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pimp ur DA journal by LeMex pimp ur DA journal by LeMex

After hours and hours of coding, designing, testing, redesigning, redcoding, testing on ie, my last skin is finally out!!! :eager:

So this journal is width and height resizable fully working on firefox, safari and ie7 and up.

5 available link buttons,
big feature box to feature one of your last/best works.
News boxes
Favs box for 2 favs
Artist features box.

4 available colors: blue, orange, pink and dark

see blue live: [link]
see orange live: [link]
see pink live: [link]
see dark live: [link]

Enjoy it and let me know if there is problems implementing it. I tried to make the text file as clear as I could.

Ah, and if you wanna change/tweak the code, go for it, and let me know what you did with it :)

Update 20/08/2009 OMG a DD!!!!!! Thx to everybody for the kind support and comments. I'm sooo happy this is really used by people!!!! As requested by numerous persons, a green version will come soon, to complete the color schemes :)

Update 01/01/2011
Due to a loss of server and a complete crash on my computer hard drive I'm unable to restore these journals. The only survivor is the BLACK one that I've relocated resources to a new server. VERY VERY VERY sorry for the unconvinience :(
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-08-20
pimp ur DA journal by =LeMex is fantastic! This is everything you could need in a journal layout with the added bonus of a snazzy sleek design available in various colours. Just great!
Also suggested by various others. ( Suggested by AndyGassner and Featured by DCZed )
I love it! :love:

There is really not much more to say. The only problem is a small shift between the menu and the feature box - in internet explorer of course - in firefox everything is working and looking absolutely perfect!

I am a huge fan of making interesting settings for featuring thumbs and you have both the big one (which let's people add to the design as well - I'm working on that my self right now, so seeing it here makes me wanna try even harder) and the overlapping thumbs in the bottom is just so cute.

The design goes extremely well with dA's design, but stands out at the same time :thumbsup: - really; there's not a thing you should change!

- I downloaded the zip file and (at least for me) everything looks very easy to set up

Everybody should use this layout at least once!
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iRosefeather Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
It is maybe possible to put a background behind the boxes? C:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   General Artist
How slick and amazing! :la:
StarsColdNight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: using right now here [link]

it is awesome! with so many options and layouts, great work! thank you very much :hug:
batmantoo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for this valuable tutorial
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant design, I just used it, thank you so much! The only problem i had with the dark version is that the main title of the journal doesn't come out in white, but grey instead
LeMex Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
ok, thx for the feed back I'll look into it ASAP
Sleyf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for replying, I've been trying to fix it myself...but really I don't know CSS that much so have been messing it up more :D
PreetikaSharma Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whooaaaaa! Great design and very neatly executed! Well done! :clap:
Drache-Lehre Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have the images by any chance still on your computer to share with us so that we can use our own hosting server until you are able to get yours fixed?
awesome-shrimp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
how can i USE the journal?
Temrin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Just wanted to say that i've been using this layout for a while now, its awesome! But today, i realized that the images (buttons and the coloured parts) aren't showing up anymore T_T
DevanStar Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh right some graphics on this CSS don't show now please i like this style can u help me?
sugarpoultry Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I've been using the journal for a while and out of nowhere the graphics all stopped working. Can you possible offer the graphics with the zip file so that we can upload them onto our own servers or photobucket or whatever?
Wolf-Terrier Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
I love it, but it won't seem to work. I downloaded the zip. file and it when I copy all the codes into my journal space, it just doesn't work. :( Could you please help?
Krubbus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me Lemex... I'm having troubles with this... the thing is the last time i've posted something the black frame (I'm using the "Dark" Version) Desappeard... I've tried to change it all almost redoing it all over again but with blue and it got the same problem.

Can you help me with it? I really... really LOVE this journal skin... It's just perfect! And i miss how pretty was mine T_T.
omgNova Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it - going to see if I can get it working on my journal. Grats on the DD, too. :D
Adorkable-Naru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Tks so much, I might try to make it green >w<
Seredine Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
HI! I love this, it's all installed, working fantastically - thank you for it :)

Just one question: My top 'feature' seems to cut most of the image off, (it doesn't make it fill the area) so on this one picture all you get is some clouds. How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance,

Revoken Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Really great ;)

One thing.. never installed a Journal Skin before.. How do I do it? :S
Jupiter-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Hello, I love this CSS and I'm trying to install it, but I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It says "CSS Error: Comments disallowed (token: )
I probably sound really stupid, but I've never installed one of these before, can you offer me some help?
a-k-u Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! Clear, sleek and smooth! And, FREE! Thank you!!
FizziBerry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I was wondering how you used it?
KarmaCat Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Smiply amazing! I using the orange one btw ;)
Escasmu Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
how can I use it ?
KodomoNoNaisho Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
I just wanna say that I'm using this beautiful journal skin!!!
Thank you so much for this <333
Arc-Ecclesia Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, seriously *bows*

I'm using this skin on my journals from now on. IT'S FREAKING AWESOMEE!!!!! I LOVE IT!!

A bajillion thumbs up for you, man!
SugarPepper Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! This is the best journal that I have seen in DA! I'm using it, but i change somethings, because i was having problem with the lower part, so... I just decided to take it off, I hope you dont mind. It was beautiful, but I just could not fix... T_T
Thank you so much! You are very talented!
Paprika-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great journal and now I'm using!
LeMex Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Bronze-Orange Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Thanks so much for creating this, it's amazing
LeMex Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
ur welcome my friend :bow:
Bronze-Orange Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
:hug: thanks
kiminley Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
you don't want, at some point, take the code off of Microsoft word and put it on the note pad and save it that way, do you?
i don;t have word, and i'd really appreciate it, as i can open up the document to read it, but i can't copy and paste it into my journal
Sedma Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
One of the most beautiful, simple but classy, simple but elegant CSS I've ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing :worship:
DKProject Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Suvarius Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Wow, this is great! Amazing work, congratulations on the DD as well, it's well deserved! I'll be using the blue one as soon as possible!
unpassionate Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Orange one used! :heart: Good job, my friend!
Aki-Ku Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi! I'm using this skin in blue color It's great and I love the design.
I have a question, if this is too troublesome you can skip it.
I don't have much knowledge about css, I usually try a journal skin and change some images here and there. What I wnated to do was to change the image on the link buttons at the top, I alredy found how to do so but the problem is I just want to change one of the buttons, and when I change the image source all the 4 buttons get changed, I was wondering how could I do this?

and again if it this takes more thn a 3 min you can forget it

thx in advance
inactivelikeme Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Is it possible to get this with drop down menus maybe? I love it but with my journal layout the link space just isn't enough.
Airlesse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's awesome that you have an orange one.
It's like you KNEW my favourite colour! :XD:

Thanks for making this! I'm going to enjoy it until that Ninja Assassin thing wears out! :hug:
KitsuneSK Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm going to use it! <3
rioslobito Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
how can i install this or put it to use
Loverofpiggies Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Please ignore my last comment, I was being stupid, now I know how to install it.

However I seem to be still having some difficulties with the upper banner. Its not repeating the way it should. I'm not HTML savvie but I know enough to check online about it, and am wondering if maybe there is some fault in the background image code that may be stopping it from repeating?

I checked and it says "Repeat-x;" yet it still isnt repeating. I'm not sure what the problem may be, but I'd totally appreciate the help. Other then that it looks totally awesome on my page <3

BTW I use the blue version.
LeMex Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
that looks weird.

There is a problem in your header,

could you note me your code please so I try.
Loverofpiggies Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
alright, thank you so much for your help ^^
Loverofpiggies Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Okay I'm having some big difficulties in using this.

When I copy the blue code and stick it in my regular skin CSS, an error code appears reading this "CSS Error: Comments Disallowed (token: ) and the code doesnt appear at all. However, when I copy it and insert it into the header or footer CSS, instead of appearing as it does in your journal, all the html work simply doesnt work and appears as text in my journal. I'm not sure what could be causing this, and yours is the first great journal I've seen in a long time so... can you please help me?
RougeRoks Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
I reallyreallyreallyreally wanna use the pink version, but I just can't figure out how to get it to work! :tears:

I'm using IE8, and I when I copy the stuff in, it won't work...D:>
Thewinator Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
:deviation: This here beauty got featured in my journal.
Have a look here [link] :+favlove:
Dusty73085 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Sorry to bother you with this, but for some reason when I paste over the coding, the menu 1 button disappears.

If I remove that little chunk of coding, so that menu 2 becomes menu 1...then menu 2 disappears!

Any help would be greatly appreciated! :D
Kaoyux Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Wonderful work here dear, your hours with this finally worth it! :hug:

This journal really deserved the daily deviantion :thumbsup:

I would like to use this design in my following journal ^________________________^
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