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dAmn journal skin - CSS - updt

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...or perhaps you just want to quote dAmn chatter in your own journal skin?


updated on July 7th 2008
I've updated the look of the skin so it reflects the changed dAmn. Also included is code to replicate the 'more' popup window - with a working close button that hides it on hover.

If you want the old version, which looks like the previous version of dAmn, follow the old instructions.

Note that the position of the journal's title (the topic bar) will be off when viewing this in v5... v6 here we come!
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This is dAmn #journal, a journal skin made in collaboration between `frozenpandaman who came up with the initial idea to make a journal based on the look of dAmn, and myself, `thespook, who took that idea and fleshed it out into working journal CSS.

After many days of work and the help of the following beta testers it's finally ready for public use :DThanks guys! :hug:

One of the features of this journal skin is that it can emulate the look of dAmn chatter, whether you just want to post a quote, or if you want to make the entire journal look like it's straight out of dAmn. See this journal to get the idea.

To make it simpler to write journals like this, @sine-out and myself have written scripts you can use to import copied dAmn chatter.
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HaDou-Ken's avatar
I have errors on coding this! Help!
Vi2DoubleYu's avatar
great journal. but I wanna ask, for make journal skin work, must be premium user ? possible for free user ? thanks your time for answer it.
nichtgraveyet's avatar
Yes, must be a premium user.
Vi2DoubleYu's avatar
thanks for fast reply.btw you have nice shoot on your Gallery.
nichtgraveyet's avatar
You're welcome, and thankyou :)
elizabeth-s's avatar
Wait... You have to download it or it won't work?
nichtgraveyet's avatar
No, you don't need to download it, that's just an option - all you have to do is follow the instructions :thumbsup:
elizabeth-s's avatar
I just copy and pasted the CSS from the bottom of the file to the CSS thing, but it doesn't look right.
FaMz's avatar
this is lovely...I admire you guys who can understand coding...it just confuses me :D
nichtgraveyet's avatar
Oh, learning CSS is as simple as learning a few new words of English. Mastering it takes a bit more effort, yes, but CSS is child's play compared to real programming. S'why I love it so much ;p
FaMz's avatar
...I'm :slow: at learning stuff for the first time...or maybe I just want to learn everything in one go lol
nmandc515's avatar
I really need some help applying this...
nichtgraveyet's avatar
Okay :)

...what's the problem?
nmandc515's avatar
Can't open the file, my computer won't support it.
frozenpandaman's avatar
Download WinRAR. :3
nichtgraveyet's avatar
Ah, easy. Lookup 'rar' on google (or any other search engine) to learn about the .rar file format, an software to extract it. The internet always has an answer ;p

If my site was online, you could view the instructions within your browser, but luckily google has an archived copy you can view if you don't want to install a program to extract the rar file - [link] :thumbsup:
KittiesGoShoot's avatar
I remember seeing =frozenpandaman's idea going back a bit and thought it was a interesting one. I have to say though, the v6 version is just awesome.

I've looked at the live preview and what can I say? It's beautiful. Anyone that's a dAmn addict will love this.

I really admire the work that's gone into this in making it a very cool working CSS for people to use, the little bits and pieces like hovering over the usernames and the More link - looks great!

I'd also like to say that I've seen a few dA based journals around, but this is one of my favourites (along with `nyssi's) because it's done so well. Some look really nice and are great ideas, but I often find lack of padding with the text right at the edges to be such an eyesore. Yours is tidy and clean.

Really, a lovely collaboration between you two. The final product is fantastic and thanks for sharing with us all! Keep up the great work :D
nichtgraveyet's avatar
Thanks for the comment :)

I don't think dAmn's got anything on the message center though, `nyssi's message center skin is much sexier I think :nod:
KittiesGoShoot's avatar
You're most welcome :D

Well the message centre is sexy as. I couldn't go back to the way it was. And well, I think they're both awesome, just in different ways :giggle:
Kjherstin's avatar
This is the craziest CSS I have seen and I love it.
nichtgraveyet's avatar
hehe. thanks :)

Creatively, I'm not that proud of the way it looks, since it just copies the way dAmn looks, but I enjoyed working on it and making it do the things it does. :nod:
Kjherstin's avatar
It has a very unique style with funny features you can definitely use for other designs
TrendyDNA's avatar
What changes the height of the scroll box?
nichtgraveyet's avatar
There's a max-height property set on .journaltext - but when you change it, be sure to also change the bottom value in .tabs_ .more:hover .area {...} (that's if you want to use the fancy 'more' popup, otherwise you don't need to worry about it)

You could also remove the property altogether if you like, to let the journal grow, but you wont be able to use the more popup.

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