MySpace/Facebook icons and banners

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
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Phoenixx73Phoenixx73 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
Does MSE have icons and banners for use to put on myspace profiles that will link directly to the site (also may be used on personal websites?)

if so where can we get them? and if not, is there any problem with me making some and submitting them to someone on this site for approval and publication?

I believe that with such things as the bank charge reclaiming campaign that such banners and icons could greatly help to spread the message and also to boost this sites traffic.

Thank you in advance.

Chris.
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  • srasra Forumite
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    This has been asked quite a few times.

    Unfortunately it looks like the terms and conditions are still a bit restrictive (especially the the bit about only linking to the hompage) -


    5.5 You are welcome to link to our site if you comply with the terms set out in this section and all applicable laws. Any site or service that links to our site:

    5.5.1 can display a MoneySavingExpert.com logo but mustn't otherwise use any MoneySavingExpert.com trade marks without our written consent;

    5.5.2 mustn't remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of our logo;

    5.5.3 may link only to our homepage unless we have given you our prior written consent;

    5.5.4 mustn't in any way imply that we are endorsing it or its products or services;

    5.5.5 mustn't misrepresent its relationship with us or present false information about us;

    5.5.6 mustn't be a site or service that infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations;

    5.5.7 mustn't be a site or service that contains content that could be considered distasteful or offensive.


    The "can use the MoneySavingExpert.com logo" is out of date because it refers to the previous top-left logo that had more info. The current one only has Martin's face and even the previous one was quite big to be used as a button since you weren't allowed to resize it.

    martinLogo.gif
  • That was the whole point of my asking. If there were 'official' ones which could be put onto this site (in maybe a 'Help promote MSE.com' section for which code could be copied and pasted, it would ensure that the content, likenesses, wording and all of that stuff complied with MSE's T's & C's.

    My offer was merely one of taking the time to desiogn the logo/banner to be submitted to MSE.com for approval and publication onto their site by the webmaster. I have no intent however of doing anything untill approved and given guidelines by someone from MSE.
    I Reject your reality and substitute my own.

    When life gives you lemons, throw em back and say you want CASH instead!

  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    It is on our list of things to do.

    If you fancy doing a unoffical banner that could be used before we get to it - that'd be great - we'll take a look and happily give permission to be used in the meantime :)
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  • Wow! I feel blessed! Thank you Martin. I will make something up over the next few days and post them in this thread for your approval. :)
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  • srasra Forumite
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    It is on our list of things to do.

    If you fancy doing a unoffical banner that could be used before we get to it - that'd be great - we'll take a look and happily give permission to be used in the meantime :)

    MSE could really, really do with having a page that lists latest MSE news, announcements, and offers in a blog style.

    I know I've suggested it a few times before but there's a reason I think it's soo important - Once you have a continually updated RSS feed (like one generated with a blog) with the latest site news, it opens up hundreds of possible official and unofficial uses. Google gadgets, sidebar widgets, embedded boxes on other peoples websites. etc. etc.

    As a quick example, here's a couple of banners using Feedburner's Headline animator.
    Since there isn't a site news feed, for this example I've used the blog. As new posts are added, the banners auto-update
    mseblog.1.gif


    mseblog.2.gif


    Imagine an official banner (and better looking than my quick version) showing the latest moneysaving news being displayed on hundreds of sites! :D
  • You sir have more talent than me.. Animations are stil my week point. as well as programming. Kudos!
    I Reject your reality and substitute my own.

    When life gives you lemons, throw em back and say you want CASH instead!

  • As promised, I am posting my first 3 buttons. one small and 2 larger ones.

    These HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED FOR USE They are merely here for approval by MSE officials.

    Please do feel free though to offer any constructive critisisms as all input is appriciated.

    MSE-button1.jpg

    MSE-large-button.jpg

    MSE-note.jpg
    I Reject your reality and substitute my own.

    When life gives you lemons, throw em back and say you want CASH instead!

  • Just to add another creation and to bump.

    MSESmallbanner.jpg
    (This has been designed with dark/black backgrounds in mind)
    I Reject your reality and substitute my own.

    When life gives you lemons, throw em back and say you want CASH instead!

  • TulipTulip Forumite
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    really good banners Phoenixx73 :)


    Katie :)
  • Will be posting a few more after the weekend, so far the ideas aren't flowing that well, but then it could be because of this lousy cold I can't shake :(
    I Reject your reality and substitute my own.

    When life gives you lemons, throw em back and say you want CASH instead!

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