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 Post subject: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Blog Name: The Redhawks' Gaze

Blog URL: http://redhawksgaze.blogspot.com/ (Just updated to get rid of the extra D and reflect my actual in game name)

Blog Focus: Moonkins, WoW, and changing from a casual 10 man guild to a hardcore 25 man progression raiding guild. I'm actually still trying to find a main focus on topics and have gotten some great ideas from my guild members.

Character Name: Redhawks

Twitter (if applicable): http://twitter.com/redhawksgaze

Character Server: Ner'zhul (US)

Other Information: I am a doctor of pharmacy and a board certified pharmacotherapist, but I'm also a WoW player.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:53 pm 
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We have already met ;) Welcome to the blogsphere! :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:30 pm 
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Qieth wrote:
We have already met ;) Welcome to the blogsphere! :)
Thanks for making comments on my blog. I think when I changed my URL it may have wiped out all the comments but I changed my Starfall post to reflect the advice you gave on Blood Princes.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:49 pm 
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Welcome to BA :D I love the owl in your header!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Fancy! The hubby and I love moonkin blogs :) Welcome to my feeder.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:40 pm 
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Hi Red! Glad to see you introducing yourself here! Welcome to BA!

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:39 pm 
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You BASTARD!

(I mean this in a friendly tone, but allow me to rant anyways ;))

You took my owl! You freaking STOLE my Great Horned Owl!

(really, I mean no real harm by this, but I do feel like I have the right to whimp! :P)

Damn you, man! That owl is my avatar across several WoW sites! :'( Exhibit A, MMO-Champion.

Cry, QQ, cry.

Oh, also, I've begun working on a compilation of druid related blogs and sites on http://qieths-quips.com/lots-of-links/. If you stop stealing my avatar, I'll add you to the list! (alright, alright, I already did that.. :P)

How about a trade? Ill make you a real header! Something cool looking and moonkin'ish!

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Qieth wrote:
You BASTARD!

(I mean this in a friendly tone, but allow me to rant anyways ;))

You took my owl! You freaking STOLE my Great Horned Owl!

(really, I mean no real harm by this, but I do feel like I have the right to whimp! :P)

Damn you, man! That owl is my avatar across several WoW sites! :'( Exhibit A, MMO-Champion.

Cry, QQ, cry.

Oh, also, I've begun working on a compilation of druid related blogs and sites on http://qieths-quips.com/lots-of-links/. If you stop stealing my avatar, I'll add you to the list! (alright, alright, I already did that.. :P)

How about a trade? Ill make you a real header! Something cool looking and moonkin'ish!
That sounds like an even trade. I have no skill at doing anything with art so I just googled "red owl" and that is the picture that came up.

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:02 pm 
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I wasn't going to actually force it off you, but if i can bribe you with a new header, ill do it :P What do you want in it?

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
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Qieth wrote:
I wasn't going to actually force it off you, but if i can bribe you with a new header, ill do it :P What do you want in it?
I think the Lunar Eclipse icon is the coolest thing with the moonkin. Also, the reason I originally liked the owl was the eyes just staring at you. I know it would be tough to do both of those in one thing, but maybe have the eye level of the night elf moonkin at the bottom staring straight ahead at you with the lunar eclipse symbol right about his head.

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:03 pm 
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Right, so, ehm, thats a bit difficult. Mainly because I don't have access to a night elf moonkin. I am also hesitant about using too much ingame graphics, because it's grainy.

Instead, I found an image of a moonkin and did a bit of anti-aliasing (ei, blurring :P), fiddled with some lightning, found a blue moon and smacked them together. I don't know if you like this or not. If this isn't you, then let me know and I'll come up with something else :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:07 pm 
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Qieth wrote:
Right, so, ehm, thats a bit difficult. Mainly because I don't have access to a night elf moonkin. I am also hesitant about using too much ingame graphics, because it's grainy.

Instead, I found an image of a moonkin and did a bit of anti-aliasing (ei, blurring :P), fiddled with some lightning, found a blue moon and smacked them together. I don't know if you like this or not. If this isn't you, then let me know and I'll come up with something else :)

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Damn my work, not allowing access to Photobucket. I will have to check it later.

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:10 pm 
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Damn, you changed your design. I had made the image so it matched the width of your blog. Well, look at the picture, see if its something you want to use, and if it is, I'll fiddle with it to that it matches into your blog layout.

(and as you notice, its no longer a huge fucking image :P)

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
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Qieth wrote:
Damn, you changed your design. I had made the image so it matched the width of your blog. Well, look at the picture, see if its something you want to use, and if it is, I'll fiddle with it to that it matches into your blog layout.

(and as you notice, its no longer a huge fucking image :P)
It works very well. I had to resize it slightly in Photoshop to fit across the top, but I think it comes across very nicely. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:46 am 
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You should be aware of how it looks on big screens though:

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And on small screens, it makes a scollbar. Thats why bigger is NOT better. I would rather suggest that you make the background color in the header black, and then ill fade the image to black in the edges as well. It wont span the full size (but it usually wont anyways unless people have the correct screen size), but it will look nicer.

Even on smaller screens, the image right now is VERY big. You generally don't want to fill half of the readers screen with a super large image.

So, suggestion: Make your blog a fixed width, then i fix the image for that. You are currently using a variable width, which makes it super difficult to work with :P

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
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I was using the Stretched Denim templete but have now switch to the regular Denim template and shrunk the picture to fit the borders. Overall, I have to say it looks really good now. It doesn't look like it stick out to the sides like in the Streth Denim.

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:18 am 
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Well, with my graphic-critical eye, I wouldn't accept stretching images like that. Notice the letters are a bit blurred, and your moonkin is even fatter. Would you like me to correct the image to 760px × 220px (as your blog currently is) so it looks all nice and crisp?

EDIT: Screw it, I did it :P Use this, and all will be perfect :P it has the dimensions 760x220, and shouldn't need to be stretched.

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Thanks. The header is working great now. Even better when I took out the blogger bar on top of it.

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Redhawks wrote:
Thanks. The header is working great now. Even better when I took out the blogger bar on top of it.


How DID you take out that bar on top? It doesn't seem like there's an option to get rid of it under the editing (that I can find).

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 Post subject: Re: The Redhawks' Gaze
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AChloryn wrote:
Redhawks wrote:
Thanks. The header is working great now. Even better when I took out the blogger bar on top of it.


How DID you take out that bar on top? It doesn't seem like there's an option to get rid of it under the editing (that I can find).
I'll direct you here. It will take a little bit of looking at your html to figure out where you can should stick it in, but it works great.

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