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25 January 2008
GAH! THIS IS A THREAD OF FRUSTRATED SHOUTING→[More:] I CANNOT REMEMBER WHICH SITES USE BRACKETS FOR TEXTUAL FORMATTING AND WHICH USE NORMAL HTML MARKUP! I WISH THOSE STUPID VBULLETIN FORUMS WOULD JUST STOP USING THOSE BRACKETS ALTOGETHER.
disclaimer: I am crossposting this rant from an email I just sent. Plz remember that I am relatively new to this graphic design stuff before you point and laugh. TIA.
So I have now redesigned the fucking summer camp brochure FOUR TIMES. I started out with a tabloid sized sheet cut horizontally in half and then cleverly folded into four panels. No way. Too much text and also, then the necessary registration form becomes too small to use. Okay. So then I went to a legal size sheet folded cleverly into four panels. Still too much damn text. The font kept getting smaller. There was no way. So, fine, whatever, I went to a full tabloid sheet folded cleverly into, you guessed it, four panels. That was working out well UNTIL I PUT IT ON THE STUPID PLASTIC TEMPLATE THING THAT THE POST OFFICE GIVES YOU JUST TO CHECK THAT IT WOULD BE NORMAL POSTAGE, WHICH IT NATURALLY WOULD, RIGHT, BECAUSE IT'S A FUCKING TABLOID PIECE OF PAPER FOLDED INTO FOUR PANELS WHICH IS KIND OF STANDARD AND NOT LIKE I'M CUTTING IT ALL UP INTO WEIRD ASS SIZES OR DOING FUCKING ORIGAMI OR ANYTHING NOW IS IT? Yeah, it didn't fit. So now I'm redesigning it AGAIN as a tabloid sized sheet Z-folded into a three panel brochure. Which fits. ARGH! This thing is cursed.
*whuffles mgl* man mgl, I VIVIDLY remember going through that exact same bullshit the first time my x and I put out our first bike race series flyer. sponsors = paid postage so it wasn't like we had a "budget" or anything. rrrrr. I spent DAYS fussing with QuarkXpress trying to deal with it (er, and that should tell you how long ago this was, heh).
ALSO; EASY DESIGNS ALWAYS TAKE FOUR TO SIX RE-DO'S. AIM AT "HARD DESIGN" FROM THE BEGINNING FOR SOME EFFED UP REASON YOU NEVER HAVE TO RE-DO (OK; MAYBE 2 TIMES BUT THAT'S IT). IT*S LIKE A DESIGN MURPHY'S LAW OR SOMETHING.
ouch I think I sprained something doing all caps. good luck with the design mgl.
YOU MIGHT TRY DROPPING THE REG FORM AND GOING TO PHONE/ONLINE RESERVATIONS SINCE AFTER THEY REGISTER THEY USUALLY HAVE TO FILL OUT BILLING PAPERWORK AND MED CONTACT FORM ANYHOW..WE TOOK OUR FORM OFF AND HAVE NOT MISSED IT EVEN A LITTLE BIT>>>MAYBE THAT WILL GAIN YOU NEEDED SPACE?
THE MOTHERFUCKING MYSPACE GIRLS ARE ALL RETARDED AND I AM NOT ALLOWED TO CONTACT THE FORMER RETARD WHO SET THIS ALL IN MOTION AND EVERYTHING IS FUCKED AT THE SAME TIME AS MY REGULAR DEADLINES FOR MY OTHER MAGAZINES WHICH ARE JUST THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF FUCKED BUT EVERYONE'S YELLING AT ME AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN WE HAVE TO HAVE FUCKING MEETINGS WHILE I COULD BE DOING ACTUAL WORK AND I'M JUST TAKING FIVE MINUTES TO FREAK THE FUCK OUT ABOUT IT ON MECHA.
NO AGH GOD MIKO NOT ONLINE REGISTRATION! I AM ALSO THE COMPLETELY UNQUALIFIED WEB DESIGNER AND THAT WOULD GET THEM ALL GOING AGAIN ABOUT HOW COME WE DON'T HAVE ONLINE MEMBERSHIPS AND AN ONLINE STORE AND A BOUNCING FLASH SPLASH PAGE WITH, LIKE, WATER DROPLETS THAT EXPAND INTO A GLOBE AND THEN MORPH INTO AN INTERACTIVE MAP, PLUS A SHOPPING CART AND SIX GAZILLION FORMS! HELP MAMA I CAN'T DO ANY OF THAT STUFF! I can, however, make a fabulous fill it out and cut it out and mail it back form. Yes. I can do that.
NO NO NO WE DO NOT DO ONLINE REGISTRATION, NEVER EVER, IT DOESN"T WORK! WHAT WE DO IS DIRECT THEM TO A WEBPAGE WITH PROGRAM PRICES AND DETAILS, THEY THEY HAVE TO E-MAIL US TO ACTUALLY REGISTER. IT"S A GOOD SYSTEM BECAUSE IT GENERATES IT OWN RECORD VIA EMAIL. BUT HELL NO, NO ONLINE REG, THAT'S A NIGHTMARE!