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reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
Dr. Dobb's will be running the advertisements. The formats are:

Text Ad: Headline and text in a 300x125 png image file

Banner Ads: 728x90 and 300x250, Formats: gif, jpg, html, Flash, Rich Media

My photoshop skilz are universally derided - I need help! Let's make Dconf 2014 
a success!

http://dconf.org/2014/index.html
Mar 11 2014
next sibling parent reply "Chris" <wendlec tcd.ie> writes:
On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 20:58:41 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dr. Dobb's will be running the advertisements. The formats are:

 Text Ad: Headline and text in a 300x125 png image file

 Banner Ads: 728x90 and 300x250, Formats: gif, jpg, html, Flash, 
 Rich Media

 My photoshop skilz are universally derided - I need help! Let's 
 make Dconf 2014 a success!

 http://dconf.org/2014/index.html

Would yous be interested in my "better byDsign" with the official logo? If yes, until when? (http://wendlerchristoph.wordpress.com/designs-for-d/)
Mar 11 2014
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 3/11/2014 2:05 PM, Chris wrote:
 On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 20:58:41 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dr. Dobb's will be running the advertisements. The formats are:

 Text Ad: Headline and text in a 300x125 png image file

 Banner Ads: 728x90 and 300x250, Formats: gif, jpg, html, Flash, Rich Media

 My photoshop skilz are universally derided - I need help! Let's make Dconf
 2014 a success!

 http://dconf.org/2014/index.html

Would yous be interested in my "better byDsign" with the official logo? If yes, until when? (http://wendlerchristoph.wordpress.com/designs-for-d/)

I like the slogan, I'd prefer using the official D logo with it. The ads will be run in rotation, meaning we can have a whole set of them. For example, Scott Meyers is a big draw, so there should be one that looks like the 3 headshots on the site, underneath is "Alexandrescu * Meyers * Bright", "Dconf 2014 May 21-23" There should be one that is just snipping out the top of the dconf.org page and running that as a banner. Etc. Be creative!
Mar 11 2014
parent Nick Sabalausky <SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> writes:
On 3/11/2014 5:56 PM, Chris wrote:
 On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 21:32:19 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 I like the slogan, I'd prefer using the official D logo with it.

The version with the official D "D" (two moons) turned out to look good. If you mean with "official logo" the whole logo (including red background etc as on this website) that might be a problem design wise and I'd advise against it. (Imagine the irony of having a slogan that says "better by Dsign" and the design looks awkward :-)

Maybe you could use whatever "D" works in the design and then stick the official logo in the corner or, for the wide formats, on the far left or right side?
 The ads will be run in rotation, meaning we can have a whole set of
 them. For example, Scott Meyers is a big draw, so there should be one
 that looks like the 3 headshots on the site, underneath is
 "Alexandrescu * Meyers * Bright", "Dconf 2014 May 21-23"


Makes it sound like a three-way prize fight! I like it! :)
Mar 11 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Chris" <wendlec tcd.ie> writes:
On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 21:32:19 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 On 3/11/2014 2:05 PM, Chris wrote:
 On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 20:58:41 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dr. Dobb's will be running the advertisements. The formats 
 are:

 Text Ad: Headline and text in a 300x125 png image file

 Banner Ads: 728x90 and 300x250, Formats: gif, jpg, html, 
 Flash, Rich Media

 My photoshop skilz are universally derided - I need help! 
 Let's make Dconf
 2014 a success!

 http://dconf.org/2014/index.html

Would yous be interested in my "better byDsign" with the official logo? If yes, until when? (http://wendlerchristoph.wordpress.com/designs-for-d/)

I like the slogan, I'd prefer using the official D logo with it.

The version with the official D "D" (two moons) turned out to look good. If you mean with "official logo" the whole logo (including red background etc as on this website) that might be a problem design wise and I'd advise against it. (Imagine the irony of having a slogan that says "better by Dsign" and the design looks awkward :-)
 The ads will be run in rotation, meaning we can have a whole 
 set of them. For example, Scott Meyers is a big draw, so there 
 should be one that looks like the 3 headshots on the site, 
 underneath is "Alexandrescu * Meyers * Bright", "Dconf 2014 May 
 21-23"

 There should be one that is just snipping out the top of the 
 dconf.org page and running that as a banner.

 Etc. Be creative!

Mar 11 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Iain Buclaw <ibuclaw gdcproject.org> writes:
On 11 March 2014 22:14, Nick Sabalausky
<SeeWebsiteToContactMe semitwist.com> wrote:
 On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 21:32:19 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 The ads will be run in rotation, meaning we can have a whole set of
 them. For example, Scott Meyers is a big draw, so there should be one
 that looks like the 3 headshots on the site, underneath is
 "Alexandrescu * Meyers * Bright", "Dconf 2014 May 21-23"


Makes it sound like a three-way prize fight! I like it! :)

http://i.imgur.com/9IJv2KN.png
Mar 12 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "JR" <zorael gmail.com> writes:
http://99designs.com/
Mar 12 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Gary Willoughby" <dev nomad.so> writes:
On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 20:58:41 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dr. Dobb's will be running the advertisements. The formats are:

 Text Ad: Headline and text in a 300x125 png image file

 Banner Ads: 728x90 and 300x250, Formats: gif, jpg, html, Flash, 
 Rich Media

 My photoshop skilz are universally derided - I need help! Let's 
 make Dconf 2014 a success!

 http://dconf.org/2014/index.html

I'll have a go today.
Mar 12 2014
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 3/12/14, 6:19 AM, Gary Willoughby wrote:
 On Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 10:44:23 UTC, Gary Willoughby wrote:
 I'll have a go today.

Here are my efforts: http://nomad.so/misc/dconf-2014/

Looking good, thanks!!! Andrei
Mar 12 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Gary Willoughby" <dev nomad.so> writes:
On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 21:32:19 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 There should be one that is just snipping out the top of the 
 dconf.org page and running that as a banner.

 Etc. Be creative!

What is the typeface used at the top there?
Mar 12 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Mike" <none none.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 20:58:41 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dr. Dobb's will be running the advertisements. The formats are:

 Text Ad: Headline and text in a 300x125 png image file

 Banner Ads: 728x90 and 300x250, Formats: gif, jpg, html, Flash, 
 Rich Media

 My photoshop skilz are universally derided - I need help! Let's 
 make Dconf 2014 a success!

 http://dconf.org/2014/index.html

Here's a couple basic ones for starters: https://github.com/JinShil/DConf_2014_Banner_Ads I'll try to make a few more creative ones if I can find some more time. Would you like a couple with simple animations? Mike
Mar 12 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Gary Willoughby" <dev nomad.so> writes:
On Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 10:44:23 UTC, Gary Willoughby 
wrote:
 I'll have a go today.

Here are my efforts: http://nomad.so/misc/dconf-2014/
Mar 12 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Gary Willoughby" <dev nomad.so> writes:
On Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 13:19:29 UTC, Gary Willoughby 
wrote:
 On Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 10:44:23 UTC, Gary Willoughby 
 wrote:
 I'll have a go today.

Here are my efforts: http://nomad.so/misc/dconf-2014/

and you'll probably need your ad-blocker off to see them!
Mar 12 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Mike" <none none.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 12:29:35 UTC, Mike wrote:
 On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 20:58:41 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dr. Dobb's will be running the advertisements. The formats are:

 Text Ad: Headline and text in a 300x125 png image file

 Banner Ads: 728x90 and 300x250, Formats: gif, jpg, html, 
 Flash, Rich Media

 My photoshop skilz are universally derided - I need help! 
 Let's make Dconf 2014 a success!

 http://dconf.org/2014/index.html


Added a couple more: https://github.com/JinShil/DConf_2014_Banner_Ads Mike
Mar 12 2014
prev sibling parent "deadalnix" <deadalnix gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 21:05:21 UTC, Chris wrote:
 On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 20:58:41 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 Dr. Dobb's will be running the advertisements. The formats are:

 Text Ad: Headline and text in a 300x125 png image file

 Banner Ads: 728x90 and 300x250, Formats: gif, jpg, html, 
 Flash, Rich Media

 My photoshop skilz are universally derided - I need help! 
 Let's make Dconf 2014 a success!

 http://dconf.org/2014/index.html

Would yous be interested in my "better byDsign" with the official logo? If yes, until when? (http://wendlerchristoph.wordpress.com/designs-for-d/)

I love that one ! Probably not the best for the conf, but definitively worth reusing.
Mar 12 2014