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Forever Standing prototype designs

Posted August 28th, 2008 at 3:29 PM by Hiroshi Sotomura

Forever Standing didn't start with Pokémon Special in mind. But, it's one of my first forum styles where I tried not to recycle my old designs. Look through older styles of mine and you may notice that there are similarities between them. So, this style tried to change everything.

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The banners have nothing to do with Pokémon, as you guys can see. It was originally intended to join the design ranks of Poké Link 3, etc. ;o

But then, comments from Geoff and Erica, who I often refer to with forum style designs, suggested not taking that path.

Well, actually, Geoff liked it. He liked it more when I showed off this newer-looking prototype, too.

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So I asked Ray for some assistance. He got the image you see in the current banner. And because a LOT of styles feature the text with the PokéCommunity slogan on the left side, I decided it would be nice (and fitting for the new image given to me) to move the text to the right side.

Because this prototype doesn't look good at all.

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And then we approached this design stage:

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The final prototype. I then proceeded to create the final banner.

Time to make the other graphics and create a shipping forum style! I thought that'd be easy, but creating gradients was a bit of a challenge because I couldn't work out what colour schemes to use.

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So after design was finished, I was pretty satisfied with the end result. If you haven't tried Forever Standing yet, you should switch to it!

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All images in this post were uploaded with plasq's Skitch.
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    usami's Avatar
    That glossy-ness would have looked terrible, it's a good thing you didn't use that. :[
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 3:33 PM by usami usami is offline
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    Cherrim's Avatar
    I like it when you listen to me. :] And I do think the final result was just so much better. Non-Pokémon related layouts suck. XD
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 6:04 PM by Cherrim Cherrim is offline
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    Netto Azure's Avatar
    "Forever Standing" is great in my book (Since I love PokeSpe and my favorite color is blue)...that said...I don't know why but I prefer the "Seeds of Platinum" layout better :/ that may change though...
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 6:19 PM by Netto Azure Netto Azure is offline
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    Buoysel's Avatar
    I cant decide between "Forever Standing" and "Midnight Misty Revived". So I switch out between the two. I think you should be proud. "Forever Standing" is the forum default. I didn't even know that you could change themes until I saw the pre-release for seeds of platinum. What I am trying to say is that it is appealing to the eye, and I did not (and still don't) have a problem using it. In fact I really like it.
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 8:09 PM by Buoysel Buoysel is offline
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    Amachi's Avatar
    Yay! Me! \o/
    Posted August 29th, 2008 at 2:25 AM by Amachi Amachi is offline

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