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Pencils: Simple no background
Commission:: Let's go by Jetstreamx
Commission:: Gotta Love the Uniform by Jetstreamx
Commission:: Sunset Lovers Pencils by Jetstreamx
Commission:: Tender Moments by Jetstreamx
Neoma Adventure by Jetstreamx
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Pencils No Backgrounds
Cybertronian Bumblebee by Jetstreamx
Commission:: Orion Paximus by Jetstreamx
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Pencils with background
Commission:: Seaside Hangout by Jetstreamx
Commission: Slow Day by Jetstreamx
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Inks simple no background
Collab:: The real superpower of teamwork by Jetstreamx
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Inks no background
I Make This Look Good by Jetstreamx
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Inks with background
Broken Circle by Jetstreamx
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Colors simple no background
Tawny the Chickadee by Jetstreamx
Carebears of Care-a-lot: Brave Heart Lion by Jetstreamx
Frosty Pony by Jetstreamx
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Colors no background
How do I look in Hot Rod red? by Jetstreamx
Being Fabulous is Hard, but Someone Has to Do It by Jetstreamx
MTMTE Ultra Magnus by Jetstreamx
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Colors with background
Broken Circle :: Colors by Jetstreamx
Nightmare Fuel by Jetstreamx
Commission:: Neonwing by Jetstreamx
Commission:: Shogun by Jetstreamx
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magnon2400
Apr 1, 2015
10:47 am
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Little-Raid
Apr 1, 2015
1:55 am
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dAhub
Apr 1, 2015
1:16 am
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New-Striker
Mar 31, 2015
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xXBman1991Xx
Mar 31, 2015
9:20 am

DA, you gots work to do.

Mon Mar 30, 2015, 2:34 PM by Jetstreamx:iconjetstreamx:




So, as you may could tell in previous journals, I wanted to keep my sub, but at the moment I'm not in the best position to pay for it out of pocket. As such I am very thankful to everyone who donated and stuff.

Now, this doesn't mean I find the premium to be perfect. Far from it in fact.

The main reason why I wanted it was so I could manage my page in a way that I think could be most helpful for visitors, while also giving it a bit of flash to hold your attention. Clearly I haven't done as much with that as I could. I only just got a proper journal skin last year, and today I added my first and only custom widget. There's a reason for that.

DA's customizability is *garbage*. If you've made your own skins and stuff you probably know exactly what I'm talking about. The journal, by far, is the most user friendly, but even it suffers. You can make yourself a lovely skin using a mix of HTML and CSS, but firstly this requires you to actually know what this stuff is and how to use it. Of course, you'd hope that's where all your nightmares end. It doesn't. Next you have to know how to code *around* DA's code. This means you either need to know how they have their classes set up, or you need a tool to examine their code to see what they have that's tripping you up. It's utterly frustrating. On top of that it also serves to prohibit what you can do. (It took me a while to figure out how to get this drop down menu working. Not that I'm great at them, it's just that most methods I tried *didn't work right.*

Of course, then there's the custom widget. I had to look up tutorials on that when I realized I had to use HTML to handle everything. Of course, I still needed knowledge of how they had their CSS set up. Thankfully the tutorials made it easy.

Basically, DA asks you to pay them 24ish USD a year so you can get all this and no ads. (Adblock is your friend.) And then they go about adding features that practically nobody asked for, and they don't streamline the features they already have as well as they should.

There is no way someone should have to pay for a sub, then have to be required to know all this stuff in order to be able to make their journal skins.

Sure, I think having the ability to use CSS should continue to be an option, but I think that the DA staff should worry less about cruddy mobile apps and try to work on making a set of tools that will help users who don't know this stuff be able to have a page that is more styled around their own creative flair without having to rely on others or going out of their way to study something they probably don't have any interest in.

Also, it'd be cool if the updates bar gave you live updates : B




Commission:: Eskimo Kiss by Jetstreamx Commission:: Orion Paximus by Jetstreamx Commission:: Fourbeat Design by Jetstreamx Commission:: Dining Out by Jetstreamx
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PauliCat-24 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
H-hi~Music !

Thanks you so much for the watch :icontinoplz:~Heart

I really appreciate it:iconteyuplz:~! You're very kind:iconyuihugplz::iconluvluvplz:
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:iconpaulicat-24:
PauliCat-24 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
H-hi~Music !

Thanks you so much for the watch :icontinoplz:~Heart

I really appreciate it:iconteyuplz:~! You're very kind:iconyuihugplz::iconluvluvplz:
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Jetstreamx Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome O :
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Zarryberry Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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Jetstreamx Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! : )
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