It has come to my attention that some of you are not following the signature rules at all. So as a result, I will put forth a compromise, which consists of 1) a threat and 2) an increase in signature limit. The threat is that if people still consistently break the rules after this post, then we will be harder with signature rules, and you don't want that. The compromise is that the 800 px width limit is now increase to 820 px. The height limit is still the same, 200 px.
Some of use are using spoiler tags in your signatures, which is permissible. However, note in the first post that the same rule applies inside and outside of spoilers, and you are only allowed one spoiler tag
. This means stacking 3 space opera signatures in your spoiler is not a good idea, since that exceeds 200 px inside of the spoiler. If you do have a spoiler, then you should also limit lines of text in the signature.
Now let's talk about the below signature:
This is how it looks in 1024 x 768 resolution: http://piclair.com/data/6xgff.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(link is broken, will fix later)
Matteas needs not worry, because this is a perfect example of a "recommended" signature. One 350 px support sig and twelve 26 px slivers are just enough to not wrap for 1024 resolution, which is the most popular screen resolution for those who visit ISML
. If you want to be nice and not make your signature wrap to two lines for these people, then you should really consider cutting down to 1 support sig and 12 slivers. Matteas gets brownie points for being considerate of others.
Under the new 820 px rule, there would be two popular "templates" possible.
- 1 support sig (350 px) + 18 slivers (26 px each)
- 2 space opera sigs (500 px) + 12 slivers (26 px each)
If you follow the above format, then you cannot break the rules. So stick with what is legal and you won't have to worry about getting mean PMs from chaosprophet.
Now let's talk about a certain problem that we have. This is bad:
The above signature consists of 2 space opera sigs and some slivers, but it they definitely wrap for most displays. Note that the signature has a total height of 280 px, exceeding the 200 px limit. There is a way we can use tables to make it better:
Now we have them on "one line" that is under 200 px. But if your computer's resolution is 1440 px width or less, then you will see that the signature wraps. That's because it doesn't conform to our 820 px width rule. For that, we would have to cut down to 12 slivers:
Then the signature would not wrap for 1280 px width resolution or higher, which we consider to be the current western standard. Here is the code (using tables) to make the above signature:
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Replace spaceopera1.png and spaceopera2.png with your links to those signatures, and replace sliver1-12.png with the links to those slivers. This satisfies the 2 space opera sig + 12 slivers template. The center tags are, of course, optional.
I hope this post helps for those who don't want the Internet forum police to bother them constantly. If you have questions or comments about this post, please post them in this thread