PE: Profile Designing with CSS[deviantART related]
Want to learn how to make your page not just nice or pretty, but spectacular, unique, and all-around awesome? This article covers the newest stage in the evolution of profile design: Profile CSS.
Please keep in mind that this article is only for Premium Members who are not beginners to profile design. If this is your first time trying your hand at customizing your profile page, you'll probably find the following articles more helpful than this one.
Why use CSS?
Although setting up and learning to code CSS for your profile can be a hassle, there are a great deal of benefits to using CSS instead of only HTML:
Fonts: CSS allows for almost complete control over font styles, colors, and sizes (only limitation is that fonts must be Web Safe fonts or Google Fonts). HTML on DA is limited to only a certain n
PE: Quick Guide to Google AnalyticsThis article will be an overview of some of what I personally find to be the most interesting features that are now available to Premium Members through Google Analytics. If you have not yet set up Google Analytics on your profile or do not know what it is, please see the following journals made by dA Staff:
Real-Time > Overview shows statistics of current visitors. While this page is interesting to look at ("Hey look, someone from Alaska is visiting my page right now!"), most people probably won't have enough live visitors at one point to find this page particularly useful.
The first page I always check is the Audience > Overview page which gives a nice, condensed summary of some of the most important statistics of the site.
Basic Terms Explained:
Visits: Number of times peop
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and Tricks
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized!
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration.
Basic Design Concepts
Before we get started,
PE: A Guide to Gallery CSSA Guide to Gallery CSS
Learn the basics of Gallery CSS with this easy-to-follow guide!
In this tutorial, we'll cover:
Adding gallery CSSCoding gallery skinsSome useful resources
Adding Gallery CSS
First of all, some important facts about Gallery Skins:
Only Premium Members are allowed to add CSS to their galleriesSkins can be added to both the Gallery and the FavoritesSkins can only be added to the Gallery folders and Favorites collections (shown in the sidebar) but not the main page itself
Step 1: Click on one of your Gallery or Favorites folders in the sidebar.
Step 2: Click the button called "Folder Options" or "Collection Options."
This button is located at the top right
Hints and Tips #1Hello and welcome to the first instalments of 'Hints & Tips' and
I hope these short and simple Tutorials will help boost and
inspire YOU to learn and create your own works in the many
forms and mediums that you may work in.
SO... The first Hint/Tip is -
FIXING WARPED FINISHED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
(lumpy or uneven surface)
1- The warped painting
2 - Turn the painting around and cover the back
with plenty of water from corner to corner
3- Place in a large hardback book between blank pages
4- Close the book and place something heavy on it and wait
30 to 50 minutes so that the pages absorb the moisture
5- You open the book and the painting is flat
=to show that it doesn't remove paint, here is the finished piece=
I hope this helps
The 'Free' Artist's Toolbox for Digital Artists
Welcome to projecteducate 's topic: The Free Digital Arts Toolbox!
Not all artists can or want to pay for expensive programs like Photoshop or PaintTool SAI, expensive hardware like Wacom Tablets, or premium stock for poses, brushes, patterns, backgrounds, etc. How is an artist wanting to work in digital media supposed to operate while keeping their finances under control? THAT is exactly what we will be discussing - and until 2014 when my own family bought me tools and programs I had wanted for a long time, I worked my digital media magic using mostly free programs, methods and resources.
Photoshop and PaintTool SAI are amazing - no doubt. But they are not the only programs available that can edit pho
Find your way around DA#4: Composition+PerspectiveA good composition can turn an 'average' artwork into something memorable. It's more than just 'how to make things look nice'. A well thought-out composition can guide the eye of the viewer, telling a story in just one single image. Even artwork that's technically perfect can be boring if no real though was put into the composition.
It's not always the case, but composition often goes hand in hand with perspective. Many artists struggle with this (both beginners and more advanced), but a basic knowledge of perspective can really take your work to the next level. It's an essential tool for drawing credible backgrounds and landscapes.
The basics for these two skills seem easy, but more advanced composition and perspective can be real brain-breakers. I've collected tutorials here to help you get started. Read, learn, practice, and be amazed by your own work!
Tutorials and quick tips to get you started
Code commissions [OPEN]Hey guys! I'm back. I'll be very gradually returning to a normal amount of activity, so please be patient while I start working on commissions. Thank you!
I can make a non core code for you for no more than 20 ! Just note me or comment here! Just give me a general theme and what elements you'd like in it, including a friends and art status list, links, youtube videos, to-do lists, progress lists, waiting-on lists, stamps, and more! It'll be in my style of coding. When I'm done, I'll have the code on my profile and you can tell me any changes you'd like Then I'll note you it. We can base it on anything, including one of your ocs. It'll never exceed 20 points, but could range from 10-20 depending on complexity. If the price I give is too expensive, we can work something out If you read this far include the word apple in your comment. I'll still accept commissions that don't have this word but I know most people n
Non Core Custom Code Commissions! (Closed)Yay I'll start doing custom code commissions! >w<
If you ask for a custom code commission, the custom code will only be yours, only you can use it!
You can tell me how you want the custom code, if you want it to have "art-status", "friend list" and other things!
And if you want, I can add your oc on your custom code!
When I finish the custom code, I put the code in my profile, and I'll show it to you, and if you want me to change something in the custom code, just tell me that I change!
Custom Code Prices~
Custom Code (Box): 8-20
(depends of the complexity of how you want it!)
Fill in this Form
Custom Box Background Commissions [CLOSED]NEW COMMISSION INFO HERE ON MY NEW ACCOUNT :
Custom Box Background Commissions [OPEN]
You can now find me here :
Custom box backgrounds commissions are CLOSED <3
Non-animated background :
Simple background :
You can get your own version of the following design for a very affordable price.
Indeed, you can :
- Choose your own colors (color of the stripes ; color of the laces...) according to your mood
- Choose whether your prefer stars or <
wanna win a month PM?(ended)yup dats right all u gotta do is fave this journal and comment below ,i will be doing wat i did last time but bare with me guys ill have alot of names to add to the list XD (like last time )
spammm this journal XD
oh also if u already hav a pm i think it be nice to let others who dont have it a chance ;u; tho u can enter for freinds C:
this will be the last one of these for a little while as i have college >w
So You think you can Design a Logo? 8,000 points!
Realm-of-Fantasy is proud to present our So You think you can Design an Logo? Contest.
With all the excitement about logos in deviantART lately,
we figured what better time than now to have the community design one.
So you think you can design a Logo? You think you've got what it takes?
Ok, well here's your chance to prove it.
RoF is growing larger everyday, and we have become the Largest Fantasy and Sci-fi Art Gallery on deviantART.
We feel it is time to re-brand to properly reflect the size, depth and genre of our group.
We thought what better way to celebrate this than to ask you to be apart of this, and have the redesign as a contest theme.
Your Fantasy artwork has inspired so many people through the years, and we would be honored if it was your artwork that defined us.