Less than 12 full days to go if you're here in the US! Even sooner for some lucky people elsewhere. The Avengers movie will be hitting theaters soon, and I'm still eager to put out all of these wallpapers for you to sexify your devices. I already have a wall out for Captain America, and I've completed some simple-but-nice walls for Hulk, Iron Man, and now Thor. I may even be slightly updating the Captain wall. Either way, I want to try to have all walls out by the 24th!
So, which Thor wallpaper ended up winning?
In the end, I ultimately ended up making about 15 different variations of the Thor wallpaper. I held 3 polls on here, one on Facebook, asked on Twitter, and asked virtually everyone I know. The final winner was too hard to pick. No one version stood out among the rest. Everyone was too evenly divided, and every wall got a handful of votes. I therefore did what any sane man would do. I flipped a coin, threw a horse shoe, read my horoscope, bet on a race, called the psychic hotline, and got my answer. The answer was to assign a number to each wall, 15 in all, and hold a tournament using a random number generator!
Asking for a random number 15 times, I took the 15 results and added them up. I then divided the sum into 15, and I repeated this step 2 more times. I added and averaged the 3 super totals. The result, love it or hate it, was #10 from my preview. Behold: [link]
Wallpapers for the new iPad.
I wanted to address this issue now that so many people have asked me about it. Regarding the new iPad, I have the following things to mention:
1. I plan to start including it in future packs. That's for sure.
2. The 2048x2048 size, particularly 2048px as the height, presents a problem. When stock images are involved, I usually have a hard enough time accommodating the 1600px height of my largest wallpapers. It's easier when I'm making my backgrounds with patterns and textures, especially tiling ones. It's for this same reason I haven't started offering 2880x1800 sizes.
3. With that said, I likely won't be updating any past wall packs. Too many of them would require me to practically remake the walls. Maybe not from the ground up, but at least halfway down the "process ladder" and up.
4. I am not entirely sure how my walls will look on the super-high quality retina screen. I urge all iPad owners to use my walls and tell me how well they display. I try my best to make my walls with images either made in Photoshop, starting at 300 PPI, or with stock that is of similarly high quality. However, I mainly use free resources, so I am limited. I know PPI/DPI more so affects how well things print, but I do not have access to the new iPad to experiment.