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CSS-Babes Rules n' Guidelines revised

Thu Jul 9, 2015, 10:02 AM

Hey Babes! :heart:

We felt it was time to settle on a few new rules for our group, to keep it up-to-date and also because we've been facing various issues lately that needed to be addressed. Please let us know if you think there is something you would like to add, remove, or modify.

:star: Becoming a Babe

:bulletpink: The ladies we accept as "Babes" must prove that they are interested in and dedicated to CSS. If you wish to become a "CSS Babe", you need to have more than two complete CSS skins/CSS designs in your gallery. Alternate versions of the same CSS layout are not considered separate skins. In addition we will verify that your code is not stolen/copied from someone else's work.

:star: Submission Rules & Process

:bulletpink: Submit your deviation to the right category: misplaced submissions will be declined. Note that the "Featured" folder is for select works only, so do not submit to this category.

:bulletpink: Provide a live preview of your journal skin to prove its functionality. (a link to is sufficient)  Previews typically contain examples of text, links, images and whatever features are added to your skin to demonstrate them in use.

:bulletpink: Before accepting your submission, we will verify that it doesn't contain stolen material like copyrighted images, images found on Google Images or other Image Websites, etc.

:bulletpink: When using stock images, you must credit the creators of the stock. If no such credits are provided, the submission will be declined.

:bulletpink: For now we will not accept any more fandom journal skins like "Hetalia", "My Little Pony", "Naruto", etc., as well as Celebrity Skins. Exceptions to this rule are journal skins created using your original art and original characters as opposed to official art that must be verified. (permissions must be provided, we will not hunt them down)

:bulletpink: We won't be very strict concerning the quality of your designs; each person operates on their own skill level. We will, however, decline CSS designs containing barely legible text. Keep in mind that the highest purpose of a journal skin is to provide information through text, hence legibility must be among your Number One priorities.

:bulletpink: A deviation submission will NOT be accepted or declined based on personal taste.

  1. Legibility
  2. Functionality
  3. Copyright permissions & Credits
  4. Live preview of the skin
  5. Tutorial: Installables (optional)
Any questions or issues, please feel free to address them in the comments below.  Specific details like templates used with permissions and proper credits, etc and other things can be discussed.  If we decline your submission, we will attempt to give an explanation.  If it is in question, please check that it complied with the rules.  We will attempt to request any submissions that had expired from the voting process as long as they meet the requirements.  If you submit a work that needs changes, you can edit before expiration, or resubmit after changes have been made.  I hope this clarifies our rules, thank you for reading!

:rose: Your Super-Babes


The Tip Jar

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 4:00 AM

As we learn to code, we all find some handy tricks of the trade to make our jobs easier.  Here, we'll be sharing our knowledge and pass on these tips to you.  Even CSS skinners who've been at the game for quite a while could use a tip or trick or two.  At the end of several of our blogs, we have been sharing some tips, tutorials and more from our community of skinners.  

Tip Collection

Give CSS-Babes Tips

We are accepting tips!  What have you learned from your coding experience?  What is one of the most useful tricks you know?  Share something, whether you think it is something everyone knows or not.  Or, if you have made a tutorial and would like it featured, it may get added to the collection.

We are accepting :points: at this time.
Currently, CSS-Babes is trying to raise points for Super Group once again.  Please make donations or contribute skins to the :points:raiser.  Donation widget on GillianIvy's page.  #superbabescss 

This journal will be updated with "notify users" on a monthly basis.  If the frequency of our articles is unsatisfactory, please let us know in the comments if we are posting too often.


The Archive

Tue Jun 30, 2015, 4:00 AM

All the CSS-Babes articles to date.  Here, we'll catalog our journals, organized by article and date.  There will be two archives, The Tip Jar and The Archive.  The Tip Jar will have links directly to each CSS Tip, whereas, here, we'll gather all articles without reference to tips.  This article will be updated periodically.  The articles will be ordered from the most recent articles to oldest.

Babe of the Month

Babe of the Month: SilverPixiGirl

CSS Challenge - Mondays

Challenge - Week 11Challenge : River Rocks
:icongillianivy: suggested by GillianIvy 

Design a journal skin or dA CSS based off of the theme of river rocks.  I find the image so soothing and the color palette rather pleasing.  I could close my ears and hear the river trickling through.  A skin doesn't need to have images of rocks in order to be inspired, the colors and textures of rocks and water or the peaceful feeling you have from it might be more what inspires you.  Remember to tag your design with #CSSChallenge 

This article is cross posted to CSS-Babes & journalcss 
 - River Rocks
CSS Challenge - Week 10 - Sunflowers & Birthday Celebrations
CSS Challenge - Week 9 - Water Lilies & Friendship Day
CSS Challenge - Week 8 - Midsummer & Tour de France
Challenge - Week 7 - Island Paradise & Not Distracting
Challenge - Week 6 - Fantasy Stock
Challenge - Week 5 - E.T. & UFO Day
Challenge - Week 4 - Freedom/Liberty & 4th of July
Challenge - Week 3 - Rural Nights & CSS Animation
Challenge - Week 2 - Portfolio
Challenge - Week 1 - Galaxies

Thumbshare - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Twosday ThumbsI'm doing a two skin feature this week.  Share two in the comments (by yourself or a fave is fine).  Alternately, write your own journal and do a double CSS feature using the tag #CSSThumbshare and encourage your watchers to do the same.  If you want to tag people and force them to do it and make them answer questions as well...  Have fun, it's your journal!  
Hero Journal Skin by danlev 

Senior Selections by SimplySilent 

:iconcelvas: by Celvas 
Pseudo-elements/classes - : vs. ::
Well, I'll be - where did that double-colon come from? It didn't come over the sea and it wasn't in search of India. No, it came with CSS3 and it is not, as some people believe,

Throwback Thumbshare 
Tuesday Thumbs Up
Tuesday Thumbshare
Show n' Thumbshare

Ask a Babe - 1st & 3rd Fridays

Ask a Babe - Code Cycling EtiquetteOver the years, I have heard arguments on both sides on how to handle 'code cycling'.  Every skinner, like any artist will have different permissions and views on this subject.  I can only speak for my own, but I prefer to err on the side of caution.  I am a firm believer that it is better to ask than to get your derivative work removed for terms violations.
Some will say that it is just code and there are limited ways that you can write it.  But, at the same time, the coders who figure things out through countless hours of trial and error, only to have the next person come along and copy paste...  The idea I want to convey is learn to code.  Learn how and why it works and take the work of those who pioneered it before you as advice and showing you the path.  Credit where it's due is always good.  
How to stop overzealous use of Ctrl+C?
It's okay to peek.  In Google Chrome, you can right-click to "Inspect Element" and

Ask a Babe - CSS Tuts and Resources

This Week in CSS - Thursdays

This Week in CSSTo all those who have started a new year of school, happy back to school day!  I'm starting our homeschool year on Monday.  A little later than the local schools, but I really wasn't ready to clean up the mess from last year!  I spent today reorganizing my art table, which is right beside the school desk, tomorrow shall be tackling that!  I was also late ordering our books, so they might not arrive until Monday.  I'm a slacker.  So yes, if I'm late on these articles, keep in mind I'm late on everything and am a notorious procrastinator.  Just ask my Mom.  lolols.
Complete CSS

Installable Journals

[PC] Journal Skin by KinziKritzkrieg
 - August 20th 
This Week in CSS + Announcement - August 14th
This Week in CSS - August 8th
This Week in CSS - July 30th
This Week in CSS - Calling All Babes - July 23rd
This Week in CSS- July 16th
This Week in CSS - July 9th
This Week in CSS - July 2nd
This Week in CSS - June 25th
This Week in CSS - June 18th
This Week in CSS - June 11th
This Week in CSS - June 4th

Thanks for watching our group.  You are welcomed to share your tips, tricks, suggestions and ideas for articles.  Ask us a question, we'll answer in #askababe.  Feedback is welcomed on our articles.  

  1. Which article is the most/least interesting? Why?
  1. How is the frequency of our posts, should we cut back or would you like to see more?
  1. Do you read our articles (or do you only look at the skins)? bunny 

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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Their birthday is coming up.  So, be expecting big changes....  I am surprised they are redoing the icons already.  We haven't had these very long and everyone is just now used to it.  Senior and CV haven't changed yet.

But thanks for sharing your fix.  I don't know how the site will look next week.  A mixture of anticipation and fear.  
A-queenoffairys Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah, that's true :/ I guess I should leave the rest of my frantic fixes until then.

And it's a shame because I really liked the old icons, these ones not at all.
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Frantic fixing is good, helps everyone else who is screaming at the glaring orange that does not match the rest of the site right now and messing up their skin color schemes.  Neutral colors would've been so much better...
SilverPixiGirl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Yes I am still alive! 
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray!!!!  But I bet you are getting busy for next month.  ;)
SilverPixiGirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
well I'm still applying for jobs :D 
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
10 breathe again Good luck!!!
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh, I remember you (group)! I'm intrigued and happy to see you're active again, I also read the journal you've posted about rising the group from ashes... :D
I wonder, what submission limit are you having for the members or Babies?
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Members can't submit, only Babes can.  There is no limit, it is subject to vote.  And the favorites section should be open to all, I believe.  I made a lot of changes to acceptance options, hopefully I haven't fubared anything too much!  Except one thing :shifty:  shhh!  

So, submit away!  I'll be adding everything from the feature to the favorites section whether or not they are member/babe.  I think things can be submitted to both places?  I have no idea!
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