Aug. 17th, 2017

For a limited time!

$10 Patreon Special!

Hey guys! As work marches on, the need for a new desk has become more and more apparent, so [info]cate has come to the rescue to help me run a very special first come, first serve deal!

The first six people to pledge on Patreon at $10 or more a month* (where you'll gain access to exclusive codes every month!), or to buy anything from my shop (free-use code customizations are only ten bucks!) will also receive a free rename token along with your pledge or purchase!

This only lasts until the six renames I have are gone, so if you're interested act fast!

xo Tess

CURRENT SLOTS Rename #1 - Available
Rename #2 - Available
Rename #3 - Available
Rename #4 - Available
Rename #5 - Available
Rename #6 - Available

*In the spirit of fairness, please remain a patron at least until your first month's pledge has been paid on September 1, 2017. Obviously I can't enforce this, so we're going on the honor system here. Thank you! ♥

Aug. 15th, 2017

Cast & Info: City Streets

Code + Guide + Info )

Aug. 8th, 2017

A quick opinion check-in!

Google Docs Templates

I'm just doing an interest check over here to follow up the small one I did on Discord this morning! Would anyone be interested in Docs templates? Things like activity templates and game plotting for pre-setup brainstorming, etc. are mainly what I have in mind, but I'd like to hear any and all Docs needs in the comments!

Sound off if this sounds good to you or if you have other Docs template needs and/or wants. I'd love to hear your opinions!


Layout: Gridlocked

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Aug. 7th, 2017

Patreon Updates!

We've hit our second goal!

Wow, you guys! We've officially hit the second goal for monthly patronage in just over a MONTH--I can't believe it! Okay, that's not true. You guys are the reason I do this and you've all been so awesome, so I definitely can.

What does meeting our second goal of $500/mo mean for you guys? It's going to be just like the new setup we've been doing for the past month, except even better. Read all about it on Patreon!

Aug. 3rd, 2017

Layout: Headliner

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Aug. 1st, 2017

Biosheet: Headliner

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Jul. 28th, 2017

Layout: Tilt

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dark image preview | [info]tess020a

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Jul. 18th, 2017


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Layout: By a Thread

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Jul. 11th, 2017

Layout: Friendspace

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Jul. 4th, 2017

Gallery: Image Roll

Code + Guide + Info )

Can't Stop This Feeling: Moodboards

Codes + Guide + Info )

Jun. 29th, 2017

Contact/Navigation: Layered

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Jun. 28th, 2017

Tab icons (favicons) in S2 layouts

I've been asked how to use tab icons (technical term: favicons) on S2 styles many times. While technically there's always been a way to do this, it can seem very daunting and can only be done on paid or permanent accounts, so I've never recommended it (or even used it myself until this month for that matter.)

If you have a paid/perm account and are using an S2 layout, and would like to have a custom icon in your browser tab for your journal, just follow these instructions! )

AND DON'T FORGET to check out all the exciting announcements I've got going on, including the launch of my Patreon! ♥

Jun. 27th, 2017

Layout: Like Diamonds

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Jun. 26th, 2017

Welcome to the new Tessisamess!

Hey guys! I'm back in action and bringing a bunch of exciting announcements along with me! Keep reading to find out everything new going on here at [info]tessisamess—I promise you won't be disappointed!

A Brand New Look!

If you're reading this on your friends list, be sure and head over to my journal and check out the new digs! I've fully redesigned to (hopefully) give you a better browsing experience, complete with my first official logo!

The Layout Shop!

What's the Layout Shop? It's a brand new feature here on [info]tessisamess, where you can purchase ready-made layouts fully stocked with all the bells and whistles, just like my commission pieces! When you buy a layout from the shop you're also getting personalized edits from me so that it's all ready for your character when you get it!

What's this mean? You get your completed layout quickly and at cheaper prices—we all win! (No really—complete game bundles in the new shop are now only $100 USD—this is the first time I've ever been able to offer prices this low!) Head on over to see what's available for purchase!

Now on Patreon!

That's right! I am now on Patreon and offering a lot of pretty rad rewards to my patrons! Why have I made this decision? Well, a few reasons! I really need to be making a small monthly income to be able to keep coding for you guys, and if we start hitting goals I'll be able to post a lot more free content and with a lot more frequency!

I'll also have the time to expand to other types of codes, like HTML pages, Tumblr codes with advanced programming, and Dreamwidth codes! With Patreon, you can all look forward to a monthly schedule of steady code and layout releases, as well as Patreon-exclusive codes for certain patron levels!

Custom Commissions

My custom layout post is, unfortunately, disabled for the time being. I'm sorry there had to be a bad announcement on the post! I've had to finally admit to myself that the amount of work for the low prices I charge is too much for me to handle, so this post will stay decommissioned in favor of the layout shop and my Patreon for the time being. I may bring it back in the future or for special events, but I sincerely hope that you all love the new options as much as I do!

Code Tester v3.0!

And that brings us back around to good news again! I've been wanting to do this for a while now, but just haven't had the time. The next time you use my tried and true code tester you'll see some big changes! What changes, you may ask? Syntax highlighting, automatic previews, and one-click saving of any codes you edit or make! Welcome to the newest version of the Tessisamess Code Tester; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


Mar. 7th, 2017

Quick tut to help with the friend bug!

If you're needing to remove and add friends to validate them without friending buttons—especially if you have large lists—here's a quick thing that should save you a lot of time if you don't already have a similar method. ♥ Read more... )

Sep. 19th, 2016

Mockup: Instagram

Code + Guide + Info )

Sep. 17th, 2016

Biosheet: Breathe In

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