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Ray
03 Mar 07,, 06:29
Ironduke,

The new WAB Banner looks real sophisticated and gives the Board the 'character' that it is a serious forum.

Congratulations for bringing in new ideas and innovations!

Let the Globe rotate so that it indicates the robustness of the Forum i.e. that it has international posters from far and wide!

leib10
03 Mar 07,, 06:39
Me likey. :)

dave lukins
03 Mar 07,, 09:40
Real nice touch

glyn
03 Mar 07,, 09:55
Damn shame they can't spell Defence or favourite though:mad:

667medic
03 Mar 07,, 11:58
It is Defence and why is the globe showing N.America, it stinks of cronyism;)

Ironduke
03 Mar 07,, 12:01
Hmm... well I can try to get the pics and globe position to alternate. That is an Microsoft Paint pic, btw. :)

standoh
03 Mar 07,, 12:10
Love the new Banner PEOPLE!

667medic
03 Mar 07,, 12:14
Hmm... well I can try to get the pics and globe position to alternate. That is an Microsoft Paint pic, btw. :)

Hey just joking dude, don't take it seriously:biggrin:
But then you might want to use the correct spellings for Defence and Favourite:biggrin:

Ironduke
03 Mar 07,, 12:17
Hey just joking dude, don't take it seriously:biggrin:
But then you might want to use the correct spellings for Defence and Favourite:biggrin:
Heh, I know.

Anyhow I dug up a map... exactly the same but it's centered on the Atlantic Ocean. Can't seem to find anything in that format that displays Asia.

jame$thegreat
03 Mar 07,, 17:24
At first glance I wasnt sure I was at the right website, I had to read the title. It looks great, good job Ironduke.

Ray
03 Mar 07,, 17:28
Heh, I know.

Anyhow I dug up a map... exactly the same but it's centered on the Atlantic Ocean. Can't seem to find anything in that format that displays Asia.

No, I am not being parochial that I want to see Asia. No, not at all.

We have a whole lot of non American posters and it sort of give the robustness to the Board.

I was wondering if that Globe could go round and round on its axis, so that as it rotates the continents can be seen!

Like James has said, I too thought I had opened some other website! :)

T_igger_cs_30
03 Mar 07,, 17:35
Great job Ironduke :)

sappersgt
03 Mar 07,, 19:20
Very stylish!:biggrin:

kams
03 Mar 07,, 21:39
Good Job Ironduke. Good to see many advertisements too. :biggrin:

Ironduke
03 Mar 07,, 21:43
Changed the globe so that it is positioned on the Atlantic Ocean. Still can't seem to dig up a globe focused on other parts of the world.

dave lukins
03 Mar 07,, 22:10
Changed the globe so that it is positioned on the Atlantic Ocean. Still can't seem to dig up a globe focused on other parts of the world.

Ironduke,you cannot please all the people all of the time..YOU choose and that's it!! A job well done Sir:)

glyn
03 Mar 07,, 22:11
Ironduke,you cannot please all the people all of the time..YOU choose and that's it!! A job well done Sir:)

What a creep!:biggrin:

kams
03 Mar 07,, 22:12
http://www.carana.com/assets/Maps/globe_europe&asia.jpg

The above covers Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia...so along with the one you have, we have almost everything covered.:)

Debbie
03 Mar 07,, 22:18
Looks wonderful

T_igger_cs_30
03 Mar 07,, 22:18
What a creep!:biggrin:

Glyn he has always been the same he told "Monty" the exact same thing after "MARKET GARDEN"........................:biggrin:

texasjohn
04 Mar 07,, 04:07
Oh yeah! what do you guys think?

667medic
04 Mar 07,, 04:45
The Ferrous One has spoken.
Now how about the glaring spelling mistakes.....

texasjohn
04 Mar 07,, 04:53
The Ferrous One has spoken.
Now how about the glaring spelling mistakes.....

What spelling mistakes!!:confused:

667medic
04 Mar 07,, 04:57
What spelling mistakes!!:confused:

Its Defence and Favourite.....

Ironduke
04 Mar 07,, 04:57
Defence, apparently. ;)

standoh
04 Mar 07,, 08:32
Like it, but like 667Medic said,...................those spelling mistakes.

:tongue:

Ray
04 Mar 07,, 11:04
Ironduke,you cannot please all the people all of the time..YOU choose and that's it!! A job well done Sir:)

Dave,

It is not a question of pleasing all.

It is question of pleasing the raison d'etre of WAB, so to say. The essence of WAB. Its a worldwide phenomenon (yes, phenomenon!) and not a niche group.

That is what I am suggesting to Ironduke.

Ironduke,

Check the undermentioned sites, if you wish:

Revolving Earth Globe | ImageReady Animation (http://www.webdesign.org/web/photoshop/imageready-animation/revolving-earth-globe.1104.html)

http://www.steamboats.com/clipart/earth.gif

Ironduke
04 Mar 07,, 11:20
That's far beyond my technical skill, Brig. Ray.

I haven't the slightest idea on how to create an animated gif.

I can, however, create another banner with the Middle East centered (thus displaying most of the rest of the world's land mass) and have them display 50/50. I just need to find a picture of the globe I used that shows that part of the world.

If anybody can find a picture of an identical globe with a focus on the Middle East, I'll create a second banner and put it into rotation (not animated, but displaying 50/50).

If anybody would be willing to compress the current banner to say, 50kb (no visible quality loss), I would also be much obliged. Please attach the photo here if you can compress it.

Parihaka
04 Mar 07,, 11:54
That's far beyond my technical skill, Brig. Ray.

I haven't the slightest idea on how to create an animated gif.

I can, however, create another banner with the Middle East centered (thus displaying most of the rest of the world's land mass) and have them display 50/50. I just need to find a picture of the globe I used that shows that part of the world.

If anybody can find a picture of an identical globe with a focus on the Middle East, I'll create a second banner and put it into rotation (not animated, but displaying 50/50).

If anybody would be willing to compress the current banner to say, 50kb (no visible quality loss), I would also be much obliged. Please attach the photo here if you can compress it.

Ironduke, give me about a week (I don't have much time to spare) and I'll whip one up for you in the same style as the one above.

Shek
07 Mar 07,, 02:26
Some potentials:

Not free
Animated Backgrounds - Video Backgrounds - Motion Backgrounds (http://www.motionloops.com/), Globe 59 is really cool!
globe animation - rotating globe animations (http://www.anim-fx.com/samples/globe.html)

Free
http://www.geo.ua.edu:16080/asil/Images/animated-globe.gif

Other options
animated globe - Google Image Search (http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=animated+globe&svnum=10&hl=en&start=21&sa=N&ndsp=21)