The one I use now is actually the shrunk one, the original one was half as wide again I think.
It's now down to 7KB so I think the file size is reasonable, but I’m still not sure about the actual image size, I thought of reducing it to the length of the bar under each post, might try that sometime when I get a moment, wait I’m on holiday, I should have nothing but time for things like that, well perhaps later today I will...
its fine with me ,I wuz just jokin I see its 263X52 pixels now ,what bar is you talkin about me no see the bar I wuz playin with it yesterday or whenever and noticed that it goes too small in the vertical size when you try to reduce the length, dont know how it would look if the aspect ratio was changed ! I got a good free prog for playing with these kind of things its called Ultimate FX you got that one ?
The width of the post was originally I was intending to go for rolf, long and not too high so as not to be too intrusive to the thread but be completely underneath the posts. But for whatever reason I never got round to trying it that size, looks like it might be worth a go. As long as it's under 10KB I thought it should be OK even for slow connections.
What resolution are you running at waverider? I don’t think it should be off the screen, especially at its current size, how does the rest of the forum look?