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Welcome! Questions, comments, concerns? You're in the right place, buddy! All comments are screened for privacy, but if you'd rather drop me a line privately, my email is always open at tessisabiiitch[at]gmail. Please ask questions about specific codes and layouts on the original entry. Thank you!
xo Tess
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Oct. 19th, 2017 07:06 pm (UTC)
Hey love! I know you have thread trackers that could be used as a check list or to do list, but I was wondering if you had a quick code for one. I would love a quick way to keep track of the tasks I want to do that also looks cute. I also saw you had this entry with the checklist for mods but I’m looking for something that I can edit easily and play around with. Do you have anything like that or any suggestions on how to edit this thread tracker of yours to look like a to do list? Thank you in advance!
Oct. 19th, 2017 09:54 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna roast myself and beg you not to use that thread tracker because the code part of it is super old and bad because it's from when I was still heavily learning LOL.

So here's what I'm gonna do: I was going to make a bio code for my last code of the month, but I honestly was also really wanting to make something I haven't posted before, so I'm gonna make a nice progress and checklist code and post it today, because now that I'm thinking about it I'm hype to make one lmao. Sound good? :D
Dec. 13th, 2017 12:54 am (UTC)
Good afternoon. I apologize if this is a foolish question, but how do you set something up in your IJ so that you can just have one picture in a post that, when clicked, will send you to another page in your Journal (rather than having to use the "Read More" option)? Hopefully I didn't mangle that question. ^^''

And if you haven't been told already today, thank you for all of your various offerings and tutorials, and have a happy holiday season!
Dec. 14th, 2017 09:32 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! ♥

For a basic image link, you'll want to use the following:

<center><a href="ANYLINKURL"><img src="IMGURL"></a></center>

If you want an image cut without the cut text visible, you can disable the appearance of the cut by doing this:

<center><a href="THISENTRYURL#cut"><img src="IMGURL"></a></center><span style="display:none;"><lj-cut></span>

<a name="cut"></a> Your entry content here

This will give you the appearance of the first option but allow you to keep everything in one entry. I hope that helps!
Dec. 19th, 2017 05:57 am (UTC)
these layouts

the source code says you did edits on them, is the code available somewhere? they're being used by different people so i'm guessing they weren't bought?
Dec. 19th, 2017 06:26 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, I haven't seen either of those before! They probably just borrowed small pieces from one of my Generator layouts and merged them into another layout. I'd say ask them if you might be allowed to have a copy of the code with credit and see what they say!
Jan. 29th, 2018 10:07 am (UTC)
Hello again! I have another quick question: How do you set up things in a Journal post so that you can have multiple headers within the post and, at the top of the page, links that--when clicked--will each directly descend to a specific header?
Jan. 29th, 2018 05:57 pm (UTC)
Hey! What you're looking for is how to set up anchor links. You can style it any way you like, but the basic idea is below!

<a href="#one">One</a> <a href="#two">Two</a> <a href="#three">Three</a>

<a name="one"></a>Header text

Section content

<a name="two"></a>Header text

Section content

<a name="three"></a>Header text

Section content

Anchors These are what make your page jumps. The link and name can be anything as long as each corresponding one is the same. The a name is wrapped around nothing so that it doesn't turn your header into an inactive link, but still takes you to the right part of the page.

Titles These can say anything you want and do not have to match if you don't want them to. They are not tied to the jump function and are just labels.
Feb. 4th, 2018 01:28 am (UTC)
Hey, it looks like with your new layout I can't get to your code tester anymore? It gives me an invalid security cert message:

"www.tessisamess.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for the following names: moya.asoshared.com, www.moya.asoshared.com Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN"

And then when I add an exception and continue anyway, it leads to a 404 error: "The server can not find the requested page: www.tessisamess.com/codetester (port 443)

Please forward this error screen to www.tessisamess.com's WebMaster."
Feb. 4th, 2018 01:32 am (UTC)
Ahhh, shit, that's what I get for copy/pasting and rewriting the inner URL myself LMFAO; I already see the typo. I'll go in and fix that now, thanks for letting me know!
Feb. 4th, 2018 03:28 am (UTC)
Hi Tess! I wanted to tell you that I love all your work, and thank you for all of it, but I also have a slightly odd question and I'm not sure where else to put it.

You know that thing where links fade in when you hover, like in your Blocked: Redux layout? Is that the kind of thing that's even possible to do with in-entry code or does it only work in the layout CSS? ...I hope that made sense.
Feb. 4th, 2018 03:34 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! Don't worry, not an odd question at all!

Unfortunately, using selectors like :hover only work in CSS and not directly styling HTML with the style="" tag. However, if you're using the code without an lj-cut you could give the outer container a class (ex. class="mycode") and then in your layout's CSS you could set a hover function:

.mycode a{opacity:0;}
.mycode:hover a{opacity:1;}
.mycode a:hover{}

I hope that helps! ♥
Feb. 5th, 2018 08:39 pm (UTC)
This is a weird question, but you're the coding expert around here, so I thought you might know the answer! Is there a way to have entries on your journal that aren't private or f-locked but that don't display/can only be reached by a link? Kind of like a googledoc with a shareable link? I'd like my journal to display as f-locked for a bunch of reasons, but there are also resources on it that, for ease, I'd like people to be able to access without logging into their CDJ. Does that make any sense at all?

I feel like this is probably beyond IJ's capabilities. And I can always create another journal for this stuff, but I figured it was worth asking! Thanks for everything you do :D
Feb. 11th, 2018 05:55 am (UTC)
Hi Tess! So sorry to bug you, especially since you've been going through so much lately. I'm coding my first layout in about five years and I'm baffled by something.

What I'm trying to do is to get the profile icon to be rounded except the code I'm doing it in is rounding the actual module and not the icon itself?

What I have is

.module-photo {
-moz-border-radius: 50px;
border-radius: 50px;

but obviously that's not working as you can see in this journal.

Any idea of how I could fix it?

Thanks heaps <3333
Feb. 11th, 2018 06:25 am (UTC)
Also I'm super sorry to bug you even further but I'm still not all that familiar with Google Fonts. This is the layout on my desktop while this is on my phone and how it is supposed to look?
Feb. 12th, 2018 04:25 pm (UTC)
Hello! This might be a question that someone else has asked and I'm sorry if that's the case, I'm a bit all over the place today trying to catch up on long overdue online errands, one of which is very much related to this inquiry! I'm part of a mod team for a game and responsible for the upkeep of the character charts of said game but we still use tables so I think you can see where this query is headed -- I absolutely love div instead of tables (I'm probably using the wrong terminology) and would have absolutely no problem putting together one using one of your amazing codes but another one of our mods spent a good deal of time styling the fonts in our existing codes and we would very much like to keep using those fonts and overlap/shadow levels etc. I was wondering if this was something you would be able to give advice/tips/~hacks~ on? I appreciate any help you can give, honestly! If you'd like to see the layouts I'll PM you the game and you can see what we're working with ♥ Thank you in advance either way!
Mar. 9th, 2018 06:39 am (UTC)
I saw this:


And the top one is credited to you, but I can't find where it is on your site.
May. 5th, 2018 06:40 pm (UTC)
Heeeeeeeey Tess! I'm modifying a version of your wonderful layout here, but after adjusting the entry height for a background picture, the text has shifted to the middle of the entry (as seen in this journal). How can I align it to the top?

Also, I hope you don't mind me customizing the layout. I really just wanted a bg picture on the entry and they I kept customizing because it's so addictive. :D I love your work!
May. 23rd, 2018 02:54 am (UTC)
Do you have any go-to resources for nice-looking web design icons/mini-icons (like the ones in this code and which you link to individually)? I checked the resources page but don't think I saw anything for specifically this!
May. 24th, 2018 09:58 pm (UTC)

Coding Help

I absolutely love your templates and codes and would love to use one but I'm clueless. I'm trying to use the OOC Contact: The Basics. Either code one or code two (I haven't decided yet). I've figured out how to input things text-wise but I'm having a little difficulty trying to figure out how to insert the image. I see where to put it but I'm not sure if I need the link of the image or if I can just take the picture from my computer. And I can't figure out if I'm supposed to place the link where it says "SQUAREPIC" and/or "ICON".
Basically, I just need some extra help with putting in the image. I would really appreciate it. :)
May. 26th, 2018 03:16 am (UTC)
Ugh Tess sorry to bug you but I'm being an idiot. I made this code years ago for a character profile of mine and for some reason now that I've modified it from this (I essentially made it slightly wider & replaced the content without changing any of the base coding) the divs are no longer scrolling on the Other Info tab (the one I've linked you too first) and dfkja;dkajfd I'm just getting frustrated cause I know it's super obvious but I'm completely blanking on it.

(Obviously I'm still playing with the Width of it all cause I haven't decided on a final image)

Code will be in the next reply cause IJ says it's too long
Jun. 11th, 2018 06:27 am (UTC)
I am driving myself insane Tess. I'm playing around with CSS shapes. I can do circles just fine but at the moment I'm trying to do stars for a character roster.

This is the original code
#star-five { margin: 50px 0; position: relative; display: block; color: red; width: 0px; height: 0px; border-right: 100px solid transparent; border-bottom: 70px solid red; border-left: 100px solid transparent; -moz-transform: rotate(35deg); -webkit-transform: rotate(35deg); -ms-transform: rotate(35deg); -o-transform: rotate(35deg); }

#star-five:before { border-bottom: 80px solid red; border-left: 30px solid transparent; border-right: 30px solid transparent; position: absolute; height: 0; width: 0; top: -45px; left: -65px; display: block; content: ''; -webkit-transform: rotate(-35deg); -moz-transform: rotate(-35deg); -ms-transform: rotate(-35deg); -o-transform: rotate(-35deg); }

#star-five:after { position: absolute; display: block; color: red; top: 3px; left: -105px; width: 0px; height: 0px; border-right: 100px solid transparent; border-bottom: 70px solid red; border-left: 100px solid transparent; -webkit-transform: rotate(-70deg); -moz-transform: rotate(-70deg); -ms-transform: rotate(-70deg); -o-transform: rotate(-70deg); content: ''; }

I've modified it too

Except all I'm getting is this and given I didn't change anything....
Jun. 22nd, 2018 05:25 pm (UTC)
sorry for leaving this comment anonymously, but I don't have an IJ account ;; I've used one of your profile/bio sheet codes here (https://nojockey.dreamwidth.org/423.html) and am finding that the more br tags I use, the longer the empty space at the bottom of the post grows. I was wondering if there's a way to get rid of all the empty space down there, or if I've been doing something wrong that's created all the space to begin with? thank you so much for all your amazing resources!!
Jul. 28th, 2018 01:52 am (UTC)
Can :root be added to any of your layouts? Or does it have to be structured specifically for it?
Sep. 18th, 2018 01:50 am (UTC)
Tess. I'm confused. The splash page randomly stopped working on my layout?
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