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deviantART - Minimal 2 by starvingartist deviantART - Minimal 2 by starvingartist
I made several changes, based on the feedback I got (thanks everyone!) My first submission was basically a proof-of-concept testing how far HTML, CSS and JS can go. This one just tightens it up a bit more.

- Now validates as HTML 4.01 (yay!)
- Colors are higher in contrast
- Heading style are more consistent
- Centered images in sidebars
- Centered the footer
- Revamped the HTML for the userpages
- Changed the look of the tabs.
- Added my deviantIcons toolbars =D (Big Grin)
- Changed toolbar names, icon and ordering
   (easier to use, and reduces redundancy).

When downloading, the zip file includes everything except the content-filler images

Prototypes are available online:
- Homepage
- Userpage

Just for fun: I was also experimenting with alternate stylesheets. Those of you with a Mozilla browser can change stylesheets on-the-fly on the homepage ("View", "Use Style", then the name of the stylesheet).
- Change it to "Royal", which is just a purple recolor done in CSS (see screenshot).
- Change it to "Base", to see the basic HTML. This is the HTML without applying the CSS, just to show how powerful CSS is in completely changing the look.
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NathanTheMoldy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
*Timewarps* WOAH! Old since 1931! XD
foggyday Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
You are very talented, and I wish I could have been around at deviantArt in 2002. I have always liked minimal/simple designs and I like this one. :)
juicethehedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
ah thats very nifty. now all i need is a way to have deviantart on my desktop lol
pendlestock Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008   Photographer
Aw this makes me so nostalgiac! I am intrigued though - what were devpacks and interactions!?
Lanfaer Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Wouldn't it be good also to be ale to search not just only for deviations, but people as well? and maybe tutorials?
madonnawayne Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
Man. This gives me nostalgia.
Reminds me when I first came to dA back in 2002.
lemontea Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006
Man... I really like that Deviant Profile section.

Do it!
ssahab Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Student General Artist
DevPacks! I remember those. I like it.. I wish we had a choice of viewing DevART is various ways (minimal, normal, ect.) like you do with some forums or websites.
metalmusicgip Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
i thout the set up on this was familiar
i agree da has expanded and major tweeking would be need to make it work
the only problem with the old version is it felt clutterd
thanks for all your work man
vozzz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Cool, how do i use it? Is it possible to set it up so you can use with deviant skin?
starvingartist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
oh, this was the base for deviantART v3 theme years ago. A lot of things have changed since then, so it needs a lot of tweaking to get it to work with something like deviant skin. If someone's interested in doing so, let me know =)
daylight-dancer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2005
w00t. My favorite theme. Thanks.. i guess! haw.
E06 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
Looks at least organized ans easy to navigate.
TrendyDNA Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm i like the deviants profile (stats) part of the user page, but it doesnt seem as streemlined as the current layout.
bikerboy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
So nice to look back and see how great it's becoming. :)
cuddlekoosh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
hey cool small pix! ( ur avatar )

how did u draw it so small???
did u use one pixel pencil, non-antialias to do tht in photoshop?
IceQueen-- Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:O its sexy...!
moab-software Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2005
Holy shit. Dang. This is what it looked like at one point. I remember.
Found this browsing DA via the way-back machine. I miss v2.
wtfplz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005
I remember v2 being a lot different. :-o I miss it...
vozzz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005  Professional Filmographer
that looks so awsome, except the userpage, it looks better, but I really like the layout of the current one, because it takes too long to scroll down to th comments, like I think the 2 column thing that they currently have is really nice. I also like your idea where it says recomended, for favourites and wishlist.

Anyway great work all round :D :+fav:
riggywiggy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
i like that one :D much nicer ^^
riggywiggy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
filipino rocks :D oiiii porma ^^
bloodyclaw Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
I miss old dA...
bluespeed9 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Lord, this is old school. I remember way back in the day... *wipes a tear from his eye*
arwenita Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
impressive... would love to see this :)
kricky Featured By Owner May 27, 2004
i love it.. i totally love it.. but what is 0T ?
fullfilth Featured By Owner May 5, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
how can i download this?
crystaleyes909 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004   Digital Artist
hehehe i like it! i just replied 2 a forum post about the colour of dA..and so i got told 2 come 2 u!(seeing as i sed the new skin shud be blue...pale blue..) so this is just what i was trhinkin of!!!....bu8t maybe a more " yellow based" blue...tho i still like this...!
ke3per Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2003
this one is amazingly better than the old one. i used to think the ws was too crowded and image-heavy, but this one is perfect. awesome validated code, man. (i gave up on making my site cross-browser compatible; screw everybody who doesn't have internet explorer!)
James-Ives Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2003   Filmographer
w0ah thats awsome!!! will the blue 1 ever be availible cause i hate this Green coulor :lol:
brianf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2003
wtf, thats awesome how you did that.
vozz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2003
youve gotta get jark to put this up. lets start a petition!
yuorme Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2003   Photographer
the userpage looks so slick right now... i LOVE it... i wish they would use this as the default skin :)
tseia Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2003
well done with the design, I'm currently using it :)
lonelysoul Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2003
pro work

thank u
extrem Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you, man! I curently use minimal and this looks even better! :+fav:
aenim-a Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2003   Photographer

aweosme work
frogwrench Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2003
great work dude.

finally found the guy behind minimal. i love it.

the css clean look is a fave of mine.

great job. i mentioned it in my journal. :)
halcyondf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2003
just want to say thank you for this extremely cool skin!~
shanesemler Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Looks like they decided not to make the " royal" colors an option, which is a real shame. I'd prefer a blueish background to this green to view art on. Personally, I could do without the drop-shadows but I suspect that that's the reason they pulled that color option out.
zakkwylde Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2003
very classy. i didn't think i was gonna want to skin this, but this has made me change my mind. i dig it.
qrunchmonkey Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2003
Holy FUCK that's smooth. Are we going to get to actuly use this? I definately like the user page tabs alot, but I'm not sure how much I like the entirely vertical layout...but, I definately could get used to that. Takin da to the future, eh? Sweet.
revolutionmethod Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2003
Great work, this is easily my favourite skin. :)
mojaam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2003
So this was the cool theme I've been running all this time. Dang.
dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a really nice look, *especially* the purple variant!
mick-mick Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2003  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Outstanding! :nod:
maco Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2003
Really really cool, I love It
snakerboy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2003
you can change sheets on the fly with opera, that why i love it so much. :love:

i cant wait to use this on :dalogo: its gonna be sooo much faster now, i mean it is you know it will be u83r speed.
der-das Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2003  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Aha! So it was you who expelled :moon: that skin. I should have guessed, it's definately in your style. Kudos... :thumbsup:

Using it. Loving it.

PS, I remember those 'deviantIcons toolbars' you made for that contest. =D
eric-taylor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2003  Professional Photographer
i dont get it, how do i change the style sheets? i am confused :nod:
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