This resource is for anyone who wants to make an Live Report thread and is essentially a short list of images, headings, and graphic and color schemes to draw upon to help make thread creation easy, consistent, and aesthetically pleasing. Recent additions to this thread include a general reorganization of topics, a number of additional headings to choose from, as well as a short primer on integration with major broadcasts such as the OSL, SPL, and GSL.
Banners A short reminder that Liquipedia is an excellent resource for gathering images for when making custom banners for the GSL, OSL, SPL, or any other tournament.
Multimedia and Other Imagery For a full list of other icons that can be useful for LR threads (stream icons, nationality, race, etc...), please take a look at BBCode on TeamLiquid.net: A Content Creators Guide. A few notable inclusions however are as follows:
Font Considerations and Custom Headings This section (and addendum below) includes a collection of pre-constructed headings by opterown and wo1fwood so that a larger set of choices can be made when making LR threads. Included are five different font sets which include Trajan Pro, Microgramma, Proxima Nova, Bliss, and Orbitron. Previous LR threads have seen a wide range of fonts for headings, many of which are custom made, including the use of Arial, Garamond, Microgramma, Trajan Pro, Myriad Pro, Gotham Black, as well as many many others that I could not identify. In fact, the Last Minute Live-Report Thread Resource in the BW forum is an excellent resource for ideas, and past examples.
The heading size has been chosen to reflect the sizing of the [big] tag so that the sizes are relatively uniform with each-other and the [big] tags as well. Reference sizes are below:
Following the first iteration and spacing of TL's threads (730px) the following fonts and sizes have been used. Additionally, the color for the heading is not black, but the inverse of TL's background grey, or #26221f.
Due to the number of separate images for this section, aside from opterown's original set (in the spoiler below), they have been included in this post below.
Commercial Integration The main purpose for this section is to have a quick reference for both the font choices, and color schema of some of the major entities in the Starcraft arena. Compiled below is a list of used fonts, color schemes, or guesses as to what some of the major broadcasting companies use, and of course Team Liquid. Some of the fonts below may not be %100 accurate, but will be close when listed. These have been listed to help integrate, should the LR'er wish, with the overall stylization of the event being covered.
Main Font: Bliss Caps Heavy + Bliss Medium (modified fonts) Horizontal Tracking: +10 (proleague arbitrarily -25) Proleague Font:unknown (likely a custom Design System 7-900 weight) Color Palette (ca 2012):
*sniff* omg i've wanted these for sooo long, i even pm kiett about these and other things (her bisu fan club stuff) i love this! i'm adding the woongjinstars one straight to the soulkey fanclub thankyou edit: Kiett never replied T_T she doesnt want to share her awesome bisu fanclub secrets
Last edit: 2012-05-21 21:52:37
The day before christmas my true love gave to me: Teamliquid | [23:55] <Shock710> that was out of context -_-
opterown Australia. May 21 2012 21:53. Posts 27742
Font Considerations and Custom Headings, Contd. One small note on using these headings, say you want to have a banner that says Today's Matches...the following sets are parsed in a way where you can use the today, space, and matches images to create that exact banner (for a more modular approach).
Hack vs. Virus Seed vs. MC Tree vs. Zenio Hack vs. Seed Virus vs. Tree MC vs. Zenio Hack vs. Tree Virus vs. MC Seed vs. Zenio Hack vs. MC Virus vs. Zenio Seed vs. Tree Hack vs. Zenio MC vs. Tree Virus vs. Seed
MarineKing vs. BBoongBBoong Killer vs. Heart MMA vs. AcE MarineKing vs. Killer BBoongBBoong vs. MMA Heart vs. AcE MarineKing vs. MMA BBoongBBoong vs. Heart Killer vs. AcE MarineKing vs. Heart BBoongBBoong vs. AcE Killer vs. MMA MarineKing vs. AcE Heart vs. MMA BBoongBBoong vs. Killer