Site Banners forum: Banner for May 9, 2016 by dirtdorphins

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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dirtdorphins
May 8, 2016 6:01 PM CST
sunset on 'Twilight' and bumblebee

Thumb of 2015-07-26/dirtdorphins/021361
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Butterflies Forum moderator Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover Echinacea
Region: Maryland Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 The WITWIT Badge
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Catmint20906
May 8, 2016 6:41 PM CST
Beautiful, Dirt! Nice to see the pollinators out and about again! Thumbs up
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Name: Sean B Murray
Riverhead, NY (Zone 7a)
Plays in the sandbox Xeriscape Herbs The WITWIT Badge Composter Garden Photography
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Whitebeard
May 8, 2016 7:09 PM CST
Nice capture and cut, Dirt. @dave what's bugging me is that the seams on the banners persist. Dirt did a lovely job, but when this comes up on my desktop, the last third is repeated and it looks considerably less than wonderful. Has the size of the banner requirements changed?
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
May 8, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Thanks Catmint!

So sorry it is too short for the new format *Blush*
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
May 8, 2016 7:43 PM CST
Yes, the seam is very unfortunate!
The size requirement didn't really change but the format did in that the ATP logo occupied about 300 pixels on the left and pushed the photo over to the right. Now the photo goes the length of the banner and the logo sits on top of it.
On a small screen or a phone, it doesn't repeat, but on a wide screen it does. I have a wide monitor too, and I have always kept my window size smaller for this site to avoid the seam in the banners. If I open it full-wide, for example, I get the split in the middle and two bees Hilarious!
Anyway,
I think many of the potential banners in the queue might be short for this format because the minimum length has been 1200 pixels; and also, the 'area of interest' has tended to be the first portion of the photo, so many of the potential banners may do better being flipped to accommodate the logo. It is my intention to make some 'new and improved' ones, longer and better for the NGA, but I haven't had much time lately to play with pictures with this new goal in mind...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
May 8, 2016 7:53 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I've made an adjustment that should help.

For future banners, the wider the banner is, the less likely it is that your browser will not be able to see it all at once.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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dirtdorphins
May 8, 2016 8:46 PM CST
I see!
Just so you know Dave--I actually like the transparent background with the photo showing through!
I was thinking we just need longer/wider banner photos
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
May 9, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Dirt, no matter the size of the banner, yours are always spectacular! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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