[TIPS] Problems for beginner's to look out for
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Mar 11, 2012 10:52 PM
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This topic is part of our Tools, Tips, and Feedback section:
Hey, if you're a beginner and planning to make over your list dramatically in the future, here's some quick info we can give you beginner's to avoid problems later on!
1. Every time you save your CSS with the blue button, refresh the page (or go back one page). For some reason on this site, after saving the CSS changes you've made in your edit box, the page (page with the CSS edit box) will move forward one page, and to a page with a CSS edit box that has the old CSS you just saved over before any changes were made to it. So if you edit that CSS further it won't have your changes you just made earlier!
So its very important that everytime you make new changes to your CSS and hit the blue button, you simply go back one page (or refresh) so you instead go to the newly changed CSS you just made. You want to edit that CSS since it displays the changes you saved earlier. Also if you close the page and go back your box later it will be the normal updated CSS too.
2. When you are going to install a new premade layout make sure you completely delete the old CSS you are replacing from your CSS edit box.
3. Avoid dark text on a dark background or light text on a light background. Its hard to read for users who want to look at your list!
4. People can only see fonts that they have installed. So if you installed an obscure font most people don't have, keep in mind they're not gonna see it! There is a trick to bypass this tho in my CSS tutorials.
5. When you copy codes be extra super careful you always copy the entire CSS and not extra parts of a post outside the CSS. Most of the time in this club, the codes are separated by being within a spoiler button or placed in bold! If you don't copy an entire code right, it can make it not work right.
6. Later on, if you make or make over an advanced layout that took a lot of time, check how your layout looks on other screen resolutions before you finish so that you don't find out later it looks different in other resolutions (if thats important to you). Use this site to check:
Be sure to post any tips you can give new designers too!
I also have a tools and tips thread too for general info: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=395971
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