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!

Posts Tagged: 'updates:+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

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

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

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!

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