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Tropical Fruit CSS by SimplySilent Tropical Fruit CSS by SimplySilent
:points: Commission Me | Journal Skins | Gallery Skins | Make a Journal Skin!

Please add this skin to your favorites if you install. :+fav:


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features
  • 4 different accent colors: yellow (default), pink, green, and brown
  • Mini Thumb Gallery: All thumbs become 100x100 and display fully on hover.
  • Big Thumb Gallery: All bigthumbs become 200x200.
  • 4 colors for headings and subheadings
  • Styled blockquotes and lists
  • Styled mood list

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For the color choices, I must say: I loved it - It sure looks tropical indeed. It's a good choice that you've used brown for the subhead so it doesn't look "too bright". Simple layout of course but at the same time, it looks beautifully well done and attracting to the eye. This will also give a higher chance of the audience to go read your journal mainly because of the layout.

The background: I like the grain you added, so it doesn't look too plain and static.

The thumbnails: Love the boarder you put so we know where to click. Nothing more. =)

The fonts: good choice of fonts I must say, especially the sizes. They definitely fit the layout and they are easily legible. And very clean.

I don't really see anything that needs tweaking - I just love how you put things altogether overall. Good work!
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How To Begin:
This journal skin design falls beautifully on the eye of the viewer as a result of the very clean looking, non over-powering colour scheme chosen. The overall design has, in my view, a minimalist feel to it, but is enhanced by the introduction of the Tropical Fruit colouring.

Main Journal Structure:
The large top/header and slimmer bottom/footer block areas command and hold the overall journal together. It's balanced well by the differences in the block sizes and the brown colour used. You clearly see where to begin and any information within is prominent as a result. The slimmer bottom/footer block gives the journal a foundation and it's end point and again any information within is not lost or cramped.

The subtle pattern effect in the main journal background dampens down the some times harshness of a pure white backdrop. Since it is a subtle effect, it thus results in any text being much more comfortable to read so the viewers eyes are not strained.

Journal Sections:
The layout has been structured attractively, being well balanced and comfortable for the viewer to scan where the use of the brighter coloured sub-sections are bringing these different areas to the viewers attention.
This, obviously, emphasizes these sub-sections individually but at the same time are not over-powering each other, or one is not so over-powering that other sub-sections become lost and possibly seen as insignificant. The colours are brighter than the brown used, standing out off the subtle pattern background, but are not overly sharp or harsh on the eye.

Using the orange colour and spreading this across most of the top area of the journal is definitely a good move as it brings the viewer down into the journal but doesn't overload at the beginning. Splitting into 2 columns after this and the use of the red and green balances and allows the viewer to choose where to go.

Bringing in the Mini Gallery and separating this out from the main sub-sections (coloured) by using the brown (as in the header and footer blocks) closes off the journal nicely. This is also the same by having the Mini Gallery spreading across most of the journal area (as with the Normal Thumbs section or mini-header), creating a mini-foundation (mini-footer) for the sub-sections within the whole journal space.

How To End:
Or is this supposed to be called a Conclusion?
Whatever you want to call it, I can simply finish with a :+fav: .. since I personally found this design, layout and colour scheme extremely pleasing to view, well thought out and very user-friendly.
I also wanted to make a comment, but out of appreciation for the work, time and effort put in to bring this to the page (screen .. ;P), I decided that I should, at least, make some effort myself by trying to write a critique instead of just chucking in a quick 'I love this ..' type comment ...

There may be some little things that could be done to alter, enhance or improve bits 'n' pieces ... but hey, who am I to criticize by telling the creator, this or that is wrong, bla .. bla!
Overall, it's a fine piece of work ... :thumbsup:

Anyway, time me thinks to .. chuck up this .. comment .. ;)
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:iconrianii:
Rianii Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finding this skin everywhere.. glad i've found it!
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Stefany-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!! ;A;
thank you very much!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
:heart:
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TaroVan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I'm jealous! The colors and design of this skin are remarkable. 
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Aww, thank you very much. :blush:
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Manouilidis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you for making this one!! it is soooo pretty I love the colors so very much!!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
You're very welcome! The color scheme here is one of my favorite ones. I think it also goes great with summer time. :D
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Manouilidis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
It does indeed. It is all happy :D Love it!!
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Riemea Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This skin is awesome, I absolutely love the colours! :love:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Thanks, Rie. :D
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