda:

05-25-2008 13:05:46 UTC

I tried several font colors, and that one seemed like the best one.  I know it’s hard to read, but it’s one of the easier colors to read with the picture.

Yoda:

05-25-2008 13:24:37 UTC

I might be better to add an outline around the text, but I can’t do that with the program that I used.  Maybe someone else could do that?

jay:

05-25-2008 20:51:03 UTC

Try this:

Darknight:

05-25-2008 20:52:05 UTC

now thats cool jay

jay:

05-25-2008 20:59:05 UTC

After staring at it I can’t even tell if the BlogNomic is readable.

Darknight:

05-25-2008 21:04:11 UTC

i can just fine lol

Rodlen:

05-25-2008 23:03:31 UTC

Much better. Now we just need the color scheme.

Yoda:

05-26-2008 00:04:27 UTC

I like the new logo.

jay:

05-26-2008 01:59:07 UTC

I can do CSS given access.

Yoda:

05-26-2008 02:13:49 UTC

What is that?  Sorry if this is a really noobish question.

jay:

05-26-2008 02:21:55 UTC

The stylesheet, as in Cascading Style Sheet.

arthexis:

05-26-2008 02:24:29 UTC

The logo is really cool. And yes, a catching CSS would look awesome.

Yoda:

05-26-2008 02:26:28 UTC

Ok, but what is given access?

jay:

05-26-2008 03:10:57 UTC

I don’t know how admins go about changing the stylesheet and colors and whatnot, so I don’t rightly know what access I’m asking for.

Yoda:

05-26-2008 04:18:09 UTC

We have templates with html code for the different sections of the website.  The stylesheet is one of the templates that we have available.

If you would like to become an admin, just propose it in a proposal.

jay:

05-26-2008 04:24:02 UTC

Done. I was stalling that but I guess my time has come.

jay:

05-28-2008 03:17:45 UTC

I spent a couple minutes on the stylesheet, does this work?

Darknight:

05-28-2008 03:19:06 UTC

the colors went grey

Yoda:

05-28-2008 03:32:26 UTC

I like it, especially the spaceship on the blockquotes.

Amnistar:

05-28-2008 03:35:59 UTC

holy crap! I love it!

Amnistar:

05-28-2008 04:37:43 UTC

GDNT colors are in the GDNT editor, if you want to mess with that after :)

jay:

05-28-2008 23:29:05 UTC

Rodlen, does this theme work for you? Should we unpin this post?