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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Ladyhawk0, Apr 25, 2010.

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  1. Ladyhawk0

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    Here's the problem. My girlfriend has a forum using phpbb (older) and my animated avatar works just fine. When I installed it on my new forum, using phpbb (newer) the animation doesn't work. I did ask her about this and she said, she checked yes to everything under the avatar setting. I tried that and my avatar is still dead. It'll probably work here too, but not own my own forum. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    Nope, not working on this site either. What is up with that? Thanks.
     
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    Hi Ladyhawk0, and welcome to TSG.

    I saved a copy of your TSG avatar to my computer and opened it with MS GIF Animator. There is only 1 frame in your GIF file; nothing to animate. Do you have a link to your girlfriend's forum with the functional animated avatar?
     
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    You were correct, I could not get to the page in the first link unless I signed up.

    I think the problem is with the source site. I saw the fully animated original 100x100 pixel avatar. When I chose to resize it to 48x48 pixels, the pop-up window showed a non-animated version and the download link was for a non-animated version.

    Maybe someone else here will be able to scale down the attached file to the site's size limit for you.
     

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    Here's a 50x50 version. I resized it here.
     

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    I would like it to be 120 x120 on my size. How do I get it to animate at that size? Thanks.
     
  8. Ladyhawk0

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    Good info. Maybe I can find it somewhere else. I'll check. Thanks.
     
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    Here's what I found.

    Free avatar
    hellsing anime
    added by kane_red10 on 2006-10-01

    Linking codes HTML code

    <a href="http:avatars.jurko.net"><img src="http://1.jurko.net/avatar_4461.gif" style="border.1px solid #000" alt+"hellsing anime avatar"></a>


    Direct link to avatar

    http://img1.jurko.net/avatar_4461.gif


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    [​IMG]

    Anybody know how to turn this into a 120 x 120 animated avatar? My HTML is not good enough for this. Everytime I try to use it, I get an error message saying "The avatar&#8217;s filesize must be between 0 and 6 KiB." Thanks.
     
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    Thanks Ratboy, but now it's no longer animated.
     
  12. Ratboy

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    Click the thumbnail in my post above and the animated file will open in a new tab.
     
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    Now my sites error message saysThe avatar&#8217;s filesize must be between 0 and 11 KiB. Any idea what size setting I need to put in on in my admin control panel? I think that's part of the problem. Maybe I have it set too low. Because the only avatar that will work is one that isn't animated. Not sure.Thanks Ratboy.
     
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    Hi Ratboy!

    Issue has been resolved. The setting in my Admin Controls were way too low. Most sites are set at 400+kiB, but mine had to be converted from bytes. I kept moving the number up but not enough. I had to set the number at 500000 to have the right amount of KiB to submit an animated avatar. Now on to the next dilemma. Thanks all!!!
     
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    You're welcome. Glad you got it worked out.
     
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