It looks like we will shortly arrive at one of those rare points when we can replace the banner on the site. It is going to change, if for no other reason than I want to replace the logo so all of the site artwork uses a consistent logo and unfortunately we don't have a copy of the source PSD file for the existing logo. So, all change.
Now, some of you may have seen the new banner I did ages ago when I posted it on the transitional forum:-
The question is, can anybody do better? With all of the POTD artists we have I imagine plenty of people are able to do better than my little effort either from scratch or by modification and i'd hate to deprive you of the opportunity to see that we have the best banner on the network.
If you happen to use photoshop (which I suspect is a fair number of you!) then you might find these handy. To even the playing field, this is the (layered) source logo and banner in (legacy) PSD format so old versions of photoshop and anything compatible (GIMP?) should be able to open them.
I'm also quite happy for people to improve/modify the logo as we are likely to be stuck with it for a number of years once it gets into use.
i can try a different logo, but i cant take on your banner...
The banner is good, but it does over use the federation a bit and I remember a couple of people commenting that it would probably benefit from some non fed ships, but hey. I'm not going to be to disappointed if nobody can better it. =p
I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the logo.
I think there are too many Fed ships in the banner. How about something similar to the original splash screen for the game with one ship from each race? And what if these were the cruisers instead of the battleships? And just to see if anyone is really looking at the banner, sneak a surprise ship into it in the background. A Ferengi Marauder or maybe one of FahreS's Donut ships? How about Achilles' birthday ship instead?
If this banner is going to include non-Federation ships, I'd personally stick to those playable ones found in the game, thus no Dominion, no Ferengi, no Tholian etc.
Its quite acceptable to have pictures of ships available on the site in the banner.
I know it is acceptable, don't get me wrong there. It is just I feel that we should try to stick to races actually involved in the game. Doesn't have to be that way, just a personal preference. I'd be happy with whatever.
I made one, just for kicks. If you like it, it's all yours; if not, then I'm looking forward to seeing the gold medalist :)
Here is my idea of a new logo. i tried to recreate the original a2 logo as good as possible, which was difficult, as i had to search the font first^^
And in full resolution: