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Asset Sizing
#49 03/07/2020 4:47 PM
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What do you guys think is the best size for certain assets? I'm mainly thinking about the banner and things like member statuses. I want to make my own, but I don't know what size they should be. Any guidance you can give me in this would be much appreciated.

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Juneberry #51 03/07/2020 5:39 PM
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Our current banner's dimensions are 444x90 px. I typically make my banners dimensions around this number, since it's not too big but also not too small. Rank images can vary depending on the forum's theme. My Xbox Ranks are on the bigger side, it fits my default theme. The ranks I used on my paranormal forum are smaller, since the theme is smaller.

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Juneberry #52 03/07/2020 5:41 PM
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How do you figure out what size to do based on the theme?

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Juneberry #54 03/07/2020 7:25 PM
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I usually base it around the board width of the themes I've got installed. If the board width is on the bigger side, I go with bigger rank images. For example, on Poog, I'm using a theme with a smaller board width, so I made the rank images pretty small. (They're 100x22, almost the size of a affiliate button) Here, I'm going to use smaller rank images once they're done because the board width is smaller due to the columns I have enabled on the forum. Going by the theme on your forum, I'd go with rank images that are smaller so the rank images aren't too big and take up most of the user information. I hope this helps. smile

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Juneberry #57 03/07/2020 8:53 PM
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I intend to change the theme soon too, so it'll depend on the new theme huh?

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Juneberry #58 03/07/2020 9:15 PM
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That's how I make my ranks. smile You don't want the rank image to be too big to where it overlaps with the post area. wink

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Juneberry #59 03/07/2020 11:27 PM
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That's true... how do you calculate what size fits one theme best? Like for the actual dimensions?

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Juneberry #60 03/08/2020 4:06 PM
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Look at your board using Inspect Element on your browser. This gives a complete overview of the css elements used on your forum, and it visually shows you the css used on your board. With a thread open, look for the line that says "div class=inner". Bellow that there will be another label that says "dl id="profile47" class="postprofile". This is the member's profile information that appears next to each post. From there look for "dd class="profile - rank". Highlight the line of code with your mouse, and your browser will give you the dimensions of the rank area. For example, on Poog, the dimensions for the rank area is 185.6x34 on the theme I'm using. I just make the rank image a bit smaller, so it fits and doesn't stretch out the board wrappers or overlaps with the post area. My rank images are about 85x13 smaller than the rank dimensions on the theme. The best thing to do is to test out different dimensions and see which one works best. This is what I typically do anyways.


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