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dAblack Style --MOVED - SEE DESCRIPTION-- by hkk dAblack Style --MOVED - SEE DESCRIPTION-- by hkk
IMPORTANT: The dAblack project is no longer being developed by myself due to lack of time. However, ~GyroxOpex has been taken up development; you can find his current version at dAblack for v7! Thanks for keeping dAblack alive!

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Old Description entries:


Current stuff
meh, minor update due to some changes in dA's layout >.>
i know, i know, there hasnt been much new stuff lately. ZOMFG WORK IS SO BUSY lol
whatever, ill try to get around to it more again

and lol, version change from 09-06-09 to 09-09-06 :)


PERSONAL REQUESTS: Yes, I've done two personal requests now (dAblack borderless deviation and dAblack totally borderless), but please understand that i can't make a habit of this!!! I only did these styles because i could do them really fast (i.e. within 5 minutes). You can of course ask me to do something for you, but don't feel disappointed if i turn you down. i will deny any requests that i think are too much work or rwill take too long.
However, you are of course free to make your own modifications, that's why this code is released with a license that allows derivative works. Please make sure you tell me about it when you modify the code and redistribute it and that you have to share-alike (i.e. use the same CC license)


Please tell me about suggestions you have. If you look at the style's source code, you will see a list of the page types i have done already, which are yet to do and which i am working on at the moment. If you see anything that seems wrong on pages that are marked done, please tell me, so i can look into it.


Please also check out userstyles.org for other cool styles :D


Thanks for your time and I hope you like it!

~HKK
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Guide to the version number

In the title you see the version number going something like this: vZZ-YY-XX. The numbers give you the year-month-day of the current version posted here: ZZ = year, YY = month, XX = day.
If you don't know which version you currently have, scroll down to the Update Guide and do the first step. The version number of your file is said at the very top of the code.
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More screenshots!
- the front page
- a deviation page
- a user page
- the message center
- the note center
- the user gallery (main)
- the user gallery (folder view)
- the channels page
- the forums pages (top is main page, bottom is a category view; thread view = comments page)
- the comments page

- also see this deviation by =fal-name for screenshots showing how dAblack looks for her

more screenshots coming soon!
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Installation guide (for Upgrade Guide see below)
(Advanced users: If you know your way around Stylish, download the file from point 3. and install it)

(Also, ~GyroxOpex provided a short visual install guide. -- However, this is for the old version of Stylish and thus obsolete)

1. You need Firefox (other browsers are not supported).

2. You need the Stylish extension for Firefox. If you only installed it now, be sure to restart your Firefox and then return to this page.

3. Download the ZIP file from this page ("Download" button left of the preview image), extract the CSS file to some temporary location and open it.

4. You will see the file: Lots of text.

5. On the bottom right of the Firefox window, you have a Stylish icon in the status bar (it is a white S on white background). Single-click it and select "Install File..."

6. A new window will pop up which asks you to enter a name for the style (I assume you enter dAblack here). Then click "Install" on the bottom of the window.

7. You're done! You can now open deviantART and see the new style (if you had it open, the style should immediately apply).

If you don't like the style and want to remove it, click the Stylish icon in the bottom right corner again and click on "Manage Styles...", select the style and click Uninstall.
If you want to disable the style, click on the Stylish icon and click on the name of the style. If it is not un-applied immediately, you might have to restart Firefox (this is a rare bug of Stylish).
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Upgrade Guide
(If you haven't installed Stylish and this style before, go back up to the Installation Guide)

1. Open Firefox (if it isn't already open), click on the Stylish icon in the lower right corner and click on "Manage Styles...". Select dAblack (or whatever you called this style when you installed it) and click Edit, a window containing the installed version of the style pops up.
Version number: At the very top of the file, you can see the "Version of this file:". Use this to check if the current version here is newer than the one you have.

2. Download the ZIP file from this page ("Download" button left of the preview image), extract the CSS file to some temporary location and open it.

3. Select all (randomly click into the text once, then press Ctrl+A) and copy it (Ctrl+C). (You can also use the context menus to do these actions. -- if the file opens in Notepad on Windows, the shortcuts might not work)

4. Then change to the window that popped up with your old style (it is titled by the name of the style, usually dAblack), select all there (Ctrl+A) and paste the new code from your clipboard (Ctrl+V). (Again, context menu is possible.)

6. Scroll back up to the top of the file and check the Version of this file again. If it is still the old one, something went wrong (probably between copying and pasting it). Start over at step 3.

7. If the version at the top says the same as the one in the title of this deviation, you have successfully pasted the new style. Click "Save" in the style editor window. The style is instantly applied. You can now check out the new stuff :D
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Known Issues

- Journals with custom CSS can look crappy: I know, but I won't put a lot of work into that. as it says, its custom CSS, so i cannot "support" it in anyway. If you dont like the way it looks with this style, please switch off the style while you read the journal entry.
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Thanks and credits:

- Special thanks to Kuros for hosting the CSS file on his server!
- most of the icons are the original dA icons. Some did not have transparent backgrounds, so I modified them in a way so they are usable with the dark b/g. Some I changed a little more.
- the dA logo I used was made by ~p-h-o-t-o-n for a contest. Deviation: [link]
- thanks to ~falexx, i could fix the dot that appeard at the bottom of the message center

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Change log

Change log removed because no hosting D:

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Extras

- dAblack borderless deviation: If the white border around the deviation disturbs you, you can install this style in addition to the regular dAblack using the same method as described above. It will remove the white border.
- dAblack totally borderless: Okay, here goes another customization of the style. If you want, like ~daYavuz, to have no borders at all in your black dA, install this style additionally to the regular dAblack. It will remove all borders.
- dAblack IceBlue Daily Pageviews bars: If you find those gray pageviews bars too boring, like *Krodil, you might want to install this additional style, which turns the daily pageviews bars a calm light blue!
- Visual installation tutorial: If you can't find the buttons described in the installation guide, maybe this visual guide by ~GyroxOpex

- Featured! This style has been featured:
- - - by `2dazed as a DD (on 09-02-21)
- - - by ~daYavuz in his journal
- - - by !G-e-m-p-o-l in his journal
- - - by !Ilayda-Arts in her journal
- - - by !Chinastone in his journal
- - - by `NunoPires in his journal
- - - by =fal-name in this deviation showing how dAblack looks for her
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-02-21
dAblack Style WIP v09-02-18 by ~hkk This is a super sexy skin that is great for lovers of the color black! Everything looks great, stylish & slick. ( Featured by 2dazed )
:iconkrodil:
Krodil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
please continue working on it! :D
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:icongyroxopex:
GyroxOpex Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've got a new version that works with v7 here. :)
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome to pick it up and work on it yourself xD
i'm sorry but i really dont have the time for it ._.
and with dA constantly changing things about their layout, it's a never-ending job ;_;
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:iconemage123:
emage123 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
wow great thank you!
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:iconschadowface:
Schadowface Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, itīs so great! thank you so much for it!
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:iconsouless-journey:
Souless-Journey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
It looks awesome!
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot! :D
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:iconsouless-journey:
Souless-Journey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
No prob ^_^
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:iconfractalcoeur:
FractalCoeur Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Very nice. From the screenshot this one looks a lot better than the other two black ones on userstyles. Too bad it doesn't work anymore. I am quite disappointed though that there are actually NO other styles for deviant art. They're all for dAmn and other smaller features of DA.
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:icongyroxopex:
GyroxOpex Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I've published a new version of dAblack if you want that. :) No pressure, though.
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:iconfractalcoeur:
FractalCoeur Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Ooooo, I shall try it out. Thanks.
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:icongyroxopex:
GyroxOpex Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, there are styles allright; or at least, there were. It might well be that they have now all been obsoleted by v7. and yea, because dA is so goddamn secretive about their layout and stuff, it's one hell of an effort to write and maintain such a style (exactly the reason why i quit it x.x )
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:iconaobaob:
aobaob Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Just curious if there will be a version 7 look in the late future? I did love this style like a lost son and now its been taken from me. ;)
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, yes, ive been expecting someone to ask if/why this isnt working etc.
As of now, I don't have any plans to write a new dAblack for v7, because i can't spare the time for it.
Anyone else is welcome to write their own, or maybe i'll change my mind some time around v10 ;)
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:iconaobaob:
aobaob Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Fair enough, I understand you completely. :)
Now back to dA vomit style.
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:iconalkx4444:
ALKX4444 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
is this originally made for the old version of dA?, from the preview it looks like it.

also, I made my own!!! [link]
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
well, officially the may layout version has not changed lately, but there were several somewhat major changes to the layout anyway.
Due to lack of time I can't keep updating this style.

And your style looks interesting, even if somewhat proof-of-concept'ish -- keep up the work :)
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:iconalkx4444:
ALKX4444 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
thanks!
by the way, I just up-dated it, like 30mins ago,
it can now hide the ad-bar at the top of the screen! :D
check it out! [link]
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:iconsaoirseranekaera:
SaoirseRanekaera Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where do I put the css code?
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
There is an installation guide in the deviation description. If you still have problems installing, please ask again and with more detail :)
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:iconsaoirseranekaera:
SaoirseRanekaera Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, thanks ^^
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:iconkrodil:
Krodil Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
u need to get back to this! :D
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
if only i had time ;_;
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:iconkrodil:
Krodil Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
u will, eventually... just did a re-install of win7, and rushed to get ur style on instead of dA's own..its pathetic ;) sh...
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:iconkeykeyx10000:
keykeyx10000 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, a way around the system ;)
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
"against the establishment" or something~
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:iconlikalaruku:
LikaLaruku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
I hope you eventualy finish it. I looks muey awesome.
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:iconhelltemp:
HellTemp Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Thanks for making this excellent style. Works perfectly.
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:icondarwey:
Darwey Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very cool, thx for sharing :)
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:iconsilvernightshade:
Silvernightshade Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I can't seem to get to the hosted script to install it. I keep getting an error page.
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
yea, the hosting server has been down for some time. Use the Download button on the deviation page to get the script in a zip file.
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:iconsilvernightshade:
Silvernightshade Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Ok thanks 83
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:iconkarmat111:
karmat111 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Been using this one for awhile, love the easy on the eyes colouring. Would love to see it updated. The top bars on profile pages are slightly off kilter. Still looks good enough to use though.
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whee, thanks a lot :D
Well i'd really like to update it as well, but writing user styles for a site as complex as dA without knowing the underlying layout is really tedious (if you cast a glance at the code of dAblack, you'll see what i mean). And the fact is that im working pretty much every day and im also working on another project which is very important to me (not to say dAblack isnt ^^ ) (it's free software to realize an information screen, intended for schools: InfoScreen )
i'll probably get back to dAblack at some point, or -- if dA does a complete overhaul of the layout, like the used to do in the past (v1-v5) -- will have to start over from scratch.

anyway, im glad you like it, and thanks for the watch :D
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:iconkarmat111:
karmat111 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Understandable, good luck with your project, it sounds very worthy!
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :D
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:iconcoreyconway:
coreyconway Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Hope to see you back soon... =(
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:iconkatara-alchemist:
Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Very nice, I can see a few little things that need to be worked on, buttons that are still green and little things like that, but considering how often DA has been changing lately you've kept up amazingly well. Great work.
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot!
at some point i'll probably get back to working on it. but oh well, arent we all lazy and overy busy >.>
im glad you like it :D
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:iconinthename:
inthename Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
I love this so much, you're awesome! It looks great all up!:clap:
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot! im glad you like it :D
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:iconinthename:
inthename Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
You're welcome!:boogie:
~Sabrina
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:iconkikaruu:
Kikaruu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Student General Artist
Very nice style, mate. I really like the feel of it. :)
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot! im glad you like it :D
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:iconan-ti-tr-ust:
An-ti-Tr-ust Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
The top part of has gone green:
[link]
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks you, i saw that. im just currently waiting if dA will put up any more layout updates during the next week(s) before i post another update of dAblack ^^
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:icongyroxopex:
GyroxOpex Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Just upgraded, it's a lot better now. Even though I'll still have to get used to the stats tabs on userpages being on the right side of the screen. :)
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it was like that since the last update (09-06-09) =P
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:icongyroxopex:
GyroxOpex Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, well, I haven't upgraded in a while. I came here to check on it because the code for selected tabs had come undone and dA's stock selected tab was showing through.
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