They invented paper, the clock, and a distinctive walk that changed the face of pop music. They were the ancient Egyptians. Under mighty pharaohs like Yul Brynner and Steve Martin, they built an empire that spanned thousands of years, two continents, and millions of acres of gold plating. Now comes the ultimate memorial to their greatness: a Shirt.Woot Derby in their honor. And don’t be shy about ripping off their distinctive visual style, either. It’s not like they can sue us from the Land of the Dead.
Hieroglyphics are permitted, but no other text. That includes fonts that are made to look like hieroglyphics.
I’ve got one entry, maybe 2. Already posted the one on the thread. The other I’m not sure about. I could either slap something together or simply work on my Make Something Cool Everyday art for my blog. Which is prolly what I’m gonna do tonite, unless inspiration grabs me first.
Are huge voting links in your signature helping you?
I try to keep mine small and innocuous just because that’s how I roll. Some people like to employ massive banners and others meet somewhere in between. What do you think? Do you think it matters? Obviously I’ve seen people get prints after barely posting around woot (if at all), but I wonder how much it helps in the long run.
I don’t think it makes or breaks entries, since most of the time the people voting don’t even know most of the threads here exist. But it does garner probably 20-30 votes if they’re forum regulars. I use 100x100 just because there’s a certain length max in the sig code so might as well use larger images.
I think it’s just a matter of taste- smaller images can be more understated, especially if they’re not directly linked to a design. That’s why my “blog” link only is 30 px wide.
I have no idea… I started doing it from time to time if I have a design that was doing pretty well (top 10) and I want to feature it more (since I typically have multiple entries per derby) and I noticed other artists (often printed popular ones) doing it.
This derby I did one because I wanted to include more of the design than I had in my thumbnail… but the design is still doing pretty poorly, so I don’t think it’s helping much!
Other than that I usually stick to 100x100. I’ve noticed some people sometimes post the height as 110 or even up to 130, but I remember someone posting the etiquette is to keep it 100 height when I first joined the site and was asking about signatures.
Woot used to allow 200px of sigs, where they allowed 2 rows of 100px if there was an overflow. However, about a year ago, they stopped that. So if you go over 1 row of 100px, it cuts the extra off. So now most people do 100px.
i don’t have any voting links in my signature. however, i suspect they would not help me with my chronic constipation, acne, or halitosis.
i think what you’d want is something eye-catching but not irritating, something you can see without scrolling in the sig. so, prolly max 100 px high, however wide enough to show or even just hint at what’s neat about your design, and no animation. sometimes that could be fit into a square; occasionally a banner could be required, but i’d keep it simple. spend your time on creating something new, rather than on ads.
eh, don’t feel bad, there have only been a couple shirts since I had to box up my woot shirts in exchange for maternity wear that I’ve even seriously considered buying. Most of the shirts they print aren’t wearable for me.