View Full Version : [Question] What size should signatures be?

01-30-2015, 11:14 AM
I've been wondering this for a while. Since I want one custom-made.

01-30-2015, 12:42 PM
The total size of all images and text in your signature should be no more than 250 pixels high and 550 pixels wide. Also, no single picture in your signature should be more than 300KB in file size.

01-30-2015, 03:10 PM
I'm of the opinion that 300 pixels in height is acceptable but I don't make the rules. For custom-made signature images, never go over 550 in width, it can stretch the screen for people with smaller resolutions... but for height, it would depend on whether or not you want to be able to include a line or two of text. I made my signature specifically for this forum, and I made it 200px in height to allow for text if I so wanted it. If you go the full 250px for height, don't include text.

01-30-2015, 06:19 PM
People also prefer it if there's a limit of one gif per signature, otherwise it tends to make threads load a bit too slowly for some users. One gif is ok, but I've noticed that multiples in a sig tend to annoy a lot of folks.

01-30-2015, 11:45 PM
I recommend against gifs entirely. If you want a gif somewhere, put it in your avatar. I may be willing to crop them for people if you catch me in a good mood.

01-31-2015, 05:35 AM
How do you put gifs in sigs?

01-31-2015, 06:26 PM
The same way you put pics in your sig; just copy/paste the img info and put it in tags.

01-31-2015, 07:41 PM
...There's a certain word one could use when describing the scenario in which I recommend against gifs in one's signature entirely, only to be asked how to put gifs in a signature.

Unfortunately, I can't remember what that word is.

01-31-2015, 08:14 PM
Epileptic seizure risks? I dunno. I'm not a fan of gif sigs myself. Constant looped images flashing before my eyes is not my ideal experience in reading people's opinions.

01-31-2015, 08:24 PM
Not every gif can trigger epilepsy, and I haven't seen many in peoples' sigs here where that could be a serious problem, but yeah, it is something one should consider.

01-31-2015, 08:28 PM
I only mention it as I knew a (former?) member who had the condition & was forced to disable sigs because of it. But that didn't help with avatars, I don't think.
Not to mention pages with a lot of sig gifs can sometimes make it slow to a crawl.

02-01-2015, 04:42 AM
The same way you put pics in your sig; just copy/paste the img info and put it in tags.
At the beginning and the end in that order I assume?

02-01-2015, 01:29 PM
Yup! So it'd look something like ImageURLHere

02-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Yup! So it'd look something like ImageURLHere
Thx! :-D

03-17-2015, 11:14 PM
ImmaAxolotl's sig is too large. I report oversized sigs in the hopes that mods will simply PM them a request to resize it (or do it for them, if that's a common practice) so that I don't appear rude in asking myself, but I often end up having to anyway...