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Deep Blue Journal Skin by Thewinator Deep Blue Journal Skin by Thewinator
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Deep Blue CSS
Free for everyone to use when adding the required footer.

That is free for everyone to use.
You don't need to ask for my permission because everyone is allowed to use it.

:pointr: Live journal example
:pointr: User guide
:pointr: More free Journal Skins/CSS's

I appreciate all and any critique on it.

Shell stocks by ~huomennastock, ~chop-stock and ~hatestock

:wow: a DD! My second for the dA related gallery!
And I was already proud to be on the 5th most popular.
This tops it off completely, that you very much !DCZed! :boogie:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-07-01
Deep Blue Journal Skin by =Thewinator is everything you need in a CSS - stylish, practical, easy to use and with the perfect amount of gradients. What more could you ask for? ( Featured by DCZed )
When looking at this there is not much that really needs some critique. I think the journal itself is very well balanced and it's easy to concentrate on the content. With the rather plain structure the focus is definitely on the content and especially when using images you have a nice "frame" to showcase them.
The colors work very well together and create a nice mood when exploring what each deviant has to tell.

On the other hand the simple layout can let it be a bit boring when people are going to write a lot of text. Even more if they maybe will use just one box. But i guess most people are decorating their journals with a lot of images, icons and emotes, so that is really something minor.

So finally there are just two things i would suggest to improve a bit.
The first thing would be the bottom. I love the way you incorporated the shells, but they could be a bit lighter. It looks too similar, too blue, too equal. Maybe work a bit on the contrast, add some highlights and let them shine a bit more to pick up the "light theme" at the top and with the shiny headlines.

Talking of headlines it leads me to my second suggestion. When looking at this preview, they are the boldest part - together with the images.
Opposite to them the journal title and the menu seem to be rather unimportant, but should be a bit more dominant, because the journal title is that what will attract your watchers and random visitors, while the menu should be easily seen as something like that. So maybe a bit more of variety when hovering over those links would be nice or any other highlight that will catch more attention.

Hope it was useful and keep up the good work :thumbsup:

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The Artist thought this was FAIR
195 out of 202 deviants thought this was fair.

This is a very unique and beautiful journal skin, I love the way you have put everything together and when I look at this, there isn't anything that I can see that would need to be changed!

The thing that I absolute love about this journal skin is the shells at the bottom! I think the shells stand out and look very nice along with the colour of the whole journal itself!

I love the colour you chose for the water, its like deep in the see and a nice, vibrant blue as the writing was a excellent choice as well!

The thing that I look for when I am looking for a journal skin is the organization and I think you just nailed it! It looks amazing! And I LOVE where the features are and the square border that surrounds each section is amazing!

Your journal skins have become very popular! Great choice of colours and such! Very unique and beautiful!
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27 out of 30 deviants thought this was fair.

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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. :D Definitely using it. ^^
Sopinien Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for making it free to use :D
DontSpeakSilent Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
This journal skin is awesome! =D
CaoChiNhan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
I love it, thank you so much :D (Big Grin) 
BluestersZ Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i used it :3
btw love the skin.
EdenaBlujul Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Skin! Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing :heart:
Andruw Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
hermoso! me encanta el azul, sin duda lo usare en mi journal, solo me falta algo que escribir XD
MajorasWaker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Surely using this, thank you!
Akemi187 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful, I think I'm going to use this skin :)
BakaneShiroi Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Love it.
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