There were alot of sticky threads, so I thought I'd just combine these two resources into one thread for easier access. FAQ was written by Kokiri Kid, and the resources list of links was compiled by sea.
:: Signatures & Avatars ::
Explanation of how to use pictures and such. Please note that I can't post tags properly when giving examples, so I have added *s to all of them. When I say a tag to use, remember to leave out the *s.
An avatar cannot be larger than 130x100 pixels. Find a picture, or get one from a signature shop.
To make your picture your avatar, you will need to click on the "no avatar selected" Icon at the top of the ZU forums index. This will bring you to the avatar selection screen. From there, you can either enter the URL of the image, or select it from your hard drive.
If for some reason, you do not have the above mentioned Icon, the screen can be accessed by going to "edit options" in the User CP. There is a link to the avatar selection screen at the bottom of that page.
Signatures can include one image 650 x 150 pixels, or any amount of pictures adding up to no more than 650 pixels wide and 150 pixels tall, as well as 3 lines of text.
At the top of all the pages of the ZU forums, there is a menu bar. Click on "User CP". In that page, you will find a "edit profile", click on that. There is a space for entering your signature. To put an image in, you will need to write [*img]your_pic's_url[*/img]. Click "submit changes" at the bottom.
More on Sigs & Avys
Images for avatars and signatures should be .jpg, .jpeg, or .gif. Bitmaps and other picture types are generally far too large to use. The avatar uploading will not let you use them if they are too large, and signature images that are too large are not good for dial-up users. I don't like bitmap signatures, and I have a fast cable connection!
A url is the web address of a page or picture. You can see the url of a page in the address bar of your browser, and you can find the url of your picture, once it's uploaded, by right-clicking and selecting 'properties. An example of a URL for a picture is "http://members.lycos.co.uk/kokirikid256/imperial.jpg", which is one of my old signatures.
If you know your picture is on the internet, but you don't know the url, you can right-click on the picture, and click "properties." In that box, there should be a listing of the url. Copy it with Ctrl-C.
Signature shops in the Signature Shop Forum make quality images for your signature and avatar needs.
To center something, add in [center] tags. The line should look something like this:
[*center][*img]http://members.lycos.co.uk/kokirikid256/boat.jpg[*/img][*/center] . The same applies for text, but without the [img] tags.
As you probably already know from the nifty buttons at the top of the 'post reply' page, the tag for color is [*color=(insertcolorhere)]. In order to have your links a different color, have the [color] tags inside the [url] tags. For example:
Otherwise, the link will still be the default tan color of ZU's links.
I would just like to report that the url for the Photo Impressions one is screwed up. Does anyone know where you can find tutorials for Photo Impressions, since the one listed is messed up. Thanks if you can help.
Haku will say this:
"The haiku inspires passion,
though the method tires."
I got it,don't worry. (I acually don't have a site hosting it)
EDIT:Wait a second,I did everything you said,so maybe there is a problem with mine.....(I was trying everything you said and what I have now is the attempt I tried last time)(And I will ask if I need help,but my sister is good with computers,I'll ask her.I don't want you to get very ticked,off)