Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#1
There are loads of authors that want to put their stories into their Forum Signature. It's a great idea and potentially works as an advert for your work.  That said, I also see loads of signatures that have weird formatting, oversized images, exposed link urls, and 90% of them have a vertical scroll bar.

My day job is a Front End Web Developer and I have nearly 15 years of experience dealing with this sort of Forum code.


If you would like me to code your sig for you, so that it's neat, well laid out, and doesn't scroll; I would be happy to do so.  If you are happy with my work, please consider giving my book a read/review -- though only if it looks marginally interesting to you.  I wouldn't want anyone to go into reading something they won't like in the first place.  I'll still work on your sig for you.

Be sure to include your current sig in your reply and I'll take what you have as a starting point.

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#2
hello TigerWarrioress!  Go into your settings to update your signature.  In the editor click on the code edit button, looks like: < >

Paste this into your editor and save:
Code:
[align=center][table][tr][td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34205/the-transcendental-path][img=106x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/the-transcendental-path-aaca-owlkg4.jpg?time=1594953394[/img][/url]
[b][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34205/the-transcendental-path]The Transcendental Path[/url][/b][/td]
[/tr][/table][/align]


The non-code preview will look like garbage. This is expected.  I recommend having RR open in another tab w/ a post that you've included your signature on.  This way you can refresh that tab to check your work/see the results.

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#3
@Nameless32:

Here's your sig code:
Code:
[align=center][table][tr][td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/31554/the-precipice-of-power-among-giants][img=106x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/31554-the-precipice-of-power-among-giants.jpg?time=1595179832[/img][/url]
[b][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/31554/the-precipice-of-power-among-giants]The Precipice of Power (Among Giants)[/url][/b][/td]
[/tr][/table][/align]


Paste this into your signature editor, but make sure you are in the code mode. (The < > button).  When you save, the non-code mode will look like garbage and the code won't parse properly and the images won't load.  I've submitted a support ticket about this.  Go ahead and save it anyway, and check in a forum thread where you are displaying your signature.  It should be okay.  let me know if you are having any problems ^__^

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#4

Xian Wrote: @Nameless32:

Here's your sig code:
Code:
[align=center][table][tr][td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/31554/the-precipice-of-power-among-giants][img=106x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/31554-the-precipice-of-power-among-giants.jpg?time=1595179832[/img][/url]
[b][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/31554/the-precipice-of-power-among-giants]The Precipice of Power (Among Giants)[/url][/b][/td]
[/tr][/table][/align]


Paste this into your signature editor, but make sure you are in the code mode. (The < > button).  When you save, the non-code mode will look like garbage and the code won't parse properly and the images won't load.  I've submitted a support ticket about this.  Go ahead and save it anyway, and check in a forum thread where you are displaying your signature.  It should be okay.  let me know if you are having any problems ^__^

That's awesome! Thank you so much!

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#7
TigerWarrioress Wrote: Wow I had no idea you'd done the work for me haha. Thank you so much, I will definitely check your work out for this.


You're welcome.  I had mentioned it in another thread when I did it, but I think it got buried under other replies.  It looks like you have a bunch of extra lines in your sig though.  If you go back to the editor > code view > and make sure that you remove the extra empty lines above and below the code, you should get rid of that vertical scroll bar.
Luca Wrote: I'm definitely in!


try this out and let me know what you think.  I included all 4 of your titles, but if you'd rather include only your active 2 then I can modify it and also include a section to the side for a mini-blurb.  Make sure you don't have any extra lines other than this code or the forum will convert those to extra spaces and trigger the vertical scroll bars.
Code:
[align=center][table][tr][td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/33184/immense-space][img=107x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/33184-immense-space.jpg?time=1593278251[/img]
 
[/url][/td]
[td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/33875/the-world-traveler-from-the-future][img=107x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/33875-the-world-traveler-from-the-future.jpg?time=1595544559[/img]
 
[/url][/td]
[td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/30883/event-horizon][img=107x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/30883-event-horizon.jpg?time=1588804801[/img]
[b]Event Horizon[/b][/url][/td]
[td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/30477/the-faraway-land][img=107x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/30477-the-faraway-land.jpg[/img]
[b]The Faraway Land[/b][/url][/td]
[/tr][/table][/align]



Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#9

Luca Wrote: I'd like to only have the two that are in my sig at the moment, if you're so kind <3<3

you got it, try this out then.  If you don't wish to include the mini-blurb then just remove or adjust the bit with the text inside the [ size=5] part and the rest of the table will figure itself out.

Code:
[align=center][table][tr][td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/33184/immense-space][img=107x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/33184-immense-space.jpg?time=1593278251[/img]
[/url][/td][td]

[/td][td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/33875/the-world-traveler-from-the-future][img=107x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/33875-the-world-traveler-from-the-future.jpg?time=1595544559[/img]
[/url][/td]
[td]
[size=5][b]The Technocracy was the most extraordinary empire to ever exist in the multiverse. Despite this, its famed legacy stems from just a single man.[/b][/size]
[/td]
[/tr][/table][/align]

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#11

Sii Wrote: I don't even have a sig right now. But I'd be happy to review your novels, I've been meaning to get around to adding them to my list. If you'd be able to make a code for me, I'd really appreciate it.

They Who Rule

Sure, I'd be happy to, I've included your book cover and title, and since there's just the one a mini-blurb for you. feel free to edit or remove ^__^

Code:
[table][tr][td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/34067/they-who-rule][img=107x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/34067-they-who-rule.jpg?time=1594700567[/img]
[b]They Who Rule[/b]
[/url][/td][td]
[img=10x0]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/34067-they-who-rule.jpg?time=1594700567[/img]
[/td]
[td]
[b][size=large]On a mysterious island controlled by an enigmatic
Conglomerate, the Tu'i, the group attracts the attention of the
highest and the lowest, accepting all who wish to challenge them.
Regardless of place or time, all candidates are welcome. In the
tournaments held by the Tu'i, the only real winners are the
Conglomerate and the Tu'i. [/size][/b]
[/td]
[/tr][/table]

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#13

Ejlybbert Wrote: I don't have a signature, I've tried to make one with a link to my writing but couldn't figure out how. Any help would be extremely appreciated, but if you're busy or done with doing that then I understand :)

I would be happy to craft some sig code for you ^__^


I see that you have 2 works, though the second one appears to be empty.  What would you like?  Just the cover for your first one, with the title below it? Or maybe include a short mini-blurb next to the cover? Think something tweet sized.

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

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Quote:
I would be happy to craft some sig code for you ^__^


I see that you have 2 works, though the second one appears to be empty.  What would you like?  Just the cover for your first one, with the title below it? Or maybe include a short mini-blurb next to the cover? Think something tweet sized.

I would absolutely love having the cover for the first one show, and just the title below, nothing too fancy. The second, empty one I am currently totally revamping, so I took it down for now. Thank you so much!

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#15

EJKingston Wrote: I would absolutely love having the cover for the first one show, and just the title below, nothing too fancy. The second, empty one I am currently totally revamping, so I took it down for now. Thank you so much!


Here you go, let me know if you have any issues, make sure that you use the Code View ( button like <>) to paste this in.
Code:
[table][tr][td][url=https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/28288/nanatsu-no-taizai-re-imagined][img=106x160]https://www.royalroadcdn.com/covers-full/28288-nanatsu-no-taizai-re-imagined.jpg[/img]
[b]Nanatsu no Taizai Re-imagined[/b]
[/url][/td][/tr][/table]

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#19

Yamata Wrote: Hi I need help with my sig, it has the novel cover but looks off for some reason.

I'd be happy to take a look.  From what I can see, you have a custom sized image and then some text under it that is getting cut off.  Might I suggest having the text to the right of the image?  Let me know if I should throw together some code for you.

RicksySnowy Wrote: I definitely need your help. I can't even have the image appear in the signature 😭

Would you like a simple cover with title link like I have in mine?

Re: Does your Sig need help? Will work for Reviews

#20

Xian Wrote:
Yamata Wrote: Hi I need help with my sig, it has the novel cover but looks off for some reason.

I'd be happy to take a look.  From what I can see, you have a custom sized image and then some text under it that is getting cut off.  Might I suggest having the text to the right of the image?  Let me know if I should throw together some code for you.

RicksySnowy Wrote: I definitely need your help. I can't even have the image appear in the signature 😭

Would you like a simple cover with title link like I have in mine?

Yup, the text on the right side of the image would be great. Thanks man.