Santharian Development

Santharian World Development => Magic in the Lands of Caelereth => Topic started by: Fox on 15 April 2008, 07:50:04



Title: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 15 April 2008, 07:50:04
Got a favourite element?

Take your pic. (oh, pun!) PM me/post here with an unframed version of your avatar and I can put one of these borders on it for you.

Be cooler than all the other dev sections, choose an elemental frame today! ;)


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 15 April 2008, 08:40:03
Ohhh! Cool! Let's try a Wind frame for Azhira, shall we? If that looks good, we'll get one for Kyrre and Dorrugh too!  :grin:


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Helvíl Ypherén on 15 April 2008, 09:02:07
Cool frames! Can I try the earthen one please  :)


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 15 April 2008, 09:22:34
Cool frames! Can I try the earthen one please  :)

Since you are a wind mage on the RPG board, you should probably use a wind border for that one.


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Helvíl Ypherén on 15 April 2008, 09:44:05
Sorry for the trouble... but I'll try the wind thingy! Thanks Fox!


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Eléyr Fásamár on 15 April 2008, 09:45:02
A lot of these are showing up as  (http://asdfe)  for me, anyways.


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 15 April 2008, 09:49:18
A lot of these are showing up as  (http://asdfe)  for me, anyways.

That's most likely because you are on a computer with some kind of firewall that prevents you from seeing things hosted on imageshack. As long as people save and upload them as avatars to the Santharian server you should see them for avs at least. In the meantime I've uploaded them through the post uploader instead of imageshack now, so you should be able to see them in my first post.


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 15 April 2008, 11:49:17
Well...the wind frame is bright white and hard to tell what it is...I kinda drowns out the avatar underneath.  :undecided:


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 15 April 2008, 11:53:42
Well...the wind frame is bright white and hard to tell what it is...I kinda drowns out the avatar underneath.  :undecided:

I changed it a few times to get rid of the brightness.

Possible your monitor is set to natural brightness which makes it worse.

Hrm, I'll edit it some more then.



Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 15 April 2008, 12:00:14
My thought is to have a single branch of lightning along the lower right corner...not so bright. And maybe a second lightning bolt on the upper right. Or maybe a little swirl of wind along the edges?

For the fire frame, I'd like to see more flames along the bottom and more red/orange all around.


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 15 April 2008, 12:10:57
My thought is to have a single branch of lightning along the lower right corner...not so bright. And maybe a second lightning bolt on the upper right. Or maybe a little swirl of wind along the edges?

For the fire frame, I'd like to see more flames along the bottom and more red/orange all around.

Fire frame is the best besides the ice in my opinion, so it's not changing. It's not designed to be fire, it's designed to be burned metal, the red isn't fire, it's liquid metal.

How's this version (http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/1338/santhavatarborderwindazrv8.gif)? Tried to unbrighten it but my computer screen is pretty dark. I'm having the lightning arc within the structure of the border, I don't want to put it into the middle area as that blocks the avatar.


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Azhira Styralias on 15 April 2008, 12:23:50
Ok, better! I like it now. But...I have to disagree on the fire frame. I am not entirely sold on it, unfortunately. Nevertheless, I will use the frost frame for Dorrugh! How can I get that?

http://www.santharia.com/chars/dorrugh.gif


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 15 April 2008, 12:32:09
Ok, better! I like it now. But...I have to disagree on the fire frame. I am not entirely sold on it, unfortunately. Nevertheless, I will use the frost frame for Dorrugh! How can I get that?

http://www.santharia.com/chars/dorrugh.gif

(http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/3448/santhavatarbordericedorxa6.gif)


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Mina on 15 April 2008, 13:02:24
Wow, this is pretty cool.  The 'Earth' one looks slightly odd to me though.  I'm guessing the green is supposed to be vegetation, but it's a bit too bright, I think. 


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 15 April 2008, 13:03:42
Wow, this is pretty cool.  The 'Earth' one looks slightly odd to me though.  I'm guessing the green is supposed to be vegetation, but it's a bit too bright, I think. 

Result of my dark monitor again, probably. I can darken it.

*Edit* Darkened now.


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 16 April 2008, 03:13:18
A nice idea, and a nice realization of it, Fox :) The wind ones for me could use some sort of swirls to get the idea across better, but other than that this looks fine.

Oh, one more thing: The wind border you've saved as png - transparent pngs won't show correctly on older generation browsers like IE6! Everything that is transparent for next generation browsers is completely white on IE6, which - of course - doesn't look pretty (your character portrait included BTW, Fox). I therefore always would recommend to onyl save GIFs - this ensures that pretty much everyone sees the picture the way you see it!


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 16 April 2008, 04:01:50
Oh, one more thing: The wind border you've saved as png - transparent pngs won't show correctly on older generation browsers like IE6! Everything that is transparent for next generation browsers is completely white on IE6, which - of course - doesn't look pretty (your character portrait included BTW, Fox). I therefore always would recommend to onyl save GIFs - this ensures that pretty much everyone sees the picture the way you see it!

People still use IE6? xD

But yeah, I totally agree there. I kept the rest as gif due to that. The reason that I saved the wind one as PNG is only because it's the only one that uses a blur on the inner parts of the frame... IE, when there is an avatar in them, it looks fine as a gif, but when just showing it with a transparent middle as in the first post, the gif mode doesn't work. I just figured that by now most people use advanced browsers--though I suppose I could cheat and just print screen it as it looks to me with the forum border in the background and just upload that instead for the preview post-- *Edit* and just did that now. :) The wind I had no idea what to do with, though, all the other elements have easy ideas you can use but since wind is mostly invisible, I couldn't really think of any ideas. I'll maybe mess with it some more.

And is my portrait PNG? That's odd. I can't find a PNG version on my computer and I'm sure I uploaded it as a gif. I've reuploaded it as a gif, though no idea if that's fixed it.



Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Falethas Whisperwind on 16 April 2008, 04:36:21
I think that a Wind one would look good for Quaélh'Orín.  Could I take it for a test-drive, Fox?

 :)

This (http://www.santharia.com/chars/ysuran.gif) is what I'm supposed to provide, yes?


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 16 April 2008, 04:41:39
Problem is if you do something web related, you also have to think on how things look like at other computers. I could realize several things brilliantly with IE, but cannot due to compatibility reasons. One of the big advantages of Flash for example is that it is browser independent. If you have a plug-in (standard by now) it works everywhere.

So yeah, your picture is saved as a PNG, most likely because you've uploaded it as it seems on the Santharian server via the upload thingy - this seems to convert the GIF to a PNG for some reason. If you right-click and choose "Save as..." you will see that it tries to save a "index.php" file (ignore that weird filename), but that it selects PNG in the combo below...

I could upload it as GIF if you send me your picture or give you FTP access to the Char folder directly, so that you can upload portraits there directly - then these pics will work for sure as they will remain GIFs. :)


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 16 April 2008, 07:37:22
So yeah, your picture is saved as a PNG, most likely because you've uploaded it as it seems on the Santharian server via the upload thingy - this seems to convert the GIF to a PNG for some reason. If you right-click and choose "Save as..." you will see that it tries to save a "index.php" file (ignore that weird filename), but that it selects PNG in the combo below...

:lol: I upload it instead of link it because I know in the past you've been against people using alternate web hosters because of when said servers experience downtimes. ;)

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I could upload it as GIF if you send me your picture or give you FTP access to the Char folder directly, so that you can upload portraits there directly - then these pics will work for sure as they will remain GIFs. :)

FTP access would work grand. I've done a few golden frames over at the RP board for people (usually on IRC rather than the thread, but I can start checking that too), so I could take a more active role in that over there in that regard with FTP access.



Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Fox on 16 April 2008, 07:41:18
I think that a Wind one would look good for Quaélh'Orín.  Could I take it for a test-drive, Fox?

 :)

This (http://www.santharia.com/chars/ysuran.gif) is what I'm supposed to provide, yes?

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4006/santhavatarborderwindqukv2.gif)

That avatar was made for that border, I think. Totally Zeus-like god of lightning.


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Falethas Whisperwind on 16 April 2008, 10:23:52
Haha, yes, I thought that too.  :)

I like it a lot... Thanks, Fox!


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 17 April 2008, 03:40:02
Ok, I've sent you FTP details to get to the Chars folder on the Santharian server - let me know if you have any problems :)


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Twen Araerwen on 11 December 2012, 17:28:32
I was wondering if it is still possible to get these frames, if so could I have the fire one please? :)

(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af257/seksi_brat/Fantasy/n-d4wz.jpg)


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 12 December 2012, 02:29:27
Okeydokey... I've framed the picture - and replaced it here and over at the RPG board at your account now! Hope you like :D


Title: Re: Elemental Golden Frames for Magi
Post by: Twen Araerwen on 12 December 2012, 03:15:56
Thank you very much Arti. :heart: