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JamesTV276 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight

Bit curious as to where you got the inspiration for the 'happening today' tag?
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The colour of my 'Happening today' tag is the same as the one used on GMB currently. The teal line finishes off the graphic and is used on top of all of my astons in various colours (headlines, weather graphic). I've seen your (rather good) GMB mock in the past but it didn't inspire my mock. I'm aiming for ITV News integration so went for a design which could be used on GMB or ITV News. Smile
UBox400 posts since 31 May 2015
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
It looks slightly boxy. If you look at the ITV News graphics, the reason it doesn't look terrible is because the logo is split over two heights.

Also if you look at quite a lot of other graphics from around the world that have those little headers on top of the straps, it is the highest thing. What I'm trying to say is that the logo should finish at the same height as the straps. That might also make it look less blocky.
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JamesTV276 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
This mock is a bit of a mess IMO. Sorry

No need to apologise, I would be grateful however if you could explain what part of the mock you find messy.


What I'm trying to say is that the logo should finish at the same height as the straps. That might also make it look less blocky.

Thanks for the feedback. I've decreased the height of the logo to the height of the top of the strap. Here's a diagram of how I plan for it to animate onto the screen.
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The way that my astons animate onto the screen prevents the GMB logo being the same height as the white rectangle. Do you think it looks better now I have made the changes?
Mike W4,560 posts since 30 Apr 2006
That is a massive empty space between the heading and strap line on the astons. Looks kind of lonely.

Decide on a common height to space your elements out, at the moment it seems rather random.

Also how is this different to what they have already other than taking away the rounded logo? It's hardly original.
JamesTV276 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
That is a massive empty space between the heading and strap line on the astons. Looks kind of lonely.

Decide on a common height to space your elements out, at the moment it seems rather random.

Also how is this different to what they have already other than taking away the rounded logo? It's hardly original.


Thanks for your comment. Smile

If you are talking about the gap between the headline and the details text, it is like that because I have split the rectangle in half and have made sure that both the headline and the details text are exactly centred as it they were misaligned in my original post.
Or if you are talking about the gap between the strap and the weather graphic, the strap grows depending on the length of the text in the box, like ITV News' graphic.

I do have a common height for my elements as shown below:
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Maybe you were looking at the yesterday's image.

This mock aims to bring a square (ITV News) look to the current set of GMB graphics. It is different because of the shapes of the graphics and the addition of the weather graphic. My headline transitions and updated titles will be posted soon. They are very different to what GMB currently use.
dbl8,046 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
Is there any point in reducing the main strap space and pushing it central? Should use up the 16x9 safe space IMO. GMB did this and eventually reverted back.
Last edited by dbl on 7 August 2016 2:03pm
JamesTV276 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
Following advice, I have updated my astons. The main strap is almost exactly the same style as the ITV News astons. This makes my graphics tie in even more with ITV News. The font size of both the headline and the summary text have been increased and the gap between the headline and summary has been decreased.

I have animated all of the straps now just to show how it all looks together:
DavidWhitfield480 posts since 16 Oct 2013
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I like this mock a lot. You have taken some elements of the original GMB graphics which worked well, e.g. the ticker and clock being on the same line and the weather graphic on the right, while adding your own twist, e.g. the white information box resizing to fit the amount of the text, and the squarer general look. I like that you've kept the general feel of GMB while bringing it into line with ITV News. Really good work. I'll be interested to view any future updates.
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TODAY (previously SWFC) 277 posts since 20 Apr 2008
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I understand the aston resizing to fit the content, however, especially on the "Night Tube Begins" strap, the space between the end of the strap to the weather bug looks slightly odd. What happens if there is slightly more information than is shown here but not enough to reach the weather bug, will there be a strange slim gap in between them? I think the resizing aspect would work fine if the weather bug wasn't there but at the moment this doesn't really work for me.

Unfortunately I have to echo what has been said previously, it is just too boxy. I quite like the contrast of the current rounded logo with the rectangular astons, it softens the overall look.
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