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zcreem
Re:How can I beat my competitors? I've tried cunning, and that hasn't worked!
  • 2004/10/25 20:12

  • zcreem

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 34

  • Since: 2004/9/2 8


Glad to be of help Ted, and thanks for the nice comments on the site it is so nice to get positive feed back.
As for the graphics sorry I don't know of a automated system for xoops, I create all my logos by hand in Photoshop using some style layers and then save for web.
If you have Photoshop it is fairly straight forward many styles come with PS installed and you can download more from various web sites. If you dont have PS I guess you can still achieve the effects but I can't say how, bit of a PS freek you see

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tedsmith
Re:How can I beat my competitors? I've tried cunning, and that hasn't worked!
  • 2004/10/25 20:28

  • tedsmith

  • Home away from home

  • Posts: 1151

  • Since: 2004/6/2 1


I do have PhotoShop, but I find it a bit tricky at times. I assume you take a screen shot of the site though, in order to then create your thumbnails views using PhotoShop? And what size do you make them in pixels?

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zcreem
Re:How can I beat my competitors? I've tried cunning, and that hasn't worked!
  • 2004/10/26 9:35

  • zcreem

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 34

  • Since: 2004/9/2 8


That's right the easiest way is to open the sites front page in your browser and press alt+print to make a snapshot copy to the clipboard.
Then in Photoshop press ctrl+N to create a new PS document the same size as the screen shot, I just hit Enter next (as I dont save the PSD file after), then ctrl+V to paste into the image.
Now select the crop tool and in the tool bar at the top set the width to 140px (or whatever width you prefer) and crop to the site image, press enter and presto you have a thumbnail of 140px wide (don't enter a height as well as width or it will change the images proportions).
I then sharpen the image a little using the custom filter tool, you could use the unsharp mask, and finally save for web I use 8bit PNGs but gif or jpeg are also fine.

Upload this thumb to your images/shots folder under mylinks and las of all select it as the links image.
I hope to get some time in the near future to do some articles for Web Graphics, but I am a little preoccupied at the moment.
By the how is the weather in the peaks at the moment?
All the best Mark.

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vikrant
Re:How can I beat my competitors? I've tried cunning, and that hasn't worked!
  • 2004/12/19 4:54

  • vikrant

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 97

  • Since: 2004/11/9


Hi xoopizens,
Me too was thinking on the same of better search engine promotions. As we all know that the sites linking to your webpage is also a parameter which is considered.
Since XOOPS is a huge community and i was thinking if we all could dedicate some space on our websites for all XOOPS sites it may give a much bigger links directing every1's site, this will make a good factor for search engine submissions.
We all need to coperate to gain this.
This is just my suggestion, but if acceptable for all it can be made possible.
best wishes
Vikrant

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