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Build your own Journal skin by CallMeGav Build your own Journal skin by CallMeGav
The coveted Journal skin.
While there are many great skins out there for Premium Members to use, a lot of deviantART users wish they had their own, but lack the coding knowledge to do so. So I came up with the idea to allow the users who do not wish to learn, or cannot grasp a new language to customize their skins.

This is a very basic example of an option I would love to see included. Users don't always need huge, fancy journal skins, they may just want to edit the default one a little. So this simple example shows how it could be done. Whereby a user would simply need to input words which could then be translated into CSS for the journal HTML.

The range of options could be increased, and there could be a lot more freedom, but I certainly feel this would be a great addition to dA so that users can make the most of their premium membership!
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okay, my first critique....

okay, its vey helpful for new artist trying to grasp basics of journal HTML. I have never seen another tutorial like this, being a full-star originality, the impact was full stars because it impacted on people just starting coding. it was kind of big, so I had to download it to see it, it really helped me with coding and I hope it helps many other people, I would reccomed people this because its easy to understand and very helpful.

overall, a very good and well written tutorial. I hope many artist use it to help them.
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SweeTeaBri Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;; ^ ;; is there some kind of link to this?
Magicisreal828 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh my goodness this would be amazingly helpful!
MountainLygon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So making your own journal skin requires knowledge of html coding?  And how exactly is that supposed to help the 95% of us who are on this site to begin with because we're RIGHT brained?
CallMeGav Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Shadow-Wing-Darkstar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
This would really help people
xXBloomTheCatXx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did you find this? i'm trying to find ways to make a new journal skin 
but idk how ^^; 
Poodling Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
it's not real
it's a suggestion to what it should be like
xXBloomTheCatXx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh^^;  my bad it just looks like one XD 

Poodling Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah he did a good editing job ; v ;
xXBloomTheCatXx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah ^^ 
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