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October 13, 2011 // 2:20 am - This is just a quick PSA that we have now completed work integrating the PS3 News Quick Style Chooser into our Forums, Portal and 17 Subdomains hosted here which allows you to change the colors based on your preferences while browsing the site each day.

It can be found in the bottom left corner of each page here, and we will continue adding Styles to it frequently.

If anyone wishes to take a screenshot like HeyManHRU did HERE and fill in the colors you'd like to see we will do our best to add a Style under your UserName to pick from as time permits!

Finally, we are still offering $100 US for a new Site Logo... so far we have had a lot of GREAT design ideas in the ongoing thread with the criteria outlined below:

  • The logo should look decent with a transparent background, or able to be made that way upon being selected (most are).
  • The logo design should be unique so that when seen the first thing that comes to a viewer's mind is our site, not "Sony" or "PlayStation 3" so try to avoid using pics of the PS3 itself or accessories, font etc.
  • We prefer round, curvy fonts such as those attached HERE over square/boxy looking ones for the "PS3 News" name in the logo.
  • The logo should match the default site/forum colorscheme (white, black, grey, silver and our blue shades) to naturally blend/fit in.
  • The logo should be visually appealing/friendly horizontally at 150x90, vertically at 46x180 and as our default Forum avatar at 50x50. This is the biggest issue as the same exact logo likely won't work in all three placements just by rotating/resizing it so we need a basic logo design that is versatile enough to work for them all.
  • Post any design ideas / submissions in the ongoing PS3 News Logo thread HERE.

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#5 - HeyManHRU - September 29, 2011 // 3:34 am
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Yeah, I'm terrible with photoshop too.

Also do you have a link of a bunch of vBulletin themes we can choose from?

#4 - PS4 News - September 29, 2011 // 3:19 am
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Yea, hopefully someone will see this who is good with graphics... out of everything I do here, I completely suck at them the most.

#3 - HeyManHRU - September 29, 2011 // 3:09 am
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I reckon the Icon should change every time there is a holiday or something. Like on St. Patrick's day we can have a little green clover on the top right of the logo .

#2 - oVERSoLDiER - September 29, 2011 // 3:08 am
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I use it right now, it looks quite good with the new logo.PNG. But I also like the stock vBulletin style with the white and sky-blue color, which is good for the eyes.

#1 - PS4 News - September 29, 2011 // 3:00 am
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If you are logged in, you should now see a Quick Style Chooser selector at the bottom of the Forums main page that allows you to choose between vBulletin 4 (our stock Style) and a PS3 News Blue / Grey Style WIP.

I have also added a temporary Transparent Logo when logged in so that it can be seen in the WIP Style as the other isn't transparent and when I converted it the lettering in it lost antialias due to being in 256 color.

That said, if anyone reading this wants to give a try at a 150x90 transparent PS3 News logo I will add it temporarily to see if it works and how other members logged in like it... and if we decide to use it for our permanent logo I will PayPal $100 to the designer as mentioned in a previous thread.

Finally, the PS3 News Blue / Grey Style WIP is just a quickie throw-together Style I made... it isn't finished but it is good for testing transparent logos out and also works on our Portal of course.

If anyone has ideas for that Style or another one (such as your preferred color scheme, perhaps take a picture and mod it in PS the way you'd like it to look) and we can add a bunch more Style options in coming weeks etc.