User Profile Customization
With the implementation of Customizable User Profiles, Users have been asking how it works. And while it can easily be learned by sitting down for hours and trying to figure it out till you get something you like, I'm going to go ahead and give you a 'cheat sheet' on how to customize your profile to your liking and what each option includes. For the Purpose of this Guide, the User Profile will be set at default values and changed as we move on to each part.
Where do we Start?
To start Customizing your User Profile, simply head to your Profile Page. This can be found at the top of the page by clicking on your Username, next to where it gives you an Option for Notifications, My Profile, Settings, and Logout. Once you have done so, you are at your Profile. Your profile , unless edited already, will look a simple gray layout much like the rest of the Forum. I will be using a red Pen to point out areas in images that correspond to what I am talking about.
To Start, you will click on the ''Customize My Profile" button on the right side of the page, across from your Activity/VistorMessages/About Me/Friends.
From here it will bring up your customization Options. It will look something similar to this:
What do these options mean!?
First we will start out with the 'General' Options.
Font Family: This will customize the text used on your page. The first option there give you Font type options. The Second gives you size of text options. There are 10 options for Font types, including the Default Font. Size options include; Small, Medium, and Large. If you find your words harder to see after customization, it may be a good idea to increase the size of your text.
Title Text Color: The change for this option is small, and might not be readily visible. This change happens on Text in some Tabs in your Profile including; Vistor Messages, and Friends. This is general text indication amount of friends, amount of Vistor messages, and the number of them being shown on the page. Example:
Page Background: Pretty simple. It is the background of the entire Profile. (Marked in Red, Below.) Every Background Option offers you to use either 'Color', 'Image', or 'None'. For this example, I used simple Color. I'll explain further on these options later. For now, just getting the basics of what is what.
Page Link Color: This feature is also not always one readily visible. This includes what color highlighted links turn to, but not all. This is only for those links listed below the 'Activity' portion of your page. This also changes the colors of the 'View your 'About Me' like everyone else sees' on the About Me section, and then the 'Edit your Friends' on your Friends section of your profile. Examples in Red:
Next: We will go over the 'Modules' options.
Module Text Color: This effects the color of the Module (Tab) that you are currently on.
Module Link Color: Has no effect with Current setup.
Module Background and Module Border: The Module Background, is the Background of the Currently active Module (Tab) while the border is the outline border of said Module. (Below: Background is in Red. Border is in Blue.)
Next: Inactive Modules
These are the same as the Module Options, except they effect the modules (tabs) appearances that ARE NOT open. Not only those, but the Profile Summary thing on the right side. See Below for example.
Name Removed for Privacy.
Next: Button Options
Button options include customization to the 'Customize' button and the 'Post Message' and 'Go Advanced' buttons on the Vistor Messages. (Below: Button Text Color in White. Button Background in Blue. Button Border in Red.
Next: Content Options
The Content Options include a large portion of the Profile. These are areas in which things are boxed in. Visitor Messages, Freinds Listed, Profile Summaries, ect. See Below:
(Below: Content Text Color is in Green. Content Link Color is in Blue. Content Background is in White. Content Border is in Red.)
Next: Header Options
Header options include Titles listen above certain areas of the Profile, including names and Dates area in VMs, Category sections in About Me, ect.
Link: Lime Green
Background: Dark Green
WAIT WAIT WAIT! That last image has some Custom Background in it! How do I do that!?
Custom Images can go into Any 'Background' Option given in the Customization Editor. Every section in the Editor has a Background Editor, including the Buttons. To change the images in the Background, just click on any of the Background Options and Click 'Use Image' instead of Color.
From there, it will bring up another Option Menu in which it will bring up a list of your Albums on Guild. You will choose these Images from your Albums, so the Images will NEED to be uploaded on the Site. It is reccomended that you upload .JPG/.JPEG images cause it will allow larger images compared to .PNG or others. Those will need to be uploaded in your albums BEFORE you go into the Customization Editor.
Or you can use the Box there to insert a URL in order to get an image used somewhere else, like you would do when you insert an image into a post, just without the [IMG] tags.
Once you select the image you want, click 'Save' in that window, then you will want to go back to the previous window in which you will Decide if you want to repeat the image on your profile (Profiles may be too large for the image, so only part of your profile will have a background image unless you select to repeat it.) The Repeat options gives options for Repeat going down, going across, or both. Choose and Submit!
In some cases, you might not want a Background at all! Then you would just click 'None' in the 'Select Color Information' Window.
With that said, That should be EVERYTHING you need to know about Customizing your Profile!!! ENJOY!
(And try not to make our Eyes hurt too much. XD)