After a couplerequests in our forum for forum signature images, we put together an image that you can use in your signature on other sites.
To try it out, add /sig to any of your vehicle profile URLs to get a page that includes BBCode and HTML that you can include in a signature at other forums. The image is basically a direct copy of the tables you see in Your Garage on your profile page. Here's an example, this is my Prius:
The image includes your car name, year/make/model, your Fuelly username, engine/body style (if available), # of fuel-ups, image (if available), and average MPG. The code links the image to your Fuelly profile for that vehicle.
If your vehicle is set to track in Litres or Kilometers, you'll get average L/100km instead of average MPG.
You know, as much as I think it's not generally our thing to use these big banner things, maybe we should eat our own dogfood a bit and add it (or something like it) automatically to all forum posts here at Fuelly?
The BB Forums generally have a lot more space and and strong separation between each comment—something we shy away from here. This is an SUV banner and we have sub-compact forums. With something this big you'd see nothing but images as you read through a thread.
Yeah, I was thinking either a tiny ~100px square in the left below names (on the other properly formatted forum) or maybe as an upper right aligned image that text could go around, or if at the end of posts, make it the exact same for everyone but more of a sparklines style thing that is maybe 80px wide by about 10-20px tall with data and a link to your primary car.
Thank you for making something like this! It's much appreciated!
I don't think there's anything wrong with this current size, but I do see everyone's point about smaller sizes being more beneficial for more people (for example, for use on blogs, or on forums where large signature images are too distracting). This image has a lot of whitespace.
Offering multiple sizes would cover a wider range of applications, and more people will benefit. (and thus more people would hear about Fuelly)
I've made up a couple examples of smaller Fuelly banners that people might like:
100 x 17px
100 x 17px
145 x 20px
200 x 40px
And one that's not really suitable for a forum signature, but could work on a blog or something:
150 x 150px
I think I would be more personally inclined to use the 145x20 or the 200x40 ones.
Thanks for mocking those up Kitty, nice work. (We normally strip images from comments, but I just combined your comments so everyone could see your mock ups inline.) I like the smaller ones better too, we'll do something along those lines.