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. ♡

If you're here from Dreamwidth you might find my guide for how to install any of my S2 IJ layouts on DW tutorial useful! This tutorial also has troubleshooting for entry codes, so make sure you scroll to the end of the tutorial if that's what you need!

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!

Posts Tagged: 'tutorials'

How to start coding



Learn how to do it! )

Margin vs Padding: How to use them!



Learn how to do it! )
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Quick Update & Tutorial Opinion Check!

Hey guys! Just a heads up: The rest of my free August posts might wind up being lumped into September; I got pretty sick last week and I'm recovering kinda slowly (everything's fine, my lungs just hate me lmao) so I'm just trying to take it easy while I get through my meds and everything.

I'm gonna try to get one more of my planned free posts up for this month before next month, but if I can't make it happen y'know, y'know, they'll still get up! Now, moving on to fun stuff:

What sorts of tutorials would you guys like to see? I have a few ideas but I'd rather be doing tutorials for things you guys really want to learn how to do, since that's the point of 'em haha. Sound off in the comments and I'll start working on a list of tutorials for the rest of this year! ♥

How to Automate Journal Entries


Post entries with a button click!

Learn how to do it! )
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How to use IJ layouts on DW


How to use IJ layouts on Dreamwidth


Learn how to do it! )
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How to turn your sticky note into a popup


How to turn your sticky note into a pop up


Learn how to do it! )
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How to target & hide entry links


How to target and hide entry links

Learn how to do it! )
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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!

How to Make a Text Gradient



Learn how to do it! )
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Do This, Not That: Ditching tables



This month on Do This, Not That! )
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How to Use the Details Tag



Learn how to do it! )
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Using Custom Fonts in Layouts



Learn how to do it! )
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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! ♥

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... )
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The Ultimate Generator Tutorial


This is a tutorial I've been meaning to do for literal years! It took forever to get to it, but today we're going to pick apart the train wreck that is Generator in hopes that more people can actually use it to create custom content. Exciting stuff!

This tutorial is going to cover any and everything I've ever learned while fighting working with Generator, so it's going to be extremely long. It's worth it, though; I promise! If you've ever wanted to make your own Generator layout, but the task seemed too daunting, you are right where you need to be. And, with that, away we go!

Don't forget to post the creations you make using this new workable base at [info]rpresources and the new community, [info]s1generator, which I've created for all Generator-specific needs!



INTRODUCTIONFRAME BREAKDOWNCSS GLOSSARYDIVS OR SPANS?
GENERATOR SETTINGSFAQ & TROUBLESHOOTING
VIEW EXAMPLE JOURNALVIEW THE DOCUMENTATIONASK A QUESTION

How to Convert an IJ Code For a Webpage



Quick & not-so-quick methods inside. )
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Auto-Capping With VLC



It's kind of a pain in the ass, but it's really easy! )
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How Tess does her icons in GIMP. Or whatever.

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A cold medicine-fueled icon tutorial by ~tessisamess. )