Creating a Successful News FeatureCreating a Successful News FeatureCreating a Successful News Feature by `lazybutt
The News on deviantART has suddenly become a place for users to submit their own news. This is not a bad thing in any sense of the word. In fact, this is a very good thing as it gives the user freedom to display news that may be effecting people whether it is deviantART related or not. The news has also become a place for users to submit what articles that display features in which they include thumbs in a news article in the hopes of spreading the knowledge of said thumbs. This can sometimes be a problem when the articles are not set up correctly to introduce the featured thumbs/artists. This can often quickly become spam.
In hopes of enlightening other users that wish to create a News Feature to spread the knowledge of a certain gallery or themed article I have compiled a list of things you should consider when creating this feature. Shall we begin?
The first thing that you should consider w
GINGERBREAD CONTEST WINNERS!The challenge was to create something, ANYTHING, out of Gingerbread and food materials. A lot of wonderful entries were seen, but there could only be one winner!GINGERBREAD CONTEST WINNERS! by `dedredhed
Very detailed, using interesting techniques, especially for a last minute entry!
THE RUNNER UPS!
Great use of lighting and an interesting idea, especially a favorite amongst those polled.
This is just neat. My personal favorite in means of something you just wouldn't think of when you think "gingerbread house".
And that's it! Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest! You sure made the holidays a lot sweeter!
Getting the most out of your CSS Journals SevenSorry for the long delay between part six and part seven everyone. The Christmas season was one of laziness and fun. Hope your Christmas and New Years was well. Now on we press, before we get mixed up on topics about what mum did to SantaGetting the most out of your CSS Journals Seven by ~Grayda
Favourite your journal!
That's right! For those who don't know, or haven't been to my userpage yet, you can now (with some limitations), Favourite people's journals! With help from `dancewiththesky, the original idea being by `BoffinbraiN, and coded by myself, you can now use CSS, GD and PHP to fut a fave-counter on your userpage! Each person who reads your journal can click on the button and fave the news article, and the counter will go up. Keep in mind that this does NOT add the journal to your favourites, nor can someone see who has faved the journal (due to technical limitations). But this is a concept that is quickly expanding.
To claim your own, check out Favebox v1 a
Obituary: 3HoursAwayThe DeviantART community has lost a deviant, an artist, a poet, a friend and a great person. Ian Cunningham, ~3HoursAway, had been tragically taken away from us months ago in a car accident. He was only 18 years old. It is unfortunate that we should only find out about his passing within these last few days.Obituary: 3HoursAway by ~RIPIan
We, like many other deviants, did not know Ian personally. We only knew him through his poetry and through his words. But his death comes as a reminder to us about just how short and sudden the human life is. Lives can change so drastically within the matter of seconds and minutes. On the surface, it is only circuits that connect this community and its deviants, but on a deeper level, there is so much more. To not have know someone personally, to not have heard their voices or seen their faces, but to be affected so deeply by their departure is an experience that can come with the human soul to feel and reach out,