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Title: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 26, 2008, 04:55:26 PM
I'm specifically looking for a good, straight head on picture of #10's front (or more specifically, headlight.) I want two pictures, one with the light lit, one with it off. I don't care about anything else, so long as the picture is straight, head-on to the front of the engine.

If you have something, please email it to me at ed@spongeawareness.com.

This will be used for a new graphic for the forum...
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on November 26, 2008, 06:25:47 PM
Ed, if you havent found it yet, the shot you seek is in the John Craft series, (#9 of 46,) via the link in the thread titeld "Finally..."  ;)
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on November 26, 2008, 06:41:43 PM
Oh,... and foro the "lit-shot," #33 of 46. ;)
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 26, 2008, 08:27:06 PM
That may work for the unlit shot. The lit shot also has to be daytime for my idea to work.
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Stephen Hussar on November 26, 2008, 09:37:39 PM
nm

Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 27, 2008, 01:56:57 AM
Mission accomplished. Check the main page of the forum for the results.
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on November 27, 2008, 04:45:59 AM
'Ayeeeeee......
'da lit shot WOIKED! Aaannhhh?? :D
Looks pretty sweet ;)
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Stephen Hussar on November 27, 2008, 02:55:20 PM
I like the idea, Ed, very nice! Mind if I work on the image to give it a "golden glow?" 
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 27, 2008, 07:44:31 PM
Sure thing, Steve. Just provide me the picture.  :)
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Tom Casper on November 27, 2008, 08:10:58 PM
Ed,   you are thinking to much!!!  neet idea. 8)

Tom C.
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on November 28, 2008, 04:14:57 AM
Thanks to Steve our headlamp now has a nice golden glow.

Also, Emily and I did a *lot* of work to fix up that logo in the upper left hand corner (the line drawing of No. 9.)
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on November 28, 2008, 04:28:45 AM
Wow! You guys did a great job,...

it looks sah-weeeeet! ;D
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: James Patten on November 28, 2008, 08:12:33 PM
The line drawing of #9 now looks very nice.
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Stephen Hussar on November 28, 2008, 08:49:41 PM
Yes, the No 9 drawing looks very cool...almost three dimensional.
Title: Re: Anyone got a good picture of...
Post by: Vincent "Lightning" LeRow on November 30, 2008, 11:56:24 PM
I just saw the changes today and I love them! :D Verry verry verry nice.

Realy neat idea with the headlights.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 04, 2008, 12:48:18 AM
Steve Hussar made another version of the headlamp graphic. What does everyone think?
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Steve Zuppa on December 04, 2008, 10:27:05 AM
Stop fooling around with the forum. Pick a graphic and then leave it alone.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: James Patten on December 04, 2008, 12:01:36 PM
Truth be told the previous headlight graphic made it much easier to know if there was a change.  The new one you have look closely to see what the status is.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on December 04, 2008, 04:26:11 PM
I don't see any headlight now when I log in. Did things change again?
KD
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on December 04, 2008, 04:34:33 PM
Dave,
The headlights are there, they just aren't illuminated in yellow anymore.
Duncan
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 04, 2008, 04:37:28 PM
No, the headlamp "new message" indicators should be on the forum home page. The "new message" light is a little dimmer than it was before.

I am experimenting with the whole forum look - but nothing is live yet. Specifically, I'd like to "join" it with the rest of the WW&F web page. In other words, it will have the same tuscon red background/gold text as the main web site does.

I'll also implement the minimal smileys at that time and go back to the original headlamp indicators (I agree that they don't stand out like they should.)

Then again, I might abandon the whole effort, if it looks like garbage.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: John McNamara on December 04, 2008, 06:17:13 PM
I concur that the previous, larger headlights were better.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Allan Fisher on December 04, 2008, 06:22:58 PM
Larger - brighter headlights are better.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Vincent "Lightning" LeRow on December 04, 2008, 08:58:41 PM
another vote for larger and brighter
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Stephen Hussar on December 04, 2008, 09:38:14 PM
the current version is a mono-chromatic version of these...

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/headlight_off2sm.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/headlight_sm1_LIT.jpg)
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Matt Latham on December 05, 2008, 03:52:46 AM
the current version is a mono-chromatic version of these...

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/headlight_off2sm.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/headlight_sm1_LIT.jpg)


I like the color version of the headlights. Very nice.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on December 05, 2008, 02:55:30 PM
Ed;
  Despite what Duncan said I can't view the new headlight on my work PC. On my Mac at home I can see Steve's new headlight. What I see on the PC is a solid triangle with a line across it on an angle sort of like a see-saw. Has anyone else had this problem?
KD
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Ira Schreiber on December 05, 2008, 07:35:04 PM
Dave,
I see the same thing that you do. No headlight, just a slashed triangle.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Dave Reed on December 05, 2008, 08:57:15 PM
Ed;
  Despite what Duncan said I can't view the new headlight on my work PC. On my Mac at home I can see Steve's new headlight. What I see on the PC is a solid triangle with a line across it on an angle sort of like a see-saw. Has anyone else had this problem?
KD


I had the same problem until after my PC crashed one time and I was suddenly logged out.  When I logged back in the headlights were there.  You could try:
1. logging out and logging back in
2. clearing your temporary internet files
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: John Kokas on December 06, 2008, 02:29:43 AM
I'll go for the "highbeam" look also.  Much easier to notice.......
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 06, 2008, 03:11:29 AM
By popular demand, the brighter headlights are back.

Thanks for the input.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Ken Fleming on December 06, 2008, 02:40:12 PM
Can not see Headlights with Mozilla Firefox (my browser of choice).
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Ira Schreiber on December 06, 2008, 03:46:21 PM
I am getting b/w headlights on old topics and triangle/slashes on new topics.
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 06, 2008, 04:48:23 PM
I love the #10's headlight idea! Its much better then the red and green signal at the Disney Railroad Disscusion Form!
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Matthew Gustafson on December 06, 2008, 04:49:23 PM
the current version is a mono-chromatic version of these...

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/headlight_off2sm.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-8/342468/headlight_sm1_LIT.jpg)

Is that #9's headlight or #10's?  ??? :)
Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Stephen Hussar on December 06, 2008, 04:56:52 PM
Neither. It's just an old headlight I found and photographed.

Title: Re: Headlight Message Indicators
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on December 06, 2008, 11:09:27 PM
If anyone is still getting the "simple machines" indicator (the triangle/see-saw/lever thingy) it is probably due to having the old image somewhere in your Internet cache.

To fix, try these:
- Logout of the forum (press the "logout" tab near the top of the page) then login again.

- Hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard while clicking the browser's "refresh" button (the arrows in a circle near where you type in URLs - web addresses.)

- Hold down the CTRL key on the keyboard while clicking the browser's "refresh" button (the arrows in a circle near where you type in URLs - web addresses.)

- Find the Clear Cache option for your Internet browser. These are also sometimes called "Temporary Internet Files". In Microsoft Internet Explorer (the default browser for Windows PCs) open the Tools menu, select Internet Options, choose the General tab, under Browsing History, press Delete, under Temporary Internet Files, press Delete files.

If none of that works, then I'm not sure what the problem is. The alternative is to do nothing, and eventually the new headlight indicators will probably appear.