안녕하세요! That's Korean for "hello"! Welcome to Saranghae
), a site that specializes in button-making. If you're in need of a spiffy little graphic for a site or occasion, check to see if requests are open; if they are, then send in a request form. 감사합니다, thank you for visiting!
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November 19th, 2013. 12:38 p.m. NST
Received 6 requests.
Requests are now closed
To my requesters: I apologize, but requests will take awhile to be completed. My mouse is broken and I won't be able to replace it until this weekend (it's the right clicker that doesn't work, but wow you don't realize how important that part of the mouse is until it's gone).
November 17th, 2013.
Received 3 requests.
November 15th, 2013.
Oh, that update I made in the middle of the summer never happened... Well, button requests are open
! I won't be completing requests as quickly as before, but I have about 3 weeks of classes left before I'm on my winter break! That and Thanksgiving break is the week after next, so I will definitely have some time to spare.
Please give me credit for the button I made for you! You can have the button link back to this site, a text credit under the button, or text credit placed in your credits section.
If you request a button, please use it! Refer to the next rule.
If you don't like the button I made for you, please don't hesitate to tell me! I'll happily fix what you don't like or remake your button.
I make buttons for any type of page, whether they be sites or guilds. However, I will not
make a button for a button request site.
Did you read the rules? Include a sentence in the form about orange chicken, buffalo wings, or perhaps both!
There's no limit to how many buttons you can request from me. However
, please know your limits!
I will choose the borders, animations, and fonts used for your button. If there's certain specifics that you want (such as a particular border or animation), then please include it in the form! If you want some options/examples, then feel free to look through my portfolio
When filling out the form, please refrain from inserting full
links! There's a glitch going around with neomails that if you insert a full url, the neomail cannot be viewed.
Note: I will only reply to your neomail for 3 reasons: I have rejected your request (an explanation will be given), I have a question about your request, or your request has been completed. However, I will not reply to your neomail if I have accepted your request.
Button Making Tips
Tip #1 - Strong Animations
Often I've seen buttons with beautiful animation, but there's always one problem: the animation is too strong
. What I mean by strong is when the animation stands out too much
, overpowering the image, text, or the whole button in general.
This is an example of a strong animation. The colors used for the text animation stand out far too much compared to the text's base color. Because of this, it looks unpleasing. You want the animation to be subtle yet noticeable. You don't want it to stand out too much, as it takes away from the button's purpose: to advertise a site.
When it comes to simple animations like text animation, use a color where there's only a slight difference to that of the base color
. Instead of using very bright colors, I chose colors that were darker than the one used in the first button, yet still lighter than the base text.
Tip #2 - White Animations
Most of the time when people do any type of "glow" animation, they use the color white
. I understand, as it's often the brightest color, and stands out most on top of a dark, or even light, image. However, it looks unappealing and most of the times draws too
When utilizing any
animation similar to the glow animation, use a dark color
. When the animation's layer is set on screen
, then the lighter the color, the brighter the animation will be. In order to weaken the glow animation, use a darker color. With a dark color, you'll be able to read the text and also notice the color of the glow (which actually looks a lot nicer than some white glow).
For the button on the left, I used a white color for the animation. As you can see, it grabs too much attention and looks very unnatural. However, if you look at the second button, I used a color from the button itself. I then put that layer on screen
and lowered the opacity. The glow animation blends in really well and you can actually see
that it's a shade of brown and not just white!
Tip #3 - Text Borders
Placing a border around your text is one of the most important things when making a button. Not only does it help make the text legible but also places more emphasis on the text as well as gives the button more depth and color. For a person new to button-making, and designing in general, it's difficult to differentiate what colors to use and what colors not to use. Even I, having done this for several years, have difficulty every once in awhile!
The buttons above show poor
choices in text borders. The colors used for both were just randomly
taken from the button base, making the text stand out too much and overall unappealing.
Now these buttons are much
better in comparison to the ones before! The trick is to use a darker color of the majority color of your button
. For example, if your button base were a solid color of #BBBBBB
, then the border should be #888888
or #777777. Another example would be that if your button base's majority color is #2C84C8, then the border should be #085B9B. As long as the color is darker than that of the majority and not too dark or too light, then it should be legible!
Tip #4 - White Text Borders
When making buttons, we have the option of using a white text border instead of a colored one. However, there are times when white borders should not be used.
You shouldn't use a white text border if the button is dark.
My two buttons from way-back-when will be some examples. As you can see, there's too big of a contrast from the white and the dark buttons that it makes the text stand out too
much, and therefore may most likely be very blinding. You may also notice how much more difficult it is to read the text on the button!
With the first button, the white border, again, contrasts too much from the overall dark button. In the second button, the text is much more legible as well as easier on the eyes.
I'm not saying that you shouldn't
use white borders. It's perfectly fine to use white text borders as long as the button isn't a dark color! The above buttons are examples of when it's appropriate to use a white border.
Q. Will you make an exception with requests even while your requests are closed?
A. No exceptions will ever be made while requests are closed! You'll have to patiently wait for requests to open before you can request.
Q. Your requests are closed, but I saw that your waiting list is empty/has open spaces! Can I still request?
A. You cannot
request while requests are closed. Although the waiting list is empty, they're closed because I'll be busy with something else. As for open spaces, I want to clear the waiting list before I open requests again.
Q. I sent in a request and forgot to include the thing to show that I read the rules, so I sent you another neomail. Is that alright?
A. For me, that's perfectly fine. Although I read the rules all the time when I request for things, I forgot to include it, as well! As long as I don't have to tell you that you forgot/didn't read the rules, then you're safe.
Q. You neomail'd me saying that I didn't read the rules. So I sent you the neomail with what I had to include in the form.
A. If I had to neomail you to tell you that you didn't include it in the form, then I will reject your request. For me to remind you will make me assume that you didn't read the rules. (I'm very thankful to those that've said sorry!)
Q. Will you code a layout for me?
A. No, I will not code a layout for you. However, I will help
with certain things you might have trouble with. Just send me a neomail
Q. Can I use your coding to code my own layout?
A. Please don't do this! You cannot use my coding and use it for your own layout!