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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!

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 for other cool styles :D

Thanks for your time and I hope you like it!


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.

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!

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).

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

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.

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


Change log

Change log removed because no hosting D:



- 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 )
Krodil Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
please continue working on it! :D
GyroxOpex Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've got a new version that works with v7 here. :)
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 ;_;
emage123 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
wow great thank you!
Schadowface Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, itīs so great! thank you so much for it!
Souless-Journey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
It looks awesome!
hkk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot! :D
Souless-Journey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
No prob ^_^
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.
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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