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#1 Bricktooth

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

I want to update my 'About Me' page to include my MOCs, and I want to link to them with a thumbnail that links to the topic. I looked it up in the Tutorials index, but I couldn't find anything about it (I want it to look like the links to the reviews in the review indexes). Could somebody help me with this?
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#2 Fugazi

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

I don't know of a specific tutorial, but you can use one of these to resize your image to thumbnail size:

How to resize a large pic - Lord of Pies
How to crop, sharpen and resize images online - Legostein

Then one of these to upload your thumbnail image to an image hosting service:

How to upload images to Brickshelf
Operating Flickr tutorial

And finally this tutorial to create a clickable thumbnail image (note that it's written for Brickshelf users):

Creating Clickable Thumbnails - Mister Phes


Basically, once you have a thumbnail image of a suitable size ready you need to:
- go to My Settings/Profile/Change About Me Page
- use the Insert Image button and paste the URL of your image (assuming that you have uploaded it somewhere -- Brickshelf, Flickr, etc)
- click on the thumbnail image that should have appeared to select it then use the Insert Link button (next to the Insert Image button) and paste the URL you want to link to (the address of your topic for instance)
- save your changes and you're done!

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#3 Big Cam

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

Just to add if you use flicker, one of the sizes they create is a thumbnail. Makes it really easy.

#4 Bricktooth

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

After I've resized the pic to thumbnail size, how can I make it a link that leads to the MOC (I use Brickshelf)?

EDIT: I think I've figured it out myself. Thanks for the help though!

Edited by Bricktooth, 09 August 2012 - 03:51 PM.

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#5 OneSnowTrooper

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

<A HREF="The URL of the site"><img src="The URL of the image"></ A>
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#6 Big Cam

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

View PostOneSnowTrooper, on 09 August 2012 - 03:51 PM, said:

<A HREF="The URL of the site"><img src="The URL of the image"></ A>
You don't need all the extra symbols you are using.

Simply this

[url=‚ÄĚthread URL"][IMG]thumbnail URL[/IMG][/URL]


Gives you this.

Posted Image

#7 OneSnowTrooper

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

I know, one is HTML and  the other BB code
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#8 Big Cam

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:03 AM

View PostOneSnowTrooper, on 09 August 2012 - 06:55 PM, said:

I know, one is HTML and  the other BB code
Since the board accepts it I was trying to make it as simple as possible. HTML is a little more complicated.

Either works.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:08 AM

View PostBig Cam, on 10 August 2012 - 12:03 AM, said:

Since the board accepts it I was trying to make it as simple as possible. HTML is a little more complicated.

Either works.
Just to make things clear, HTML does not work on EB.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:06 PM

View PostRick, on 10 August 2012 - 08:08 AM, said:

Just to make things clear, HTML does not work on EB.
That is Rick. I prefer BB code so I've never tried, I didn't know it didn't work. I just meant he had the code portion right.



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