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HarryB2,049 posts since 1 Nov 2013
Why does Coming up not line up with Headline test?
Why does Singapore have such a big box?
Why is there so many different colours of red?
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dosxuk4,029 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
1) Is this supposed to be a recreation of what is currently seen on screen? If so, you need to look at what they use much more closely before you even think about updating - virtually everything is wrong.

Coming Up

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If we overlay your mock on a screengrab, we can see the vertical alignment is miles off.

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Side by side and it becomes obvious the colours are wrong, the fonts are wrong, the Coming Up text is miles off where it should be.


Live Bug

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Wrong colours, wrong fonts, everything is too large, Singapore is overflowing the box, vertical alignment is ok, but the horizontal alignment is all over the place.

Ticker

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Again, the vertical alignment is off - I didn't even need to overlay it to see the actual ticker here, I just cropped the bottom off your image. Again, the colours are wrong, the fonts are wrong, and the horizontal alignment is wrong. And like the live bug, everything's too big again.

So, if this is a recreation, this is a 1-star mock at best, it looks nothing like the source material, and with an internet connected computer it's easy to get screen grabs of the source material, so there's no excuse for things being this wrong. It only gets that 1 star for the lack of spelling mitsakes.

2) Whatever software you're using to create your images, it's doing it wrong. Please don't upload 8MB images again. The first of your images can be compressed, losslessly, in the same PNG format to less than 50kB. I'm assuming there's loads of editing information being stored in the files you've uploaded, don't upload those files, look for an "Export" option and upload those files instead.
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Neil Jones4,278 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
How the hell have these ended up as 8Mb files for goodness sake? If I save the first file out from paint.net with no other changes, I can get that on its own to 10Kb easily for what it is, the second one 14k.

If the files were complicated, full of layers and generally visually pleasing, I may overlook the file sizes. Except they aren't, and so I won't. God help anybody still on dial-up!
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bilky asko4,998 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
How the hell have these ended up as 8Mb files for goodness sake? If I save the first file out from paint.net with no other changes, I can get that on its own to 10Kb easily for what it is, the second one 14k.

If the files were complicated, full of layers and generally visually pleasing, I may overlook the file sizes. Except they aren't, and so I won't. God help anybody still on dial-up!


I believe the file size is the largest possible PNG file size for a 4 channel 1920 x 1080 image.

My guess is that they have set the "compression" in GIMP to 0, presuming it increases picture quality - which it doesn't. Turning down the level of compression simply changes how complex the compression is, decreasing decoding time (but at that level, significantly increasing download time).

With decent compression, you could easily get the first image to around 6 kilobytes.