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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:39 am
by saaimen
Danyael wrote:the poem is the only thing that is tough to make out
maybe a slight notch darker but only a % or 5 but only on small map
large map is 100% perfect in my eyes

Agreed!
Nice job rearranging for the small map =D>

And a late congratulations for the GP stamp!

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:04 am
by pamoa
for me this map is one of the best graphic we have here around =D>
who is your lazy graphic stamper...
tiny remark I found your territory texts a bit blurry

excellent job

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:50 am
by MrBenn
Thanks pamoa ;-)

I'll have a look and see if I can do anything about the text for you.

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:46 am
by yeti_c
Personally I don't like the poem...

Let me rephrase that - I like the poem - but not on your map... the "Green and Pleasant Land" subtitle says all that is necessary... the poem is overkill and feels clunky.

C.

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:34 am
by MrBenn
yeti_c wrote:Personally I don't like the poem...

Let me rephrase that - I like the poem - but not on your map... the "Green and Pleasant Land" subtitle says all that is necessary... the poem is overkill and feels clunky.

C.

I nearly left it off the small map completely - I had to move it to get the three lions to fit properly... I have no qualms about taking it off the small map, and agree it looks clunky on there. As for the large map, I think it fits a bit better there...

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/25 - Finalising graphics

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:36 am
by MrBenn
Bumped images for the latest page...
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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:29 pm
by WidowMakers
This is a sweet looking map.

I love the water and colors of the map.

A couple suggestions:
    1) The legend in the small map could use a bit bigger font. The text looks a bit pixelated
    2) On maps maybe Westmorland could be move to the top of the tert and eliminate the hyphen
    3) Same with Northumberland

WM

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:14 pm
by gimil
Hi Benn,

I have just noticed that the 'S' in Scotland seems almost invisable and looks like 'cotland'.

Apart from that, good work. ;)

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:53 am
by Phobia
Really looking forward to this map, looks like it's gonna be another one of my favourites! Gutted you chucked South Yorkshire off, but never mind ;)

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:47 am
by brian fletcher
shouldnt Derby be derbyshire? it doesnt bother me in the slightest and if you say its an abbreviation then fine. but as far as im aware derby is a city and derbyshire is a county.
the graphics are tremendous on this map. well done

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:27 am
by the.killing.44
On the small, having the bottommost lion being smaller looks very off. other than that I got nothing ;) Stamp soon.

.44

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:57 pm
by brian fletcher
I dread to think how many times someone will assault middlesex from kent and end up in essex :lol:
ive looked at this map so many times and thats the 1st time ive noticed the bottom lion being smaller. :roll:
if the drop down assault box lists derby as derbyshire then i guess ignore my previous comment as it would kind of spoil the look.

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:21 am
by iancanton
the commonly-used postal abbreviation for derbyshire is derbys. however, it looks a bit odd to me if we put it on this map.

http://www.gazetteer.co.uk/section3.htm

a full stop appears after notts, but none of the other county abbreviations have one.

ian. :)

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:59 am
by Teflon Kris
Minor detail - Wetmorland /Lancashire border - could you get away with it being a little bit closer to the coast?

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:11 am
by Tupence
DJ Teflon wrote:Minor detail - Wetmorland /Lancashire border - could you get away with it being a little bit closer to the coast?

Wetmorland...Freudian slip there? :lol:

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:25 pm
by MrBenn
I've been making some tweaks to the small map, but haven't had enough time to get something that I'm completely satisfied with yet.

The third lion (bottom one) is often smaller than the first two, especially as they're more commonly seen on a shield (which shrinks towards the bottom)... and he needs to be smaller so as to not overlap the land...

I'll be ironing out some of the discrepencies in abbreviations (ie the full-stop in Notts.) too...

Keep watching this space ;-)

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/25 - Finalising graphics

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:35 pm
by cairnswk
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I know MrBenn is now busy, and that he has some things he wants to do with this map...but i think it deserves a bump to remind people that it's still here... :)

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:07 pm
by MrBenn
Woohoo... at long last I've got around to publishing an update...

I can;t really remember all the things I've done - most of them are silly little tweaks that you probably wouldn't notice unless I pointed them out in any case :lol:

The most notable thing I've done is to change the font on the small map to make it easier to read (although it's a very similar typeface to the one I was using in any case) and less blurry.

The third lion will stay slightly smaller than the other two (only on the small map), because it looks stupid if I shrink the others down to be the same size - and if I make the smallest lion any bigger, then he (his name is Dexter) will overlap the land.

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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:52 pm
by the.killing.44
*sticks tongue out at Benn*

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Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:52 pm
by cairnswk
MrBenn, nice update. :)
Is there any reason why the white lines in the background are clearer in the South-East than in most other continents.
In some , i can't see any.
To that extent, is the transparency consistant on all continents.

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:10 pm
by MrBenn
cairnswk wrote:MrBenn, nice update. :)
Is there any reason why the white lines in the background are clearer in the South-East than in most other continents.
In some , i can't see any.
To that extent, is the transparency consistant on all continents.

It's partially a trick of the eye - especially as I've tweaked the transparency to try and make them more visible in the paler regions....

I'll have another look at evening them up a bit - but there'll probably always be some optical trick on them...


edit: Thanks for the stamp \:D/

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:18 pm
by Evil DIMwit
Took you long enough, man. Terrific work with all the green. 'Bout time the site got a new comedy map.*

*As a Jew I find the song "Jerusalem" inevitably hilarious.

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:31 pm
by cairnswk
MrBenn wrote:
cairnswk wrote:MrBenn, nice update. :)
Is there any reason why the white lines in the background are clearer in the South-East than in most other continents.
In some , i can't see any.
To that extent, is the transparency consistant on all continents.

It's partially a trick of the eye - especially as I've tweaked the transparency to try and make them more visible in the paler regions....

I'll have another look at evening them up a bit - but there'll probably always be some optical trick on them...


OKies.
I think this can be stickied at least. =D>

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:34 pm
by saaimen
Biggest change I can see, apart from the font, is leaving out that very poem... A shame.

Dost thou fear the clutter? ;)

Re: England Map [D, GP] p1/26 - Final Graphics? Big+Small

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:58 am
by porkenbeans
Just stumbled onto this map. I must say with all honesty, that, It is the prettiest map I have seen. I love the style, the color, the legibility and, ...well, just the pleasant feel of it. :D
Nice job there Mr. B. I would NOT change a thing.
=D> =D> =D>