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[personal profile] fuck_yeah2017-07-27 04:50 pm
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Work Skin: How to Mimic Letters, Fliers, and Stationery Without Using Images

This is a tutorial/live example on how to mimic the look of letters, fliers, and stationery (as well as other forms of written media) without using images. For all your epistolary fic needs.

On AO3

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[personal profile] fuck_yeah2017-07-17 05:52 pm
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Work Skin: How to Make a "Choose Your Adventure" Fic

I don't know how well this'll go over, but this a tutorial/live example on how to create a "Choose Your Own Adventure" fic. While this has been explained before (see here), this particular tutorial shows you how to use a work skin to hide the next parts from the reader until they click through to get to them.

Live Example/Tutorial
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[personal profile] fuck_yeah2016-09-06 06:19 pm
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Work Skin: Email Windows

I had a request to create a work skin to mimic an email screenshot, so I've created a simple live example/tutorial here.
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[personal profile] fuck_yeah2016-05-01 08:21 am
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Work Skin Dump

I realized I haven't spammed this community with any new work skins lately, so here, for anyone who's interested:
- How to Make Linked Footnotes (not really a work skin, but a fun bit of coding)
- How to Make a Rounded Playlist
- How to Make Invisible Text (for spoilers and such)
- How to Mimic Undertale Fonts
- How to Make Customized Page Dividers
- How to Make iOS Text Messages
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[personal profile] meicdon132016-02-10 12:28 am
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SMS workskin?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows a workskin that displays SMS text in message bubbles? I remember I read a fic where the workskin made it look like they were iPhone SMS bubbles but I can't find the fic again and Google hasn't given me any tutorials/codes on how to make a workskin like that.

Any help would be much appreciated!
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[personal profile] fuck_yeah2015-08-08 09:17 pm
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Workskin: "Lined Notebook Paper"

Fulfilling another request, this time to mimic lined notebook paper. You can see a live example of this skin here and the tutorial for it is here.
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[personal profile] fuck_yeah2015-07-22 03:10 pm
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Workskin: "Newspaper Article"

So, this community seems pretty deserted, but I'm still sharing skins anyway in case anyone happens to stumble upon them. I received a request for a skin that mimicked a newspaper article. You can see a live example of what I created here and the tutorial for it is here.
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[personal profile] fuck_yeah2015-06-16 04:57 pm
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Work Skins: "Deadpool's Boxes" and "Sticky Notes"

Hopefully it's actually okay to cross-post two tutorials here instead of actually posting the CSS here, but I've just discovered this community and was hoping to share the work skins I've created so far.

1. Deadpool's Boxes -- work skin emulating the yellow and white box in the Deadpool comics.

2. Sticky Notes -- work skin emulating sticky notes (aka "Post-Its")

I hope these are helpful and expect me to post more skins soon! :)
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Work Skin: scripts

Cesy poked me to share this over here, so here it is!

One of the formats of writing that's seeing more publication on the Archive is that of script writing. Unfortunately, if you're not that code-savvy, formatting it will rely on a lot of nbsp; entries (which make kittens cry salty tears of misery) and manual line breaks (puppies wail in anguish). Fear not! For I have heard your suffering, and lo have I written some code for you to use as a Work Skin.

Most measurements are in percentages to scale properly, for screen width and for font size (it will break at much larger font sizes). I have used the font-variant: small-caps; property to mimic the upcase format style calls for (CSS3 does not yet have a font-variant: all-caps;.)

These are all designed to be used with the <p> tag and would look like:
<p class="dialogue">words</p>

The charnameinline style is designed to be used with <span> tags (<span class="charnameinline">name</span>) and is designed for character first reference.

On to the code!

This code will work with any site that allows for CSS. If you want to use it on your personal site, strip out every instance of #workskin (and drop me a line to ask how to attach it to your site code). If you're using it on Tumblr or FF.N...well, I have no idea. I will play with making it work on DW, though don't hold your breath, since DW does weird things to HTML.