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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Subject: Banner's for the 2014 challenges
Date Posted: 12/14/2013 10:09 AM ET
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Good Morning,

Starting to get ready for my 2014 reading challenges. Are there any banners for the HF one and HF mystery one. I don't know how to create them but was wondering if someone has I and I am just not finding them.

Alice

Date Posted: 12/14/2013 3:12 PM ET
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Alice,

There are no banners as of yet. But I honestly have no idea how to make banners...here's hoping a good soul on our forum can design a few!! :)

CR

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 12/14/2013 3:58 PM ET
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Who made them the last time does anyone remember? Was it Christa maybe if we beg really nicely. I did go try to figure out the free software online for it today but gave up. Not my thing.

Alice

Date Posted: 12/14/2013 4:49 PM ET
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Last year's banners were designed in a stupendously uncoordinated manner by Jerelyn, Holly, and me -- with the upside being that forum members had several choices of banners. But despite it being an excellent way to procrastinate and to spend a significant amount of time exercising creative juices while swearing profusely at the computer, I am quite willing to step aside to give others the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. 

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 12/14/2013 5:59 PM ET
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Well Deb if know one else sets up can you give it another go. I thougth they were very good:)

alice

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 4:37 PM ET
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I was dinking around trying to come up with some banners and so far, I've got these:

HFbanner2_zps17b7dbd4.jpg  283320_916614_t.jpg 283320_916618_t.jpg

283320_916531_t_zps15b5e181.jpg  283320_916639_t.jpg

2014HFMYstery_zpscfb6e6f5.jpg   283320_916646_t.jpg   283320_916652_t.jpg

another2014_zps6daf01f6.jpg

283320_916560.jpg

283320_916561.jpg

See what you think. I'm certainly not as creative as others have been! Added a couple more.....



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Date Posted: 12/15/2013 4:46 PM ET
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Ha, the first time through, I read "dinking" as "drinking"!

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 4:50 PM ET
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Well, Donna - I probably SHOULD have been drinking - might have been a little more creative! lol! I might play around some more (after I have a martini) and maybe fine tune what I have unless my imagination completely goes "poof"!



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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 12/15/2013 4:53 PM ET
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I like them Jeanne. i couldn't even figure out the free software on line so I gave up with them. What tool did you use?

Alice

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 5:13 PM ET
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This is the link to the site I used but I now see several others....

http://www.bannerfans.com/banner_maker.php

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 5:30 PM ET
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I like them, too.  Thanks!  But I can't get them to show up.  How do we do that?



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Date Posted: 12/15/2013 6:05 PM ET
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Where can't you get them to show up? Is it just to look at them on this page or if you want to put them on yur signature line, Donna?

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 6:09 PM ET
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Sorry, I'm trying to put them on my signature line. 
 

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 12/15/2013 6:26 PM ET
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just save them as a jpg file on your hard drive. When you go to signature line in setting go to browse, pick the banner, say open and it should work. Remember to save changes.

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 6:28 PM ET
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Donna - this is what I do: Right click on the banner and save image to - my pictures. Once they are in your pictures and labeled with a title that you recognize, go to your account here on PBS and go to settings. When you get to your forum settings, click the browse button or choose file button and it should go to your pictures. click on the title of the banner you want and then update your settings - it should then show up on your signature line. Any problems - let me know.....

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 6:48 PM ET
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Got it!  Thanks, Jeanne.
 

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 9:08 PM ET
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Still playing around with them and added more above.......

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 9:14 PM ET
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If drinking is involved I am in.  LOL  I didn't even try to do banners this year. Jeanne I love the ones you did.

In the past I did mine on Photobucket but they changed everything and I didn't have the patience to learn a whole new system.

Date Posted: 12/15/2013 9:26 PM ET
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This has been making me nuttier than I usually am because the banners look great when I save them and then when I post them here they look fainter somehow . I then go back to the drawing board to adjust them somemore.....grrrrrrr.

Oh! but thank you Letty! smiley



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Date Posted: 12/15/2013 9:38 PM ET
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Letty -I think I slightly improved the banner you have on the right so that the year shows up a little better and I also added another like the other one you downloaded with a slight change in the wording - so it could be seen better, of course!!!!!  Gads, I think I'm done.crying

Date Posted: 12/17/2013 1:27 AM ET
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I love, love, love the Egyptian banner, ladies! I've already absconded with one for my sig...