Here are Legendary Birds' past layouts that decorated the site the day it was opened down to the recent past layout. The Real Image links shows a screen-shot of how the layout really looked since I never kept the original coding of Version 1 and Version 2 so I redid them but they are only close to the original layouts.
Edit: Due to the lost images, the two Real Image links have been crossed out. There are other missing images as well..
September 16, 2009 - May 20, 2010
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The first layout for Legendary Birds. This version lasted.. 8 months O-o Which is the longest time I had any layout of mine
up on any of my sites. It introduced all three birds with a picture only of each bird on the right hand side of the banner.
The banner was getting really old after all of those months so I only changed the banner to the next version.
May 20, 2010 - September 12, 2010
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Not much of a change on this layout since I only changed the banner because I was lazy (and took the blue border out) :P
And probably because I didn't feel like the whole layout needed a change back then. I love the banner on this one :D
It's so pretty! I also love the splash image too! :3 And it's the first banner I tried to blend in with the background for this site.
Version 3: Guardian of the Sea
September 12, 2010 - December 13, 2010
Since I didn't do much of a change on the 2nd layout, I made a big change on this one. After making the banner, I chose this layout,
which was in one of my layout folders on my other site so I decided to use this one since it seemed like a good match with
the banner; even if it did look too simple. The theme for this layout came in my head automatically with Lugia being
involved with the Legend (well, being a big part of it) in Pokemon The Movie 2000. This banner was sorta hard to
make but I succeeded. Keep the code for this layout to look back on in full view. Kept a screen shot of the splash
page since I deleted the page already.
Version 4: Moltres Version
January 2, 2011 - April 5, 2011
One of the three layouts that I made for a style switcher but soon I knew I couldn't have one since the site isn't in php format. So,
I decided to have the 4th layout as this one. Number 4 seems like a perfect number for Moltres which is why this layout came first.
I just love the banner <3 Even though now a days I can do a better job at erasing the background on the pictures.
Version 5: Zapdos Version
April 5, 2011 - September 3, 2011
The second of the three layouts that I made for a style switcher but soon knew I couldn't have one since the site isn't in php format.
So, I decided to have the 5th layout as this one. Number 5 seems perfect for Zapdos which is why this layout came second.
The banner is quite lovely but I'm not really found of the image with the big bright yellow glow around him =/ Since I didn't want
use the same layout style (left navigation, right content, and a footer at the bottom) I made a better version (bigger left navigation,
bigger content, smaller footer). And used a different code style for the affiliates.
Version 6: Articuno Version
September 3, 2011 - January 11, 2012
The third of the three layouts that I made for a style switcher but soon knew I couldn't have one since the site isn't in php format.
So, I decided to have the 6th layout as this one. Number 6 seems perfect for Articuno which is why this layout came third. This
banner is just so beautiful to me ^.^ It's so like Articuno which is what I was going for (just like the Moltres and Zapdos banner) :3
The disclaimer background image is nice but I was hoping to make it like the banner -.- oh well. Didn't make any big changes for this
layout, just a few things to make it look better than the old version.
Version 7: Peaceful Flight
January 11, 2012 - November 28, 2012
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Got the idea from the 16th layout on my Spat and Harmony Heartbreak site except instead of the content being close to the left hand side
of the screen I created the layout to be inches away since it seems better this way. The banner idea was completely different at the start.
I thought I would need to add more images of the birds since the screen shot isn't big enough but as the banner was almost done I no longer
needed to add more. And it turned out better than I thought it would be with the screen shot I chosen with the birds flying peacefully with
Lugia since they realized that he is no longer a threat to them. ^-^ Which I thought of the layout title instantly :3
Version 8: Sunset Flight
November 28, 2012 - April 4, 2014
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I thought of the design for this layout ever since I looked outside the window and saw a beautiful sunset with a sky blue and
the orange color of the sun which inspired me to make a layout about that sunset. The image on the banner was from
Serebii.net from last year when the site had puzzles, wallpapers, avatars, etc. everyday in December for only a limited time. It was
the only picture that has the three Legendary birds with other Pokemon flying in a sunset. As I was creating the layout, it wasn't
long before I thought of the title. The set up of the layout is something that I never did with the navigation being taller than the content.
I don't think the cloudy like background matches with the rest of the layout though but wanted to add some style there and added a few
images of the birds to the side.
Version 9: Elemental Islands
April 4, 2014 - May 1, 2015
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At first the title for this layout had a different title but later changed to Elemental Islands which gave me the idea from the Legendary
Bird's islands in Pokemon The Movie 2000 since they are elemental birds and found an image of the three islands to use for
the banner that I found on a site that showed the movie in HD widescreen. I added images of the birds above each of their islands
which I found HD images for most of the birds except Articuno which would have looked better in the banner but this image which was almost a good choice.
I recently learned how to make glowing fonts in Gimp and thought of making the layout title in the colors of Articuno, Moltres, and
Zapdos since I made the navigation, content, and the disclaimer that way as well. The out come came out very nice :D but wasn't easy
to do since the words where in separate layers and had to fit them together myself.
Version 10: Soar
May 1, 2015 - June 21, 2017
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This layout came into view when I wanted to make a new layout for LB but I didn't have an idea for one but ended up trying to make one with a layout set up that was hard to work with. Then I thought about editing one of the free layouts on my Spat and Harmony site which was blue so I made that's why I made this layout blue XD but added a drop down menu instead of it's usual navigation, which I first used with one of the layouts on that site. But wanted to make it better by adding a background image and added a new text effect that I used with my other sites, that is called text shadow. That effect is awesome and all but it can't be seen using the Internet Explorer browser, though most of my layouts don't look good using it so Firefox and Google Chrome is still the best choices.