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Layout Credit:
c/o cherrystyle.

The header image was made by thewindcries. The layout was heavily edited and toyed with by thewindcries.
Resources of thewindcries
Here are my resources, and soon I will have a FAQ up.


Here are some of the resources I have. I've only recently kept really good track of what I use, so if you see something here and I haven't given you credit, I apologize a million times over, and just post here and I will put it up pronto.

Absolute Trouble
Oxoniensis Art

And the FAQ! Tell me if I need to add more or something!


Having trouble with a layout? Not sure what you should do? Wanna know a quick question? Please look here for something that may answer your question. If none of this helps you out, feel free to ask wherever possible (not in personal journals or through AIM please!).

Q: I can't see the header image!! Where'd it go?
A: Well, there are several things that could have happened. First, you need to upload your image onto a website. A good one is Photobucket, or Imageshack. It'll give you a code, and you paste it in where it says "header" or "background" or whatever here. Simple.

Still no header? Well you probably don't have a website define. Go to edit your manage then info and you'll see this:
Image hosting by Photobucket

Put the link to your page, Myspace, favorite community whatever in there. And it should work!

If something still doesn't happen, copy and paste the code again. And if THAT fails, let me know :)

Q: Can I edit the layout?
A: This one has always puzzled me. Someone makes a layout... a complete package if you will, and you want to edit it. But that's just me.

For editing (at least for layouts by thewindcries), I take it as them come. In each layout post, please comment if you wish to edit it. DO NOT EDIT THEM BEFORE YOU ASK OR BEFORE I GIVE YOU PERMISSION. That just irritates me. But, you are always welcome to edit the comment and navigation links (if they are text and not in the header). If you screw up though, don't expect me to help you! But please always keep credit intact. It's just nice to do.

Q: How do you do _______________?
A: I probably won't answer too many layout Qs on here. I'm not that great at explaining and copying and pasting codes is a hassle. Instead, go over to the community everything_lj. Look through the memories for what you are looking for. If you can't find anything after searching, make a post. People are great there and happy to help.

Q: I pasted a code and it made my date format look funny!
A: This probably means you are pasting the code in notepad first, and then pasting it into the browser. This is fine, but you cannot have word wrap enabled. Go to Format: Word Wrap and make sure it's unchecked.

Q: Can you make me a layout?!
A: Of course! But you HAVE to fill out one of the forms on the info page. However all requests are made public which means we can't really customize them for YOU. Saying, "I want it to say "welcome to _____'s world and I love ANTM!" on the header isn't going to work.

Q: What is the community's layout, and can you make one for me?
A: The community's layout is based on a paid account style, Component. I will not give the codes for this layout because it was hard for me to do (styles are harder than s1 layouts!) and it's made just for sweetpealayouts. I'm not too great at styles yet, so right now I'm not doing paid accounts yet. Someday though :) If you want a really awesome component layout, go to http://www.cherry-style.com . They have some GREAT layouts.

Q: Do you need help?
A: Right now we have a great staff, and it's plenty! But, sometimes we make exceptions, or sometimes someone just goes away for a while. If you want to know more, you can contact either me or truthfull_lies for more information.

Q: Can you affilate with my community/journal ___________?
A: Affilates are love! Leave a comment wherever and we'll get back to you!

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From:truthfull_lies (Link)
Date: March 2nd, 2006 - 07:08 am
good FAQs. if i think of anything else i'll let you know. :D

you know how when you get like four hundred ideas for layouts, but you can't figure out which one to do? yeah. major issues. lol.

expect more layouts this weekend. :D yay.
From:thewindcries (Link)
Date: March 3rd, 2006 - 08:14 pm
Your default icon is you right? Has anyone ever told you you look like Rachel Weisz?
From:truthfull_lies (Link)
Date: March 3rd, 2006 - 11:13 pm
yeah it's me. no one has ever told me that though, but thanks! :D
From:sunshinebee (Link)
Date: March 2nd, 2006 - 07:13 pm
I'm always up for helping make paid styles and simple graphics/icons if help is needed (:
From:gracefulbeauty (Link)
Date: March 3rd, 2006 - 04:17 am
Okay, while I can understand your frustration with someone wanting to edit a layout...there's also this...

Say you find a layout you love, but you want to be able to update from your page, and not have to go to your UI page to update, and the code isn't in the layout of choice...then I'd definitely want to ask permission to edit. Also, sometimes there's just a little something missing, and you want to be able to add it because you just love the layout, but want that little extra something.

Or maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about and should be grateful that anyone is nice enough to want to share their talent with the rest of us untalented people! :)
From:thewindcries (Link)
Date: March 3rd, 2006 - 05:06 am
I'd considering that editing the navigation links, or adding them. That's always fine to do.
From:gracefulbeauty (Link)
Date: March 3rd, 2006 - 05:07 am
What else would someone wanna edit then? lol
From:sunshinebee (Link)
Date: March 3rd, 2006 - 05:11 pm
I wasn't really sure where to put this, your journal, the community etc but yeah, I decided to do it here.

I've made my first overrides layout which you can see here. Now I've got the basics down and can do layouts like that would it be possible to join your team? Or anyways, you can post up this layout for your members to use and see if they like it.

From:thewindcries (Link)
Date: March 3rd, 2006 - 08:24 pm
I like the layout. I'll put you up as a mod, so welcome. I hope Laura doesn't mind, not that I think she would.
From:fashionie (Link)
Date: June 26th, 2006 - 04:32 pm
affiliate omgvixen? gosh i love this community layout.
From:qwerty6snoflake (Link)
Date: August 13th, 2006 - 12:18 am
I'm not sure if this is where to put this question, but I used the layout crime scene, and for some reason, the header image isn't showing up on the Friends page. It works for everything else though. Help? Thanks.
From:bleuy (Link)
Date: February 5th, 2007 - 12:47 pm
Do you do non LJ layouts?
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