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29th January 2003, 20:11
Ok I have made my first skin (I admin it isnt the best) but its a learning curve so im not publishing it but im now confident to make a skin worth to be on the featured list but im in need of insperation were do people get it from? I just need one little idea and I can start so if any one has any old pics on there comp they wouldnt mind me using for insperation id be thankfull any way must make a plane amp to start with or id have nothing to skin on. :)
29th January 2003, 20:31
Inspiration - for me it's usually music and mood; album covers have some terrific coverart, now I'm doing tragic myths, but anything you're interested in works :p Heck, it can be to go with a favorite desktop even, a book cover, movie scene, holiday... biggest thing for me is it has to be something that catches my interest enough to stick with all the way to the end.
29th January 2003, 20:40
Thank you, I think I might have got a idea but I just need to find out how I can actualy use it, is hard when I see amps like yours (topic "if I post this I might finish it") thats the kinda thing I was going to do but I dont have a clue how to make such a nice starting block :( but were theres a will theres a way.
29th January 2003, 20:50
My Skin is going to be Title "The Purple Dragon" (my name) and well heres the base I'm starting with and now I'm about to get my brain going and try make some fancy paly stop pause e.t.c. buttons.
P.S. its not much to look at yet.
29th January 2003, 21:20
Tsk, tsk.... It's a nice background, beautiful colour, nice flowing... but it will give you problems when you try to integrate the components. Don't start from scratch, use a template like Skinner's Atlas and you'll see which areas you can cover as you wish and which areas will need a simpler background ;)
And while you're with it, you can look at my skins and try to see where inspiration comes from :D
29th January 2003, 21:22
yep, I'd see if I could integrate some overlaying shapes on top of the background for the text and viz areas, not necessarily the exact shapes they are, maybe some smooth flowy shapes, and see where this could go
29th January 2003, 21:30
I dont think I understand what you mean i have managed to get some buttons the title bars and the other bits in the TITLE.bmp file so ill see but if you could explain what you mean more please.
Time for bed now ill be on tomorrow :)
30th January 2003, 07:54
Still looking but i may have found it :)
30th January 2003, 08:05
Originally posted by dimichan
Heck, it can be to go with a favorite desktop even, a book cover, movie scene
Maharajah (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/117801) was singly inspired by the conclusion of the recent "Moulin Rouge" movie. Its funny how things can turn into other things...
30th January 2003, 08:08
May sound weird but i get graphical inspiration from drawing stuff.
Sometimes when im bored i'll open up psp and just draw some shapes, usually i just scrap it, but sometimes it becomes a skin or an avatar or a sig or something.
30th January 2003, 10:07
does a .tk cost and if so how much?
30th January 2003, 10:30
Its still free. http://www.dot.tk
Seems to be a lot of people using .tk domains nowdays, so they may end up charging for it soon.
30th January 2003, 10:34
i joined it but how to i make the page?
30th January 2003, 11:11
If you know html just make a page, upload it and then make the .tk domain link to it.
Theres plenty of html tutorials you can find with google, or you can even use msword to make a basic site.
30th January 2003, 11:14
no i mean how do i get to the file manager i have registered but it then says buy this domain so its a pay thing now?
30th January 2003, 11:25
they don't host files for you, you have to make the website at a different place (geocities, angelfire...something like that), then you can point the .tk to that:
Thank you for registering your domain name DAUFS.TK with Dot TK!
Before you can use your Dot TK domain name, we need to verify your email address. Therefore, we have send to you an email to email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
This email includes a hyperlink. Please copy and paste this link into a browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. Your Dot TK account will be automatically authorized after the email verification process.
If you don't receive your confirmation email or if you are unable to use the hyperlink provided in that email, your Dot TK domain name will become available again. Please Wait 72 hours for your domain as the system reserves all domain names in process. After that you can try registering the same domain name again.
Thanks for using Dot TK.
just registered one for free.
30th January 2003, 11:54
ok so i only get like one front page with a tet link on it
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