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Mark
07-07-2007, 10:49 PM
We've recently fielded some complaints about the large size of signatures on these forums. Some signatures are getting out-of-control big and wide. For those of us with laptops or slower internet connections, it has become an inconvenience to scroll through and load some pages.

Revised restrictions: The largest a signature should be is this size (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/LPFAN05/LinkinPark-LS01.jpg?t=1184878875). Signatures should be no bigger than 500 pixels in width and 375 pixels in height (image and lines of text included). There's a small bit of leeway, but please don't take ample advantage of our leniency.

Please note that the 525 pixels rule is no longer in effect. It is now 500 so that the information pane isn't indented.

We find that when your signature is dwarfing the size of your post, it does tend to look ridiculous.

This policy will go into effect immediately. Please alter your signatures accordingly.

Thank you!

Luke
07-07-2007, 11:00 PM
Hang on a sec, does that mean I have to get rid of mine or parts of it?

Derek
07-07-2007, 11:07 PM
Parts, to make it fit.

Omar
07-07-2007, 11:13 PM
Pfft. I'm not going four inches on anything :P

Luke
07-07-2007, 11:17 PM
Is this okay then?

I took out the quote.

Christopher
07-07-2007, 11:31 PM
Okay, but it still doesn't matter how big the sig is kb-wise right?

Oh, and could you maybe tell us how big 4 inches is in pixels? :P That would be handy for the sig making...

Tomi
07-07-2007, 11:35 PM
Why on earth are you telling us in inches? Pixels, damnit! :lol:

Mark
07-08-2007, 05:53 AM
Because the size limit isn't restricted to images, it includes any text as well.

4 inches = 380 pixels.

Louis
07-08-2007, 06:43 AM
Luke, I can adjust your signature since I have the file.

And I thought 525 pixel width was okay. I wonder what happened to that. I suppose I'll have to adjust mine.

Mark
07-08-2007, 07:05 AM
Luke, I can adjust your signature since I have the file.

And I thought 525 pixel width was okay. I wonder what happened to that. I suppose I'll have to adjust mine.

Notice how your user info panel is squished in comparison to mine? It's preferable to have the info windows all parallel, but not entirely necessary.

But 525 is acceptable. I'll edit that in.

Louis
07-08-2007, 07:13 AM
Yeah, I noticed how mine is squished compared to yours. It's just that it doesn't really bother me considering I don't have information that's squished to cover two lines, ya know?

But I'll format my signature to 500, since it's preferred and all. :)

Linja
07-08-2007, 08:41 PM
I totally felt like I was being lectured when I read this thread. I've edited my signature, is it okay now?

Tomi
07-09-2007, 07:48 AM
Because the size limit isn't restricted to images, it includes any text as well.

4 inches = 380 pixels.

We're measuring something on the web, not your...erm, height. Web is generally measured in pixels. But if you wish to be different, feel free to convert all the values in the LPA skins from pixels to inches. :lol:


donthurtme <3

Mark
07-09-2007, 06:05 PM
We're measuring something on the web, not your...erm, height. Web is generally measured in pixels. But if you wish to be different, feel free to convert all the values in the LPA skins from pixels to inches. :lol:


donthurtme <3

....

It gives the user, and us, an easier way to measure the total length of a signature, being image + text. If someone has a 300 pixel high image and then a few stanzas from a song, how are we supposed to relate all of that in pixels? I'm not going to start approximating the space between the image and the text, plus the size of the text in pixels. Font pt and px are different values (http://www.sibagraphics.com/font.php), as you know. It's easier to take a clear ruler and put it up against your screen. Plus, it's easier for a member to visualize 4 inches than 380 pixels. "Hey, is that getting close to 4 inches?" is a much easier conclusion to come to than "I think I might be nearing 380 pixels!".

You're giving me a headache, Mr. Costanza.

Anthony.
07-10-2007, 05:02 AM
525 pixels is frickin' wide for a sig! And yeah, I know it's Derek's signature size :lol: .

Tomi
07-10-2007, 09:45 AM
....

It gives the user, and us, an easier way to measure the total length of a signature, being image + text. If someone has a 300 pixel high image and then a few stanzas from a song, how are we supposed to relate all of that in pixels? I'm not going to start approximating the space between the image and the text, plus the size of the text in pixels. Font pt and px are different values (http://www.sibagraphics.com/font.php), as you know. It's easier to take a clear ruler and put it up against your screen. Plus, it's easier for a member to visualize 4 inches than 380 pixels. "Hey, is that getting close to 4 inches?" is a much easier conclusion to come to than "I think I might be nearing 380 pixels!".

You're giving me a headache, Mr. Costanza.
Wouldn't 4 inches physically measured out using a ruler be different on a 1024x768 resolution versus 1600x1200 [or even 1280x1024, for that mater]? So, I could probably argue that my signature is under 4 inches when I physically measure it myself, while it looks bigger to you. Lucky for you, I can't find my ruler anywhere. :lol:

The Web Developer (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60) extension for Firefox has a pretty sweet ruler which you can drag over an area and it'll tell you it's exact width and height. You can do it that way, or view the element information to figure out my signature is exactly 500x230px [edit: actually less, because it seems to also include the space between the message and signature, close enough though]. And if you don't use Firefox, use printscreen and figure it out in Photoshop. :P

And to your font size argument: I'm a web developer/designer on the side, I know that. Not my fault vB uses pt - I use px when designing. :)

Mark
07-10-2007, 11:44 AM
Wouldn't 4 inches physically measured out using a ruler be different on a 1024x768 resolution versus 1600x1200 [or even 1280x1024, for that mater]? So, I could probably argue that my signature is under 4 inches when I physically measure it myself, while it looks bigger to you. Lucky for you, I can't find my ruler anywhere. :lol:

I'm on a 1280x1024 resolution, and your signature is approx. 2 inches high.

The 4 inches thing isn't the strictest of guidelines. There's leeway. What's 4 inches on a 1280x1024 resolution could be 4.5 inches on a 1024x768 resolution. (Let's just say these are the two most common resolutions). It's just a rough guideline to have people adhere to. We're not going to remove your signature for the sake of half an inch. This is just meant to discourage those with humongous signatures to keep their signatures smaller.

And 1600x1200 is a ridiculous resolution. :lol:

Todd
07-10-2007, 12:17 PM
And 1600x1200 is a ridiculous resolution. :lol:


I'm at 1920x1200 :lol:

Tomi
07-10-2007, 12:51 PM
I'm at 1920x1200 :lol:
My point exactly. :lol:

Mark
07-10-2007, 01:34 PM
Yeah, but you're also the two tech-savy guys on the forums. :lol:

Anthony.
07-10-2007, 01:48 PM
1280x768 here.

YAY WIDESCREEN LAPTOP.

Not.

JNudda
07-10-2007, 07:09 PM
1440x900

You know, the easy way I found to control sig sizes are by disabling the img tags in signatures, and making members upload their images to your server (youre on a dedicated one, right?), so that way you can automatically limit the dimensions and file sizes of sig images. Just a suggestion.

Tomi
07-11-2007, 03:36 AM
Yeah, but you're also the two tech-savy guys on the forums. :lol:
So if you say my signature's too big, I could always whine to Todd for a second opinion, so he can measure his monitor with an old-fashioned ruler, like you did. :P

Todd, what are you on, a 30"? 40"? :lol:

Todd
07-11-2007, 11:27 AM
24"

Tomi
07-11-2007, 01:03 PM
24"
Either way, huge. :P

Urantia Girl
07-17-2007, 04:34 PM
This isn't a place to show how much of an LP fan you are by making a huge banner. with lyrics allllllll up in it.

Tomi
07-17-2007, 07:00 PM
(judged on a 1280x1024 resolution).
You forgot to mention the monitor size. XD

Gage
07-17-2007, 11:19 PM
The signatures look good once fitted correctly here.

LinkinJunior
07-19-2007, 01:54 AM
i'm at 1440x900.

Arlene
07-19-2007, 02:46 AM
Errm is mine too wide? Because I know it's not too 'tall' but I'm not sure about the width. Although, it ISN'T stretching the forums, so I think it's okay..?

Mark
07-19-2007, 04:13 PM
Errm is mine too wide? Because I know it's not too 'tall' but I'm not sure about the width. Although, it ISN'T stretching the forums, so I think it's okay..?

It's stretching the message part of the forums so that the information pane is smaller. It'd be appreciated if your signature was 500 pixels or less.

Arlene
07-19-2007, 05:20 PM
That's better, I just said screw the picture...I didn't feel like messing with it :P

Mark
07-19-2007, 05:25 PM
Added an amendment to the first post. Any problems, Tomi? :P

Joeykat
07-19-2007, 05:44 PM
Is mine too big?? :ermm:

Mark
07-19-2007, 09:00 PM
Is mine too big?? :ermm:

Just take the image I posted and line it up.

Derek
07-19-2007, 11:09 PM
My signature has also been updated to reflect the new pixel requirements :p.

Tomi
07-20-2007, 10:32 AM
Added an amendment to the first post. Any problems, Tomi? :P
All better, chief! XD

Is mine too big?? :ermm:
I was about to mock you, then I realised you were female. :lol:

Urantia Girl
07-25-2007, 07:33 PM
Skinny Puppy sig.

I was thinking it was too big, then I compared it to a few other people's. Looks good to me.

Fox
07-26-2007, 05:32 AM
ahhh, I got a smaller sig =P

but anyways, glad this policy changed. I was going crazy looking at all these BIG sig on the forums... It gets annoying.. =P

Mark
10-02-2007, 05:25 AM
Just perusing the forums and it seems like some people are forgetting/neglecting this.

The following people's signatures are too long:

Dr. Faust
Friskey
Hellflame 2K7
Stalker

If you're missing from the list, I probably haven't come across you yet.

Remember that the 500x375 rule includes both pictures and text.

Luke
10-02-2007, 12:18 PM
Would I have to get rid of the text in my sig?

Mark
10-02-2007, 03:25 PM
Yes.

I posted an image in the original post that is the exact dimension of the maximum size of a signature. You can use that as a guide in the future.

lester480
03-09-2008, 01:49 AM
I hope mine don't go over board...

Filthy
03-12-2008, 08:20 PM
thank god, i was getting sick of those huge stupid-ass sigs some people had