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I got a paid account!

Yay! I will now go nuts with icons.

But I can't figure out how to customize my journal to look like some of the ones I like (like yours, foxxcub and crystalkirk and _emomuffin).

Also, how do you get custom mood icons? Like the all Sawyer ones?

Thanks!

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crystalkirk
Mar. 5th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
Yay for paid accounts!

I recommend using a tutorial from someone like PamelaJoy to do the layout. If you run into any snags, just holler and I'd be happy to help. :)

As for the mood themes, you just find a set you like, and upload it and then use it from here. I don't know if there is an all Sawyer set floating around yet or not. (I'm currently working on a Jack set and a Sawyer set that can be combined as a Jack/Sawyer set, which I'm gonna use a my journal whenever it is finished, but if you want to snag the Sawyer set or whatever, whenever that happens, you certainly can.)
halfdutch
Mar. 5th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! I will go check out those links.

A Jack and Sawyer mood set would be fab!! That's my OTP! (As you can see by most of my fics lately.) If you care to share, I would be a happy, happy J/S fangirl.
crystalkirk
Mar. 5th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
I don't mind sharing at all. I can't promise when they'll be done, lmfao, mood themes always take me SO very long, heh. But I'm aiming for this weekend sometime.

J/S aren't my OTP (though, I'm not sure really who is lately on Lost, heh) - but I'm certainly a fan of them both, canon or fanon, either way, hee!
halfdutch
Mar. 5th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
Yay! Wow, this weekend already? Would be swell. (claps excitedly)

Fanon. That's cute! I'm actually up for Sawyer with anyone but Charlie or Locke, I think. OK, maybe not Rose. Or Ethan. *g*
crystalkirk
Mar. 5th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)
I've been working on it a long time already, lol, so hopefully sometime this weekend it'll be finished, hee! You just have really good timing, LOL.

And you know, I agree with you about Sawyer. I can really see him with just about anyone in fic, and am always open to reading new pairings. (But yeah, I love me some Locke gen fic, but can't really see myself reading Locke smut for any reason. LOL.)

I'm actually partial to the Jack/Boone fic relationship too from time to time, but Jack's just not as slashable (or even hetable, heh) to me on the whole as Sawyer for some reason. Don't know why. It just feels that way. Heh.
halfdutch
Mar. 5th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
I like Jack/Boone too. It's one of the sweeter pairings, but one that doesn't make me gag, for some reason.

Ah, getting Jack to unwind and go get some seems to take an awful lot of maneuvering on us fic writers' part! Alcohol always helps. ;->
halfdutch
Mar. 6th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
Hey Crystal, I started trying to do my customization and hit a snag right off. I've selected "Component" several times but it isn't showing up in my Layers list. What do I need to do? Thanks!

crystalkirk
Mar. 6th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I'm getting what you're asking, or I'm too late, lol, 'cause it looks like Component is up a working already. But if I'm not getting what you're asking, just let me know, and I'll help any way I can. :)

Very pretty colors, by the way!
halfdutch
Mar. 6th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I can select "Component" as my layout, but when I get to this adanced page (http://www.livejournal.com/customize/advanced/layers.bml), it doesn't show up in my list of layers. Hope that make sense.

I had the default colors at first but Ada said it was too similar to foxxcub's! So I picked this "Mocha" palette.
crystalkirk
Mar. 6th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what you're seeing there ('cause I of course see mine, lol) but if there's nothing there, you probably need to create your layer still.

At the bottom of that page, you go to: Create layout-specific layer >> Type = Theme & Layout = Component. Then create.

Then, you should have a layer up there that you can go in there and adjust by editing.

I hope that makes sense.

And I don't know if it really matters to you or not, lol, but I think this color scheme will look very nice with the colors I'm using on the J/S mood theme(s).

Anyway, if that wasn't what was wrong with your layers, we'll try something else. Just let me know. :)
halfdutch
Mar. 6th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
OK, I created the new Component layer and was able to edit it.
When I opened it up, the only code in it was this:
layerinfo "type" = "theme";
layerinfo "name" = "";"


which didn't match the tutorial's code at all! I would have cut and pasted the code from the tutorial but not sure what I would end up with then.

I added the HTML from the zip file and compiled anyway and got no errors. But no changes showed up in my journal at all. So do you think since I had to create the Component from scratch, it's not the same one I've selected from the dropdown menu on the first customization page? And if so, how can I select it? Or is it actually flawed because it's missing all that code and I should start over or something?

Thanks for taking time to help in the middle of making your icon set!
I'd like to keep these colors, esp. if they suit Jack & Sawyer so well. ;->
crystalkirk
Mar. 6th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
You did it exactly right. You do have to copy and paste that code from the tutorial in, and then edit the html yourself to make it match your layout.

My friend Stephanie has a great tutorial for Component that I used the very first time I did a layout with this style. Maybe it'll help a little.

And you very well might be right about it not being the same one you've selected on first drop-down menu. If you go back there are there any other choices?

If not, when you have this bit:

layerinfo "type" = "theme";
layerinfo "name" = "";"


Where it says "name", put something unique in there. Like mine at my journal is "Dr. Jack", that way I know exactly which layout layers I want from the drop-down menu. That'll help you see if you have the right one selected or not.

And sure, I'm always happy to help no matter what I'm doing if I can! Especially if it keeps me from going crazy looking at the little moods for extended periods of time, hee! ;)

yndigot
Mar. 5th, 2005 01:12 am (UTC)
Custom mood theme info here.
halfdutch
Mar. 5th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks!
foxxcub
Mar. 5th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
Dude, my LJ is NOT that great, lol! I just don't have the patience to mess with customizing it. awakencordy has a tutorial on using Component (which is the style I use) that I've messed around with to kinda get what I have now. I'm still working on a header. I tried doing mood icons and didn't do it right, bluh. Once again, I'm not the most patient person ;p
halfdutch
Mar. 5th, 2005 02:00 am (UTC)
Hmm. I am also one of the world's most impatient people. (Whines: I want it now!) We'll see how this goes. (Or doesn't.) Thanks for the link.

I found a cool Lost icon mood set but it has waay too much Charlie in it.
http://www.wickedenchantment.com/downloads.htm

I think I will wait for the all Jack/Sawyer set crystalkirk is making. Yay! Can't wait to see which one "bitchy" will be. ;->
crystalkirk
Mar. 5th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
LOL, if it works out how it is *supposed* to, and I get them all finished, I'll have a whole set of Jack and a whole set of Sawyer, (so they can be used seperately as well) so you'll get to pick which "bitchy" one you want to use, hee!
halfdutch
Mar. 5th, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)
Wow, double my pleasure, then! Sounds great! ;->
foxxcub
Mar. 5th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
Umm, I might have to, uh, "borrow" those, hee ;D
ada_farrow
Mar. 5th, 2005 03:21 am (UTC)
Woah! Heehee! Cool. Looks like fox won you over. ~__^
halfdutch
Mar. 5th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
Oh yeah! Icon madness, baby! ^-^
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