Friday, April 16, 2010

Adding Graphics to your Forms

As many of you know, there are two graphical areas on the standard registration, entrant list, and results pages generated by Regatta Network. The club burgee space is generally in the top left hand corner and is set in the club information area of the console. And the event logo, which is set on the Event Information page. as shown below:

The alternative would be to show the sponsor's logo in one slot and the event logo in the other with the club burgee incorporated into your entry form comments, like the entry form from Long Beach Race Week...

But if you have dual sponsors, or a major sponsor, you may want to go with a full width event logo, and disable the club burgee. The ideal size for a single banner event logo is about 650 pixels. The Gulf Coast Sailing Clubs's Porsche Cup is a good example of a single banner logo:

While we're on the subject of image sizes, I've found that Burgee and event logos seem to work best if they are about 150 pixels tall. If you need to size an image or photo, there are a number of free utilities that can resize images from your desktop. Windows used to offer a "Power Toy" for XP that would resize one or more photos within windows explorer.

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