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Updated file to fix some of the known issues


I was wondering why suddenly there was so many people coming :faint: Thanks so much to Ikue for the Daily Dev! :happybounce:
Also thanks to everyone for commenting on, faving or using this little thing!

ESPECIALLY the using :) I might not reply to all of them but i do look at every journal that's been made with this if i've been tagged in some way. It's very helpful as i can see how you are using it and what errors need to be fixed or what little customisation changes would be helpful for a possible 2.0 ;)



I think i'm done for now thank the lord :dummy:

HEY KIDS have you ever wanted to make some kinda basic customised journal skin but you suck at coding like a vacuum cleaner?

Or maybe you know how to code but are feeling a bit lazy and would rather have the bulk of it already done for you?


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WELL then you have come to the right place *confetti* Welcome to the DA Journal CSS Creator.

See "Known errors" below for issues that have been fixed/are being fixed



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FAQ #62: How do I use Journal skins?

The Journal CSS Creator is pretty simple to use, it's almost fool proof! :lol: All you have to do is pick a template, plug in your info (correctly) and click the "Get CSS" button! THEN BAM COPY AND PASTE THAT SUCKER INTO YOUR "Edit skin" section and tadah freshly made journal CSS to your liking :)

There are currently three templates to choose from, each with their own little feel to it. You can go nice and simple with the Basic Layer Cake, or perhaps show off a bit more of your characters or something with Picture Ribbon or Footloose ~ ok but i must say i am so proud of picture ribbon cos goddamn taking over that pre-built section was an interesting task |D

You can also save up to THREEEE journal designs to work on later! However as a warning you might lose them whenever i update/edit this file ^^; It really depends on what DA server gets used in these events.

RULES
  • Badge - Free To Use by bendenfield Free for personal use only! You can also use it to make GIFTS for friends (though you might as well point them here and they can do it themselves lol), but not for commissions or anything where you get paid for it.

  • Please leave the credits in place so others know where to find this creator. In the event the credits cannot be seen, i would GREATLY APPRECIATE IT if you credit me for the basic template/link back to this thing somewhere in your journal or in the journal description or something.

  • PLEASE ONLY USE IMAGES THAT YOU ARE ALLOWED TO USE don't be stealy of other peoples' art even if you think it would make a great journal header.


Troubleshooting


If you are having issues with your output CSS or want to know how to extend it a little, i'm happy to lend a hand and give some tips :dummy: Please read all the inbuilt help files first though because if it's something i've already explained i'm just going to point you in its direction :B Or not answer it because i trust in your intelligence to figure it out. There are also some handy resources linked below.

If you come across what might be a bug, leave a comment to let me know por favor ~


Known errors


  • Google Chrome not outputting journal correctly for some people - :bulletred: Possibly caused by a certain extension as vanilla Chrome works fine. Please try using another browser if this happens for you.

  • Saved data gets lost when DA Journal CSS Creator gets updated...as i just found out just then |D - :bulletred: PROBLEMATIC as DA has like 9 servers or some shit and i never know which one will update the file

Fixed
  • Alternate mood row was outputting same colour as mood row - :bulletgreen: FIXED

  • Mood boxes do not have padding unless you set a row colour - :bulletgreen: FIXED. Wrote padding in by default.

  • Literature thumbs look odd - :bulletgreen: FIXED. Added some padding and a white background to them so they arent transparent anymore.

  • Also fixed the checkboxes "clearing" when changing template from the dropdown menu.


RESOURCES





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Sorry maties but you can't use journal CSS. However that doesn't mean that you have to miss out on all the pretty customisable fun! Consider:


Journal CSS Creator © me [Darqx]
Thanks also to my lovely betas who helped test this thing so it was more user friendly! :blowkiss:
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Journal CSS Creator by Darqx ( Featured by Ikue )
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Styleet Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So useful!!! *-*
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Darqx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongrin--plz:
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Darqx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would rather you didnt post random chain mail on my stuff thanks ~
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NexisCatzus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I'm sorry.  I was just testing it.  Sorry for the inconvenience, it won't happen again! ;v;
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drunkdriver Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist
this was way easier to use than i expected and the css came out great! thank you so much for making and sharing it :'D
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Darqx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome to hear :D I'm glad it was helpful for you!
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EveJen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Thank you so much! 

Pastel Candy Installable Journal Skin by EveJen
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Darqx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! ^^
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EveJen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist
:)
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rollingpoly Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice but I can't seem to copy and paste anything. . . . .
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Razei-kun Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Control + A to select it all, and Control + C to copy all ^^
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Darqx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) Have you tried using the copy buttons or the manual way of doing it?
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:iconrollingpoly:
rollingpoly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Copy buttons. But I have done it manually but it's just a lot of work for me.
Plus sometimes I can miss some words X.X
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Darqx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you using Chrome? I dunno why but sometimes i just have weird things happen with it and Flash stuff (maybe cos it uses its own kind of Flash player instead of Adobe's).

If you need to use the manual copy paste, instead of trying to highlight everything by hand simply click on the text box containing the code and do the shortcut Command ⌘ + A (or Control+A if you are on a Windows machine). This will automatically select everything.
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rollingpoly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not using chrome, yandex

I'll try it out
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TheHalfAnimal-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this was really helpful, but my character wont show up...
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Darqx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you put in the direct URL for your image into the character URL field?
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TheHalfAnimal-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, first I put the normal link in, then I tried the one that ended in jpg./png. And it still didn't work..
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Darqx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the normal link you tried is the URL you get when you go to a deviation (which ends in like...numbers instead of .jpg or .png), yeah, that wont work.

You need to use the direct image link, which is what you get when you right click on the image and then select "copy image address" or "copy image location". The character footer "preview" in the creator will get a picture symbol in the head if it picks up something with either .jpg/.png/.gif at the end of the URL.

Judging from what your journal output (which was nothing for the character footer), you didnt put in the correct URL to begin with :P If you tried again with the proper direct URL as described above, then you need to update your old journal CSS code with the new code from both the Skin CSS and Skin Footer sections :)
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TheHalfAnimal-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it works now, but the picture is HUGE..
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Darqx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes the code just uses the pic "as is". So if the picture was already that big that's what you get.

You can either amend the CSS to dynamically restrict the size, or if you are not good at coding the second easiest way would be to make your image the size you want it in Photoshop (or whatever image editing program you have), then upload it to stash and use the direct URL of the smaller version.
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TheHalfAnimal-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
okay, thanks
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TheHalfAnimal-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! I guess 8-ll try again
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IronicSoap Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
Wow this is awesome, lovely work! :D
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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analwhisper Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey there! For some reason this doesnt work for me beyond the "choose template" screen? I was able to press around the tutorial but I could not select load, any of the templates, or go back to the tutorial?
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try refreshing the page :) (it could be a stuck instance of the tutorial, so refreshing should clear it)
If that doesnt work maybe check to see if you've got the most up to date flash player?
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analwhisper Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately I have tried refreshing many times and it hasn't worked yet after many days, plus I checked and I do have the up to date flash player! I wonder what it could be?
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why you guys coming up with all sorts of odd issues i cant replicate?? :XD: Do you have a browser extension that may be stopping it perhaps?
(although, i see you managed to get it working :lol: nice Evangelion skin)
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analwhisper Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thank you!! I actually downloaded another browser and it worked fine LOL!
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WaterMistressMelon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Whenever I try to add an image, it doesn't show the image, using any style >~< Help?
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mean within the Creator itself or when you're actually making a journal?
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WaterMistressMelon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
When I try to post the journal. I add the image in the creator and stuff but when posting it never shows in the journal. :/
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Make sure you are using the direct url image link (right click your picture and select copy image link) and not a thumbcode or the url of the deviation.

Alternatively if you are using Chrome i think that browser just does weird things sometimes and i've never been able to figure out why :<
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WaterMistressMelon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've done all that, nothings changing. :/

Does it bug out with Firefox at all do you know? That's what I use.
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you give me a link to a problem journal (in stash) i could have a look if you want.
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WaterMistressMelon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah no worries! I played around with it a bit more and got it fixed! ^w^
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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dvstdevil Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
whenever i post a journal the circle image doesn't appear 
but if i edit it in sta.sh writer it appears ?? 
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tested it out and i can't replicate your issue :O Is it still doing it for you?
Thats strange considering that if it can see the link when you edit it in stash, there's no reason for it to not appear in the submit journal section
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dvstdevil Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
unfortunately yes :c 
Hghjg by kakashiis
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Darqx Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, you are using Chrome |D Sometimes things go weird there and i'm not sure why...i've personally not had any issues with vanilla Chrome (as a test browser), but some people with Chrome + extensions might find the journal code not outputting quite correct. Do you use the "Copy code" button? If you did, maybe try manually copying and pasting the code into the journal skin instead (instructions are on the right of the the "get code" box).

Otherwise if you link me to your stash of a journal thats not showing the image i could just check what the code is trying to output.
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PRINCE-VEINO Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Hi, could you please tell me if it's possible to increase the font size of the body (or where you type)? It's so small that I can't read it at all.
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Darqx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes (for some reason some people's systems default the font to 9pt/px...it's supposed to default 12 which is why i never figured i had to write it in)
Find .gr-body .text { and under it put this is: font-size: 12px; (or whatever font size you want where "12px" is. 12 - 14 is a pretty good size)
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PRINCE-VEINO Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! 
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Toxic-Chuckle Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
The journal works great thankyou for this tool!
But the journal seems to appear black and white in the mobile version in the browser but looks fine on the desktop version :'0Screenshot 2016-11-15-09-26-10 by Toxic-Chuckle  
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Darqx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's very odd! I dont use the mobile DA app though, so i'm afraid i have no idea why that would be happening O__o
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Toxic-Chuckle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yeah its strange! But it isn't through the app it happens if you go to DA on like google on your phone or web browser :Y
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Darqx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oddddd O_O I had a look at your journal on my phone (using Safari) and it looks normal (other than the fact your circle image is missing, did you delete it by accident?)...
Maybe it depends on what kind of phone you have or something?
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