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April 18, 2009
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.:Walkthrough Gallery Template by ginkgografix .:Walkthrough Gallery Template by ginkgografix

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Finally the tutorial/walkthrough for coding a gallery template is finished. I know this took way too much time, but eh i'm lazy and was able to fix the image "bug" some days ago.

Like always this is just one way to code and not perfect nor anything that claims to be the best solution. It's my way of working on gallery templates, but i hope it's helpful and you can retrace why i did what. If not... feel free to ask as always :aww:

It's always difficult to explain everything that you need to take care of. Mostly because it always depends on the layout you've created and the way it should work. Should the size vary, should it be fixed etc.

This was requested by ~KatiBear.
And a big thanks to ~Espiroth for beta reading - she said my english improved. YAY! :hug:

Divider brushes [link] by ~ro-stock

:pointr: My tutorials/guidelines
:bulletgreen: CSS Guideline [link]
:bulletgreen: Old vs Gruze Journals [link]
:bulletgreen: Ungruze your Journals [link]

:bulletgreen: How to add image paths [link]
:bulletgreen: How to add a gallery CSS [link]
:bulletgreen: How to make a journal layout [link]

:bulletgreen: ABC of dA CSS Part I [link]
:bulletgreen: ABC of dA CSS Part II [link]

:pointr: My walkthroughs
:bulletgreen: How to code a gallery template [link]
:bulletgreen: How to code a journal [link]
:bulletgreen: How to code a journal II [link]

:pointr: My video tutorials
:bulletgreen: Changing sidebar settings [link]
:bulletgreen: Adding Gallery CSS II [link]
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Given 2009-06-11
" Very helpful and great free Gallery tutorial. "

.:Walkthrough Gallery Template by `ginkgografix ( Suggested by JurgenDoe and Featured by PurpelBlur )
Critique by Mah-chan Apr 19, 2009, 4:26:49 AM
The tutorial idea itself is original - I haven't seen much people willing to share knowledge about coding galleries, mainly because it was shown that's kind of tricky.
When you start explaining how it's done, you make it so simple that beginners like myself and others that have no knowledge whatsoever about CSS coding can understand and try their hand at it!
I do realize, though, that nothing is easy at the very beginning, but when you put up a tutorial, you make it seem so. The explanation is extensive and covers basically everything, explaining the bits of code and whatnot.
Very in-depth. Great job!
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Critique by JurgenDoe Apr 19, 2009, 4:55:42 AM
I don't need to say to much about your CSS and coding skills and here we are getting another prove of those skills again. I love the background and the way hw you play always with the colors. Everything is very harmonized and didn't hurt the eyes at all. The lines under each thumb and the lines on top and the side looking wonderful and giving the whole gallery a nice touch up.

You did again an outstanding job with this Gallery CSS and hopefully you'll receive a DD for this. Your resources makes it very easy for everybody who does not understand CSS very well.

Thanks again for another wonderful and helpful CSS :hug:
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BaldWitch Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I'm happy that I found your tutorial :) It helps me to understand many of my past mistakes, but nonetheless I give up. Maybe there is no power on this world which could helps me to understand it to such an extent that I will be able to creat even one journal skin :saddummy:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Sometimes it just needs a little while until you fully understand what is going on. So maybe after a break you will find yourself giving it a try again?

The only thing i could suggest is to start with a simply layout. Play around with any graphic program and create something easy you would like as a skin. From there go step by step.
BaldWitch Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Actually it was my secend go, layout was simple but again it came to nothing. I'm able to change background and that's it. From this moment everything stoped working :tantrum:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Oh, that's not good :/
BaldWitch Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Well I really give up. I read all of your tutorials and nothing helps. Nevertheless thank you for advices.
BaldWitch Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Wonders will never cease! I finally know how it works! :dummy: Obviously it puts my fervour to the test because on the horizon is a horror of adding journal skins :XD: But this part of black magic will come in the course of time.
Thank you so much for help :tighthug:
serafina-rose Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! thanks so much.
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
CosmicBrambleclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
wish I could see it x3 Im trying to make a gallery skin and im so lost DX
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
It should work, maybe try to refresh or to download it?
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