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During our "deviantART related" week of Project Educate you will have the chance to expand your knowledge regarding that gallery as a whole and its subcategories.
If you have a question regarding a certain subject, but can't find any answer in the news articles and events provided, feel free to contact ginkgografix via note, mail or leave a comment.

The dA related week of Project Educate runs from Sunday October 31st until Saturday November 6th.

:bulletgreen: Introduction

Sooner or later everyone with a Premium Membership tries to style their journal and/or gallery a bit more. It doesn't always have to be very complex, but still there are things you should keep in mind to make sure everything will work without problems.
To give those that aren't really familiar with CSS and journal/gallery styling or those that give it a try for the first time, this news article should provide you some useful resources to avoid any frustrating experience.

No matter if you style your gallery or your journal you always have to make one choice first. Do you want to make a layout on your own or do you want to use something made by someone else. If you choose the latter than you need to make the choice if it should be a public skin or a custom one(just made for you) as well.

:bulletgreen: Journals And Galleries

A while ago I already wrote a rather complex news article that explains the most important things you need to keep in mind and take care of, when you want to apply CSS to any journal/blog or gallery.
So if you are clueless about what needs to be done read this: Journal/Gallery templates – A Guideline. It should cover everything you need to know.

And here are two more news articles:
:pointr: How to upload a journal template
:pointr: Permission to use CSS skins needed?

If you need inspiration you can take a look at this news article:…
It will not only show you lots of great designs and templates, but also lists you some groups that focus on CSS and might be helpful to you as well.

:bulletgreen: General Resources:

Seamlessly Tiling Backgrounds by kuschelirmel-stock Change Text Selection Color by blissart Seamless header+footer by kuschelirmel-stock Button Hover Using Sprites by NellyAsher dART Text Tutorial by sjphoto dA CSS - image height+width by kuschelirmel-stock Choosing Good Color Schemes by fantasy-alive TUT: Slicing web templates by Talei dA v7 Color Codes by SaTaNiA Button tutorial by LineBirgitte CSS: Absolute Positioning by kuschelirmel-stock

:bulletgreen: Journal Resources:

Old vs Gruze Journals by ginkgografix :thumb145221679: TUT: Using CSS Scroll Boxes by Talei Journal CSS Editor 0.10 by xork Journalify by sesshoumaru

:bulletgreen: Gallery Resources:

GalleryCSS Reference Sheet by janvanlysebettens How to Install a Gallery CSS by Kaoyux Gallery V2.1 Tutorial by Asphyziata Tutorial: Gallery backgrounds by dl-p  

:bulletgreen: CSS related F.A.Q.

FAQ #62: How do I use Journal skins?
FAQ #67: How do I share Journal Skins?
FAQ #69: Can I use animated images within my journal, journal CSS or journal background?
FAQ #101: How do I customize my journal page?

FAQ #762: What is the Gallery Folders Feature and how do I use it?

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FrenetikFred Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the help and overmore with the gallery skinning, information about that is very hard to find
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
My plasure!
weida34 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist
i'm so bookmarking this :nod:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
ArtGod77 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Nice article :clap:
But what IS a CSS? *dies of embarrassment*
I just got a premium membership, and I hear (or see, i guess) that all the time :faint:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
CSS is Cascading Style Sheets. It's a coding language to add colors, fonts, borders, images etc for weblayouts to make them look the way they do :nod:

At deviantART CSS can be used to style the journals a bit more, than just using the plain default skin :aww:
ArtGod77 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I see >.>

Thanks much ^^
Now I won't sound like a complete idiot when talking to people about journals :dummy:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Aww :giggle:

My pleasure!
synthes Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
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