New Web Site Banner For The Edinburgh Inn

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by Southern Presbyterian, Mar 31, 2008.

New Banner: What say ye?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2008.
  1. Wow! I love it!

    12.0%
  2. Nice, I like it.

    72.0%
  3. Try again.

    16.0%
  4. Yuk! it really makes me nauseous.

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    I'm currently redesigning the web pages for The Edinburgh Inn.

    Here is a link to the new banner I am developing. Banner Test Page

    Any feedback is appreciated.
     
  2. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    Nice. It makes me want to put on some casual clothes and talk about christianity, merely. The God who is there.
     
  3. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    I don't know. It doesn't seem homey enough. It's not inviting to me. Too big.
     
  4. Sonoftheday

    Sonoftheday Puritan Board Sophomore

    It looks nice, less bland that the old one. The only problem is as mentioned by Ivan, its too big. It causes me to have to scroll to the right to see the rest of it. This could be because of the size it is on the test page or whatever though.

    :offtopic:
    Is it possible to download the MP3s rather than streaming on line via M3U?? It is very seldom that I am able to sit down at my computer to listen to anything, but I have an MP3 player that seldom leaves my side.
     
  5. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for the feedback. How much bigger is the banner than your screen? Do you have to scroll like another 1/4 page?

    Here are two workarounds for downloading the mp3s for now. (Part of the redesign will be to add direct links to the mp3 files so that they can be downloaded).

    For volumes 1 & 2 you can right click the m3u files and save them to your computer then open them with a text reader (such as "Notepad"), then you will see the direct path to the mp3 files.

    For volumes 3-7 you can enter Index of /Edinburgh/vol3 into your browser and it will take you to the Index page for that volume where you can then right click and download the files. (Note: be sure to capatalize the "E" in Edinburgh and just change the number after "vol" to 3 - 7 to access the individual Index pages). Hope that all makes sense. :)
     
  6. Sonoftheday

    Sonoftheday Puritan Board Sophomore

    Its actually less than a Quarter of a page that I have to scroll over. It could very well be the settings on this computer I know too little about this kind of thing.

    Thanks for the advice on downloading, Im gonna try to download them today.
     
  7. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Looks more like Chester than Edinburgh. :2cents:
     
  8. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, brother. That would be great! I'm having a terrible time coming up with a picture that fits the idea of an old world style inn.
     
  9. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Now this is specific feedback. Thank you!

    Can you give some examples of what would look like Edinburgh? I'm swinging in the dark here, as I've rarely been outside the State of Virginia and never outside the U.S., much less an exotic place such as Edinburgh.
     
  10. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Nope, but I suppose it's not a big deal to set up an account though. I'll let you know when I have it working.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Josh,

    Got the Yahoo Messenger account set up. Send away, Josh, send away. :lol:
     
  12. Presbyterian Deacon

    Presbyterian Deacon Puritan Board Graduate

    Looks good. :gpl:

    Pour me a pint, :cheers2:

    book me a room, :bouncy:

    and let's talk!:calvin::dabney:
     
  13. jambo

    jambo Puritan Board Senior

    Speaking as an Edinburgh man the style of the picture more reflects Tudor England rather than Edinburgh. To have a web site under that title discussing Christianty how about a picture of John Knox's house such as

    http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_buildings_g/0_buildings_-_john_knox_house_-_harding.jpg

    John Knox was a very affable character always willing to discuss Christainity especially with his neighbour Queen Mary who lived just further down the hill.
     
  14. reformedman

    reformedman Puritan Board Freshman

    jambo's picture is great
    not sure about the word "mere" before Christianity, though.
     
  15. N. Eshelman

    N. Eshelman Puritan Board Senior

    If someone wants to redesign [​IMG]for me (for free) let me know! I need a new look too!

    I will credit you at the bottom with an email link for further buisness.

    If interested: [email protected]
     
  16. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    We're trying to communicate that Christianity is something that should be part of everyday life and that discussing doctrine and how it applies to our modern situations is somethings every Christians should regularly participate in. I.E. You don't have to be a theologian to discuss and benefit from the discussion of God's Word. And it is a takeoff on C. S. Lewis' book of the same title.

    Do you think is has a negative or derogatory connotation? :think:
     
  17. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Go into Google images and type Edinburgh. A picture of Edinburgh castle would be good (or something along those lines).

    Like you, I rarely leave Ulster, and have never been outside the UK or Ireland. :eek:
     
  18. Presbyterian Deacon

    Presbyterian Deacon Puritan Board Graduate

    This one's nice:

    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland Photographic Print by Kindra Clineff at AllPosters.com
     
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  19. jaybird0827

    jaybird0827 PuritanBoard Honor Roll

    I like it (option "B"). I think it's a very pleasing look.

    :cool:
     
  20. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    Thanks for the PM, James. I'll try to be a little more clear about what I'm talking about in my earlier post.

    I got the impression that you were looking for a painting/photo/picture that presents a "neigborhood" atmosphere, a place that is inviting and somewhat casual or a place where folk can sit down with a pint and enjoy good conservation. That's not what I'm feeling when I look at the present offering. Quite the opposite. For me, it looks like a place that I would not want to visit.

    When you first asked for help in finding a proper representation I did some looking and found nothing I liked. Either what I found was imposing or inappropriate. It's the kind of thing that I know what I'm looking when I see it.

    If I could draw I'd show you what I mean.
     
  21. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    It's not bad but it's a bit too blocky for me. I would knock out the background of that image you're using so you could integrate the Inn into a picture where you don't have to worry about the sky. I've also never been a big fan of really big fonts that take up the whole screen. I'm not sure what I would recommend. I'm sort of a few trick pony that sort of duplicates a few design ideas each and every time. I don't always know what to do but I'm not sure I like what you've done.

    All that said, it's not terrible and could work for some but it just doesn't work for me.
     
  22. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    That's exactly what I'm looking for, but my Yahoo, Google, etc. searches have been fruitless.

    I'm thinking of "commissioning" a piece from the Art Dept. at my daughter's college. Though for budget reasons this is a last resort.

    Thanks for the input!

    Blessings,
     
  23. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks everyone for the input. It is helping more than you could know. :up:
     
  24. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    There has GOT to be something out there on the Net!

    That's an option. Wish I could draw. No budding or old artists on PB?
     
  25. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Well, like you said, I'll know it when I see it and I just ain't seen it yet. :um:
     
  26. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    how 'bout this?

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  27. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmmm, Josh. Put a couple of cigar smoking TRs in there and we might be onto something. :wink:
     
  28. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

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  29. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

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  30. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

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    :lol:
     
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