thanks for all the feedback, everyone
i'll try and find time to do an upgrade on this someday...
can you give any tips on how to get a good looking uncrowded layout?
I'm doing Graphics in school, gcse, and it would probably help quite a bit.
sorry, joe, meant to reply to this earlier but it slipped through the net a bit...
i find one of the best things to do, to help an image stay looking clean and tidy, is to limit the number of shapes and colours you're working with. in this splash screen, you can see i've basically got rectangle shapes (including the rather squarish font), contrasting with the sphere which is Robin's body. that's basically it - rectangles and spheres. and in terms of the colour, it's all about red, white, and a few shades of grey, with a splash or two of yellow to liven it up. if you base your composition around 2 or 3 main shapes, and 2 or 3 main colours, that should help a lot to keep it looking tidy and coherent, even if it's actually a bit complex. the current splashscreen, by contrast, has all sorts of shapes and colours vying for your attention, which makes it harder to pick out a central focal area. you could write volumes about image composition (people have done, too), but if you want a simple, solid piece of advice to go with for keeping it uncrowded, this is probably one of the best tips out there. it's the one that does the most for me, anyway. hope it helps you too
He should have random splash screens that come up! That would be cool
i like this idea.