There are hard and fast rules for posting in icon_tutorial
in our user info, which everyone should read and with which everyone posting should be familiar. Unfortunately, I have been noticing a lot more posts violating the rules set there. I am hoping that I can clarify this and that people will abide by the posting guidelines as a form of courtesy to the 13,916 viewers of the community.
The rule I am specifically referring to is: Always use an LJ-cut when posting any image larger than 300x300 pixels, or when posting more than three 100x100 images.
I have noticed a lot of posts with people giving other samples of icons that can be created from their tutorial, which is fine. However, in doing so, those posts have also violated the above stated rule. If you want to provide more than one sample, please place them under a cut with the rest of your tutorial. I have also noticed posts that contain large images. In those cases, I would suggest placing them under an LJ-cut. Alternatively, you might also make those images smaller to fit the posting guidelines.
This is a really large community, and we are trying to make it accessible to as many people as possible, which is the reason for the strict rules. You've all been really great about helping fellow icon-makers out with tips and tricks and tutorials, and I'm hoping that you can all do so within the posting guidelines to help out the members who also happen to be on dial-up connections. =)
Now back to your regularly scheduled icon_tutorial
. Thanks, guys!