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Att Authors - How to pick a cover artistWhen it comes to choosing a suitable candidate for designing the cover for your book, there a few things to take into consideration which are usually over looked. As a cover artist myself, I have gone through many trial and errors in the process of working alongside an author in designing their cover. Little things that can frustrate both parties and lead to an uncomfortable working relationship. I thought of writing this to maybe help some people create better working environments for each other.Att Authors - How to pick a cover artist10 months ago in Writing More Like This
Envisioning your cover
The first responsibility lies with the author. You need to have at least a vague picture in mind of what you would like your cover to look like. I have had many authors hire me and when it comes to the brief about what they want for the cover, they just go 'Oh I trust your artistic opinions. Let's see what you come up with'. Then following my own instinct, I go on creating MY idea of what the cover should look like, not having much to go o
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
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
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
CSS Tricks: Limiting .text widthHello!CSS Tricks: Limiting .text width3 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
Today I wanted to share a little CSS Trick with you Many other people have done this before, awesome people like Ikue, thespook or ginkgografix, and now it's me too
This first trick is very simple in execution, but I want to spend some time explaining why you should do it. That's why this journal has become a bit long
All about improving Readability!
When it comes to designing long copy texts, there are quite some challenges in order to create something easy to read and enjoyable to look at. One of the issues that may occur is text, that is running too long. The longer a line of text gets, the hard it is for the reader to follow the flow of text.
In some case you may have to even move your head from the beginning of a line to its end. And once you move your head, it becomes a lot harder to find the next line of text.
You may not even notice this while reading. But you will notice that your eyes get tired and you may even get a