CSS Tricks: ListsLists are awesome So let's talk about themCSS Tricks: Lists1 year ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
The basic list format is avaiable everywhere on dA, you do not need a premium membership to create a list. Of course you could just use or a symbol like ~ to indicate a new list item, but an actual HTML coded list has a lot of benefits over that.
Especially when you have single points that exceed a single line a HTML list, a line break appears at a spot you cannot control and therefore you will end up having no indentation and it will just look messy.
You don't have to be a Premium Member to use the HTML for lists, see :faq104:
You do need it, if you want to use Journal Skins aka personal CSS.
So, let's get started.
Basics About Lists
There are two kinds of list: ordered and unordered.
Ordered means you will get a numbered list from 1 to how many items your list has.
Unordered means you will get bullet points in front of every item.
Ordered listCowherbThat news announcer hears the girl crying. I
A Guide To Creating A Suggestion for DeviantART:iconhappywaveplz: Hello everyone! This document will break down several things related to creating visual and written suggestions on deviantART! The topics we will cover are:A Guide To Creating A Suggestion for DeviantART3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is a deviantART related suggestion?What types of suggestions are there?Where can I make a suggestion?What should I consider when making a suggestion?How do I make a visual suggestion?How do I make a written suggestion?What are some examples of good suggestions?How can I get recognition for my suggestions?
What is a suggestion?
A deviantART related suggestion is a visual or written representation of an idea that you believe would improve the functioning of deviantART in any way. You can design a whole new feature you would like to see, or you can design a change to an old feature.
What types of suggestions are there?
There are two types of suggestions: visual and written. Visual suggestions are visual representations of ideas on how to improve the site. They are a clear, conc
The Journal Portal and Categories ExplainedA Simple Breakdown of the Journal Portal and CategoriesThe Journal Portal and Categories Explained3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(...but it has a tl;dr just in case.)
This tutorial was written as a resource for everyone to use, feel free to save it somewhere, bookmark, pass on the word etc. I aim to educate
My Journal or the Journal Portal?
When submitting the journal, the options look like this:
My Journal: determines whether it's shown on the featured section of your journal page (and the Journal widget on your profile) or not. If you untick this, it'll only show up on the browse page - just like in the Featured and Browse section of your Gallery.The Journal Portal: tick this if you want your journal to be found in the Journal Portal, which can be found by clicking "journals" to t
Love dA Lit: Issue 51Welcome to the fifty-first issue of my weekly news article, Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this news article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, interviewing various members of the literature community and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 513 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Notes: New format! Since the merger of news articles into the journal category I've had to change the way some things are listed, but hopefully it doesn't affect anything[or anyone] too much. Also, go give lots of love to nycterent for her time as Literature CV!
LITplease's Community Portal
Expose-Lit: Tip Guide on Talking to PeopleHere at Expose-Lit, we hope to give deviants opportunities to find their way within the Literature community. We all know what it is like to be “new,” to be out of the “loop,” or to wonder where to turn to for help. We also know how daunting it can be at times to feel comfortable talking to other deviants within the community. Below, you will find just a few helpful tips on how to get started.Expose-Lit: Tip Guide on Talking to People3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’m New To DA Lit: Where Do I Start?
Well, this is easier than you might think!
The first thing you want to do is to get to know your Literature Community Volunteer Directors. BeccaJS, wreckling and thorns are here to listen and support you, so do not be afraid to ask questions and get to know them!
Browsing the Literature galleries and
PE: The Basics of Giving CritiqueA lot of people seem to think that giving a critique requires you to have an art degree and a lifetime of experience. This is merely an excuse barrier to stop you from trusting yourself in the art of delivering a fine critique. Today's Project Educate guide is an aid to help you consider the basics of critique, and in particular critique on dA.PE: The Basics of Giving Critique3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This article has been written as a guideline overview only and one persons advice. There are hundreds of existing "how to" guides for critique already existing on dA, so if this one doesn't suit you, take a browse and see what else you can find!
The key rules to critique
1. Keep in mind you are writing a CRITIQUE not a CRITICISM. Be wary of your word choices and make sure you keep in mind you are helping the artist for improvement. Be Constructive, not Destructive.
2. Consider you audience- who is the artist reading this critique? How may they react to your words? Be wary of patronising the person you are c
How to Write a Query LetterPublishing WeekHow to Write a Query Letter1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
A query is kind of what it sounds like -- you're ASKING an agent or publisher if they're interested in seeing your book. But a query is more than hey what's up I'm awesome my book is awesome look at it plz! You have to write a professional letter that will entice the person who will read it into writing back with a HECK YES SHOW ME YOUR BOOK! (Okay, they probably won't say it like that. But you get the gist.)
The first line in your query should be:
Dear Ms./Mr. AgentLastName OR Dear Ms/Mr. EditorLastName
This might sound obvious, but you never EVER want to address a query with Dear Sirs/Madams or To Whom it May Concern. You also don't want to address it to the publisher or the agency. You are writing a specific agent or a specific editor, whom you've taken the time to research. You know what this person likes and you think he or she will like your book. So address them personally.
The next lines should should look something like:
A Guide to Group-Hosted Contests on dAIntroductionA Guide to Group-Hosted Contests on dA3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The ever-wonderful ValaSedai posted an article about Individually Hosted Contests this morning. It covered a lot of important stuff like gathering prizes and organizing your entries. This guide is going to cover much of the same stuff, but from a group admin's point of view.
Prepare and Organize
The Summer Contest that myself, SilverInkblot, and thetaoofchaos hosted through DailyLitDeviations literally took months of planning. We wrote and revised the prompt, rules, entry guidelines, prizes, judging guidelines, and more. Then when the contest was announced, people had questions and the questions most frequently asked were added to an FAQ section in the article. Then there was collecting and finalizing the
PE: Do You Really Want Critique?As part of projecteducate’s Critique Week, we thought it’d be a good idea to take into consideration when you should and shouldn’t ask for critique on a work you post to deviantART.PE: Do You Really Want Critique?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before I get any further into the article, I would like to address the fact that the things I say here will not always apply. In fact, they may not even apply most of the time. As with all guides to art and feedback, your mileage may vary, and it’s always best to learn things for yourself. So, without further ado, here’s a few things to consider before you request critique:
Personal work: The most common issue with critique that I’ve personally encountered around dA is the critique of personal work, and a lot of the time this is because the artist requests critique on a work that they are not ready to receive critique on. A few examples of this could be work done as a result of a person’s passing, a difficult change in life, or a work based
dA Life #04: Places To Go, People To SeeWelcome to the fourth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.dA Life #04: Places To Go, People To See3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you're new to deviantART or haven't explored the site fully yet, there are some active official groups which are well worth a visit (and a watch) to introduce you to aspects of dA that you may not have heard about and also to the people who make stuff happen around here. If you haven't taken the welcome tour yet, go check it out then come back and read this blog entry.
The plain text in the descriptions of the listed groups is taken directly from the groups' profile pages and About Us sections. The bits in italics were added by me (RockstarVanity) for the purpose of this blog to explain things a little further.
This is the Official Home f
CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A Quick Guide to Publishing ResourcesPublishing WeekA Quick Guide to Publishing Resources1 month ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of you are probably familiar with my extensive Publishing Resources List, and if you are, you probably know that it’s gotten rather…unwieldy. This article will serve as a quick guide to the most essential resources I’ve collected, so you don’t get too overwhelmed when you’re starting out.
My Idiot’s Guide to Lit Mag Publishing and Idiot’s Guide to Book Publishing are two good overviews of the most popular types of publishing. Another great resource for those of you hoping to publish books is this chart, which covers the different p
DDs: An IntroductionOne of the best things about being a writer on deviantART is the opportunity to be featured in a Daily Deviation (DD). While most literature communities can only offer you an audience of other writers, deviantART can expose your work to an incredible range of artists - and even non-artists (and other assorted muggles). A DD is a golden ticket to the kind of exposure which is so hard for a struggling wordsmith to find.DDs: An Introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And yet, the systems behind DDs seem to be a mystery to a large part of the deviantART community. Our recent poll suggests that almost half of our voters don't understand what DDs are or how they work.
WritersInk is stepping in to help. Over the next few weeks, we'll be talking in more detail about some of the different aspects of DDs. We'll explain how suggestions are processed, how to suggest a piece, and what to look for when making a suggestion. We'll also pay a visit to Daily Literature Deviat
Project Educate: Lit Publishing WeekPublishing WeekProject Educate: Lit Publishing Week2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Welcome to Publishing Week hosted by CRLiterature and projecteducate!
What can I expect from this week?
This week we'll be delving into the depths of literature publishing. :iconwooooplz: Oooooh, spooky and scary stuff, right? Not really. Okay. Well, maybe a little, but we'll help make it less so! We'll tackle everything from general resources to what it's like to be on the publisher's side of things. Here is a handy dandy schedule ( NOW WITH LINKS):
Intro by IrrevocableFate
10 Reasons to ALWAYS Read Submission Guidelines by SadisticIceCream
On MentoringHello, everyone!On Mentoring3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’m so excited for the opportunity to contribute just a bit to Project Educate this week! My topic for tonight is something that is very important to me: Mentorship.
What is “Mentorship,” exactly?
The answer to this question may seem obvious, but let’s break it down for the purposes of discussion. In essence, the “short answer” is that mentorship is the development of a partnership between two individuals in which there is the implicit or explicit understanding that one of those individuals has a skill or bit of knowledge that the other one would like to learn.
People might derive from this definition that the purpose of a mentoring relationship is for one person to teach the other person something. I say, no way! Read on.
As a mentor, my job is NOT to teach you something. Rather, my job is to help guide your learning. If I say “Let me teach you how to . . .” then I am not