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How to join CSS-Babes?

:bulletpink: This group is dedicated to girls who make CSS skins, everyone (even dudes) can join as a basic "MEMBER".

:bulletpink: However, only members who are in the "BABES" category can contribute to the gallery, and only girls can be part of the "BABES".

:bulletpink: To claim this title, the girls that we accept in "BABES" will have to prove that they are really interested in and dedicated to CSS. Meaning that if you require to be a "BABE", you need to have more than one Complete CSS/CSS design in your gallery. Your codes will also be verified to make sure it is not stolen/copied from someone else’s code.

Call to Code

Tue May 19, 2015, 9:49 PM


The State of the Community Address

As many of you are probably aware, there has been a long period of inactivity or a reduction of activity across the entire CSS community.  Many have moved on to other things, spend less time on dA or just are no longer interested in CSS.  But I would like to change that.  I have been discussing the situation in the backrooms of several groups with various fellow CSS mods that there has been a lack of enthusiasm in the CSS community.  Many have tried revitalizing it throughout the years, but participation has lolled.  Contests getting one or just a few entries, despite offering interesting prizes...  Submissions being declined for expiring...  As Quiless has put it, dA CSS has fallen asleep.  Well, he and I want to brainstorm ideas to jump start the entire CSS community again.  So I am asking here for those reading this to bring forth ideas to pique interests.

Basic Journal Skin by U-rnSimple and Elegant Journal CSS by VeraCotunaStylish B/W Journal Vol.1 - Easy.Install by poserfan

First, to address submissions expiring, I went ahead and reduced the number of votes for all votable things by one.  I hope my fellow SuperBabes do not mind me taking that liberty, but I know they are not as active in the group (no one is) any more.  I'm hoping that small change will remedy that.  However, I hardly ever even see submissions to this group.  And on deviantCSS , one of the most popular CSS groups (there are many top ones, not excluding for any reason), I do not have the ability to moderate that sort of thing to prevent that.  I've always considered these two groups to be my 'Main Group', however this one lacks activity from Members and Contributors alike.  Today, I marked CSS-Babes as my Main.  Since I cannot voice change there, I will voice it here.

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I cannot Invite any guys to the 'Dedicated Hunk' rank, but I believe that rank is open to join requests.  Hunks have limited permissions since the theme of this group is for Babes, however, they are able to submit to specific folders: CSS News Blogs and Tutorials.  They are also able to vote.  So basically, it is a light admin duty position.  Hunks are able to submit journals, so I am inviting Quiless to request the position here to be able to coordinate an initiative to bring back the CSS community.  Dedicated Hunks actually have moderation privileges that the Babes do not.  So, if any guys do not mind a CSS moderating position that is not focused on submissions, you are welcomed to request a join.  Currently, all guys are Members only and cannot submit to our galleries.

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Submissions Update

To cure the lack of submissions, I would like to announce a Call To Code.  Babes, we need you to look through your galleries and find highlights you would like showcased here to submit or make new skins to be featured.  Members, if you have been making loads of skins since you've originally joined here, we want to see them.  Apply for Babes, we only require one fully coded by you skin in your gallery.  That means, not a template, not snippets of someone else's work and definitely nothing pilfered and we will check.  But, you must also prove you are dedicated to being a Babe, tell us why you want to be a Babe in your join request.  Even if you are new to coding, we want to recruit you.  The CSS community needs new coders and it has become stagnant with walls put up around groups by simply not being able to submit.

Submit Your Best

Free Journal Skin: White Ribbon by TehAngelsCry

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Solutions and Community Events

So, how can we get everyone interested?  Let's all pool together our ideas.  I've been throwing a few around and any key ones shared here, I will add to this list.  Think of creative ways to get people back in the game.  Contests already have proven to not be enough as they aren't getting entrants and they feel closed to those who are not adept at coding.  So we need a new draw.  I already know there is still a lot of interest in learning to code, and all the groups (like eCSSited and CSS-DYK ) have been quiet.  Every tutorial or walkthrough has not been done.  dA has changed its old codes, added things that need fixes... So all of our tutorials are mostly out of date.  If you can, make a new tutorial or update your existing ones to reflect current codes.  Okay, starting the list:

    Brainstorm

  • Tutorials/Walkthroughs and snippets
    Make updated guides and helpful resources
    Create video tutorials or interactive tools
  • Mentoring
    Take someone under your wing to teach them
  • Weekly Challenge
    Start an article giving a weekly challenge to code
  • Meet n' Greet Collab
    Pair Designers and Coders
  • Show and Thumbshare
    Newcomers introduce yourselves and thumbshare your best codes
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We Need You

Bring this conversation to other CSS groups outside of the backrooms.  The backroom is causing the lack of new stuff.  We aren't actively inviting people to become contributors.  We aren't enticing people to join or submit.  Instead, we sit there, forgotten.  So share this, shout it from the rooftops and wake your neighbors.  Or just share it in your status, your journal, or groups and forums.  Invite others to join the conversation and that brings us all back right there.  

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:icontheroseprince:
TheRosePrince Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, sorry if this sounds stupid, buuuuut
I've been trying to submit a skin to dA as installable, but when I upload the css dA isn't letting me chose the proper category, only literature related categories ??

I was hoping someone in this group knew how to help me.
I'm sorry if this isn't appropriate to post here, I just want to submit journal skins to my gallery and this is becoming kind of frustrating .n.
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poserfan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional
Here's a tutorial that should guide you thru the process
The Install Journal .txt file by ginkgografix
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TheRosePrince Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, it works now ^^
Not sure what I was missing in my code, but at least I know what I'm doing now xD
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poserfan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional
Welcome! :D
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RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna submit D:
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, sorry for the late reply.  In order to submit you must join as a "Babe" level member.  However, to become a "Babe", you need to have more than one Complete CSS/CSS design in your gallery.   Glancing through, I only saw the one, the other seemed to not be submitted properly or incomplete.  If you are seeking help with learning more CSS, you are welcomed to check out the resources we have here and I would recommend a number of other deviantART CSS groups.  deviantCSS , eCSSited , CSS-DYK and journalcss are some of the top groups to find help.  Most of the people in the community are helpful to new coders.  In the meantime, while you build your gallery, you may want to just stay as a member.  This group isn't as active lately, but we're all still here if you poke us.  :D  Many of us are in several of the groups I've mentioned.
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Digital Artist
That feeling when you see the Founder in the "Least active" members list. :XD:!
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I am moderately active ;D  Need to get back up to most!  
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Digital Artist
AHahah well you're not on the 'least active' members, that's good enough! :D
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But as you see, my lack of activity affects more than one group ;D
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