Ok. I think I have it.
Here's the line in the code that defines image placement for background images:
repeat left top;">
Just a snippet. I'm not including the whole code, or definition, just the related factors to want we want to achieve.
After the background image is loaded, the avatar is placed on top.
Background images are placed in first, set to repeat if too small. They are aligned to the top left. Placing avatars on top of the background need
to take this into account. Pixel counting starts at the top left of the background image, for alignment purposes.
Text is then added in, which makes the alignment a bit more tricky, but not impossible.
We need to determine the height of "mediumtxt", in pixels, from the top left downwards to see where the avatar winds up.
I'll use myself as an example:
class='mediumtxt' style='color: #FFFFFF; '>Druid42< br /> Are we not in the same Multiverse?Writer-Fighter-Scholar< br />
The code shows the breaks and the start of a new line of "mediumtxt". What we find is that the coding plops in the background image, allows for three
or four lines of text, and then adds the avatar picture, all aligned from the upper left. The mediumtxt standard is 16 pixels.
The break tabs should have no bearing on graphic placement, as they simply control text placement. Take the four lines of text at 16 pixels per line,
in my example, multiply by four, and the vertical placement of an avatar should be 64 pixels from the upper left on a background pic.
It appears the adjustment is for either three or four lines of text. 48 pixels from upper left, or 64 from upper left.
Does anyone want to try out my theory? I'd be interested in seeing the results.
If it does work, I'd like for someone to make a blinking right eye on my wolf, as a transparent, or not, avatar. The transparency issue should be
irrelevant once this is figured out. .
edit on 2/22/13 by Druid42 because: added spaces to make code readable
2/22/13 by Druid42 because: changed a three to four
edit on 2/22/13 by Druid42 because: 63 to 64, edited.