Tessisamess

Welcome to my design blog!

I'm Tess, and I make layouts and tons of other free resources for Insanejournal users; I specialize in tools for RPers and game moderators, but I have tons of layouts available that fit just about any use! Feel free to browse the menu above or the extended tags page to find what you're looking for. You can also check out my shop, buy me a coffee, or make a pledge to my Patreon! And, of course, if you have any questions you can always contact me either on the contact page or on the post your question relates to. ♡

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The Road So Far: Entry Timeline



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The Road So Far: Multifunction Timeline


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Layout: A Small Affair


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On a more personal note

Hey, guys! So, this is more of a personal kind of update, and I don't usually do those on here (or anywhere on IJ, really. I always mean to keep a personal journal and then wind up sticking to one on one Discord conversations, haha.)

I just wanted to take a minute and tell you all again—and I know I say this a lot, but bear with me—how very, very much I appreciate you all as a community. Your various forms of supporting my work through continued comments, messages, patronage, and tips have really made this that: My work.

What started as a hobby while dealing with postpartum almost nine years ago now has grown into a deep passion for me. Creating resources, teaching, and fielding questions has become a huge part of my life; something I can't imagine ever not doing. )

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S2 Complete Documentation

S2
COMPLETE STYLE
FULL LAYOUT DOCUMENTATION
It had to wait a month thanks to the flu, but it's finally here—that's right, guys! A complete documentation of S2 Complete Style and all its components. I've done things a little differently this time around, so my Generator documentation might get an overhaul sometime this year to match, but rest assured it's still just as thorough!

[info]s2complete comes with chapter-based lessons on each section of the layout base, breaking it down into small, easy to manage pieces and working from the ground up.

So what are we waiting for? Let's start learning!

Game Ads Trio



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Layout Add-on: Sticky Navs



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Icon Post Display



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Layout: Blocked: Redux


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The Back to Basics Code Collection


More starter codes than you can shake a stick at! )

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Small Update!

Hey guys! I tried to power through enough to get at least one of my scheduled posts up this week, but I have the flu and it's really kicking my ass so I'm going to have to re-plan this month's schedule on Monday to accommodate (sigh...) being laid up.

I'm hoping to get back on track next week; fingers crossed!

❤ Tess

Drive Directory!



Over the past year I've put together quite a few templates for Drive! Some are PSL or pre-writing plot resources, while others are tools to help mods and players track game activity and expand on game information. Most of these resources require a basic working knowledge of how to use Docs and/or Sheets, but they shouldn't be too hard to use.

This folder is set to anyone with a link can view to prevent accidental source editing, so just copy the folder to your Drive and you'll be able to set permissions and edit freely!

If you want to be automatically notified by email when I update this Drive folder just track my updates thread! I'll post a comment each time I update the list. Have questions and/or need specific recommendations? Leave a comment on this post!

Resource Masterpost

To kick off 2018, I've created an extensive post for everything I use or have used to make my work life easier and more efficient! All links are for free resources because, even though I do pay for resources to be able to create the best content I can for you all, I know free is always best for personal use.

If you want to be notified when this post gets updated, just track my updates thread! I'll post a comment each time I update the list. Have questions and/or need specific recommendations? Leave a comment! You'll probably remind me of something I meant to put on the list and forgot.

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Hello 2018!

Hey guys, it's the first post of the new year! 🎆 I hope you all had a great holiday weekend! I just thought I'd pop over with an updates post for the start of 2018, because I've got a whole lot to be excited about—and I hope you guys will be too, so let's get right into it!

HTML page tag

Let's start with a small one and work our way up! I recently went through my posts and made a new tag just for posts containing HTML pages, that way you can sort through them easily now. I should have done this ages ago, but it's here now!

Layout Sale

Thank you to the lucky five who got in on the only layout sale of 2017 last weekend! I will be working on commissions on Monday, January 8th through Friday, January 12th. You can email me or comment on your commission slot thread if you have any questions!

Patreon

Thank you all for a wonderful starting year on Patreon! It was only half a year, technically, but it's been a great half-year! Being able to regulate and schedule my free posts has been such a big (awesome!) change, and I look forward to 2018 on Patreon. Thank you all for your various forms of support and encouragement! Further updates specifically for Patreon will be posted over there later today.

Back to Basics

This month's codes are going to have a special theme: Back to Basics! We'll be focusing on stripped down formats and clean, clean code for those of you who search for basic formats for your needs only to have your options limited to codes that are either far too complex for what you need or are almost a decade old. I'll be including standard game application formats, text formatting, cast lists, and icon post templates in these codes!

2017 Roundup

For those of you who also make things, it's probably nothing new to hear that I've accumulated a sort of... digital pile of extras and unfinished projects I've had the best intentions of finishing and posting. (I think we all do this, whether it be knitting or drawing or code, haha.) I've recently curated a 2017 Roundup of the best things I left shelved over the last year, and this month will be overflowing with extras, including HTML pages and a Docs & Sheets template directory! You'll be sick of me by the time we hit February. :P

Expansions

I have a couple of pretty huge projects I've been plugging away at, and they're almost ready for release! I'd tell you what they are, but that would spoil the surprise. ;) One will be launched at the end of January, and the other will be launched at the end of February. I think you're all going to love them!

Thank you!

Thanks for reading, and thank you for your continued interest in my work! I couldn't do it without you guys, and the continued outpour of supportive comments and patronage mean so much to me. ♥ I think I've covered everything that isn't Patreon-specific, but if I haven't I'll be sure to update this post!

Layout: Beachy Keen!


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Layout: Heartbreaker


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Story Time: Chapter-Based Reader



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