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Remember to be familiar with the Signature Policy before you start!

This is my tutorial on Span custom signatures. Span is the form of coding, as opposed to font, but I find span coding much easier. So let’s get started. Your signature must be used whenever you edit a talk page, so it might as well look good.

And just a heads up, every time it says USERNAME, replace it with YOUR username.

Getting Started

First and foremost, you must set up a signature page. Here are the steps-

  1. Type in User:USERNAME/sig to the search box in the top right corner.
  2. Click edit, paste <noinclude>[[Category:Signatures|{{PAGENAME}}]]</noinclude> and then paste your custom signature on that page and save it.
  3. Go to your preferences and paste {{SUBST:Nosubst|User:USERNAME/sig}} into your signatue box, and check the little box that says Custom Signature.
  4. Always remember to hit the Signa button or type ~~~~ after all the messages you paste on any talk page.

Signature Parts

Here is a full signature with all the parts together, just to show how they all look together. I’ll break it down after.

[[User:Iceheart22|<span style="color: #00BFFF;font-family: Monotype Corsiva; background: #000000; border:1px solid; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: #A827FE;">Iceheart</span>]]

= Iceheart

Breaking it Down

Linking

Everyone’s signature must link to their User page and User talk, but after that you can link it to as many things as possible, or nothing else, it’s your call. You make it link to stuff by putting [[User:USERNAME|___(Coding)____]][[User talk: USERNAME|__(More coding)____]]

Example-

[[User:USERNAME|WHAT YOU ]][[User talk:USERNAME|WANT]]

=WHAT YOU WANT

Colours

Everyone loves to have a colourful signature. You can get specific shades from one of these websites, here, here or here. Just copy the hex code (Something that will look like #00BFFF) and paste it after the colon. You can also just write the colour (like just write blue, red, etc.) instead of the hex code.

Example-

[[User:USERNAME|<span style="color: #9A32CD;">WHATEVER YOU WANT</span>]]

WHATEVER YOU WANT

Or-

[[User:USERNAME|<span style="color: Pink;">WHATEVER YOU WANT</span>]]

WHATEVER YOU WANT

Font

The fonts are weird. Some work with certain computers, others don't. Some that usually work are Mistral, Freestyle Script, Comic Sans MS, Curlz MT, Goudy Old Style, Times New Roman, Papyrus, BatangChe, Georgia, Impact. If you aren’t happy with any of these, I suggest going through the fonts on Microsoft Word and seeing if any of your favourites from there will work.

Example-

[[User:USERNAME|<span style="font-family: Curlz MT;">WHATEVER YOU WANT</span>]]

=WHATEVER YOU WANT

Backgrounds

Backgrounds are basically the same as colouring the words, the only difference is you write ‘background’ instead of ‘color’. Just use the same technique and links that you did for the colouring of the letters.

Examples-

[[User:USERNAME|<span style="background: #6600FF;">WHATEVER YOU WANT</span>]]

=WHATEVER YOU WANT

Or-

[[User:USERNAME|<span style="background: Red;">WHATEVER YOU WANT</span>]]

=WHATEVER YOU WANT


Borders

Borders, once again, are a lot like the backgrounds and font colours; just get the colours like above. There are a few types of borders; solid, dotted, ridged, and dashed, and you just have to pick and write in which one you like better. And you can also adjust how thick it is by changing the number in front of the “px”. Since you usually don't want a big line going through your words, the coding usually goes on the out sides of the links so that the entire signature is included.

Examples-

<span style=" border:1px solid; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: #A827FE;"> [[User:USERNAME|WHATEVER YOU]][[User talk: USERNAME|WANT]]</span>

WHATEVER YOUWANT

<span style=" border:2px dashed; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: teal;"> [[User:USERNAME|WHATEVER YOU WANT]] </span>

=WHATEVER YOU WANT

<span style=" border:4px dotted; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: #00BFFF;"> [[User:USERNAME|WHATEVER YOU WANT]]</span>

=WHATEVER YOU WANT

<span style=" border:4px ridge; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: pink;"> [[User:USERNAME|WHATEVER YOU WANT]]</span>

=WHATEVER YOU WANT

Sizes

Sizes are easy peasy. If you want the writing to be bigger, put <big>words</big>, and if you want it to be smaller <small>words</small>. You can put as many as those as you want until it’s the size you want, but be careful of how many you use, because if you make it too big or small then you might mess up the line spacing and bug the other users.

Examples-

<big><span style=" border:4px dotted; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: #00BFFF;"> [[User:USERNAME|WHATEVER YOU WANT]]</span></big>

= WHATEVER YOU WANT

<big><big><big><big><span style=" border:4px dotted; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: #00BFFF;"> [[User:USERNAME|WHATEVER YOU WANT]]</span></big></big></big></big>


= WHATEVER YOU WANT


<small><span style=" border:4px dotted; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: #00BFFF;"> [[User:USERNAME|WHATEVER YOU WANT]]</span></small>

= WHATEVER YOU WANT

Subscripts & Superscripts

These are a lot like the big and small tags. They make things small and either go up or down, depending if it’s sub or sup. Superscripts make the words go up, and the subscripts go down. They’re used pretty much the exact same way as the big and small tags. But never use them for your whole signature, usually just a link to your talk page. You colour and decorate them the same way as normal script.

Examples-

[[User:USERNAME|<span style=" color: #5757FF;">User</span>]][[User Talk: USERNAME|<span style=" color: silver;"><sup>My Talk</sup></span>]]

=UserMy Talk

[[User:USERNAME|<span style="color: #5757FF;">User</span>]][[User Talk: USERNAME|<span style=" color: silver;"><sub>My Talk</sub></span>]]

=UserMy Talk

[[User:USERNAME|<span style="color: #5757FF;">User</span>]][[User Talk: USERNAME|<span style="color: silver;"><sub>My</sub> <sup>Talk</sup></span>]]

=UserMy Talk

Special Characters

Special characters are just like normal letters, just more fun. Just paste them in the same place you would type your name, as well as what you want it to say. Here are some handy dandy ones, but you can find more at this link- [1]

Dingbats-♥ ♠ ♣ ♦☺☻☼ ♀ ♂ ♪ ♫ † ‡

Zodiac Signs-Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer LeoVirgoLibraScorpio Sagittarius CapricornAquarius Pisces

Chess Pieces- ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ ♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟

Flowers and Stars-✢ ✣ ✤ ✥ ✦ ✧ ✩ ✪ ✫ ✬ ✭ ✮ ✯ ✰ ✱ ✲ ✳ ✴ ✵ ✶ ✷ ✸ ✹ ✺ ✻ ✼ ✽ ✾ ✿ ❀ ❁ ❂ ❃ ❄ ❅ ❆ ❇ ❈ ❉ ❊ ❋ ❖

Example-

 <span style="border:2px solid; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: #A827FE;"> [[User:USERNAME|<span style="color: #00BFFF;font-family: Papyrus; background: #000000;"> ❄Ice</span>]][[User talk:USERNAME|<span style="color: #00BFFF;font-family: Papyrus; background: #000000;">heart♥</span>]]</span>

= ❄Iceheart♥


More Examples!

[[User:Iceheart22|<span style="font-family:Freestyle Script"><big><font color="Silver">Ic</font><font color="Thistle">eh</font><font color="Violet">ea</font><font color="Orchid">rt</font></big></span>]] [[User Talk:Iceheart22|<font color="Violet"><sup>Will the thaw ever come?</sup></font>]]


Iceheart Will the thaw ever come?

<span style="font-family: teen;">[[User:Iceheart22|<span style="color: #1C1C1C;">-I<span style="color: #363636;">c</span><span style="color: #4F4F4F;">e</span></span>]]<span style="color: #1C1C1C;">[[User talk:Iceheart22|<span style="color: #696969;">h</span><span style="color: #828282;">e</span><span style="color: #9C9C9C;">a</span><span style="color: #B5B5B5;">r</span><span style="color: #CFCFCF;">t</span>]]</span></span><sup>[[Crookedstar|<span style="color: #00FF7F;">ΦBri</span><span style="color: #00EE76;">ght </span><span style="color: #00CD66;">eyesΦ </span>]]</sup><sub>[[Coal|<span style="color: #008B45;">shin</span><span style="color: #006400;">ning </span><span style="color: #363636;"><sub>in </sub></span>]][[Cody|<sub><sub><sub><span style="color: #363636;">the </span><span style="color: #1C1C1C;">dark</span></sub></sub></sub>]]

-IceheartΦBright eyesΦ shinning in the dark


[[Special:Editcount/Wildheart7|<span style="color:PeachPuff;">--</span>]][[User:Wildheart7|<span style="font-family: Impact;"><span style="color:SlateBlue;">Wildheart</span></span>]]<sub>[[User Talk:Wildheart7|<span style="color:LightCoral;"> '''L i v i n g'''</span><span style="color:IndianRed;"> '''w i t h'''</span><span style="color:LightCoral;"> '''o n l y'''</span><span style="color:IndianRed;"> '''m y'''</span><span style="color:LightCoral;"> '''t h o u g h t s.'''</span>]]</sub>

--Wildheart L i v i n g w i t h o n l y m y t h o u g h t s.

-<span style="font-family: Monotype Corsiva; background: #00BFFF; border:2px solid; -moz-border-raiuds: 1em; color: #9A32CD;">[[User:Iceheart22|<span style="color: #68228B; background: #00BFFF; ">'''♥♠'''</span><span style="color: #68228B; background: #00BFFF;">'''I'''</span><span style="color: #9A32CD; background: #00B2EE;">'''c'''</span><span style="color: #B23AEE; background: #009ACD;">'''e'''</span>]][[User talk:Iceheart22|<span style="color: #BF3EFF; background: #00688B;">'''h'''</span><span style="color: #BF3EFF; background: #00688B;">'''e'''</span><span style="color: #B23AEE; background: #009ACD;">'''a'''</span><span style="color: #9A32CD; background: #00B2EE;">'''r'''</span><span style="color: #68228B; background: #00BFFF;">'''t'''</span><span style="color: #68228B; background: #00BFFF;">'''♦♣'''</span>]]</span>

-♥♠Iceheart♦♣

<span style="font-family: Curlz MT;">[[User:Wildheart7|<big><span style="color: #551A8B;">'''-W'''</span><span style="color: #912CEE;">'''i'''</span><span style="color: #7D26CD;">'''l'''</span><span style="color: #551A8B;">'''d'''</span></big>]]<big>[[User talk: Wildheart7|<span style="color: #551A8B;">'''h'''<span style="color: #551A8B;">'''e'''</span><span style="color: #7D26CD;">'''a'''</span><span style="color: #912CEE;">'''r'''</span><span style="color: #551A8B;">'''t ♪'''</span></span>]]</big></span>

-Wildheart ♪

There is a more detailed explanation here if you find it necessary. If you have any questions or need any help, just ask me on my talk page and I’ll be more than willing to help. -ſceheartBlah blah 00:12, March 28, 2011 (UTC)

Special thanks to Wildheart for letting me use some of her signatures and editing my poor grammar/spelling.

More...

If you are just fabulous at that^^, why not try bedazzaling you signature timestamp? Try this tutorial to find out how!

Sandbox

Go play in the sandbox! Feel free to try out your signature’s coding.

First one to use your awesome and simple tutroial Iceheart! Testing...testing Rainey 12:05, March 29, 2011 (UTC)

testing... wildheart spring rain ♫

 23:31, April 16, 2011 (UTC)

Testing.... SnowdazzleSeverusSnape. 13:03, August 7, 2011 (UTC)

Testing...

Roseflower Im a star gazer

Testing (again)

Roseflower I’m a star gazer

Urgh..

Roseflower I’m a star gazer

Testing......... 71.30.158.3 14:08, November 18, 2011 (UTC)

You guys are doing good with your siggies....Testing

♫ Clawheart7 ♫My heart and soul are unbreakable 14:09, November 18, 2011 (UTC)

Testing!!! Featherwillow Hmmm... HOHOHO!!! ✤✤

Tests. Sunnyneo is AWESOME for Neopets stuff.May Starclan light your path. Ring me for the win! :D 20:58, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

Testing...

-Dawnrise~Night's Sun~ 15:26, June 3, 2012 (UTC)

{{SUBST:Nosubst|User:Maplefire/sig}} 21:14, July 6, 2012 (UTC)

I'm-a testing... please work!

EmberstarWarriors nerd at heart 23:35, August 24, 2012 (UTC)

Here's a-me doin' it again! Work!


EmberstarSo you think you like ponies, bro? 00:51, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

Testing! ♥♦Creamtail41♦♥♦Shine Bright Like A Diamond♦ 15:31, August 7, 2013 (UTC)

Random siggie a made, :P. BrambleberryShadowClan.... By: ♥♦Ɔяɛαмтαιℓ41♦♥ ♦Ƨнιиɛ βяιɢнт ˩ικɛ α Ɖιαмσи∂♦ 02:40, August 9, 2013 (UTC)

Testing my Bedazzled Time, PLEASE WORK!! Creameh15:46 Sat Aug 10

Please work! Derpberry 14:16, August 11, 2013 (UTC)

Testing...testing Mapleberry 00:07, August 14, 2013 (UTC)

Testing for the heck of it... Amber ➩Month of Terror➩

testing...{{SUBST:Nosubst|User:Cherrycloud/Sig}} (talk) 17:20, August 25, 2013 (UTC)

-rolls Cream scent everywhere- >:D Creameh

My first siggie! I'm quite proud of it to. Testing...Brighty 22:55, September 1, 2013 (UTC)

Testing a brand new siggie... Amber ➩Month of Terror➩

Testing. Brighty 00:04, October 8, 2013 (UTC)

Testing. --Derpberry 21:51, October 28, 2013 (UTC)

Testing. --†Glitter† ❄ It's snowing! ❄ 16:16, November 16, 2013 (UTC)

Testing! Please work...--Rain ♪Let it snow!♪ 18:51, December 24, 2013 (UTC)

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