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deviantART - Minimal 2

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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's avatar
NathanTheMoldyStudent Traditional Artist
*Timewarps* WOAH! Old since 1931! XD
foggyday's avatar
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. :)
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juicethehedgehogProfessional General Artist
ah thats very nifty. now all i need is a way to have deviantart on my desktop lol
pendlestock's avatar
pendlestock Photographer
Aw this makes me so nostalgiac! I am intrigued though - what were devpacks and interactions!?
Lanfaer's avatar
Wouldn't it be good also to be ale to search not just only for deviations, but people as well? and maybe tutorials?
madonnawayne's avatar
Man. This gives me nostalgia.
Reminds me when I first came to dA back in 2002.
lemontea's avatar
Man... I really like that Deviant Profile section.

Do it!
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ssahabStudent 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's avatar
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
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vozzzProfessional Filmographer
Cool, how do i use it? Is it possible to set it up so you can use with deviant skin?
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starvingartistProfessional 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's avatar
w00t. My favorite theme. Thanks.. i guess! haw.
E06's avatar
Looks at least organized ans easy to navigate.
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TrendyDNAHobbyist 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's avatar
So nice to look back and see how great it's becoming. :)
cuddlekoosh's avatar
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?
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IceQueen--Hobbyist Photographer
:O its sexy...!
moab-software's avatar
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's avatar
I remember v2 being a lot different. :-o I miss it...
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vozzzProfessional 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:
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i like that one :D much nicer ^^
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filipino rocks :D oiiii porma ^^
bloodyclaw's avatar
I miss old dA...
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bluespeed9Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Lord, this is old school. I remember way back in the day... *wipes a tear from his eye*
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