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Re: Tech Schtuff...
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2013, 11:39:57 am »
As for your band name, I'm still holding out hope you go with Mac and the Cheeses.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 11:45:34 am »
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As for your band name, I'm still holding out hope you go with Mac and the Cheeses.

OHMYGAWD.... Who'd thunk the name is taken...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyCoLh3mRiE
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2013, 11:46:39 am »
Hahahahahahaha.
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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2013, 06:57:56 am »
So what is the current state of affairs of pictures on the internet?

Iíd like to build our website using mostly graphics. I mean there is not much to talk about the band except the basics of who we are and where we are playing. Iíll use free fonts, that much I know.

So can I use photos, any photos, I find on the web? OK, I know logos and proprietary images are forbidden, but what about joe blow that has taken a picture of a guitar or clouds or some such. Can I use them?

Iíve already looked up free public photos and those are anything but free.

Iím also not using these images to make money, like a product. Just to dress up a web page.
Am I being stupid here? This is something you just donít do?

edit add: I did find this... Wikimedia
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2013, 07:12:49 am »
I don't think grabbing random images online even matters, especially if you are not selling it for profit. Besides, with everything out there, how can anyone possibly monitor what a Website has? I think you are fine if all you are doing is just 'dressing up' your site. Granted, once you start to make a name for yourself and get a following, you may want to swap out any images that you didn't personally take for your own. Not for legal reasons, but simply for the fact that it would look tacky and cheap if some of your fans recognize the images belonging to someone else.
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2013, 08:16:11 am »
Yea, I was pretty much thinking what you've suggested. I just want to get the web site up and going.

Even think I'll use some kind of photoshop like tool to alter the image just a little.
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2013, 06:35:46 am »
How about logo's? How close can you get your logo to look 'similar' to another. Is it subjective?

I found a logo, but what if I did it with different colors and different layout? But the core idea was the same.
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« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2013, 06:45:42 am »
Well, if you're dressing the site up with it, anything and everything can be used. But you need to think long term. As I mentioned earlier, your fans will know and may comment on it, be it positive or negative. And I'm sure that you will want to brand yourself with your own identity from music, fashion and design. Personally, if I were you I would spend a little time working out some original logo designs. You can borrow the 'feel' from other more popular logos, but I wouldn't outright swipe it.
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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2013, 07:19:47 am »
Yea, I'm never been a fan of stealing a design. I just appreciate good design and want something like that in creativity. I was trying to convince myself for a few nanoseconds, it would be OK.  :-\

I'm going to ask my nephew if he would like to take a stab at a couple of things. Logo and header design with font.

I was going to ask you, but figured you were quite busy and I couldn't pay you either.

I'm also thinking about going to our community colleges and tasking some of the graphic and design classes with a challenge (This actually happened to me when I was there in some graphic classes). Again, I couldn't pay anything... it would be just a real business challenge.

I've got a web page design I like, from Go Daddy, and now need to put some creative juices into making it look good for us.
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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2013, 07:23:13 am »
Normally I'd work on anything you wanted. But I've been so swamped lately that it temporarily derailed my own Sketch Thread that I set up a couple of weeks ago. Ugh!!!
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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2013, 08:06:28 am »
You bastige.... you set a goal for yourself and you're derailed already?

Dayum dude



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That kind of stuff happens all the time. **** happens
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« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2013, 09:24:59 am »
You know, Squarespace has all these built-in templates and a What You See is What You Get editor, it's pretty cheap and combine that with some cheap Shutterstock images if you really need them, it's not that expensive to get a site up and running.  And you can get some good discounts as well, they advertise on a lot of Revision 3 and Twit shows so check one out and go to the commercial and there should be a discount code.

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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2013, 09:32:36 am »
I forgot all about Squarespace since the demise of TRS. They always plugged the site. Since then, I haven't heard anything about Squarespace, even on other Rev3 shows.
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« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2013, 09:38:23 am »
SquareSpace

Mac, I know you're working within Go Daddy, but you should check it out. Get some ideas and whatnot. Who knows, this may in fact be easier than Go Daddy. Props to Neumatic for reminding me about this site. What shows are currently using the discount codes to get a better pricing deal btw?
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 09:44:10 am by Chiprocks1 »
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« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2013, 09:54:00 am »
I have no idea, all I can think of is that 23andMe commercial.  They gotta be plugging it on some show... I think Framerate might be, and How Did This Get Made.

 

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