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What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
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CSS Tricks: Background ImagesToday's CSS Trick will be about using background images in Journal Skins.CSS Tricks: Background Images1 year ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
There are three types of images that are mostly used in journals skins: big background images, seamlessly repeatable patterns and icon/logo-like images.
Images can be used for all elements of a journal: in the header, footer, behind text, next to text etc.. Any journal element has the ability to contain an image
I cannot stress enough that the main objective of a journal is making written content enjoyable to read. It is all about readability and making it as easy for the reader as possible. Very often I come across pretty journal skins, that have a complete lack of readability. In one of my previous CSS Tricks I already mentioned the dangers of text lengths and how to limit the .text width to improve readability.
Problems with using images:
Despite being big an images turns out to be too small for a journalAn image does not repeat seamlesslyText becomes non-re
How To: Remove Group AffiliationHere is a short and simple tutorial on removing an affiliation with another group.How To: Remove Group Affiliation1 year ago in Groups tutorials More Like This
Go to your group's Home Page.
Scroll down to the affiliation widget on said group's page. If you do not have it installed, you will need to do this in order to manage your group's affiliates.
Click the little pencil icon in the top-right corner of the widget and select 'Edit Widget'
Once the widget is in Edit Mode, click the "Edit Affiliates" button.
A new pop-up window will appear on the screen. This window will have every affiliation your group currently has. To remove an affiliation, click the small arrow next to the group you wish to cancel the affiliation with - then select 'Remove Affiliation'
Finally, click 'Save' to ensure your recent changes are saved.
Simple Sta.sh TutorialWhat is Sta.sh?Simple Sta.sh Tutorial3 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
Sta.sh is a new system for submitting art to dA. You can find the link in your 'submit' menu. Why use it?Main advantages are that you can submit deviations faster, from more places (currently with apps for android, iPhoto, mac, iOS, etc., as well as from email and FTP) and you can keep them private if you want. You can then share it only with those people you want - for example to ask their opinion before submitting it to your gallery. How to submit?Submitting basically happens in two parts. Upload the file Image- and other fi
How to Accept A CritiqueFirst, there's a common misconception that I want to address before I even begin. I've heard way too many people try to claim that they don't write for an audience or that they only write for themselves. In my mind, this usually translates to something like, "You or someone else gave me a critique I don't agree with, so I'm trying to justify why I'm going to ignore it." You're going to have a hard time convincing me that you don't care about anyone else's opinion of your work if you PUBLICALLY SUBMIT IT ONLINE.How to Accept A Critique5 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know if you've noticed, but dA (and any other site like it) is essentially structured to be used for peer review. That's the main point of the ability to leave comments in the first place. If you're really only writing for yourself, you would keep your stories in a shoe-box hidden under your bed. And, no, the "I was posting it so my very bestest friend Mary Sue could read it" excuse doesn't fly either.