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  • Any Safari extension for Mac? Looks good though. 

    UPDATE

    Safari and Opera users: Download Stylish here:

    Safari: http://sobolev.us/stylish/

    Opera: https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/stylish-for-opera/

    Then install my script (same link as above): https://userstyles.org/styles/116688/simtropolis-avatar-rounded-square-by-hellken

    It should work.

    Little or no support:

    Internet Explorer: No support. Please download Firefox or Chrome.

    Mobile browsers: Mobile browsers still do not have strong add-on support in general. You can try and tell me if it works.

    Let's see. ...  Ow!  Ow!  That hurts my antlers.

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    Congrats, it looks good on you. You have about 2px clearance now. My antler is intact as well.

     

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    Circles are fine when they have sufficient radius.  Why this should be a "modern" look is beyond me.  Both squares and circles have been around since Euclid.  [Aside: I once took a geometry course in which the first five books of Euclid were considered axioms.  First topic: Affine Geometry.]

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  • This is pretty neat! You get the best of both worlds - more space because it's square, but it still looks reasonably sleek like the circles do.

    Thanks. That is exactly why I created this add-on. I supported a compromise between the two. Hopefully, more people see this thread.

    Circles are fine when they have sufficient radius.  Why this should be a "modern" look is beyond me.  Both squares and circles have been around since Euclid.  [Aside: I once took a geometry course in which the first five books of Euclid were considered axioms.  First topic: Affine Geometry.]

    It is neither a true circle nor a true square. Wikipedia calls it a "squircle" and discusses the mathematics here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squircle#Equation. I used the word "modern" quite loosely. Modern in the sense that many developers are moving to "softer edges and curves as part of the aesthetic of the site. Simtropolis is powered by Invision which seems to be enforcing the new look. Blame the rise in popularity of certain social media sites among the youth (Instagram in particular).

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  • Have all my upvotes!

    Thanks for this.

     

    EDIT: Can we get this thread stickied/pinned? It seems to warrant some recognition.

    Thanks! After thinking about it again, I think this thread should be pinned or linked to in the options page (if possible). Some people might be more comfortable with an extra option. 

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  • Update: December 12, 2015

    Simtropolis recently updated. My add-on still works in the new Activity page (and everywhere else). 

     

    If you already downloaded and installed previously, you do not need to re-download my add-on.

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    I just downloaded this and installed it and it looks so much better! I don't even know why they used circular avatars in the first place, given that images are rectangular. I wish they would have made this the default avatar style. Circular avatars are stupid.

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  • It's been more than a year since I created this addon. (Time flies by so fast!) It still works on the current version of Simtropolis. If the "Activity" tab still shows circle avatars, simply refresh the page it should show the correct avatar display.

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  • Long overdue Announcement:  Stylish has revamped their add-on. Make sure you update to their latest version before installing my CSS script in the links on the first post on this thread.

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    On 4/15/2017 at 10:21 PM, Hellken said:

    Long overdue Announcement:  Stylish has revamped their add-on. Make sure you update to their latest version before installing my CSS script in the links on the first post on this thread.

    It might be a good idea to edit this into your first post. Let me know if for some reason the board software doesn't allow you to do so.

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  • On 4/20/2017 at 6:51 AM, CorinaMarie said:

    It might be a good idea to edit this into your first post. Let me know if for some reason the board software doesn't allow you to do so.

    All good. Thanks!

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    Thanks for this:

    I've actually been using this for a while, but edited the CSS to get pure square avatars.

    I wouldn't have know where to start without your work!

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    For Instance:

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