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Colorful Paint Splat Skin by bendnlsn Colorful Paint Splat Skin by bendnlsn
Live preview: [link]

I'm allowing anyone to use this journal skin, but I'll like it more if you tell me that you're going to use it. Just so I know. :)

IMPORTANT EDIT: There is an improved version of this skin, you can find it over here: [link]

EDIT 3: Thanks so much for installing, commenting, and faving my first journal skin. I can't reply to everything though.

EDIT 2: Thirty favorites for my first skin?!?! You guys are insane! xD

EDIT: I think I forgot to mention that this skin comes with two custom cursors. (one as the "normal" cursor, and the other as a "link hover" cursor.)

Decided to post this as a journal skin. =)

I initially submitted this as a contest entry for *devCRIT's Journal CSS contest, but since I lost, I'm allowing anyone to use it.

This is one of my first attempts at CSS, so I'd appreciate any comments, suggestions, or critiques.

Many thanks to `Synfull for her CSS cursor tutorial which has showed me the proper code for adding a custom cursor to the CSS. (I have been using a general, improvised code which doesn't work here in deviantART.)


0.1 : Changed title color to dark green and date and time placeholder color to light green, and removed footer.
0.0 : Initial release.
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My first reaction is "this is cute and fun!"; it's a nice simple design with colors that really pop against the white. For a first attempt at CSS I'm impressed. The journal text is bright color pulled from the header image (always good to use colors from pics used in design) but not in-your-face as some of bolder colors (which really worked for the border and moods). It has a nice balance of warm and cool colors that are never too hot or cold.

I would suggest adding some padding to the left side of the moods or centering them. The green in the bottom links is a bit bright; the sea-foam or grassy green would have been a better choices given the background color. Also the text links in the content are a bit light. You want some more contrast between backgrounds and text colors for readability. The title and subtitle colors either need to be changed or centered (that green against the red has a strange effect).

Again, this is good start overall. I'll have to check out your gallery and see what other gems are hiding.
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lorenavldz09 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This very cute & simple :D
etrixie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
going to use it for my next journal
phlavours Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
This is a great skin! Mind if I use?
JezzyChan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Going to use it. ^^
AstraStarArtist Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gonna use it! It's just my style! <3
Moosery Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Writer
Gonna use it <3
EllerySan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, so gonna' use it. Thanks! :happybounce:
amethystlupe Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used it! Thank you!
Toastysaurus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Totally using this now.
amethystlupe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It amazing!!!!!!!! Good job!
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