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New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on December 7th 2015, 6:07 am

Hey everyone!
I have been working on a theme and I realized how useful CSS is and can potentially disregard use of any images at all as well.
So I thought it would be nice if there's a new section in Graphic Design section that is for, well, CSS design!

We can make post buttons, topic buttons, navigation bars and even ranks using just CSS so why not incorporate that too?

Please vote in the poll AND post here your thoughts! Smile
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by SLGray on December 7th 2015, 6:56 am

Well that is really considered tutorials, because graphics deals with creating and modifying images.


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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on December 7th 2015, 7:14 am

No, you're wrong.
"Graphics are visual images or designs on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, screen, paper, or stone to inform, illustrate, or entertain."
It is only an assumption that graphics only means images, while it is much more.
I can create an image graphic and replicate the same via CSS, the end result is SAME only the process is different.
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by SLGray on December 7th 2015, 7:20 am

You are correct, but the graphics section is for images.  What you are talking about is dealing with coding to achieve a design.


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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on December 7th 2015, 8:45 am

Yes, I don't plan to mix them together and that's why I think a section inside Graphic design section that specifically is for codes is a good idea and it is better organized in that section than in tips and tricks as a tutorial.
That's my 2 cents on this matter.
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by BlackScorpion on June 11th 2016, 7:41 am

Aren't you achieving the same thing? In the CSS, you would still need an image link, no?
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on June 11th 2016, 10:36 am

No. Why would we NEED an image? We can simply use css to make it without using any image at all. :/
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by SLGray on June 11th 2016, 11:46 am

I mean on the support forum.  We consider graphics to be images on our forums.


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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on June 11th 2016, 12:03 pm

What's the point of stating that though? It is my suggestion to do something. Saying that we currently do something else isn't really a point made I am suggesting a change only.
It's already established that "Graphics" by definition, includes CSS.
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Ange Tuteur on June 11th 2016, 2:18 pm

Well technically CSS defines styles ( or "graphics" ) for the webpage's HTML elements. When you're taking up web design, HTML and CSS is a requirement along with experience with a graphic program. When it comes to images and CSS they pretty much do the same things, the only difference is that CSS renders graphics directly in the browser and can be dynamically changed. ( it can also load faster than images ) Honestly, having a section to share snippets of CSS could prove helpful for people to share their CSS designs, like buttons, animations, tricks, and other miscellaneous creations that people can utilize on their forums and websites.

Take a look at some of these creations and tell me that they're not art. Artist
https://codepen.io/collection/gkpbh/2/

You can create graphics just the same as images with only some HTML and CSS. Wink
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on June 11th 2016, 6:47 pm

Ange gets it Smile it'll only benefit the users so I don't see why not.
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Guest on June 11th 2016, 9:14 pm

Yes, CSS is used and can be used to create designs without the use of images.

The question here is not that, but whether or not we have a separate gallery for that. The thing is that, at this moment, our current gallery is for images only. The reason why is that all designers on the team are not here to assist with coding, they are here to assist with images.

The graphic team are not coders--they are image creators and image editors. That's what we know how to do. If you create an entire new gallery just for CSS creations, then guess what--we'll need a new team to moderate and test them, a whole new section for having them posted and a whole new group of people that are capable of posting tutorials on how to post them and so on.

It's a lot of work and the current team that currently helps with this section (support moderators) would have to be willing to have yet another section to work through. The question is, do we want to go through all of that work and give additional work to our current staff? At the end of the day, it's up to the staff and right now, I don't' believe we have the resources or the staff with the time to have work added for an entire new section.

I think no, this won't happen, because although it would be super nice to have, we are short on hands and are busy with other management issues at this time.

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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by SLGray on June 11th 2016, 9:16 pm

Also CSS is considered coding.  You have to use codes to create the images.


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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on June 11th 2016, 9:55 pm

@Leah7 i don't think that the graphic designers NEED to learn css. Neither have I implied that and nor should you think that.
It will be user submitted to gallery. It has nothing to do with graphic requests either.
Though the graphic created via the help of css, will receive comments by general public as normal images and you have the power to accept or reject it in the gallery.

Needs a bit of work and changes in the current scheme but it's not as big of a deal as you think. Nowhere close. All the work will be done by the people who want to submit their graphic for usage. Just instead of using the graphic in the form of imagery, they'll use css. Much neater solution and t is a better practice to replace images with css wherever possible.
I dont see a downside to this no matter how hard i think
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by BlackScorpion on June 12th 2016, 1:59 am

@Rhino.Freak, why not just create a forum dedicated just to that? User submitted css graphics? You would be the first , i think with that concept.
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by BlackScorpion on June 12th 2016, 2:17 am

@Rhino.Freak wrote:No. Why would we NEED an image? We can simply use css to make it without using any image at all. :/

I'm not a coder , but how exactly would you make an image with CSS? Do you not need an image to convert to codes?
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on June 12th 2016, 9:39 am

That isn't the point, I neither have time nor motivation to run a forum for that.

Still unsure how the 6 voters who said "No" think how this is not a good idea.

@BlackScorpion: Did you check Ange's post and the link he provided?

You can design form buttons without any imagery. Infact even in my Cosmic Sleek RED theme, the create a new topic is almost fully CSS with just a little "+" icon of image. (which I think is avoidable)



You can find many things like this http://line25.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/css-button/demo/index.html
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by skouliki on June 12th 2016, 3:09 pm

so if a member decides to change all the forum images he/she can do it easily ? if the images are with css because if not we will probably have additional work like Leah says above
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Ange Tuteur on June 12th 2016, 3:36 pm

Graphically there are some things that images can do better than CSS, so it's not ideal to replace all images with it. I believe what Rhino was trying to say is that it's best to use CSS in certain places over images, like buttons for example. CSS will never truly replace all images. Wink

You guys said that you have no time or the required knowledge to manage this section, I can understand since CSS is more written than image manipulation which makes it more of a coding language ; another thing one would need to learn, and I wouldn't want to force someone into learning something they don't want to. Personally, I think the section would fit better under "Community Coding and Analysis Zone" because of that fact. Although the choice is completely up to you guys, this is only a suggestion after all so it doesn't need to be implemented if you don't have the right manpower. After all, I know you're all very busy managing this forum. salut
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Rhino.Freak on June 12th 2016, 6:22 pm

Can someone explain to me why the mods of graphic design forum NEED to learn css? Sure it's cool if they know it but I don't see how it matters much.
But yeah it's a suggestion. No one is benefitted by this except users, it's up to y'all!
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by BlackScorpion on June 13th 2016, 4:10 am

@Rhino.Freak wrote:That isn't the point, I neither have time nor motivation to run a forum for that.

Still unsure how the 6 voters who said "No" think how this is not a good idea.

@BlackScorpion: Did you check Ange's post and the link he provided?

You can design form buttons without any imagery. Infact even in my Cosmic Sleek RED theme, the create a new topic is almost fully CSS with just a little "+" icon of image. (which I think is avoidable)



You can find many things like this http://line25.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/css-button/demo/index.html

@Rhino.Freak , Yes i did check it out and I understand the concept like i said above i'm not a coder, wish i was, but this would have to go into a coding thread, since it involves codes, even though it's to create images. I personally like this concept, but it's all foreign to me. I wish i could learn some of this stuff for my personal use, but i can't seem to find an easy way to learn it.


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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Vanityy on June 14th 2016, 5:55 am

BlackScorpion you need to add quotes around a username with a period.

Example:
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@"Rhino.Freak"
, same applies with username spaces.
@Rhino.Freak

I am in full agreement with this suggestion and I believe it could be located in either the Graohics section or Coding Analysis. This honestly would benefit users in making their forum more unique and special and removing the default Forumotion looks.
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by BlackScorpion on June 14th 2016, 6:32 am

Genesis wrote:BlackScorpion you need to add quotes around a username with a period.

Example:
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@Rhino.Freak

Thank you, I did not know this.
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by Mimóza on June 15th 2016, 8:33 am

Would be a cool addition, but I don't believe the support staff is willing to manage it as it would be too much additional work for some volunteers. Better someone starts a forum for it. Smile
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Re: New Graphic Design Section - CSS Gallery

Post by BlackScorpion on June 15th 2016, 3:18 pm

@Mimóza wrote:Would be a cool addition, but I don't believe the support staff is willing to manage it as it would be too much additional work for some volunteers. Better someone starts a forum for it. Smile

I agree with your statement.
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