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10 November 2010 @ 09:39 am
Where to Find Pretty Layouts  
There's this great layout made by deanbean08 @ ch33ky_duck that you can find in my Memories. It's perfect as is, but if you want to customize it, please ask for their permission first.

Where to find other custom layouts:
CSS Layouts

Here's a random header you're free to use wherever:
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raachel2008raachel2008 on November 10th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Preeeetty!! How did you make it? When you are going to make one for me? :D
shli: Parisshli1117 on November 10th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks, raachel2008! It was by trial and error. I took the basic CSS coding for a layout I found at mintyapple. Then made a header and put that in. Borrowed a background from another layout I found at the site. And then messed around with the different colors.

I really recommend that you go there! They make great customized layouts and give you the instructions in an easy-to-understand manner. If you like their version as is, all you have to do is copy and paste it into your Journal Style CSS Customization box...and voila! You're done!

I can try making one for you. Just give me the basic structure that you want (i.e. link me to the original CSS code). And then, if you want different colors or a different header, just let me know. And I'll make one for you. :)
raachel2008raachel2008 on November 10th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, you make it look so easy, but I'm graphics stupid, you know! :)

Aww, how sweet of you! I'll give it a try by myself, and if I can't, I will cry for help. I could pay you with fic! :)
shli: Butterflyshli1117 on November 10th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Deal! :)
raachel2008raachel2008 on November 10th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
But let's see if I can make a layout by myself and if I can write down this idea I'm trying to find a way around- Cristina and Owen in late 19th century China. I know, I know. But what can I say? My muse has some bizarre ideas.
Auf Wiedersehen, Assholesdeanbean08 on December 6th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
You didn't ask permission to use my layout code as a base so could you please remove this - all you did was chnage a few colours, that isn't making a layout this is just customizing it.

shlishli1117 on December 6th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. I found this on mintyapple and left your name in the coding as the creator of the base. I should've said "customized" instead of "made" -- not really familiar with the lingo. Also, in the live preview, your name is credited. But regardless. I'll take down the stuff.
Auf Wiedersehen, Assholesdeanbean08 on December 6th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
mintyapple isn't a place to find bases; it is a place for people who actually code layouts to post/crosspost - people are supposed to take the code and use it only for themeselves, you can't customize it and upload it yourself - it doesn't matter if you give credit or not it is still taking credit for someone elses hard work.
shli: Butterfly Effectshli1117 on December 6th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm not up on my layout etiquette. I truly apologize for it. As I said, I'm not a layout maker. I am sorry if it seemed like I was trying to take credit for you hard work. I try my best to credit everyone for their own work, regardless of whether it's layouts, icons, etc.

Also, I purposely only left it on my page for my friends to use. I wasn't trying to publicize it anywhere on any of the typical layout places. It was just for fun. Something I did on a late night instead of sleeping.

However, now I know better. So, thank you for informing me. I appreciate it.
Auf Wiedersehen, Assholesdeanbean08 on December 6th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Well obviously its clear you didn't understand but I would still like you to remove the post about the layout - if your friends want it they can get it from me since I am the creator.
shlishli1117 on December 6th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh I get it. Sorry, I thought you meant the coding and so on. How about, I edit it and just send them directly to you?
Auf Wiedersehen, Assholes: couple » jensen/danneel » when you smiledeanbean08 on December 6th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC)
Sorry if you were confused but I actually meant remove the post.

mintyapple isn't a place for users to find bases for their own layouts - if you go into any of the posts you will see that people will offer help with customizing but that doesn't mean that you can add a tag with your name saying that you made it - it can take days to code a layout and people get upset if they see this.
shlishli1117 on December 6th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
I completely understand how it would!

Does the current edited post work? I only refer to them to you and mintyapple, make it clear that they need to ask permission, and that's it.

If you're wondering why I'm hesitant to remove it completely, it's because I feel horrible that I offended you. And if others stumble onto this page for whatever reason, I want them to learn from my mistake regarding layouts and whatnot. Also, I want to make sure that I can pay some type of penance by now sending them to you directly.
Auf Wiedersehen, Assholesdeanbean08 on December 6th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Well thanks for removing it - its just that it was actually the first layout I coded and it took me a while to do so you can understand why I don't want other people posting it as there own.

shli: Bunny Hug Timeshli1117 on December 6th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oh definitely! And I can't believe it was your first. It's gorgeous. I loved it (obviously). Great job!

You're more than welcome. Next time, if there is a next time (as looking at CSS gives me a headache), I will certainly ask your permission first and get your okay before posting. Deal? :)
Auf Wiedersehen, Assholesdeanbean08 on December 6th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)

Sure :)