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Avatar and signature size considerations
Nov 30th, 2004 at 7:37am
 
Please try to keep your avatars and/or sigs within reasonable limits, both in physical dimension and file size.
Some of our visitors may be sitting on modems or slow connections and may not want to sit and wait for your 1mb animated gif avatar to load.
Same with signatures. It's a pain to scroll through threads where every other post contains gargantuan sigs.

We also reserve the right to remove your sig/avatar if we deem it to be to big or offensive in some way.

Keep it clean people Smiley
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Reply #1 - Nov 30th, 2004 at 8:11am
 
Until I can get an avatar mod working properly, I have set the maximum width at 100 pixels and the height at 0 pixels. This means that technically there is no height restriction. This has been set like this to hopefully avoid distorted avatar dimensions, not so we can all make tall avatars. All avatars at the moment will need to be no more than 100 wide to work properly.

Post here if you are still having issues and we can take a look at it.
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Reply #2 - Nov 30th, 2004 at 10:56pm
 
these are the sig rules from my forum: (rcdrift.com)

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The Max size for a sig is 800x125pix. 800x175pix Including text added.
The ideal size is 500x100. Please keep sigs below the 800x125pix limit. There shouldn't be any reason why you should need more room.
Only one animation per sig. Due to dial up users it helps on their load time and you really only need 1 or 2 images in your sig.

To have your sig centralised use this code:

Code:
[center][img]img here[/img][/center] 



Thankyou for co-operating.
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you may want to inc. them into this forum  Smiley
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Reply #3 - Dec 1st, 2004 at 12:46am
 
The standardized ad banner size is 468x60, that seems to be a fairly good size for a sig.
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Reply #4 - Apr 14th, 2005 at 11:47pm
 
I am considering increasing the minimum width of avatar images. Comments and feedback welcome.
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Reply #5 - Apr 15th, 2005 at 2:36am
 
Personally I think what we have right now is fairly good, but it depends on how much bigger you want to increase it to.
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Reply #6 - Jun 12th, 2005 at 11:58pm
 
do you guys think a signature size of 350X180 is too big?

maybe the height is a bit too much.... should I just sqeeze it or just scale the whole signature down a bit more?
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Reply #7 - Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:04am
 
Anything 200 high or under is good.
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Reply #8 - Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:07am
 
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Anything 200 high or under is good.


you sure?
what about Nuvolari and the other admins think?

I've done some signatures, they looked real good, but I'm worried about the height though...
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Reply #9 - Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:08am
 
Well, 200x700 or smaller seems a good size, it doesnt take up lots of space but it still makes it look good.
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Reply #10 - Jun 13th, 2005 at 12:18am
 
Personally I prefer 160 or less, but anything under 200 is ok I think. It is probably better for everyone in general if sigs aren't too high.

When we update to YaBB2 this issue will become redundant.
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Reply #11 - Oct 4th, 2005 at 1:06am
 
A few people have "overdone" their sigs recently...

Please keep it under or equal to 800x200 pixels! Thx!
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Reply #12 - Oct 4th, 2005 at 7:54am
 
I'm thinking of restricting sizes for sigs even further. Based on forum use by all members, large sigs are becoming a reason for slow page loading and untidy topics.
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Reply #13 - Oct 4th, 2005 at 2:36pm
 
Nuvolari wrote on Oct 4th, 2005 at 7:54am:
I'm thinking of restricting sizes for sigs even further. Based on forum use by all members, large sigs are becoming a reason for slow page loading and untidy topics.



Yes, please do this. Their are some members whos sigs (ahem, apex) lag my computer when ever i scroll over it.
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Reply #14 - Oct 4th, 2005 at 2:37pm
 
Alienware computers shouldn't lag while viewing a 64 kb gif.
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