nice job horizon. but what about a thumbs up/congrats one??
i didn't have much room for either a hand or a party hat, so i left the emotion of congrats to the overly cheesy wink to express. i was toying with the idea of a 24 x 24 that was just the hand so you could give a thumbs up without a smiley, or put it to the side of any of them, like the typical wink + thumbs up, or allow stuff like the sarcastic drunk/tired one giving a thumbs up. mostly i was working under pressure of time, and while i thought i made a good choice in making them bigger so i could put more detail into the expressions, i was a little short sighted on the effect it would have as for putting something like a hand or hat in there too. if i could break the width barrier like cerbro did, that would fix it too. other than that, i was pressed for time and dying for sleep, always more time later~
Great Smileys Horizon
Horizon . . love the style!
thanks elvee and cheers zubaz
As soon as I saw horizon and chet's entries the first thought that popped into my head was how to allow users to use *all* of them. I'm going to have to think about that some more. Because I agree that it would be a shame to let any of those go unused.
i think that line of thought occurs and is said in basically every competition or contest, but it just isn't very practical. this isn't just a contest for a prize though, it's supposed to be geared in being helpful to our site as a whole, so it's not going to hurt my feelings if something else is better suited for the task. mixing sets would probably just lose the unity and cohesion you all were looking for in the first place by having an entire matching set.
i didn't enter with the presumption i was going to win, and knew that mine may not be used, but that really wasn't the point or motivation in making them, you don't need to put something to use in order to appreciate it. i was just having a bit of fun, and a few people said they liked mine after i finished playing; that's all i needed to hear to justify my time spent~
but from an application standpoint or in terms of it going to use, if mine didn't go to use here, that's not to say they wouldn't go to use somewhere else, that they need to go to use at all, or that myself or the rest of us would have wasted our time making them in the least.
the very last thing i would want is for mine to be added in out of some form of pity, or for the cohesion to be lost and our smileys end up just a big "mix and match" like deviantart~ so i guess the only thing to say is the same you say in every contest...
good luck to everyone~
besides if nothing else, msn lets me use custom smileys