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A tip of the hat to WeeMama for heading me in this direction.


DK5 will be a cleaner, brighter interface, and I like it lots. But I also like siglines, even though I can see the need to get rid of text that in some cases can take up half the text space in any given comment thread. So I started playing with sigline graphics.
mouseover and link

Constraints: Since, unlike text, graphics do not wrap, any graphic that's used for a sigline has to be a maximum of 200 pixels wide, unless you never, ever, get into a discussion that pushes the thread to the right hand side of the page. Minimum height: around 5 pixels, because these graphics are going to be used both for mouseovers and links, and under 5 pixels can make it harder than necessary to aim your cursor. Maximum height - around 25 pixels. This is going to be a sigLINE, not a sigblob.

More free graphics, and instructions on how to build the sigs, below the whatever.

If you're building your own, upload your graphic to the image library, and then open a draft diary to hold the image. Embed the image into the draft diary, and you will see

<div class="dkimg-c"><span class="image_container"><img src=" alt="" width="150" height="20"></img></span></div>
Take out the div class and span class sections before and after the img section, and replace them with center, /center. Add a title="" at the end of the attribute string. The final result should look like this:
<center><img src=" alt="" width="150" height="20" title=""></img></center>
Then add whatever text you wish between the "" of the title attribute.

To turn the sigline into a link, highlight the img src= .... area of the code and use the Diary Link button to make the image into a link.

Save, and remember to keep a tab open to access the code, or copy the code to an outside text program for fast copying. Unfortunately, remembering to use the new sigline will take some time to get used to, which is why I'm starting now.

Free stuff:
full height
<center><img src=" alt="" width="200" height="25" title=""></img></center>
<center><img src=" alt="" width="200" height="12" title=""></img></center>
<center><img src=" alt="" width="200" height="25" title=""></img></center>
<center><img src=" alt="" width="200" height="25" title=""></img></center>
<center><img src=" alt="" width="200" height="25" title=""></img></center>
Update - July 3, 2014 11:00 pm CST - stretchable sigline
<a href=" target="blank"><img src=" alt="" title="At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.) ~Click to check out my diary on siglines~" height="8" width="100%"></a>

Originally posted to serendipityisabitch on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:56 PM PDT.

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