Tessisamess

Layouts, Codes, Tutorials, & Resources

Hey there, I'm Tess!

Welcome to my blog; I make lots of different layouts, codes, tutorials, and other resources for Insanejournal and Dreamwidth RPers! There's a lot to choose from and brand new content goes up every week!

Take a look around, and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it!

Can't get enough resources? Why not subscribe to my Patreon for exclusive monthly content, or support the creation of more content by leaving a tip on Ko-Fi! ♡

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Please Note:

I do not offer assistance with any sites other than IJ and DW unless it is for general HTML and CSS (ie. custom hosted pages and similar.) I cannot convert a code to a new site's rules because there are a lot of niche RP sites, and I have no way of knowing each one's limitations and caveats. Sorry about that!

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Hey there, I'm Tess!

Welcome to my blog; I make lots of different layouts, codes, tutorials, and other resources for Insanejournal and Dreamwidth RPers! There's a lot to choose from and brand new content goes up every week!

Take a look around, and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it!

Can't get enough resources? Why not subscribe to my Patreon for exclusive monthly content, or support the creation of more content by leaving a tip on Ko-Fi! ♡

Need an invite?

If you're unable to comment on my journal to ask for help now that anon has been turned off due to serious spam issues, don't worry! Just shoot me an email and I'll send you an invite code for Insanejournal. I've got plenty to spare!
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I do not offer assistance with any sites other than IJ and DW unless it is for general HTML and CSS (ie. custom hosted pages and similar.) I cannot convert a code to a new site's rules because there are a lot of niche RP sites, and I have no way of knowing each one's limitations and caveats. Sorry about that!

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TOS & FAQ

Asking for Help

If you are not going to read/follow the provided instructions on a code or layout, don't ask for help. I understand that a lot of my layouts have extremely similar install instructions, but please don't assume all layouts have the same install information.

If you have read and followed the instructions on a post and you are still experiencing an issue, if what you want to do isn't part of the content provided, or if you're having trouble understanding part of the information provided, you're more than welcome to my time. In no way should this note be taken as discouragement from asking questions when you are genuinely in need of assistance; I've always encouraged questions, and always will Just make sure you've read the instructions to begin with, and given them a quick double-check before commenting.

If your question could have been answered by utilizing the information I've already taken the time to write for you to be able to install and edit a code, and you have chosen to bypass them in favor of asking instead, please don't bother. If you don't feel like following steps given for whatever reason, that's on you. Your time is not more valuable than anyone else's, and I do not owe it to you to give you personal install instructions that are already available.

Additionally: If your question is specific to a code/layout you have already started editing/have already installed, and you are unwilling to show me your code, please don't ask for help. I have no way of helping you without checking your work, and email is always an option if privacy is a concern.

Common Issues

Why isn't my Generator layout working?

Generator layouts need the profile's website field filled out, so make sure you've done that! If that's not the issue, feel free to comment for help!

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Help & Editing

Can you help me fix/edit my code or layout?

Yes! Comment on the post the code/layout originates from and detail your issue, and I'll try and help as soon as I can. Make sure you're commenting from the journal the layout or code is being used on, or link to the appropriate journal or post. If you are unwilling to show me your code, please don't ask for help. I have to see the code to be able to help you.

Can you help me fix/edit someone else's code or layout?

Yes and no. I'll help you fix your own codes if something's going awry or you need a tip on how to achieve a desired effect, but I'm not a fan of editing other people's free-for-use codes. We all have different coding styles and preferences, and it can be harder to read someone else's style than my own, and by extension that makes it take longer to fix, and I just don't have the time. Sorry about that!

I have a Dreamwidth-related question; can you help me?

Hopefully, yes! Check out my Dreamwidth page, and if your question isn't answered there, feel free to ask!

I'm trying to convert your code to work on ______ site; can you help me?

I do not offer assistance with any sites other than IJ and DW unless it is for general HTML and CSS (ie. custom hosted pages and similar.) I cannot convert a code to a new site's rules because there are a lot of niche RP sites, and I have no way of knowing each one's limitations and caveats. Sorry!

I want to comment but I don't have an account.

If you're unable to comment on my journal to ask for help now that anon has been turned off due to serious spam issues, don't worry! Just shoot me an email and I'll send you an invite code for Insanejournal. I've got plenty to spare! My gmail is always open at tessisabiiitch!

I asked you a question and you haven't answered, why is that?

The most likely answer is that I checked the email notification and thought I answered you, but didn't actually manage to get that far lmao. If it's been a week and I still haven't answered your question, please don't feel bad about giving me a nudge. Just keep in mind that I usually don't answer comments on weekends, so if you commented sometime on Friday and I didn't have time to get to it, I'll comment you back on Monday!

However, if you asked for help with a code/layout problem and gave me no way to access it, you may want to comment your thread with the appropriate info. (See above, in question #1.)

Teaching & Tutorials

Can you teach me HTML/CSS?

I do not offer one on one classes at this time, because it would be too costly and I doubt there would be too much interest, but I have a bunch of free resources for starting points on how to learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript available here!

Can you teach me how to make a layout?

I do not offer one on one classes at this time. I have, however, compiled and written full documentation on the two most commonly used layout types: S1 Generator and S2 Complete Style!

Can you teach me how to make a type of code effect?

Check out my tutorials! I have a ton of them. If you don't find what you're looking for, please feel free to suggest things for future tutorials—I'm always on the lookout for what kinds of things you guys want to learn how to do!

Can I make suggestions for codes, tutorials, or layouts?

Yes, absolutely! I love stuff like that. Please, just keep in mind my content and design style when making suggestions and requests. If you want old school Generator hacks and HTML tables, that's not really something I have a focus on. I will however take new aesthetics into account if there's enough desire for it!

What do you use for ______?

Check out my resources page, because I try to list everything I use there! If you don't see what you might be looking for, feel free to ask!

Usage of my work

Can I use your code/layout on ______ site?

Sure! Just leave a credit link viewable. Please remember that I do not offer assistance with site platform-specific troubleshooting outside of IJ and DW (standard web hosting pages are fine.)

Can I move your credit link somewhere else?

It depends; if you're just rearranging things and it's still on the main page of your layout or on the entry code, go for it. Otherwise, please only move credit to your account profile page if moving credit is needed. If your journal/game/etc. is using predominantly my code, it's fine to remove credit from the entry codes to tidy things up and use one catchall credit link.

Can I edit your codes for personal use/my game/etc.?

Absolutely, have fun!

Can I edit your codes and post them for other people to use?

No, this is against my TOU. Outside of having copy/paste applications in your games etc., please do not repost my codes or edited versions of my codes. If you'd like to implement part of one of my codes into one of your codes for reposting purposes, please comment on the code you're wanting to pull from and let me know; there's a good chance I'll say it's fine as long as I'm credited for the used portion! Implementing overly large portions of my coding is typically not allowed.

What defines using your coding in my codes?

Let's use this code as an example! If you're looking into this code to see how I made the gallery, there's really no way to say a basic implementation of webkit-column is unique to me. It's made more or less the same across the board. If you're using this, it's not really my design so much as a spec for CSS. Feel free to grab it; you don't need to credit me. On the other hand: Copying the header area or the playlist section into one of your codes does count as using my coding. If you're ever unsure if credit is needed, feel free to ask! Generally for larger strings of codes, yes, it's needed; and for basic CSS specs, it isn't. Implementing overly large portions of my coding is typically not allowed.

Terms of Use

There are truncated TOS on all of my posts, but please be aware of my TOU when using my work:
  • Do not remove credit or claim that you have made my codes.
  • If you do not currently have access to a Patreon layout or code, do not take it from someone who has it in use. These are paid for by users, and if you'd like to use them, please subscribe to my Patreon.
  • Do not redistribute my codes in part or in whole (posting a copy for players to use in your game is fine with a link back to original post and credit left in place.)
  • Do not use portions of my codes in other codes with the intent to redistribute without first seeking permission from myself.
  • My work is not to be used to visually represent hate speech towards races, sexualities, genders, beliefs, etc.
  • My work is not to be used to visually represent illegal content, such as stolen property.

  • Editing and combining my codes with your own or other coding for personal use is absolutely fine.
  • If you break something during editing, please feel free to drop me a comment and I'll help as best I can!
  • I love seeing edits! This isn't a rule, but if you have a cool edit of one of my codes I'd love to see it!
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