Yes, this journal consists of walls of text: I want to be as thorough as possible to avoid confusion. I've finally decided to officially open skin commissions! So, I'll start with some general info:
I code all my CSS by hand. Yes, that means I type it-- no Dreamweaver!
I make/alter the images in photoshop and upload them to my own host (and now dA can host them)
A CSS can take an hour to a few days depending on how complicated the style/images are to work with.
If you commission a CSS from me, I don't stop working once I finish the CSS; if you ever need something tweaked or have problems with it in the future, I'll be happy to help!
You can pay with either Paypal or
. (The former being cheaper.) Prices will depend on how complicated the task will be, so the following are merely guidelines.
Background pattern, simple content box(es) : 500
or 5$ (Example: [link]
Header image/banner, simple content box(es) : 600
or 6$ (Example: [link]
Header & Footer image/banner, simple content box(es) : 700
or 7$ (This skin, or [link]
Varying prices: Content boxes that aren't the same width/in the same plane (ask me if you're confused!), 3+ images, me having to create/find an image for you that isn't easily accessible
How to Commission
If you are artistically inclined, feel free to design what you want the skin to look like in some kind of art program and show me! Then we can work from there--it'll be a lot easier.
First off, you'll need an image or some kind of basis for your skin. If you'd like to include one or more image(s), they must either be your own work
or that of a stock provider, as long as you have their permission to use their work.
Next, tell me what style you want, if you have a specific one in mind: if you don't, I'll base it off the template I use for my other skins. That means I need to know how many content boxes you'd like (the less boxes, the less buggy!), if you want the content box to be a visible box or just text on the background (like this CSS), whether or not you want a footer/header banner and how big they should be, what area(s) of the skin you'd like the title/timestamp on, and so on.
Tell me what details you'd like! Colorscheme, text color, font (I'm awful with fonts, so please do tell me what you'd like!) link color, link mouseover changes, box width, etc. If you leave details blank, I'll choose what I think is best--you can always tell me to tweak it after I show you the rough draft
If you like any of my current free skins and would simply like me to replace the colorscheme/images with your own, let me know! That will not only be easier for me, but for you to envision how it's going to turn out.
I may be making a sort of "Commission" form/guide sheet that's more visual and less paragraph-like... so let me know if you'd be interested in that
If your eyes are sore by now, I understand!
Just talk to me if you're at all interested in a custom CSS: I'm willing to negotiate or explain anything you may be unclear about