Hi Guys , While browsing the forum this week , I discovered that some of you are still on dialup internet ! It gave me pause to think that if I was getting a little frustrated with the forum speed ( improved now ) , that you dialup guys must be going bananas ! I suggested in one of the threads that perhaps we could try using 'thumbnails' here . Beo remarked that it might be a good project for me , as long as I didn't go messing with the forum itself .. hehe . Would I do that ? Shortly after Beo replied , a few more of you also began to show your support for such an idea . Well I sat down this morning with that in mind , and I now have a solution . It does not change any of the forum software , but it does use the YaBB code tags for IMG and URL . I will detail below the methods for getting thumbnails up and running . It may seem a little cumbersome at first , but I'm hoping that it will also be intuitive enough that folks will slowly latch onto it . As more of us try it , those of you on dialup may begin to enjoy pages that load a little faster . First you will need to join a free online image host . I have had great success with Cartogra.com in the past so I rejoined them this morning and was up and running within 10 mins ! After you join , remember to log out before you begin loading pics . Log back in and 'Create New Album' . I called mine 'Forum Pics' Load up a few pics to start with . The great thing is that any pic you load can be viewed as 'thumbnail' , 'large' , or 'fullsize' . Correspondingly , if you choose the 'Create Link for auction' , then you will see what I mean ... Now for the technical part ... Upload a few pics , and we will begin shortly ! What I will do to illustrate the code used is use a two part process . The example(s) will involve 'two' seperate parts . In the first portion of the post you will see an image . By clicking on the image you will be able to see the full-sized version . Directly below this image you will find the code which I used to create it . Clear as 'mud' eh ? Ok , lets get started !