elwen: (...)
I got friended by a spam LJ, [livejournal.com profile] ldorednedn. I guess there's no way to prevent it from friending me, so I should just ignore it, but it's just kind of bizarre. Yet another sign that LJ is going downhill?
elwen: (ugh lj)
GEASS HAS EATEN MY FLIST.

Okay, so it's just because [livejournal.com profile] code_geass is being super-active, unsurprisingly, but still. That'll teach me to check LJ when I have class 45 minutes and still have to drive to campus.

On an unrelated note, I am addicted to Rolo's image song. Which is weird because (1) I hate Rolo and (2) there was a Kyou Kara Maou image song that sounded similar (probably Wolfram's), and I hated it. If only he didn't whisper "Nii-san" in the middle -- that one part grates on me like you wouldn't believe.

Anyways, off to class. Maybe someday soon I will make a post that is not about Geass. :o
elwen: (...)
I finally got sick of not being able to click on people's usernames on my friends list, so consider this a placeholder layout until I get around to designing something less broken. It will probably be nagomimakuri themed and based on Expressive. I was going to use [livejournal.com profile] the_lj_reboot's tutorial on Flexible Squares, but Expressive has some of newer stuff that I like, such as the cloud view of tags, comment forms without reloading, etc.

Now, when I'll actually ever get around to doing a layout is another question entirely. Considering I scanned in my nagomimakuri stationery, like, 2 weeks ago and thought I was going to make icons that weekend, which didn't happen...

In other news, this is flyback week for 2L's, which means they have no class, which means profs have more time, which means profs think it's the perfect week for make-up classes, which means I have crim five times this week, including twice on Wednesday. On the bright side, there will be two weeks when I have no class on Friday.

I like how several of my profs staunchly refuse to face the fact that they are, in fact, a day behind and should just push all the reading assignments back a day, too, instead of resolving to "talk faster next time". I'm not blaming them, because I think our behind-ness shows their willingness to slow down and take the time to resolve our confusion about difficult concepts. But, well, reality wins.

Also, my sister got today off. Totally not fair.

ETA: In case it wasn't clear, the green hills layout is a pre-made Expressive scheme. I did not design it, hence why it's a place-holder.

Redesign!

Jul. 7th, 2006 05:11 am
elwen: (Kyouya)
Have [mis?]applied my newly rediscovered CSS skillz (?) and redesigned my journal. AFAIK, the only things I forgot to finish are the archive pages, but if you notice anything that looks suspiciously default styled, let me know.

The layout features Ouran High School Host Club, the awesomest anime since Azumanga Daioh. Yay! And, to match, the default icon is now Kyouya, the hottest of the hosts, IMHO. o^_^o

I've also made a squee icon in honor of the Hitachiin twins, the next-hottest of the hosts. ^^ If you're unfamiliar with the series, you can think of them as Gred and Forge, but more [pretend?!] slashy. XD

Cut to prevent it from hypnotizing me. )

Um... yeah. I kind of lost track of time while doing the CSS, so if I sound totally incoherent, you can chalk it up to sleep-deprivation.

In other LJ news, I have, for the time being, sold my soul to LJ Plus. There's nothing I'm particularly attached to about it, so if the ads bother you, please do speak up. (Really. You won't hurt my feelings, I promise.) But then again, who doesn't use Firefox with Adblock these days? But even then the unstripped bits look kind of ugly, so you're still allowed to complain.

Ahem. Yeah. In the meantime, I will enjoy my 15 userpics and revel in not having to agonizingly delete one of the ones I never use anyway in order to upload a new one.

I'll probably be tweaking the CSS here and there for a while. The whole design is kind of random. As with my Winamp skins, different parts tend to have different styles, and their meeting is not pretty. Somehow, the whole thing came out entirely unlike what I'd intended (which had a lot of boxes, for one). But hey, I got to use lots of the new CSS tricks I'd learned, like Leahy Image Replacement and . . . IE hacks. -_- I tested the design in Firefox 1.5, Opera 8, and IE 6, so hopefully it's at least readable for most of you.

But since most of you probably read me on your friends pages, I don't think any of this really affects you that much anyway.

...okay, I really should go to bed.

For more pretty CSS layout awesomeness, you should all check out the CSS Zen Garden. Every layout you see there is entirely implemented in CSS. The HTML never changes. I'd link to a few of my favorites, but there are too many to choose from. I don't know if such a page exists to inspire or demoralize me, but it certainly does a good job of it either way.

ETA: Okay, so I also forgot to style the "Add Comment" page. Meh.

And. I have no freakin' clue why Opera and Firefox insist on displaying a horizontal scrollbar. My previous recent attempt at CSS yielded the same result. I suspect it has something to do with putting things flush with the right side, but for the life of me I don't know how to fix it. Any insight would be muchly appreciated.

G'night!

Hm...

Oct. 20th, 2005 10:29 pm
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May have chosen an icon whose colors are too washed out to be a theme. Might change things again later. Mainly, I wanted to switch over to using S2, although now I can't customize certain things I liked having, like comment link names. Oh well. Now I can have links.

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