Some weeks ago I threw this dynamic minecraft banner together in Python just for fun. But it turned out quite cool and useful, so now I decided to publish it. It is just a link to a webpage that serves an image which dynamically updates based on wheter your server is up or not. It's perfect for forum signatures, server lists and server webpages!It supports both 1.7 and 1.6 servers, but currently it only displays it like in the server list of Minecraft 1.6. It supports only 1.7 and the images look like they're taken straight out of minecraft's server listing. Example: Features: Colors in the MOTD and server name Real ping SRV lookup! Bold text Multi line MOTD, works the same way as it does in minecraft, so all multiline motds should show correctly How To: It's super easy, just fill out the form here. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler I'm not really a web-guy. So I haven't made any site to set this up, but it's quite straight forward. from your browser just enter one of these lines in your adress field: Code: status.mclive.eu/<server name>/<server adress>/banner.png status.mclive.eu/<server name>/<server adress>/<port>/banner.png and replace "<server name>", "<server adress>" and "<port>" with the correct things for your server. If you want colors, just use §<color char> in front of the text. Then go to your adress bar and copy the link that's there. When you paste it, any §'s will be replaced with "%C2%A7" and ' ' will be replaced with %20, this is because spaces and §'s isn't really allowed in URLs. Example link: http://status.mclive.eu/Shotbow - USA/us.shotbow.net/banner.png Open Source? This is programmed in Python 3, and can be hosted by anyone who would like to. The source code is here. It uses Flask, as web-framework, Pillow, for image manipulation, and dnspython, for SRV lookups. Please note I do not give support on how to host this, I event struggeled a bit myself to get it working with uWSGI and nginx. Credits: wiki.vg, for protocol specification, I used it for the network part Andrew Tyler, for the Minecraftia font @McLive, for hosting. To Do: Modify the Minecraftia font to italics and bold-italics. I'll be happy if someone would do this, I don't think I'll ever bother to do it. Change Log: 19/01-14 Moved host 11/11-13 Published at the Bukkit forums 21/12-13 Removed 1.7 and updated the style If you this this is a good tool please like this post. And if you think this is helping your server, please consider to some money.