Journal/Gallery/Profile CSS (Closed)
Journal/Gallery Skin Designs (Closed)
While you are still hereWill you take my hand?
As I turn away and shatter the shards of night with a cry
flying with renewed vigor and soaring away,
enveloping myself in the sighing warmth of
Sparking sunlight streaming through giggling white curtains,
offering my dreams the glowing seed of hope
until the dark makes the petals droop,
Skies of pure, brilliant azure and mystical cotton candy
forming half-tales of adventures, of secrets, of sanctuaries that
slip through my numb fingers,
splashing silently onto the cold, unfeeling ground
Will you then
PE: Decorating Your ProfileDecorating Your Profile
Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
Gallery: Featured De
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSS
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right of
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized!
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration.
Basic Design Concepts
Before we get started, I first
PE: Discovering New DeviantsDiscovering New Deviants
DeviantART already has some great browsing options that are really helpful when looking for new deviants. I've typically found that Popular All Time, Popular 1 month, and Popular 1 week show the same deviants over and over again, so if you're looking for more variety in deviants, I suggest browsing through Popular 3 days, Popular 24 hours, or Popular 8 hours.
Browsing through Newest will obviously give the widest variety in deviants, but it can also get annoying sifting through th
PE: Funding Your ProjectFunding Your Project
Have a project in mind, but not sure about where you’ll be able to gather the funds? Funding is often the most difficult aspect of running a project, but with the correct planning, organization, and fundraising, you can make any project a success!
Not every deviant has the financial capacity to assist your project, but every deviant can contribute by helping you promote your project. After all, even if these certain individuals cannot be able to donate, they may be able to find you the people who can. In your project announcement journals, make sure to emphasize that anyone can help by:
Adding the journal to their favorites to bump it up to the Journal PortalWriting a journal or a poll promoting the projectEncouraging their friends to help out and spread the word
Another thing to keep in mind is how you plan on collecting donations. Does your project require devi
PE: Contest PointersContest Pointers
Contests are everywhere on deviantART, and it seems like there are dozens of new ones cropping up every few weeks. While some of these contests go on to become extremely popular and successful, racking up hundreds of points in prizes and gaining a remarkable number of entries (), some of them flop, flounder, and sadly disappear into obscurity ()
So how does one go about hosting a successful contest? There's no fool-proof, super secret formula, of course, but there are some general tips and guidelines for what you can keep in mind when planning a new contest.
Every contest has a theme, which can range from being very specific to very general depending on what sort of contest you want to hold. Keep in mind what your theme will affect how many people will participate in your contest. A broad theme that anyone can relate to will probably generate more interest than a more specific one that limits the number of
Dashing Deviants #02 (July Feature Updated)Dashing Deviants #02 (July's feature updated)
Introduction: Welcome to the second inauguration of the Dashing Deviants. The first article has been updated, with name changes and other title updates. My sincerest apologies for submitting the article so late, but we were suffering from a few technical issues. We are in dire need of a graphical artist, who could upload deviations to sta.sh, and provide us with links to use them. Also, we are looking for people experts in CSS, to create a journal skin. Once again, we're in affiliation to #ProjectEducate.
Today's Artist: :iconsimplysilent: =SimplySilent
1. When, and how did you find this community? What kind of an experience has it been?
I joined deviantART about a year and a half ago, when I met a friend who told me she had an account here. At the beginning, I didn't do all that much except for submitting my own art. However, once I started
Interview 'Journal/Gallery CSS'As part of our 5th birthday i have interviewed three persons that are familiar with journal and gallery skins and that also offer them for free use. Please say hello to =SimplySilent, `miontre and =nikkittie!
Most important thing first: tell us a bit about yourself and what you are doing here at dA, especially for those who might not know you yet.
Hi there! I'm =SimplySilent, and I've been on dA for about a year and a half now. I do a lot of digital art, including digital painting, photomanipulation, and pixel art, but during the last few months, I've been teaching myself CSS and making journal and gallery skins for dA.
I'm also part of several groups including %Rising-Artists, %DazzlingDecorations, #feel-art, %projecteducate, and #CSS-Babes
Hello! I'm `miontre, and I'm mainly a hobbyist photographer but I also love web design. On deviantART, I'm most active around :devprojecteduca
Christmas in July - Day 16Welcome one and all to our event running throughout this month, "Christmas in July!"
For July 16th, we'll be featuring =SimplySilent!
I asked her these questions:
How did you come across this group?
What inspires you to help others?
These were her responses.
I first stumbled across the group when I was featured by a friend in a "Wonderful Wednesdays and You" journal. It was the first time my artwork had been featured anywhere, so I was curious about the group that featured me. Poking around, I thought it was a fantastic idea, so I joined as a member and submitted my first wish.
Other deviants, actually, were the ones who first got me inspired into helping others. I saw how much they were helping others with their efforts, and it inspired me to do the same. Now, I suppose what inspires me most is just how much
Deviant of the week!So, I did this kind of thing on Drawcast, but I also wanted to do it on dA.
So, who did I pick you ask? Well, the Devaint of the week is...
:iconSimplySilent: =SimplySilent [Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!][Star!]
Why did I chose her?
[Bullet; Black]=SimplySilent is Super sweet!
[Bullet; Blue] She is passionate about Art
[Bullet; Black] Always there to lend a helping hand
[Bullet; Blue] Has a Fan-TAST-ic gallery!
[Bullet; Black] Makes "Easy-to-use" Widget's that are... easy to use, with Simple instructions!
[Bullet; Blue] There are so many to list! Nyaaaaaahh!!!!
[Bullet; Black] Makes a-MAZ-ing Custom Boxes!
[Bullet; Blue] Fantastic Journal Skins!
[Bullet; Black] Has wonderful Pixel art!
[Bullet; Red] But =SimplySilent Does not just do all that.... [Bullet; Black]
=SimplySilent does so many things around dA, with some preeeettyyy important responsibilities. She has that natuaral knack for design
dArtist Interview #1An amazing artist, an amazing community spirit, and an amazing friend - just to name a few.
It seems only fitting to dedicate the first issue of dArtist Interviews to the one who has made it possible. She carved out a niché on deviantART where we deviants can say what we usually wouldn't mix into the conversation: heartfelt appreciation in form of compliments; some directed at art, some at personality, some at helpfulness, some at friendship - all of them raising a smile and bringing us closer together. Without further gilding the lily I present to you:
:iconflyingheartsplz: :iconSimplySilent: :iconflyingheartsplz:
:iconCelvas:First I want to ask you one obvious question: deviantART Compliments - why? How? Where did that idea come from?
:iconSimplySilent:The basic idea of dA Compliments isn't mine unfortunately, although I do wish I had come up with such a wonderful idea myself. My school on Facebook actually introduc
Angel without Wings III/2013Who are Angel without Wings?
That are those fellow deviants:
who more or less regularly feature other deviants
who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular base
who take the time to suggest seniority every now and than
who give fair and helpful critiques (weather official or not)
or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do
You can read all about it HERE
Every fortnight 3 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by me and my fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):
Launch | #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10 | #11 | #12 | #13 | #14 | #15 | #16 | #17 | #18 | #19 | #20 | #21 | #22 | #23 | #24 | #25 | #26 | #27 | #28 | #29 | #30 | #31 | #32 | #32 | #33 | #34 | #35 | #36
Stumbled across an artist with some amazing artwork?
Joined a group that you absolutely loved?
Met a deviant who turned out to be an absolutely fantastic friend?
Spread positivity throughout the community by letting everyone know! Send in your compliment(s) and they will be published in a later "deviantART Compliments" journal.
Compliments: Give a Stamp! (Closed)Contest Closed!