The Holidays are approaching and it’s time to re-decorate BlenderNation with your X-mas or winter-related art.
Use the new upload form to send us a 1000×288 pixel image, and include your name and a link for the credits. Please don’t add your own text to the image, and keep the file size reasonable – about 150kb should do in most cases. Thanks!
Since I switched to the new layout with the artwork in the header, many people have asked me if I could provide an archive of the images. Well, here it is :) And even better: you can now comment on each image as well. Just click anywhere on the header to go to the comments page. Use the Art > Headers menu at the top of the screen to visit the archive.
And remember: I’ll need new artwork every day! If you think your work is the ‘best of Blender’, then submit a 1000×288 image to ‘bart@ this site’.
Oh yes, and before I forget: it only too me close to 7 years, but now there’s a logo on the site! With thanks to Virgílio Vasconcelos for helping me with this. Here’s some background information on the logo, in case you’re interested. (The font was updated recently, the rest is still accurate).
Note: if the BlenderNation logo is covering the entire header, reload the page to get the new stylesheet.
A quick note to our visitors who like to post ‘first!’ as a comment: I’m getting more and more reactions from people who find this annoying. It was fun for a while, but we’ve seen enough of those. Let’s keep comments on topic – ‘first’ posts will be removed from now on, thanks!
We had severe server problems the last few days, and I decided to install a ‘light’ theme – something I had been working on for a while anyway. I also decided to try the Disqus commenting system as it would further remove load from our webserver. I’ll keep working on a full redesign, but for the time being this will have to do.
As a bonus, there’s now a HUGE amount of space for art (which is what this community is all about, after all). Like with the old layout, the banners rotate daily. If you’d like your artwork to feature here, send a 1000×288 pixel image to bart @ this site, and include your name and a link for the credits. Please don’t add your own text to the image.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress, thanks for hanging in here with me :)
Here’s a quick service update: I’ve been getting complaints about our comments editing system, and have just purchased an upgrade. It now also includes a bunch of new features such as a spiffy full-screen editor (if you really want to rant) and a spell checker.
Please have a go at it (use this post to test) and let me know if it works ok now. Thanks!
Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.
Over the last three years, 56 BlenderNation members have been quietly providing micro loans through our BlenderNation Kiva Team – so far, we’ve loaned a staggering $11,600! Won’t you join us?
After many months of preparation I’m proud to present you the new BlenderNation design! The old theme was over 6 years old and badly needed updating. We’ve worked closely with a renowned design studio to create a new, refreshing look that reflects the colorful composition of the Blender community.
The Blender community isn’t limited to English-speaking people – far from it, it fact. I’ve felt the need to launch localised versions of BlenderNation for a long time. When Deniskaab contacted me a few weeks ago with the offer to translate our news, it was time to start the project. As a result of his work, you can now also read (most of the) BlenderNation news in Russian!
Go check it out at ru.blendernation.com
If you want to volunteer to help us translate our news into other languages, contact us.
Running BlenderNation is a blast, but it’s a LOT of work for just one person. So, I’ve decided to bite the bullet and scale up – I’m looking for 2 editors!
I just made some changes to the WordPress security settings. As a result, you may need to log in again. If you keep having problems, please send an email to bart @ this site.