Posts Tagged: 'updates'

Jan. 2nd, 2018

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 also who 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!

Oct. 19th, 2017

Just a teeny update!

I hope you're all having a great October and you're enjoying all the horror heavy themes this month! I just have a very fast update today:

I'm feeling much better now and I now have a ko-fi! What's that? Basically an online tipjar, haha. I figured it would be a good idea to (finally) set one up for those of you who may have wanted to send tips in the past but weren't sure how to.

Ko-Fi is a quick and easy way to tip small (or whatever!) amounts without a recurring obligation, so this is perfect for people who can't or don't want to become patrons, and who don't need anything from my shop, but who still have wanted to contribute to funding my resources.

Have a great Halloween, you guys!

🎃
Tess

Sep. 28th, 2017

Exciting DREAMWIDTH news!

This is not a drill, and it's not April first--that's right, guys! After a few very awesome months on Patreon getting settled into the new workflow, I'm starting the expansion to Dreamwidth!

For now the expansion is going to stay small: My tiers have changed to make room for a duplicate $20 tier, which offers a Patreon-exclusive Dreamwidth layout every month, and my Patreon-exclusive codes will have Dreamwidth-compatible versions for download starting next month.

Just like my regular slots, these are limited to 30 people, so get in while you can before they run out! Here's the best part: At either $20 tier, you'll be able to access layouts for both sites. Isn't that awesome?

Wait, no, I lied. Here's the best part: Once I hit my $1,200 goal I'll be expanding to Dreamwidth fulltime for each month that I earn my highest revenue! What's that mean? For every Insanejournal post I make I will also be making one to Dreamwidth. Free-use content for twice the sites!

Make sure you tell all your Dreamwidth friends. I can't wait to start releasing the new content!

xo
Tess

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!

xo
Tess

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!

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!

xo
Tess

Jan. 24th, 2012

Dropbox

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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