Go minimalistic, not "third party-ish" style to be honest. These styles of sigs were done so many times it makes me sick, personally.Originality is the only thing that will sell this.
Well actually I worded it incorrectly. That's 2 people for it and 12 13 whose responses do not favor the forum signatures in their current form.Instead of just $%^&*ing though, I'd like to say that a standard, non-customizable background that meshes with the Wowhead color scheme would be a much better option. Let users pick the stats and possibly the avatar, but the background image should be static and fit the simplistic theme around here. Edit: A static background would be downloaded by a client browser once. Just sayin'.Just my two coppers though.
Could be good. It does seem to clash with the rest of the site though.If it survives beta test will it be the mandatory sig or an option that is available?
I don't want to be a party pooper, because I love me some Wowhead... but I'm not a huge fan of them either. One of the things I love about the forums here is how sleek and easy on the eyes they are. I think sticking brightly colored images at the end of everyone's post detracts from that somewhat and interrupts the flow of the page.
Now a little bit of "creativity":I've made very quick "concept" of forum signature that would not break wowhead feel at all and yet bring all the essential info about your character:http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5703/sigvd.jpgNow this may look just like link or button, mouseover/on click would be great and dropdown for more info like you already have on your site. It drops down professions, HP, mana, what have you, and you can customize that if you want, since you have profiler to drag data from!http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8369/sigover.jpgNow this is mouseover/on click. It is horribly big, but I'm sure you can make it appropriate. The basic info you'd give to anyone would be that you are death knight tank (since now every talent tree has its own unique icon) and that's about it! For everything else people click on your character/hover mouse and find more info if they are interested and you are not overwhelming them with images / unimportant numbers and ugly gradients.http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6373/look0.jpgHow it would look in the end. Of course that may also involve name of your character being the color of your class and stuff like that, but those are the tiny details you guys can play with.This is just my idea, ignore it if you don't accept suggestions ^^
It looks like crap The inital image looks bad. I know its a first draft and all but seriously is unneeded The UI needs more options. If wowhead is providing a place that will host signatures for the community to use on their own forums that is fine Looks like they are. This is just unnecessary unless you are going to make them awesome (like 3D, animated, or some other sweet shiz). This is a good first attempt but there are several sites that provide the same services, though, and there needs to be somthing that makes this stand out. After trying it I think that it is better than what I initially thought it was going to be BUT I still think that it needs to be MOAR!11one!
Personally, I'd rather have a mouseover type option like Frame suggested. Keep it minimal and succinct, but have everything that is essential. Health, Resource, Primary stats, Name w/ title & level, and Professions w/ level would be fine, and if you click on the mouseover or the link itself it could link to your direct armory page.If you make the link for the mouseover only take up one line of your signature that would be great, too.
I was wondering when Wowhead would do something like this. I like it...
mouse over. everyone agrees.
Cool, nice addition Wowhead :)
Pretty cool. I totally understand not allowing custom image sigs and stuff where people can abuse it, but I think this is good.
I have to say I find this a really disappointing addition to the site. The current state (1st draft, I know, I know) really clashes bad with the layout and design of the website. I'm a big fan of the text only sigs. The large and colorful image takes away from the minimalistic style that the website currently uses.I hope there will be an option to turn off the image based sigs without disabling the text ones if/when this is implemented. I like Frame's idea much more, a simple mouse over that meshes with the site design. It seems to be much more in tune with the current design of the forums.
Interesting. Keep the feedback coming, guys, we're listening.
not liking it now that I am seeing even more signatures pop up. Totally throws my eyes off the rest of the page and the forum posts I read.Mouse over would be much better. Then if people want to see your sig, that's cool. But then it doesn't get in the way.
I have to agree with the majority of the comments here that this takes away from the feel of the site. I do like Frame's idea with the mouse over. It even felt and looked like wowhead with how he was listing out the professions etc. I agree that the basic sig as posted above has been done many times before and this one has nothing special to make it worth it tbh. But if it does go through I would prefer an option to turn them off.
Pretty cool for a first draft. Maybe make the text a little clearer somehow, but these are pretty neat!
Dont like it at all. takes way from the clean look of wowhead. It will just slow down the site. How do image sigs improve wowhead? They do not. Any information you need on a poster can be retrieved from checking out their profile, which is already linked to twice, 3 would indeed be a crowd.PS- I second Frame's idea if something like that must be done.