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New Layout: Saiyuki

Hey everyone,

Through some serious trial and error, I made my new layout for my journal here. I really wanted to learn how to do it since my muses were pushing me back into web design (which I haven't done in a few years).

What's next? I plan to print out the code, clean it up, go through more tutorials, and offer different (hopefully easy to use and customize) layout templates for my friends here. Hopefully there will be some interest but I still want to learn the in-and-outs of the LJ system first.

This site was done using S1 Style-Generator (Plus account) which has some limitations on the overrides from what I've read but I figure stuff like this will help with the Minekura site design. (Yeah, it's still in the works.)

P.S. Oh, and I still have more 3D Minekura characters in the works including Nii (wish he was done already) as well as Naruto and FMA.


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Mar. 11th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Sankyuu! ^_^ Yeah, I got tired of it looking so plain but I really wanted to do something different.

Yes, I enjoyed "300". I didn't even look at my watch even one time during the movie which I usually do. LOL I hope you enjoy. We can discuss it later. I wanna know what you think about it after you see it.
Mar. 11th, 2007 04:08 pm (UTC)
Wow~! Love the layout. Though the heading could use some trimming round the edges...

I wish I could customize my own account...=_=;;;
Mar. 11th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thankie. Yeah, I'm a bit perturbed about stuff like the extra black boxes but once I get a little more into it I hope to be able to fix it.

If you could customize your account, what would you want it to look like? I'm really trying to get to the point where I am making templates that most people can use with their own images.
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Hmm, it's not that important to me, but I'd like it to be a classy mix of black and dark purple and maybe a splash of blood red. XD A Goku theme would look heavenly too. XD
Mar. 12th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
Ooo, my favorite set of colors!! Okay, I will try my best to cram all this layout stuff in my head this week. At week's end, I'll test myself. In the meantime, let me know which pics (if any in particular) you would like to use for Goku. Would you like to use some of your own art? Let me know. No rush though. I've got a lot on my plate (like always). ^_^
Mar. 11th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Cool... *o* Good to know your muses are stirring and demanding attention! Heh. *flying tackle glomp*!
Mar. 11th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
*falls over and glomps you back while laughing hysterically* ^_^ Sankyuu.

Hai, my muses are moving around all over the place. They won't really work with me yet they are pretty demanding. It's ok though, I need the challenge. =^.^=
Mar. 11th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
Spoken like a true artiste.
Mar. 11th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Really nice! I like what you did with the links on the side (placing the pictures on them). I'm not that good with HTML and CSS so I tend to stick with the S2 format. I don't know if you alread know this community or not but everything_lj has some great stuff on making layouts, the people are helpful and they tend to be able to solve any html probs.

And Naruto 3d models? *secretly wishes for Kabuto*
Mar. 12th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Thank you. ^_^

It was in part to you, my dear, that I checked out everything_lj as well as animeljlayouts and premade_ljs. I love your layout but I was curious on how much could a person do with the S1 option. sakura_dance has some REALLY nice anime layouts as well but there definitely isn't enough Saiyuki layouts.

*adds Kabuto to list*
Mar. 11th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Sweeeeeet....I love the little graphic added in the bottom corner with Hakkai toting the gun. It makes me laugh. Don't know why....it just does. :D

lol, I saw you post and wondered what was going on with your Minekura site. :D
Mar. 12th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Thankies! LOL I love how Hakkai is smiling with the gun in tote as well. As if he isn't dangerous enough without it!! ^_^ I think that pic being right there is actually my favorite part of the layout.

The Minekura site is still in the works, just much slower than I expected. I saw a Naruto site that I liked and I'm checking it out to see what info would be good to include in the Minekura one from there. I'm also working on trying to create a backend for any moderators. Hmm, me thinks I'll need some PHP Help (trying the tutorials are causing braindrain).
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Wish I could help on the PHP.... I can edit in phpbb modifications, but actual scripting....heh.... Yeah. Braindrain indeed. :D
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
LOL It's cool. I will still definitely need you for the forum.

I recall you mentioning phpbb will soon be releasing version 3? Do you know the date and what changes they will have? I'm just hoping that it won't be a significant issue of updating it (yet keeping the same look and data) when the time comes.
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
Not sure....I checked a couple weeks ago and they didn't have an official stable date yet (they were getting ready to release RC1) but at the moment, they've appearently had a big RAID array failure, so I'm sure that's setting things back a bit...

I would keep a version of 2.21 on hand in case the update throws too many things out of whack. (We won't be updating Astral Lines until I know what the updates are going to do... And I'll be doing the same thing - keeping a copy of 2.21 in case I do decide to update and find all of my layouts go to hell XD)
Mar. 12th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Ohhh. Thank you much for the heads up! Will do!! Doumo arigatoo.
Mar. 11th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
X3 yay layouts! *pat pat pat* now i go to see your new layout! *goes*
Mar. 11th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
oooooooooo *just looked at your site*
XD Its so cool!!! *fawns over the top of the page* X3

.__. theres people on the side.. that caught me off guard

SO COOL! ^__^ have funs!
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Re: oooooooooo *just looked at your site*
LOL Thankies! Glad you likey!! LOL I really love the pic of the boyos on the side. They just look like they belong there to me.

*glomps you*
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
Re: oooooooooo *just looked at your site*
XD *is glomped* *tackles* X3

*oogles your icon* oh dear.. i almost cant tell what exactly he's licking.. i mean there might be the obvious choice of an arm or something but.. thats absolutely and deliciously misleading.. *smirk*
Mar. 12th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
Re: oooooooooo *just looked at your site*
=^.^= *squees while huggin lil sis* Feels like Tohru and Kisa from Fruits Basket. LOL

LOL You like my icon? His name is Iwaki from Haru wo Daiteita (a very lovely yaoi series about 2 male lovers in the adult video industry). The youka_nitta comm has loads on him and others like him. Nitta seems to restrict her works to yaoi.

I really want to show you more of him and his lover Katou but don't want you to get grief. (I still would get grief from my family 'cause of the kids, so I really try to hide my yaoi.) Anyway, he is licking his arm and he's in the water. OMG girl!! The artbook is soo delicious and so is the anime. I have yet to read the manga. If you want, I can send you download links to your dA account tomorrow.
Mar. 13th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
Re: oooooooooo *just looked at your site*
*squees over the much missed Gaara icon*

hmm.. i do have faster internet now.. i could download it.. i already have Sweet Liquid Passion (an adorable yaoi that involves sweets XD) on here.. hmmm

should i could i.... *remembers when that weird program came up that showed stuffed from every site ive been to including zelas.net* ._. my only saving grace for real.. was in one picture with whathisname Ikari boy.. from Evangelion.. and the white haired dude that was only there for one episode.. dude had his hands in ikari's pants and all over.. but you couldnt see him so my mom of course assumed it was a male/female relationship.. thank god.. although i still wonder how she reacted to Marik and his Millineum Rod going where the sun dont shine...

.___. hmm..

go ahead and post the links on my deviantart page and i'll pick them up laters. X3
Mar. 11th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Wow! Your layout is great! I'm not able to create my own layout ç_____ç !
Congratulations!!! All images on your Journal are beautiful!!!
I like very much the one that was in the Saiyuki Reload 6 cover extra XD
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for befriending me. I love your journal!! So much info on my fav anime series!! Thank you for sharing with us and I think befanini for helping me find you. (She doesn't know she did it but she did.)

Hopefully, it won't take me too much longer to at least come close to mastering this LJ layout thing. Then, I would be more than happy to create a template for you as well. ^_^
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
You are welcome in my Journal! And, whenever you wish, I will glade to have a LJ layout made by you! ^_-
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Mar. 12th, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
Thank you. Don't be envious! I'm on a mission to offer Saiyuki LJ templates to all!! *stands up with hand raised and fanfare playing in the background* LOL

I would like to know what other's may want/not want in their layouts so I can create some new looks. I would love to know what you think and would be more than happy to make you one. I'm trying to make layouts where it wouldn't be too difficult for people to put in their own images and hopefully be easy to update.
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Mar. 12th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
*giggles* @ Huzzah!! Hopefully I'll manage to make it through the stampede unscath.

Sure I'm serious. It would be part of my mission! I will try to write an idiot's guide to the layouts and soon as my idiotic self finishes figuring it out. ^_^
Mar. 11th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
pretty layout! Nice to see you! *glomp*

Really nicely done. I'm still wanting to learn how to do layouts, but right now I'm in hardcore icon mode XD. maybe once I do a dump, I'll get more into the layouts...*sigh*

Mar. 12th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
*glomps back* Thank you and it's always a pleasure for me. *humbly bows*

Maybe we can teach each other some stuff. I really want to learn how to do nice icons and effects. At any rate, I hope to make things as clear as possible when I do start offering layouts. There is so much stuff, even with all the comms and tutorials out there, it was still confusing.

Anyhoo, ttfn. *oogles your youkai Hakkai icon* Mmmmm.... ^_^
Mar. 12th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
You like him? I'm crazy proud of him! (I coloured him myself!)

I would happily imaprt any information I can!
Mar. 12th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
Um, no I don't like him? I luuuuv him!!! Nice work!! Would you happen to have the full pic colored? If you don't mind, may I add him to my personal collection on my computer. I promise not to use him for anything else except to oogle over.

LOL at your WA Takeout icon. I really enjoy your icons! The "Buddhist Recycling" one is another one of my faves and the "Light and the End of the Tunnel" had me LOL!! *bows to your awesome icon powers*

Sankyuu for offering to help me. *glomp*
Mar. 12th, 2007 05:43 am (UTC)
I don't know about awesome powers...I'm just learning, lol!
Thankies for the compliments, though *blush*.

I scanned the pic form the manga, and there's really not much more to it. I only cut it off a bit at the sides. But you're welcome to genk the icon, and if you'd like, I'll colour the the whole pic for you ^_^

The WA Takeout icon was taken diredtly from Minekura, though. The pic is a little sketch drawing she did that they included with the manga...and she had written 'takeout' beside it. It was so fabulous that I couldn't resist!
Mar. 12th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Your welcome. ^_^

O.o You would color the whole pic for me? Sweet!?! I can't turn down anything that includes a colored version of youkai Hakkai!! Sankyuu so much!! *glomp*

LOL I really need to buy the WA manga. I downloaded a scanlation and decided to put off buying it for awhile, but the icon is too funny and Toki and Kubota are so cute together.
Mar. 12th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Aren't they just the cutest? I love them together. They're more cutesy in Araiso, but they are still crazy adorable in WA. I like that we get some serious 'couple-y' stuff from them in WA too, though.
(I love the way they refer to themselves as 'Lovely Kubota and Beauty Tokito', ha ha)

Okay, it may take a while, but yeah, I'll color it for you. It won't be identical to the icon, 'cause I'll be doing it from scratch. It makes me very happy that youlike it that much! *glomp* ^_^
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Mar. 12th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
Thank you.

*crosses fingers* I've been working on several pieces at once but I haven't been satisfied with any of them. There is one that is coming along and I hope to be finished with him this week.

*whispers* I'm making a 3D version of Hakkai's "Kill the Gods" pic. Got the pose done, working on the accessories. Don't tell anyone else okay? lol
Mar. 29th, 2007 11:04 am (UTC)
...could you make me a smexy 3D of Kakashi and Iruka? *is depressed and needs one hell of a pick me up*
Mar. 29th, 2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
I'm soo sorry you are feeling down. *hug*

They are both in the works. I've started on Kakashi but I haven't been happy with how he looks yet maybe Iruka may be a better boy to work on right now. Well, I will try again asap for you. In the meantime, please try to feel better. *sends a load of sexy bishies to fulfill your innermost desires* ^_^
Mar. 29th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Mar. 31st, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
Just post them to my journal when you finish. I'd love you forever. :D
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