CSS Tricks: ListsLists are awesome So let's talk about themCSS Tricks: Lists2 years 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
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 514 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 Critique4 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
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?4 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 See4 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
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 Introduction3 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
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
A Brief dA WalkthroughI know you probably all have a fairly decent idea of all that you can do on dA, but you can't go wrong doing a bit of a refresher course!A Brief dA Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you first log in (or when you click the "deviantART" link in the top left corner of any dA page), you get taken to the front page of dA. This is where you can search deviations, or just browse to see what's there. The "Popular" browse feature was just revamped to give fairer exposure to all popular art, not just the overall popular on dA. Use the popular browse to see what's popular in all the galleries. Don't want to look at all that? Refine the galleries to something that more suits your preference in the left-hand side bar. Want to see what's new, not just what's hot? Change your browse to "Newest" and you'll see everything that's just been submitted. Because of the way "Newest" works, it can be frustrating to browse, here are a
Copyright: A RundownWhat is copyright?Copyright: A Rundown4 years ago in Writing More Like This
Copyright is a form of Intellectual Property protection provided by law to "original works of authorship." This includes literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. For the purpose of this guide, I will be focusing on copyright as it pertains to literary authors. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. It gives the author the exclusive right to do and authorize the following:
Reproduce work in copies
Prepare derivative works based on the work (spinoffs, series, comics, movies, etc. Also: characters, concepts, worlds, etc. are covered by copyright, and considered derivative works.)
Distribute copies to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership (publishing)
To display the work publicly, or, to post the work publicly as the author sees fit (deviantart)
It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided to t