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Jérémie Astor
Jérémie Astor

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How do you make banners for your posts?

For this one and my next post I'm using this, thanks to a fellow DEV member, but last time I tried to do one myself, I got bad reviews (which were all pretty sensible).

I'd like to be able to have Gwion's logo and add text to it programmatically. Any idea how do that?

More important, what do you use?


EDIT: Changed the (missing) banner for one I made using canva.com, according to the suggestions.
The site is very usable, but doesn't seem to have an API, so I might change at one point.

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Andrew Baisden

Photoshop.

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Jérémie Astor

I understand. I've been thinking of using GIMP since I'm on linux. What dimensions do you use?

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Andrew Baisden

When you upload an image that is too big you get the error message "Image size should be less than or equal to 4096x4096". So thats the ideal size although I typically use images that are 2000x1000.

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Jérémie Astor

Thanks you. I was missing this info.

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Mia Christ

Canva could definitely a good option here but I think you should consider Google Web Designer because it comes with API support. This source can help you to know what kind of graphic they support.

Similarly, BannerBoo is banner centric platform where you can easily generate banners for all kinds of web and social networking sites. Its HTML5 banners could also be download via code and ZIP file. I think you should try it.

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manish srivastava

Canva.com simple sweet. You can search pixabay, images under creative common on Google search. Banner should be simple. Avoid sentences as your banner size depends upon user device size.

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Jérémie Astor

Seems nice. I might try it until I find a way to do it from terminal. Thank you very much for the quick answer!

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Bobby Iliev

This video here shows a quite straight forward way of doing it:

devdojo.com/episode/creating-beaut...

Though you still need Photoshop.

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Jérémie Astor • Edited on

Didn't know this site. Thank you.

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ender minyard

I like this banner! I use random public domain images or...whatever floats my fancy. It's a fun process for me.

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Jérémie Astor

Thanks. It's been quite easy on canva.com.
I have to admit I do not enjoy this kind of process to much, so I'm still aiming to do this in the terminal. ImageMagick can do this I just found!

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