Upgrade Your Space Contest!Upgrade Your Space
20 Winners will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose, up to 20"x30"!**
30 Runner-Ups will each receive 800 deviantART Points and a one-month Premium Membership.
** Subject to deviantART's Print review process.
The 20 Winners and 30 Runner-Ups will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria with whatever weight the judges determine:
Reason given for the Print selection
Overall impact on the living space shown in the entry
Creative consistency in the space in which the Print will be placed
So you want to host a devMeetSo you want to host a devmeet?So you want to host a devMeet5 years ago in DeviantArt Tutorials More Like This
dA is now ten years old and we celebrated in a big way with dozens of meets all around the world. Paging through the responses on several journals and news articles regarding these meets it has become clear that while droves of people want to attend, most are afraid to take on the responsibility themselves. Now it's important to remember that hosting a devMeet can be a challenging but it is ultimately a rewarding experience.
But how does one go about organizing an hosting a devMeet?
We're going to outline several simple steps to hosting a meet and include tips and tricks along that way which can help you hold your first successful meet in your area.
Getting started: How to plan your meet
Before anything else, a word on time. Give yourself pleanty of time to organize a meet. If it's your first one you don't want to rush anything. Give people as much time as you can for them to be able to come. Most workplaces require notice for a day off, and people have p
Let's code! Background PropertiesIntroductionLet's code! Background Properties2 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
Custom shapes and images are an integral part of any journal skin. They can include buttons, icons, header backgrounds, dividers, textures - sometimes the whole design is one big, sliced image artwork with a text area so one can rightly call it a journal skin. Other times the custom image usage is low or non-existent, and you wouldn't believe how coders make their skins rock anyway (or because). In this Let's code! I'm going to address the different background properties and their values.
1. The Background Property: Structure
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1. The Background Property: Structure
Understanding Basic CSS ...Understanding Basic CSS ...4 years ago in HTML & CSS & Scripting More Like This
Understanding Basic CSS Structure
Here's a breakdown of CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) coding. I won't go over every single possible property and variable, but I will cover some of the basics to try to give an understanding of the structure and how to write a skin using this. Once you understand the simple layout of how the code works, then everything else will come very easily. If you know what CSS is, and what it's for, go ahead and skip to Writing the CSS. Or skip down to Adding properties and values to the code. Alternately, don't read anything, just look at the examples: Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, and Example 4.
What is a Cascading Style Sheet?
Simply put, it is the s
DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)1 year ago in Other More Like This
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
Colon, Semicolons, and Hyphens Trouble often arises when dealing with combining sentences. It's good you're taking a look at this - very good. How many of you have wondered how to use a colon? A Semi-Colon? How about a Hyphen? Well, this piece of literature will keep your head spinning for a while. Not because you are going to be confused, but because there is a rather large amount of information. However, you shouldn't let that stop you from becoming a better writer, right? So, let us continue with the lesson on:Colon, Semicolons, and Hyphens7 years ago in Other More Like This
The main use of a colon is when you want to link a lead-in(a sentence that can stand alone but will be used to bring in two or more primary subjects) with the items(subjects) that will be introduced by the lead-in.
Confused? Well, look at the sentence below:
I ordered many items on the list(Lead-in): tomatoes, chips, b