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Manifisto




hello friends! it is something of a byob tradition to make and buy banner ads to lure unsuspecting suckers new posting pals to our little subforum. now that we can buy forums stuff with a clear conscience, it's a great time to start this up again!

post your suggestions here, I will certainly buy some and in the past other yobbers have stepped in to buy more (sometimes in ridiculous amounts).

banner ads must be:

  • 40kB max, exactly 468x60px
  • Allowed types: GIF, PNG, JPG
  • work-safe

I had some fun pulling up a few of the past banner ad threads and marveling at the creativity and general lols within:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3815857

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3834436

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3888163

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3853780

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3769954

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3729509

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alnilam



lol thank you for finding the old threads

here's an all time classic favorite which is only funny if you remember the original ad for the SA mart resume helper person too i guess



ty manifisto

alnilam



i made one it's bad and it's also 100 kb

i bad at gif



ty manifisto

alnilam



aaah lol gimp's optimize thing screwed it up badly

here's the raw one which is even bigger (146 kb)



ty manifisto

Manifisto




hmm I don't see them buddy

e: I see the URL when I quote your post tho, but I can't see the image when I follow it

oic it's my ad blocker

kind of inconvenient to use an image host that gets blocked I guess

Manifisto




here is one that is just under 40k:



e: banner ads often need an extreme crunch

what is very good for that is ezgif.com "GIF Optimizer"

https://ezgif.com/optimize

sometimes you can get it down where you need it by just using "Lossy GIF" at whatever compression level gets you just under the limit, you dn't want to compress any more than you need to

in this case, however, that didn't reduce things enough, so I had to first remove frames

I ultimately had to remove every other frame (i.e. going down to 50% of the original frames), and then run the "Lossy GIF" optimization

yet another thing you can add to the above in extreme cases is to first reduce the number of colors, that can look kinda bad though, it may be worth playing with though

and finally, if you still need more reduction, try to make parts of your image the same throughout the animation (like put a solid area with some text on it or whatever), it will compress better.

Manifisto fucked around with this message at 18:32 on Oct 21, 2020

Jinh


Manifisto posted:

here is one that is just under 40k:



Owns

alnilam



lol thank you, i am going to be vain and buy my own, after all BYOB stands for Buy Your Own Banner

someone else please make some that are actually good



ty manifisto

Manifisto




alnilam posted:

lol thank you, i am going to be vain and buy my own, after all BYOB stands for Buy Your Own Banner

someone else please make some that are actually good

I happen to think that one is real good!!

Manifisto




now I just gotta figure out what it should say



e: classicist's henget from that thread would also be cool



it would be fun to put all of the ones from that thread into a banner, but there's no way we could animate it and keep it within the filesize limit

Manifisto fucked around with this message at 19:31 on Oct 21, 2020

Luvcow




https://giant.gfycat.com/FrankTightButterfly.webm

thanks to manifisto for the amazing sig

Barking Gecko

Mahoro says, "Naughty things are bad."


Here's a quick non-animated thing:


Sig by vanisher. Click on Mahoro.

sk

(ヤイケス!)



tried for a vintage look but it's a lot harder to do at this size than i thought


thank you prof crocodile and owlhawk911 and Khanstant!!


Add to your sig if you're a proud supporter of your local union!

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sk

(ヤイケス!)



btw manifisto, someone in QCS mentioned the idea of linking gang tags to the originating thread so people could get context. can we link all the byob ones to byob and see if we get new people?


thank you prof crocodile and owlhawk911 and Khanstant!!


Add to your sig if you're a proud supporter of your local union!

(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ #YesNutNovember - add this to your sig if you love and support BYOB's own nut

Manifisto




Barking Gecko posted:

Here's a quick non-animated thing:


lovely and relaxing! maybe I could help you animate it with mist or something if you want? might be hard to do with the filesize limit tho

sk posted:

tried for a vintage look but it's a lot harder to do at this size than i thought



I really like this! a minor suggestion: a common vintage design motif is like these snowflake/asterisk type things, I wonder if a few of them would help convey the concept at a small scale?

like these sorts of thingies:



amazing sigs courtesy of cda, vanisher, luvcow, and khanstant

sk

(ヤイケス!)



Manifisto posted:

I really like this! a minor suggestion: a common vintage design motif is like these snowflake/asterisk type things, I wonder if a few of them would help convey the concept at a small scale?

like these sorts of thingies:



ahh this is a really good idea! i'll try and add those


thank you prof crocodile and owlhawk911 and Khanstant!!


Add to your sig if you're a proud supporter of your local union!

(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ #YesNutNovember - add this to your sig if you love and support BYOB's own nut

Ass-penny



sk posted:

tried for a vintage look but it's a lot harder to do at this size than i thought



I think it looks good.

Barking Gecko

Mahoro says, "Naughty things are bad."


Manifisto posted:

lovely and relaxing! maybe I could help you animate it with mist or something if you want? might be hard to do with the filesize limit tho
Feel free to have a go at it, if you'd like.

vanisher



something quick



spooky colors

vanisher fucked around with this message at 22:33 on Oct 21, 2020



Sig images courtesy of the talented Luvcow, blaise rascal, & Death Sext
(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ #YesNutNovember - add this to your sig if you love and support BYOB's own nut

prepuce repurposed

felt cute, might delete later




Android Blues



vanisher posted:

something quick



spooky colors



these are both beautiful

sk posted:

tried for a vintage look but it's a lot harder to do at this size than i thought



really like this as well

nut

by Fluffdaddy


Android Blues posted:

these are both beautiful


really like this as well

----------------
This thread brought to you by a tremendous dickhead!

Manifisto




Barking Gecko posted:

Feel free to have a go at it, if you'd like.

do you have a version of the image without the text?



amazing sigs courtesy of cda, vanisher, luvcow, and khanstant

vanisher





Sig images courtesy of the talented Luvcow, blaise rascal, & Death Sext
(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ #YesNutNovember - add this to your sig if you love and support BYOB's own nut

Barking Gecko

Mahoro says, "Naughty things are bad."


Manifisto posted:

do you have a version of the image without the text?

I do now.


Sig by vanisher. Click on Mahoro.

Manifisto





thanks! this is a kind of mist effect but getting the filesize down will be a bear, as it is the compression is more noticeable than I would like



but now that I have the one without the text, I think I can make the text pop a bit more and lie over the mist

still not sure how I'd get the filesize down tho

Manifisto





haha



amazing sigs courtesy of cda, vanisher, luvcow, and khanstant

sk

(ヤイケス!)



Manifisto posted:

thanks! this is a kind of mist effect but getting the filesize down will be a bear, as it is the compression is more noticeable than I would like



but now that I have the one without the text, I think I can make the text pop a bit more and lie over the mist

still not sure how I'd get the filesize down tho

i know it's not what you'd planned, but the compression actually works really well to make it look like a rainstorm! if you scramble the frames around, will that give it more of a rainy feel?


thank you prof crocodile and owlhawk911 and Khanstant!!


Add to your sig if you're a proud supporter of your local union!

(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ #YesNutNovember - add this to your sig if you love and support BYOB's own nut

Manifisto






still much too big a file dangit!

sk posted:

i know it's not what you'd planned, but the compression actually works really well to make it look like a rainstorm! if you scramble the frames around, will that give it more of a rainy feel?

interesting idea, it might not work but I'll play around with it

Luvcow





byob - taste the corn dog... just taste it, come on just a little taste

Kaiser Schnitzel

Schnitzel mit uns





lol




ty nut and vanisher for this wonderful sig!

Prof. Crocodile



these are all awesome, but i feel that the virtual corndog thread really would really give people a taste of byob.


thank you to vanisher for the awesome back-to-school sig!


thank you city of glompton for this glomptastic autumn sig! thank you khanstant for the sigoblin!

Kaiser Schnitzel

Schnitzel mit uns




wait there is a virtual corndog THREAD???




ty nut and vanisher for this wonderful sig!

Prof. Crocodile



my friend you are in for a treat

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...40&pagenumber=1


thank you to vanisher for the awesome back-to-school sig!


thank you city of glompton for this glomptastic autumn sig! thank you khanstant for the sigoblin!

Kaiser Schnitzel

Schnitzel mit uns





Walk away from byob for a few weeks and look what you miss!




ty nut and vanisher for this wonderful sig!

Luvcow





wait that's not goldmine yet...

https://giant.gfycat.com/FrankTightButterfly.webm

thanks to manifisto for the amazing sig

alnilam



Luvcow posted:

wait that's not goldmine yet...



Pls do the honors IK friend

Luvcow




alnilam posted:

Pls do the honors IK friend

done

vanisher




I made this thing for the blender thread but it needs work



Sig images courtesy of the talented Luvcow, blaise rascal, & Death Sext
(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ #YesNutNovember - add this to your sig if you love and support BYOB's own nut

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Manifisto




vanisher posted:


I made this thing for the blender thread but it needs work

I think it's real good



amazing sigs courtesy of cda, vanisher, luvcow, and khanstant

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