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How to Enter
Learn how to edit the WIki and have some fun while doing it!
Please read the contest rules before beginning.
For basic WIki-editing help, please read the following thread before posting questions: -- [HOW TO] WIki Basics --
To enter, create a winter-themed WIki banner on your User Page. To access your User Page, you must be logged into WI. Then, click on the link to the WIki at the top of the forum. While in the WIki, click on your username below the WI banner. This page is your User Page. The URL of this page is www.webkinzinsider.com/wiki/User:YOURUSERNAME
Create your banner by pasting the banner template (see below) to your User Page and editing. Your User Page is your contest entry. Do not place your entry on any other WIki page. Always preview your edits before saving changes! As you test out your banner, preview small changes without saving. When you have decided on a change, you may save the page.
Post the link to your User Page on the entry thread.
Editing your Banner
Choose one of the two banner options below:
Option 1 Edit a 100 x 700 pixel rectangle any way you choose and post it on this thread.
Fill in this background any way you like. Remember to leave room for the WebkinzInsider text in the middle (see examples below)
Any images you use must be from the WIki or Webkinz World (See "Image Choices" below). Find a free-to-use set of winter-themed images with transparent backgrounds in Post #3.
Post your background to this thread and we will take care of the rest!
When added to the WIki:
Option 2 Edit a banner the traditional way.
Not everyone knows how to make a banner in a fancy program, but everyone can create a WIki banner! All it takes is some experimentation, and you'll be able to make your own banner in no time!
Everything you need is already there for you! Editing your contest entry is as simple as adjusting three parts of the banner:
To adjust these parts of the banner, find the part of the code that affects each one, as described below.
This is the banner that appears:
The color codes are here:
The first three codes change the border color of the box.
The last code changes the background color of the box.
To change these colors, simply replace the 6-digit color code that starts with #. For example, the code for Red is #FF0000; the code for Purple is #800080. By putting these new codes in the spots shown above, the color will change.
A full spectrum of color codes can be found on this website. Simply copy and paste the code you want:
4 image codes are shown above. Each starts with "<div style" and ends with "</div>"
The first two come before the WebkinzInsider text code and appear on the left, and the last two come after and appear on the right (as seen in the preview above)
To delete an image, delete the text that starts with "<div style" and ends with "</div>"
To add an image, copy the whole image code from "<div style" to "</div>" and paste it before or after another image code. Pasting it before the WebkinzInsider text code places it on the left side, and pasting it after the WebkinzInsider text code places it on the right.
You may use as many or as few images as you like.
Note that deleting and adding images may change the appearance of the banner. To fix, adjust the placement of the images as described below.
The parts of the image codes to adjust look like this:
Type the name of the image between the double brackets [[ ]]. If I wanted to use my first uploaded file, I would type "File:Monkeecj1.png"
To adjust the size of the image (optional), add "|100px" to the end of the code, depending on the size you want. If I want my image to be 80 pixels wide, I would type "File:Monkeecj1.png|80px"
Adjust the distance from the top of the box by changing the number after "margin-top:". A negative number pushes the image towards the top of the screen, while a positive number pushes the image towards the bottom. "-30px" would push the image 30 pixels towards the top of the screen.
Adjust the distance from the left or right side of the box by changing the number after "margin-left:" or "margin-right:". A negative number pushes the image towards the outside of the box, while a positive number pushes the image towards the center. "70px" would push the image 70 pixels towards the center.
If an image appears on the wrong side of the banner, adjust the code for that image that reads "float:left" or "float:right"
The WebkinzInsider text codes are here:
To change the WebkinzInsider text, replace the name in the code. For example, if you want blue text, replace the name with "File:Webkinzinsidertext3.png".
To change the font color of the text that displays the number of pages and contributions, replace the 6-digit color code that starts with #.
See the next section for text options.
WebkinzInsider Text Choices
You must include the "WebkinzInsider.com WIki" text in your banner.
You may choose your text from the provided colors in Post #2.
If you would like to upload your own text, it must be posted on this thread and given staff approval.
Find the full set of Webkinz Insider text choices in Post #2.
A full spectrum of color codes can be found on this website. Simply copy and paste the code you want into your User Page:
All images must come from the WIki or Webkinz World
All images must be Webkinz-themed.
Any images not from the WIki or Webkinz World must be posted on this thread for staff approval before uploading.
If you upload your own images to the WIki, name the image as your username plus a number. For example, I would name my first uploaded image as "Monkeecj1.png" and my seventh image as "Monkeecj7.png"
Some images from the WIki have white backgrounds. If you don't know how to make a background transparent, you can post an image for another member to make transparent, or ask for help with this process.
The transparency tool on this website is an easy way to make a background transparent:
Re: Fall 2014 WIki Banner Contest Guide and Discussion
Originally Posted by polarbear09
Ok so I have created a png out of a screen shot of my room, how can I use this? Or maybe the question is can I use an item like this?
Yes you can! You can use any images that come directly from the WIki or Webkinz World.
To upload your image:
Go to the WIki
In the toolbox on the left, click on "Upload file"
Choose your file
Where it says "Destination filename" change the name to your username plus a number. For example, you would call your file "polarbear091.png". If you uploaded a second image, you would name it "polarbear092.png", etc.
Where it says "position:" in the code defines how the image reacts to other elements. By changing this from "position:relative" (which makes all the images push each other around) to "position:absolute" I was able to make your file a stationary object in the background. I also changed the "z-index" to 1, which means that I'm putting it behind everything else.
However, you may need to change the size of the image to be exactly the size of the example banner, because I don't think you can change this once it's in the WIki.
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