Battlestar Wiki talk:Site images

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favicon

I thought this would be a good place to talk about this. I created a favicon for this site using the basic BSG circle logo, but ".ico" is blocked in the image upload. Most wikis will rediredct requests for favicon.ico to Image:Favico.ico, so I dont know why it is blocked here. Anyway, please unblock ".ico" so i can upload it and get rid of this ugly "basic page" icon on my toolbar. Thanks. --Bp 12:01, 5 May 2006 (CDT)

It wouldnt work even if you did managed ot upload an ico file because images are actually uploaded withing a series of subdirectories. if you want a favicon to work it must be uploaded to the root folder. and that requires admin ftp access --Mercifull 12:15, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
I'm pretty sure the MediaWiki software redirects requests for /favicon.ico to the image source for Image:favicon.ico. So it would work. But, i'll email it anyway. --Bp 12:28, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
You'll need to send it to me via e-mail, so I could FTP it from there. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 12:22, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
Alright. --Bp 12:28, 5 May 2006 (CDT)
That one doesn't resize well to 16x16 so I am sending you a new one with a 16x16 defined. It looked good in details view, but bad in browser. Thanks for the quick work. --Bp 13:16, 5 May 2006 (CDT)

Button images

Current

http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_bold.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_italic.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_link.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_extlink.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_headline.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_image.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_media.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_math.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_nowiki.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_sig.png http://www.battlestarwiki.org/en/skins/common/images/button_hr.png

Possible new images

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/8466/buttonbold5ai.png http://img485.imageshack.us/img485/4180/buttonitalic6bf.png http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/7999/buttonlink3hb.png http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3629/buttonextlink5bi.png http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/6272/buttonheadline1qe.png http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1548/buttonimage3nw.png http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5205/buttonmedia7ca.png http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/8869/buttonmath6tr.png http://img485.imageshack.us/img485/4108/buttonnowiki2jn.png http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/5551/buttonsig8lz.png http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/4750/buttonhr0fp.png

Criticisms welcome --Mercifull 16:43, 15 June 2006 (CDT)

I like! --April Arcus 17:33, 15 June 2006 (CDT)
I concur. Well done. -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate 21:45, 15 June 2006 (CDT)
Great! --FrankieG 21:57, 15 June 2006 (CDT)
You will all see these intergrated soon on http://www.battlestarwiki.org/hangarbay/index.php/Main_Page --Shane (T - C - E) 23:56, 15 June 2006 (CDT)
They are not complete yet, and Peter gave some good suggestions over Gmail last night which i will work on when I have a spare few mins --Mercifull 02:44, 16 June 2006 (CDT)
Any other suggestions from people. I will be adding a small black outline to all of the buttons like the outline of the text. I will also be shrinking the image picture or replacing with a landscape one too. Peter also expressed a little concern over the mediawiki icon, should it be changed back to a simple 'W'? And just incase anyone was wondering... the signature is by Frida from ABBA ^_^ --Mercifull 10:39, 20 June 2006 (CDT)
What is the NoWiki image of? Looks like some sort of explosion to me. --Steelviper 10:43, 20 June 2006 (CDT)
Its the MediaWiki logo but you can only see the flower part of it with no double brackets. (look at bottom right corner of this wiki --Mercifull 10:44, 20 June 2006 (CDT)
Updated images... comments please --Mercifull 13:47, 21 June 2006 (CDT)
Like. :D --Shane (T - C - E) 14:01, 21 June 2006 (CDT)
Those are absolutely gorgeous. I have two nitpicks, though. The speaker on the "sound" button is a little hard to recognize. (I think this is probably unavoidable at this resolution, so I see why the default went with the trumpet.) I thought all "No ..." signs had their drawn diameters as slashes and not back-slashes, but this is inconsequential as the meaning is still more than clear. --CalculatinAvatar(C-T) 14:41, 21 June 2006 (CDT)
If recognition of the speaker is a concern, you could take a page out of Apple's book and do a sideways profile with little sound waves coming out. I'll see if I can find and image and link it here in a sec... Here's something similar. I'd advise working something up from scratch, just for the sake of copyrights. It's not a complex image. --Day (Talk - Admin) 15:00, 21 June 2006 (CDT)
I agree i think a new speaker icon is neccesary. I will see if I have time tonight --Mercifull 06:52, 26 June 2006 (CDT)
Also its MediaWiki that has it wrong. All "No" signs are backslashes, at least in Europe. Ghostbusters is the exception to the rule--Mercifull 06:58, 26 June 2006 (CDT)