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New look avatars (and boards!)

JamesJames Deactivated Posts: 1,706 Extreme Poster
Hey everyone :wave:

As some of you might know, we're working on a new look for the boards! It's nearly ready, so we'll be rolling it out pretty soon :hyper:

One of the main changes you'll notice is the way threads look. Instead of avatars and profile info running across the top of each post, they'll appear down the side, like this:

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This means that the shape and size of avatars is also changing. Instead of wide and short, the default avatar will be square! 200 x 200px to be precise:*

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You don't have to change your avatar - the current ones will work fine (as in the screenshot above). We just thought we'd let you know in advance so you have time to prepare new avatars ready for the big makeover if you want ;)

We'll also be posting more info about the new look fairly soon, so keep your eyes peeled :thumb:


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* The 200 x 200px version will only appear on your profile page, a scaled down version will appear on your posts

Comments

  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Back to the old days then! ;)
  • plugitinplugitin Posts: 2,197 Boards Champion
    Noooo! Where's Whispersoftheheart when you need her?!
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    I already made a 200x200 one, based on the one I use now.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The 200x200 avatars make much more sense - 400x60 never made much sense to me!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aww no! I like my avatar that Mike made me

    Sent by Sony Xperia
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are GIFs still usable with the new avatars? I'll make ya a new one Becki. :P
  • AuroraAurora Posts: 11,722 An Original Mixlorian
    plugitin wrote: »
    Noooo! Where's Whispersoftheheart when you need her?!

    Ew, I hate the change D:

    Buttt...I can work round it D:

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh noooo! Love my avatar Hmmm7 made for me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    MikeS wrote: »
    Are GIFs still usable with the new avatars? I'll make ya a new one Becki. :P

    Thanks Mike

    Sent by Sony Xperia
  • JamesJames Deactivated Posts: 1,706 Extreme Poster
    MikeS wrote: »
    Are GIFs still usable with the new avatars?

    GIFs will still be usable Mike, yep :)
  • SkiveSkive Posts: 15,283 Skive's The Limit
    I remember when we didn't have avatars.

    Think I prefer the 200x200. As Indrid mentioned - it's old skool.
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  • plugitinplugitin Posts: 2,197 Boards Champion
    Ew, I hate the change D:

    Buttt...I can work round it D:

    tumblr_nb9a5wuq9b1tsrptxo1_250.png


    Aww thanks so, so much :heart: glad I can keep my lovely totoro :)
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