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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.

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cryingAnarchy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi! Is there a way to make my dA journals' thumbnails, avatars and other images appear in grayscale first and then return back to their original color on mouse hover? The code I saw from google doesn't work here in dA... Thanks in advance!
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You may be able to do a trick with opacity and background color to give a similar illusion, though not 100% what you are looking for, it will give a faded or desaturated look depending on the image.  I wanted to do that before, but settled on something else.  I made a halftone pattern to overlay the image, which I offer as a free resource.  I used it in the following skin design, which you can see on the large image.  It gave it a slight desaturated look and I attempted to make it have a newspaper print feel.  The live view shows this, though looks like one of my images are broken :B

#DevNEWS Front Page Design by GillianIvy  
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
If you have wanted to use the filter-property, it won't work on dA :(
CSS3 support has only been added slowly, the latest additions being transform and transition (see here

It may just not work (yet) on dA. I have no idea if there is a workaround with what is possible at the moment. 
MelMuff Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are journal skins using a template by then modified acceptable? Are animated gifs journal skins acceptable?
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The submissions here are based on votes, which most of the voters do not see templates such as Icy World's generator as acceptable since this is a group to showcase design and CSS.  There are no rules against it per se, it is more a preference.  If you significantly changed the CSS to actually code a new layout, then that would be better.  We know it is a free resource, but crediting the modified code is a good practice.  As Pica said, their codes may be out of date, though still functional.  I would recommend testing them.  Animated gifs are acceptable, as are CSS3 functionality skins (new feature allowed on dA).

If you are wanting to learn to code, we have many resources, as do some of our group affiliates.  eCSSited and deviantCSS both have wonderful resources and a helpful community for learning.  Icy World might be a place to start learning, but as they are using old code, it might not be a useful structure to learn from.

Our group's focus is on showcasing our designs and the code is a huge part of the design of the skin, as it controls the layout.  Premade templates are more like a themed skin, it would be subject to the judgement of the moderators whether or not to allow such templates.  I hope this has been helpful to you.
pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
If the deviation follows the general dA submission rules and is in the proper gallery, I don't see why a CSS created with outside help should not be allowed :)
Just take care to use images you have the right to use, that do not violate copyright. 

I think I was using the webiste a couple of times, too, some years ago. I have not used it recently. So it may be possible that it is a bit outdated, regarding the class names dA uses right now. 
Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
I would like to make a custom box design that may look like this one

The paler colour will be background Image (I intend to use a image-url there) and the darker colour will be the content box and the  text will be inside it. How do i make that?
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Hmm, I don't believe that there's a green custom box out there that you could use. You can only use the ones that have been coded into dA's stylesheets, and they can be found in the galleries at CustomizeYourProfile
Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
I see. I was hoping for a similar like  this one.
See her contacts section
Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
I want make my own journal skin. So i looked for tutorials. But some tutorials begins with these selectors called .journalbox, .journaltop, .journalbottom etc. And some starts with .gr-box, .gr-top etc selectors.
I have noticed the second type is more customizable. But .journal and .gr doesn't work together.
So what I am exactly looking for and where I can find these?
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