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Barefoot Appalachian Lil' Abner Barbie ([personal profile] alchemy) wrote in [community profile] dreamwidthlayouts2010-09-16 10:08 pm
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Guidelines & Info

Need a pre-made Dreamwidth-specific layout for your brand new Dreamwidth journal? Look no further! [community profile] dreamwidthlayouts is your one stop shop for posting and/or discovering new layouts for use on your Dreamwidth Journal.



  1. All posts must contain a layout or tutorial. No text-only posts unless pre-approved by the maintainers/moderators. Code snippets are okay, provided they are for use with Dreamwidth layouts.

  2. Layouts must be Dreamwidth-specific. Please do not re-post old LJ layouts unless you have specifically adapted them for Dreamwidth use. (E.g. posting an old Mixit layout for use with Core 1 would not be acceptable.) "Prêt-à-porter" is the community motto.

  3. Layouts must be accessible to all account levels, paid or otherwise. Money should not be a requirement for good design!

  4. Layouts must be posted in a public post, either here or in your own journal. No posting in locked posts and forcing people to add you / join your community, etc. [It is okay to post your layout in an LJ journal/community.]

  5. The "NO" list: no requests, no hotlinking, no images larger than 300px outside of a cut, no profile codes.

  6. Layout makers: Please use the form below to format your posts, and apply all applicable tags.

  7. Please respect requests for credit on behalf of the creators.

  8. This is not a help community. Individual layout makers may be able to assist you with things related to their layouts, but this community is not a place to ask for generic help on Dreamwidth layouts in general. If you need general help, try the friendly folks at [community profile] style_system.

  9. Be nice.

Post Format

As mentioned above, do not post images larger than 300px outside of a cut! Use the following template to post your layouts or snippets. You may add any additional information/instructions, but please include the following basic info and use common sense when applying cuts. (The only exception to this rule is tutorials, in which case please just use your best judgment. Tutorials should apply to Dreamwidth layouts only.)


Title: What you call your layout/snippet
Credit to: Who users should credit for use
Base style: Tabula Rasa, Transmogrified, etc.
Type: Full layout in layers, full layout in CSS, code snippet, etc.
Best resolution: 800x600, 1024x768, etc.
Tested in: Browsers you've tested the layout/code in
Features: Any special features

Remember that the "Preview" button is your friend!


Please apply tags liberally! All community members may add tags to posts, so if you notice a tag missing on a post, please do everyone the favor of adding it. If we are lacking a tag you think we need in the list, please comment to this post.


style: bases
style: basic boxes
style: blanket
style: boxes and borders
style: brittle
style: colorside
style: core1
style: crisped
style: crossroads
style: drifting
style: easyread
style: five am
style: fluid measure
style: funky circles
style: modish
style: modular
style: negatives
style: nouveau oleanders
style: refried tablet
style: skittlish dreams
style: stepping stones
style: sunday morning
style: tabula rasa
style: tranquility iii
style: transmogrified

theme: bright
theme: dark on light
theme: fannish
theme: light on dark
theme: muted
theme: nature
theme: neutrals
theme: pastel
theme: retro
theme: seasonal
theme: simple

color: aqua
color: black
color: blue
color: bright
color: brown
color: gray
color: green
color: orange
color: pink
color: purple
color: tan
color: teal
color: red
color: white
color: yellow

feature: 1 column
feature: 2 columns
feature: 3 columns
feature: comment pages
feature: customizable
feature: fixed width
feature: fluid width
feature: header
feature: no header

type: layers
type: css
type: code snippet
type: full layout
type: tutorial

tested in: camino
tested in: chrome
tested in: firefox
tested in: flock
tested in: internet explorer
tested in: netscape
tested in: opera
tested in: safari


Maintainer: [personal profile] alchemy
If you need to contact me about the community, please comment here or send me a PM. Please do not leave random comments in my personal journal. Thank you!
songfire: (ZQ thumbs up)

[personal profile] songfire 2010-09-17 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

It would be great if you could cross-post this to [community profile] lj_refugees - I'm sure it would be much appreciated!
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[personal profile] timeasmymeasure 2010-09-17 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
These are great, thanks so much =D
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2010-09-17 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
If you like, you can point people to [community profile] style_system for rule #8.
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[personal profile] falena 2010-09-17 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
I just wanted to thank you for all the effort you're putting into making this comm more functional. Having a place where you can find pretty and easy-to-install layouts was one of the few 'missing things' here on DW. So, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

[personal profile] lilmoka 2010-09-17 12:47 pm (UTC)(link)
That's just amazing! *hearts the whole entry*
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[personal profile] chimney 2012-07-29 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
requesting the addition of style: crisped to the tag list!
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[personal profile] chimney 2012-07-29 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
thank ye muchly! :>