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[How-To] Make a Forum Banner Signature With A Link.
Skullbie at 7:19PM, Aug. 14, 2008
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Here's how you put those spiffy banners you see in peoples signatures and what size guidelines to follow! :)

1) The actual Size limits for the banner



Basically a banner can be long and short or stocky and tall, or something kind of in the middle.
(file size below 70KB )



Please keep signature images around 480x60 (wide by tall), and under 70KB. (This means all the images in your signature should fit in an area about that size, not that you get to use as many big ones as you want.) It doesn't have to be exactly those dimensions of course, but be sensible with it. Something like 250x100, etc, is fine. In general, these forums have historically been in favor of smaller, less obtrusive signatures. If it's animated and too blinky/flashy it will draw complaints too. ;)

Those are both so that people browsing the forums aren't overwhelmed with stuff to download. The forums software doesn't enforce this, so please let an admin know if someone's got a case of GigantiPicture.]

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2) The Code!

Under one of your forum posts; click where it says ‘Edit signature’.
A small box will open where you will place the code:
Replace all curly {} bracket with straight brackets to get it to work!

{url=LINK TO YOUR SITE]{img]YOUR BANNER IMG[/img}[/url}

Copy the code in there and replace The ALLCAPS words with the link and image.

My example signature:
LINK TO YOUR SITE:http://www.drunkduck.com/Plastic/
YOUR BANNER IMG:http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/Catalyst666/20kbsmakjeeve.gif

Full code will look like(remember to replace curly brackets):
{url=http://www.drunkduck.com/Plastic/]{img]http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b331/Catalyst666/20kbsmakjeeve.gif[/img} [/url}

Click ‘Submit’ and you're done! :) Your Banner Will appear upon refresh.


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Feel free to use the thread for test posts or for questions-

p.s. if you're curious as to why you had to replace the brackets it's because the forum will display the banner rather than the code itself haha.^^
 
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SpANG at 8:07PM, Aug. 14, 2008
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How informative and accurate! :)
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
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DarkChibiShadow at 5:06PM, Aug. 16, 2008
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Maybe I should change mine a bit then…gulp.

(Can't believe I kept forgeting to put that nom. up…)

K.A.L.A-dan! Shipper!
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ozoneocean at 7:14PM, Aug. 16, 2008
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Maybe I should change mine a bit then…gulp.
yep ;)
 
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willisokong at 3:53PM, Aug. 18, 2008
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so ozoneocean has a double picture/link sig. How do you get two pictures with different links to sit side by side?

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SpANG at 4:00PM, Aug. 18, 2008
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put the code in twice.

Here's what it looks like (except the {} are ) :

{url=http://www.drunkduck.com/civil_war/}{IMG}http://comics.drunkduck.com/comics/P/Pink_Skin/gfx/ozonecivilwar.png{/IMG}{/url}{url=http://www.pinkyta.com}{img}http://comics.drunkduck.com/comics/P/Pinky_TA/gfx/half-banner.jpg{/img}{/url}
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
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willisokong at 10:44AM, Aug. 19, 2008
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thanks!:)

'Harold and Maude' rules! Go see it.
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jahn178 at 4:37AM, Aug. 27, 2008
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Beautiful!

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Lemur_Bacon at 7:44AM, Sept. 6, 2008
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Thank you very much for this!
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Brogan at 10:03PM, Sept. 6, 2008
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Thanks for this link. I couldn't get a banner to work and now I have one. Sweetness!
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saryn11 at 12:33PM, Sept. 10, 2008
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thanks so much! I've been wondering how to do that…
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MushroomComixDude at 12:08AM, Oct. 15, 2008
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Ahhhh, very nice…let's see if I can do it.

EDIT: YAY!!!
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NightSun at 3:34PM, Oct. 15, 2008
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This is very helpful! Thanks (:
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honey bucket at 12:22AM, Nov. 1, 2008
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Thanks!
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cool guy at 1:48PM, Nov. 9, 2008
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EDIT: It keeps on taking me to the Home Page of DD…why?
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The Real Macabre at 10:01PM, Nov. 14, 2008
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Thanks!
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Ochitsukanai at 9:55PM, Nov. 16, 2008
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Ahaha, hurrah! Thank you!

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and live in harmony harmony oh nyan
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DOUK at 2:17PM, Dec. 13, 2008
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I hope mine fits within the bounds.

To make sure it works, click on the link, guys. :p just joking, but I hope it'll work!
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3PU at 2:35PM, Dec. 16, 2008
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Thanks!

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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 11:23PM, Dec. 24, 2008
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Thank you. It was quite helpful >.<

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Hugo Maximo at 4:31PM, Feb. 2, 2009
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Thanks!
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Raillen at 8:49PM, March 2, 2009
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thx skullbie u r the best
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jazzraven at 10:36AM, March 22, 2009
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thank yous for the help ;3
coming soon :3 lol
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legueu at 6:03PM, March 29, 2009
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let's give it a try.

edit: I did it! Thank you very much.
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k1at at 4:31PM, May 29, 2009
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Help please I didn't do the code correctly at the bottom of http://www.drunkduck.com/community/view_topic.php?cid=235&tid=48913
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ozoneocean at 10:04PM, May 29, 2009
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Help please I didn't do the code correctly at the bottom of http://www.drunkduck.com/community/view_topic.php?cid=235&tid=48913
Fixed. You didn't replace the curly brackets with square ones.
 
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k1at at 9:55AM, May 30, 2009
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You are so kind. Thanks.
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oldguy85 at 2:36AM, June 1, 2009
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Cannot seem to make the banner a link.
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ozoneocean at 2:53AM, June 1, 2009
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Cannot seem to make the banner a link.
Fixed.
You had a whole lotta' errors there man. :)
-You had curly brackets instead of the square ons in the first part of your link.
-You forgot to close the link at the end buy putting in
-You didn't have your link right, you had:
http://www.drunkduck.com/oldguy and young guy
Instead of:
http://www.drunkduck.com/oldguy_and_young_guy
ie. the underscores ;)
-You had spaces between all the elements of the link. Web adresses don't work well with spaces.
-and you didn't have url= at the front of your link.

Ah well, it's a learning process. You can click “edit signature” now to see how it's done. :)
 
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Zangetsu at 5:28PM, June 25, 2009
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Alright lets try this out real quick!!!

Thats what I'm talkin bout!!! Yay!!!
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