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THIS IS SIMPLY A TEMPLATE IN CASE ITS BROUGHT TO A COMMUNITY VOTE

IT IS *NOT* EXPECTED -- JUST PREPARATION FOR A POSSIBILITY

There comes a time when a change is in order and it seems that time may well be upon us.

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Today we will be opening up to the community in search of a new background design for our wikia! Submissions will start today and last until Monday, June 18th. During this time period we ask the community to only submit files that meet the requirements listed below and adhere to the theme of DragonVale as well as the Wikia File Policy.

Note: Only 2 submissions will be accepted for consideration from each contributor and all contributions must be made by a Member Account.

Projected TimelineEdit

June 12th Submissions Open
June 18th Submissions Closed. Images tested for Quality and Sizing.
June 19th Voting Open. Top 10 images picked by Wikia Staff for voting.
June 24th Voting Closed
June 25th Background Updated


Submission RequirementsEdit

  • All images must comply with the File Policy.
  • All images must be 149 kb (kilobytes) or less.
  • All images must be submitted in one of the following formats: jpg, gif or png
  • All images must fit the DragonVale theme and not include any unrelated images.
  • All images must be free and clear of blurry, pixelation and debris. "Dirty" images will be rejected and may only be resubmitted within the allotted time-frame.

Note: Only 2 submissions will be accepted for consideration from each contributor and all contributions must be made by a Member Account.

Layout OptionsEdit

There are 4 possible options for displaying an image for the Wikia's background.

Tiled Fixed Description: See Examples to view a Wikia using the style described.
No No Image placed at top/center and does not scroll with the page.

Image is not repeated. Example

Best for images that "border" the central column and have a color that blends with the background of the Wikia.

No Yes Image placed at top/center and scrolls with the page.

Image is not repeated. Example

Best for images that "border" the central column. Always on screen.

An alternative is an image that sits behind the central column while using transparency. Shown in the image at the top of this page.

Yes No Image placed at top/center and repeats the image both horizontally and vertically.

Image does not scroll with page. Example

Best for images that are easily repeated like in the example above. Small symbols or images are ideal.

Yes Yes Imaged placed at image on top/center and repeats the image both horizontally and vertically.

Image is fixed and scrolls with the page. Example

Best for images that are easily repeated. Small symbols or images are ideal. The example above illustrates an image that is NOT ideal for this option.


General Information & NotesEdit

You may find a small video tutorial HERE to assist with creating images that are appropriate for use as a background.

Browsing other Wikia pages is also a good way to find inspiration.

The central column on Wikia is 1000 pixels in width while the remaining screen space is based upon the user's screen resolution.

Fixed Images that are meant to fill the screen should have enough height to reach the bottom of the page on resolutions of 1600 x 900 and greater. It is to be expected that users running on lower resolutions will not see the entire image at 100% zoom, though they may adjust their zoom to see more content.

Images that are designed to appear behind a transparent central column should compliment the central column's color(s) and for a neater appearance the image should avoid showing beyond the left and right limits of the central column. However some images may have qualities that allow it to "border" the central column and show through a transparent background.

Note: Only 2 submissions will be accepted for consideration from each contributor and all contributions must be made by a Member Account.

More to follow...

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