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Dark dA V2 + V3 by nokari Dark dA V2 + V3 by nokari
What we have here is an alternative to the bright colors of dA that consists of a Journal CSS, Gallery CSS, custom Gallery Icons, and a couple goodies for your enjoyment.</sub>

:bulletblack: V2 utilizes a basic dark gray/black theme and incorporates the brilliant green color of the dA search bar in various places.

:bulletblack: V3 is based on dark colors carefully picked from throughout dA, providing a more muted color scheme that also matches the look and feel of dA's darker features.

Each version is split into respective packages containing all necessary content and instructions. For the journal and gallery CSS, you will need to host the provided images on your own image hosting site (Photobucket, ImageShack, etc.).

To use the Gallery CSS, go to a Folder in your gallery and click on Edit > Options > Style. Opt in to use CSS (if you haven't already) and paste the CSS into the box.

Thanks go to =Grayda and his awesome new Favebox. To use the Favebox, you must first register your account. For instructions, read this: [link]

Thanks to =alder-sketch and his original myspace/facebook/twitter icons.

Thanks also go to `mindfuckx for the original 'Gruze' design that inspired this way back last year and for his encouragement.

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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-03-07
Dark dA V2 + V3 by `nokari An awesome design. On top of that it's a set of Journal and gallery CSS with matching gallery icons in 2 different, neat color schemes. Just simple, sleek and stylish. I love it. - An anonymous Suggester says "The formatting is very well done, and the extras really catch my eyes. The CSS is overall very, very well coded." - This also had another anonymous Suggester, but I wanted to mention it anyway. ( Suggested by AndyGassner and Featured by 2dazed )
This is one of the most impacting, stylish, clean and well done CSSes I've ever seen on deviantART. It's pretty hard to me to write bad critiques about such work, but I think that probably the text in the journal should be aligned to 'justify' and the text in the dark grey box should be aligned to 'left'. But that's just my opinion! Otherwise the CSS is absolutely perfect and it deserves it's Daily Deviation status. Sometimes the hovered backgrounds don't load as fast as I think they shoud, but that's not something unusual. Keep up the good work, bro!!!
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After watching Nokari's journal I've found the CSS to be lacking in any originality. Its very basic and seems to be missing something. The impact is minimal and doesn't draw you towards the journal when your on his dA page.

I do like the edit button, but.. since it doesn't work in IE its a useless feature for anyone that doesn't use Firefox. IE and Firefox are the most common browsers and having an application that cross-browse' is an important feature.

Great technique. Which has always been Nokari's strong point. I hope that he utilizes this technique and creates a more impact-worthy CSS in the future.
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SeseMiroh Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, i'm using it :)
giosolARTE Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks I use it in my gallery!
51rong Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
used for my gallery x3 thanks!
Kaleta Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
id love to see a live preview of this <333
TheAL Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gave it a try. When I installed it my journal displayed in the old style, though, not the Gruze version shown here. Case in point, the code uses older classes like ".journalbox" and such. I didn't see any other code in the archive I downloaded.
Heliakin Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Used here:[link]
kuma-x Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice theme, I'm using V3 in my gallery [link] and in my favourites. :thumbsup: :love:
gtwotee Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing! I used your wonderful work in my gallery!:XD:
Lowbss Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Use on my page thanks!
lovely :)
fu-fu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh i just noticed. the journal doesn't have the "mood" and current fields. ;_;
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