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Question: Should i increase the size of allowed avatars to 130x65
no - 18 (85.7%)
yes - 2 (9.5%)
increase it to 640x480, i love avatars - 1 (4.8%)
Total Voters: 21

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« on: March 27, 2005, 11:21:37 AM »

should i increase avatar max size?
i was considering 130x65 instead of 65x65..
any other web site / forum design suggestions welcome
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2005, 11:33:59 AM »

I kind of like the small, unobtrusive avatars here. Perhaps 80x80 to make the images clearer, but 135 sounds a bit large to me thumbs up.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2005, 12:28:23 PM »

Well, I'm used to the 105x150 avatars used in another forum, but the layout is much larger over there and can handle that size.  You couldn't go much bigger than what you have now without stretching the tables.  If you were going to go larger, I would suggest portrait-style dimensions, e.g. 65x130.  That'd work better for me anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2005, 07:12:28 PM »

65 x 65 looks right for the rest of the page's format. I'd keep it as is.

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2005, 09:27:48 PM »

What you have going now looks pretty good to me.  I'd leave it for now.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2005, 05:25:21 PM »

Seems fine now, maybe a tiny larger (as suggested 80x80)
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2005, 06:29:28 AM »

It is the text that is the important part of this forum.
Please dont make this into a gif-war with a Fare-feel to it smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2005, 07:13:01 AM »

this question i think is settles.  avatars will stay as they are.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2005, 07:03:11 PM »

I like smaller avatars/graphics on a forum were words are the main communication.

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2005, 01:31:00 AM »

Avatars are actually useful and handy, because they make it much easier to tell, even with peripheral vision, whose post you're looking at.  But they don't need to be anywhere near 130x65 to be effective to that end.  I run 1920x1200 resolution, and the current size is perfectly adequate for me.  I don't like obnoxious graphics distracting me.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2005, 08:53:50 AM »

The only thing I would increase is the text size of buttons, these tired old eyes[my prob, I know, LOL] have a little prob discerning what they say,so a slight increase would be helpful smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2005, 09:03:50 AM »

i agree with you randiroo - i will look for a bigger button set - i have trouble identifying the buttons as well.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2005, 09:34:49 AM »

For me, the buttons are somewhat hard to read as well, mostly because of the poor contrast of white text on medium-blue backgrounds.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2005, 09:39:28 AM »

yeah, they are very elegant looking buttons imho, but the color scheme and size makes them very dificult to read.

btw the forum here is from www.simplemachines.org

extra button sets can be found here: http://www.simplemachines...nity/index.php?board=34.0

if anyone finds a button set that they like post me a link.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2005, 09:45:40 AM »

I just took 2 buttons and adjusted them slightly, what do you think? #1 or #2



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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2005, 11:32:11 AM »

definitely much more readable.
id say the bigger one is better, though wide buttons might be problematic for some browsers if there are too many of them on one row.
did you just enlarge the images? seems like the text looks too good for that..
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2005, 11:50:28 AM »

Mouser, I used Irfanview, went to: "Image/Resize Resample" & increased the heigth by 4 pixels in #1, 2 more pixels in #2, left width at original setting, hope that helps  smiley You should be able to batch resize all buttons w/ your image editor and then replace them in your forum layout prgm.
PS: don't get me to lyin as I'm not familiar w/ website layout at all LOL
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2005, 11:53:24 AM »

thats not a bad idea at all, and it would be easy to do.
i'm going to try that and also look at some alternate button sets on the simplemachines site and see what's best/
need to do some other things first though.. so much to do so little time.
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2005, 12:00:32 PM »

HA HA HA, got to sign off too, it's spring & my wifes calling me outside to help w/ planting & other such ohmy smiley
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2005, 06:03:12 AM »

Mouser, I'm working on simple web pg & noticed that if I increase button height I have to reduce cell padding to keep overall cell heigth same, just a fyi smiley This HTML stuff is givin me a headache LOL
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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2006, 07:45:33 AM »

They look fine to me...You don't really want to make them any bigger...
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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2006, 02:48:21 AM »

I would like to see is 80x80 or 100x100 with auto resizing  cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2006, 06:50:15 AM »

I voted no, but I'm starting to think 400x600 would be good, we could see details on those pictures much, much better. cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2006, 11:40:44 PM »

I fit just fine......bigger avatar = more scrolling
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2006, 11:44:49 PM »

VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION AVATAR
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