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September 15, 2011


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Retro Sugar Pops

Thu Sep 15, 2011, 7:39 AM


Don't you just love the bold shapes and colours of the 60s? Why not give your journal that 60s retro feel? Well with this journal you can!…


polaroid. by 6v4MP1r36My Pola World - chapter III by SebastienTabuteaudPolaroid. -revamp- by Thy-Noth
Friends by CasheeFooPolaroid 1 by EnigmaticEntity

Did you know?

Did you know that the first polaroid camera was invented by Edwin Land and sold by November 1948.

  • Listening to: footsteps
  • Watching: kittens
  • Playing: with code
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I love this one. I loved it ever since I laid my eyes on it. :heart: Thank you so much for sharing. :hug: :)
You're welcome. The wait is finally over :D
PheebsYeahBaby Sep 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
ooh i love this!
ShaolinAssassin Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is that the coded version? what's the difference with your previous entry? Sorry, Im a noob at journal skin. :)

About it, you know my opinion yet. Love it :love:
The previous version was coded with the old journal structure and this one was coded in the new: Gruze. All from scratch. You see with V7 of deviantART there are small little problems that can occur with certain journals. With this journal in particular it was the busy pattern, You would type the journal entry and wouldn´t be able to see the text because the textbox would only appear after you submitted your journal and not while you would write your entry.

It may sound difficult to comprehend but you can see it visually here [link]
ShaolinAssassin Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh thank you for the elaborated answer. I guess I understand a bit better now. :)

Not to compliment you, but the day I get my premium, one of the first thing I did was to try your journal skins, which i was unable before. I just like their classy look. :) And then trying to understand a bit the code.

Did you learn to code by yourself? Sorry if Im too curious, I dont want to bother you, say me if I do.

Thanks for the link. Bookmarked now :D
Well it is quite a compliment anyway and for that, thank you.

To answer to your question, back in the days that I was theming for Sony Ericsson phones in 2006, deviantart started this journal customization craze, it was around october 2006 when it all started. People like `nyssi and `mynti were offering journal templates and guides to learn it, they were the first to try this new feature as `nyssi was admin staff back then and `mynti was a member of the Creative staff. Thanks to `nyssi, I was able to understand how to code and slowly started making my own journals along with =badboythemer. It seems he stopeed along the way and only got commissions while I was sharing all my journals with the public as I learned more and more until I became a serious coder for deviantART journals. Just like theming, it's addictive but more fun!

I later discovered after a competition on deviantART where you had to code a CSS journal without images that coding is actually an art in itself. So while many people make their mockups in Photoshop and code for it, I do it in reverse, I code it bare and use Photoshop for my colour picker and after I have coded most part of the journal, I make the images or edit pictures in Photoshop to add to the journal.

So you see, I started way back in 2006. I am constantly searching for new codes on google or trying new things that `thespook and `xork may share to try on deviantART. I'm sure that you as a themer would probably like coding too one day, who knows? CSS designing is a much bigger canvas than a mobile phone, more challenging too.
ShaolinAssassin Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank for your kind answer kj. All you did is to make me want to give a closer look at this, and maybe give a try myself one day :). I just hope i can be motivated enough.

May I ask you if there is something on dA you would recommend to read, and learn first?

Once again, thanks Christina :handshake:
I highly recommend viewing the queen of CSS's tutorials, the one and only `ginkgografix
Here is a link to her tutorial gallery [link]
She even has videos :thumbsup:
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