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Softer Dreams css design by Wyrdling Softer Dreams css design by Wyrdling
Edit on 9/9/2009:
Thanks to =Keyafoxdoghanyou I've updated the code with some changes to the css that was necessary to fix a new bug. I don't know why it occured - maybe DA changed something that made it read the code differently? Anyway, it should be fixed now.
If you use this template it is adviced that you download it again and "re-install" it. You only need to update the css since there's no changes to the images, so your old links will work fine.
If you have any questions, as always, don't hesitate to ask.

<3
Erica

PS. The bug is only visible in Firefox - just in case you wonder why you can't see any bugs o.O

[EDIT]

This journal design was made before the new skins feature was implemented, so please be aware that you need to install the css manually to use it. It's not nearly as complicated as it sounds though XD

Just use the guide that's written on the preview image (above). The only thing that's changed is where you post the css code. Instead of CSS (beta) as it was called, you now go to 'Options' (a tab found in the top left corner of your new journal entry) and paste the css into the apropiate box. Remember to edit the links in the css to where you uploaded the images. And choose 'save as' :)

If you have any questions feel free to ask and I'll try to help.


[UPDATES]

:bulletwhite: A slight firefox problem has been fixed - please download the code again for the updates.

:bulletwhite: I changed the file from a .rar to a .zip file. There's no changes to the code.


Yay! I finally finished it XD

:bulletwhite: Feel free to use it here on DA. Credit isn't needed - just don't claim that you've made it yourself. Faves and comments are greatly appreciated though ^^

:bulletwhite: Remember to read the instructions on the preview image. If there's something you don't understand or have problems with, just ask.

:bulletwhite: As with the old one, you must have your mood box at the bottom. Also, if you write shorter journals you should use the bottom.png image instead of jpg.

:bulletwhite: The old version can be found here: Blue Grass

:bulletwhite: Also, go check out `anaRasha's and ~coolwing's galleries - they deserve it ^^
:icongwomp:

:bulletwhite: Please fave if you download <3
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:iconloveless9741:
loveless9741 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:sniff: I wasn't able to use you skin because I'm not a PM. But I used the font you've included in it, if you don't mind. Of course, you've been given credit.

To find my feature, click here !

:rose::heart::rose:
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:iconhayales:
HAYALES Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I'm new to creating journal templates and I don't know what I'm doing, I think I have made one but I don't know what to save it as can you help me ?
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not right at the moment - I have a lot going on with school, so I don't want to promise you that I'll help a lot. But "the old fashioned way" consists of a normal textfile (that can be called whatever you want, since you copy-paste the content into dA's journal system) and then the images, which you need to upload somewhere.
You can download one of my (or someone else's) designs and see how it's build as well as read the guide on how to use it - maybe that will also help?

(If I recall corectly dA made a more fancy system, but I'm afraid that I don't have much knowledge of how that works. I still use the old fashioned, manual method.)
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:iconhayales:
HAYALES Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats ok, mate it's school I got it all sorted <3 but thank you for replying means alot :)
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcocoloveplz:
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:iconhayales:
HAYALES Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 really thank you for taking time to try and help me when your really busy with your studies it really ment alot <3
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:iconershigal:
ershigal Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
is beautiful! I'm using it in my journal
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :la:
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:iconakis-adoptions:
Akis-Adoptions Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome skin :D
Thank you for sharing it <3
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, you're welcome cutie :glomp:
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:iconalivelove:
AliveLove Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it wont let me download.... could you possibly note me the CSS code?
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That wouldn't be enough - you need the images as well. Maybe try downloading it from another computer/browser? I haven't heard of this problem before, so I don't know what caused it.
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:iconfallsmet:
fallsmet Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm lovin' this skin~!!!!!!!!!!! :heart:
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay! :la:
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:iconlhinelle:
lhinelle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   Writer
Hey, I faved your blue version and decided to try out this one first.
I have a quick question about the font: I opened the file from WinRar and it let me 'install' the font to my computer. However, when I try the <div> thing for titles, it's not showing up as your new font when I type it into the journal itself.

otherwise, the skin appears to work fine (though I did go through the comments for the direct URL tip, and that helped a lot). Thanks!
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi,
Sorry for the loooooooooooooooong overdue response :S
I'm guessing you don't need help with this anymore, but if you do just write back.
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:iconlhinelle:
lhinelle Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   Writer
Ok, I guess my question relates to how to use your nifty font. The journal works fine, I just changed the top image and figured that the title and subtitle are meant to look like that.
Thanks again!
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:iconmihaelaleuart:
MihaelaLeuArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like this :P
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Dragos-Sulgheru Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
very nice :)
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :]
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:iconi-chop:
I-Chop Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this skin SO much! But I'm terrible at all of this tech savvy stuff... I'm hoping I can get it to work though ^^;
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
If you have problems with it, just ask ^^
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:iconi-chop:
I-Chop Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, I got it =D (and I LOVE it!)
But thank you <3
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:iconarranella:
Arranella Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
:love: :heart: :love:
I'm using it on my page, Thanks for a great submission!
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :glomp:
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:iconnathrezhim:
Nathrezhim Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like that skin, I think I'm going to try it out. Thanks a lot for it.
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcocoloveplz:
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:iconbozack:
Bozack Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
I really like this one - I think I might try it out at some point :)
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you - and you should ^^
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:iconbittersweetmusic:
BittersweetMusic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I like this skin but I have no idea of what code goes in what box, where my journal text goes and so on. Help!?
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, no worries ^^

When you click on "new journal entry" you'll see the Title and Content boxes (as well as the moods section). This is were you type your own text.
Then, if you look just above the Title bar, there's two tabs (you're currently on the one called Journal Text). If you choose the other one, Options, you'll get to the page where you can copy/paste the css to.
Also, don't worry about the text you wrote in the content boxes - it stays there when you change tabs (so just click on the tab called Journal Text to get back to it).

On the Options page you should put the css code in the middle of the three boxes.
Remember to put the links to your pictures in the right places.
Also, the top and bottom boxes - Skin Header and Skin Footer - works pretty much the same way as they did with the old journal (I don't know if you're familar with them?)

When you've put in the css and changed the links, it's a good idea to click "Save Skin" at the bottom. You'll get a pop-up where you can name it however you like. You don't have to do so though - I currently never save my journal skin, but that's because I change small details of it every time I make a new (that won't happen with this one), and the css you used in the previous journal is already there when you make a new journal. But, if you change between a lot of different journal skins, it's wise to save it (because you easily can use it again without having to copy/paste anything).

Anyway, when you're all done and set, you can click Preview and see how it looks. Just remember to go back to the Journal Text tab to publish it (or make changes to the text for example).
I hope this helped ^^

Just ask again if some of it doesn't make sense.
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:iconbittersweetmusic:
BittersweetMusic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I don't know why I didn't think of that. Stupid! lol

I should know better. The fact that I haven't done this stuff in years shouldn't be an excuse.

Thank you so much!!!!
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :glomp:
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:iconzelkats:
Zelkats Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
I would like to ask this before I do anything silly ^^;

I've been wanting to make a journal layout that suits my kind of art, but I'm no good at CSS. When I found Softer Dreams CSS, I felt it was most suitable.. Only that I would like to add some touch of my own art style to it. So, I was wondering if it's alright if I change the images of the header and footer. I understand if it would somehow put your designs to waste, as they are absolutely pretty. I'm just wondering if you would allow it ^^;. I would definitely credit you if I do use the CSS you made :3

Hope to hear from you soon!
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure, go ahead ^^

:glomp:
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:iconzelkats:
Zelkats Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
Really? Thank you very much! :D
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:iconjacquelynvansant:
jacquelynvansant Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, elegant yet simple journal skin.
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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:iconthecatlady:
TheCatlady Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Beautiful! I like how it matches the DA color scheme too, so it won't look jarring. Whenever I figure things out and get it up at least...

I'd prefer to credit somehow, however. I just can't figure out the coding to display your name and link it back to your userpage?
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you ^^
I'm glad to see you got it to work.

If you want to credit me, you can just write :devwyrdling:

<3
Erica
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PaiintedBeauty Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009   Interface Designer
hey i used the brushes hope that you dont mind :/
ill post the thing that i did too u (;

Ty Sooo Much (: :hug:
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FlickaBee Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this css design and i really want to use it but i can't save it as a zip file like i can with "Blue Grass".

Does firefox have anything to do with it? :/
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, that's really strange...
Upon closer expection I found that I had uploaded the file as a .rar instead of a .zip file XD My bad. It should be changed now.

:heart:
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:iconflickabee:
FlickaBee Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! :D
Thank You so much. I'll use it right away and send a link if you want. :3

As I've already said but i must say it again;
this css layout is just so pretty. <3
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, thank you ^^

:glomp:
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:iconheavynne:
Heavynne Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
already figured it out, thank you:heart:!
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok ^^
:glomp:
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Heavynne Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Beautiful, but it acts weird... what kind of url for the images do u have to use? cuz with the link from imageshack it just turns out.. Like one colour.. :(
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Tokisama Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
Oh I love this layout SO MUCH. I used the previous version of Blue Grass so I'm happy you made a "sequel" lol

I am having some kind of problem though, I can't get the bottom image to show up. I wonder what I'm doing wrong...X__x
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:iconwyrdling:
Wyrdling Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it might be because you aren't using your mood boxes? It's my best guess, but if that ain't it I'll try to look into it ^^
Oh, another thing. I'm guessing that you've used photobucket to upload the header image with the 'option' set to a specific widthxheight. You should use the last option (1 megabyte file size I think it's called) and then the background image will have the right size.

:heart:
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