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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Support for smaller avatars

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Erik, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Right now it just looks ugly when smaller avatars are artificially scaled up to fit the avatar box. I would suggest instead scaling down the box to fit the avatar, like this:


    Personally I think this looks better than an avatar that's scaled up to fit. Agree or disagree?
  2. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    Yes, I totally agree, and can't imagine it not being implemented for XF's Gold release when the time comes.
  3. Sonic2k

    Sonic2k Member

    Yes, I agree too.
  4. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    smaller is better? :p

    anyway, you can't set it as a gravatar? it resizes too?
  5. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Another idea is to check for a minimum width and height, and do not scale it if it is below those. Keep the avatar box the same size though for consistency.
    jmurrayhead likes this.
  6. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    from a design point of view, you want consistency.
    jmurrayhead likes this.
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I have to agree with you on this Erik.
  8. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    Consistency is definitely a good thing, and now that I think about it I do get annoyed when members at my own forums use various sizes for their avatars. Yet I was mildly annoyed to have to re-create my avatar for XF so it would look good, though it wasn't a huge deal simply because I have the skills to do that. Most forumites don't, so I can see big potential for user complaints. :rolleyes:
    moojiolu likes this.
  9. moojiolu

    moojiolu Member

    I don't know the file size requirements, or the actual pixel size requirements either. So, I can't make an icon that'll fit properly. Could you please make sure that those are stated when uploading the avatars so we know what is the maximum file and pixel size?
  10. Gunblaza

    Gunblaza New Member

    I agree with this too.
  11. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    Like this? ....

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  12. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    The smaller image next to each post is 95px wide 95px high... but the larger version on the profiles is 200x200...
  13. CBI Web

    CBI Web Well-Known Member

    Yes, images can be scaled down and still look good. But Erik is talking about smaller avatars (i.e., 80x80) that will be scaled up, which looks ugly.
  14. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I agree that rezzed up images look bad, but on the other hand, I love the uniformity of having all the same size avatars.
  15. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I like the uniformity too. Just not enough to justify ugly enlarged images. :)
  16. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    well people should stop having stupid little images... ;)
    Greg and Ceri May like this.
  17. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Agreed, get a bigger image :p...

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