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Hello there,



As I'm going through pondering about my e-shop's interface I'm wondering if you got any tips on how to create graphics, such as a logotype, buttons and banners.


Are there any guides out there on the net that you would recommend? :)


I KNOW; "google it" - but I'd like to hear YOUR views and such on the topic. :D



Also; do you have some good tips when making menus etc? I want my shop to have a "light" interface, I don't want dark colors, and I don't want the potential customer to feel intimidated or so by NEON LIGHTS causing epeleptic seizure etc :o ;)

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You're asking a question that hundreds (thousands?) of BOOKS have been written about. How can anyone sum it up into anything meaningful here? :rolleyes:


Care to be more specific? :blink:

Well... what to think about?


I am thinking about basically doing some fancy-smanchy thing on a picture with the domain-name written with some nice&clean font.


I am not out after winning the nobel prize in design(haha), I just want it to be clear and such.



What color should I use for discount-products? Does red signal a good "buy it now vibe" or does it say "stop" to you?




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I am thinking about basically doing some fancy-smanchy thing on a picture with the domain-name written with some nice&clean font.


Arial is a clean font. What a question.

My advice comes in two flavors- Pick the one that won't offend you.


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There are several programs that are great for making graphical images. I prefer Paint Shop Pro by Jasc software. Here are several things to think about as you ponder your image.


1. Image size both screen size and file size.


A: Remember that not all screens see the same size as you do. Design an image that will not domenate a lower screen size. Keep track of background color and set your page section to match it to allow for size differences.


B: Conpression rate can change the clearity of your hard built image.


C: If your image ends up being much over a35kb upload to view in the browser, then people who use modem dialup will have a slow load. (alwasy keep in mind that even still today the standard for a page build and spead load are still 56K modem standard)


:rolleyes: Best of luck with your creation, and do some reading on the subject and just play around for a bit till you get comfortabel with your graphic building software.



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Photo Shop Elements is $100, and well worth it. It gives you many graphical options, plus it actually has a few lessons on how to do just what you're wanting to do. It takes a day or to of using to get used to, but once you do, it's a breeze. Another great feature is that when you save an image, it will actually tell you how long an upload will take at different speeds for that image. So, if you made an image to large, make it smaller or use a different format. It has a 30 trial for you to use first if you want to.


Also, my own opinion, any of the Center Shop Contributions are great to use. The reason being, if you set your shop to a standard width (i.e. 750), then no matter what screen reso is viewing your site (800/1200....), they will all see the exact same thing as you.

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