With the new ATS.2010 redesign, many members have notice some changes in the mini-profile space devoted to avatars and backgrounds. There have been
changes, and here are the new requirements.
Maximum pixel dimensions: 170 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.
Maximum file size: Remains 75k
Because the layout parameters for page structure is different than the old per-2010 format, overly-tall avatars can make the thread-view a very-tall
Mini-Profile Background Images
A common method used by many members to "workaround" the avatar size limitation is to use a mini-profile background image, and a clear-GIF avatar. We
will continue to encourage this level of creativity in conjunction with the new avatar limitations.
Pixel Space: The new "visible" space for background images is 180 pixels wide and 400-480
pixels tall (depending on other factors in your
Maximum Pixel Dimensions: Maximum allowable mini-profile backgrounds will be 200 pixels wide by 700 pixels tall. Smaller images are repeated in the
Maximum File Size: Maximum file size for mini-profile backgrounds is 100k if you're using a clear-GIF as your avatar, if not, the combined file size
of your avatar and background image cannot exceed 150k.
Animated backgrounds are not allowed.
Background colors and imagery that obscure your member name are not allowed.
Beginning Monday, October 11th, 2010, the mini-profile code will automatically truncate your avatars to the size mentioned above.
Beginning November 1, 2010, our staff will begin removing avatars and backgrounds -- observed in recent postings, they won't "look back" at old posts
-- that don't comply with the new dimensions and file sizes.
Hopefully this gives our members enough time to create or locate new avatars and backgrounds, and see the entire site layout "clean-up" into a more
uniform display for members.
edit on 4-10-2010 by SkepticOverlord because: Updated background image area