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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 07:01 pm
Moodtheme!

I have now set up a custom moodtheme, Dreamwidth-style! Sadly, this turned out to be the most tedious set-up yet. For each of the near-200 moods, one must fill in the URL of the image and the dimensions of the image in separate fields. I much preferred the method of doing it through the LJ-console, where I could paste from a notepad document into which I'd just found&replaced all the relevant bits of code. (I think the above-described Dreamdwidth style is the standard user-friendly LJ method now as well. Which means it may well be possible to access a Dreamwidth-console and do it the way I prefer but, if so, I don't know where it is.)

Ridiculously, while going through this process which took about an hour, I was struck by the need to finish my jack-o-lantern moodtheme and to make a text-based moodtheme. I'm not sure where I want to get quotes from, though.

Communities!

I have also created a community, just to test out the comm-controls. Except not, because I decided to re-create my Tara K. Harper community and there's not much to say about her right now. Nor much of a fanbase around here that I'm aware of...

So! I'm thinking new community-- The Library Pub! I blame [personal profile] penmage and [profile] obsessiveicons for this idea rattling around in my brain. Anyway, I'm thinking of a community for the posting of literary- or author-inspired drinks and also discussion about what shocking, amusing, or titillating lushes many famous and/or admired authors are. Anyone up for playing around in that sort of community? And thusly testing the mod-backend of Dreamwidth?

Pro-Journal!

And, finally, I took the first invite code I ever got and spent it on myself. I felt the strong urge to secure [personal profile] talkstowolves is all I can say. I've done much the same over there as here, creating a custom layer so that I could use LJ's Dear Diary - Striking layout and setting up all my icons.

Setting up [personal profile] talkstowolves also gave me a better idea of what people will be facing when the site is live and everyone's trying to import their journals. I imported [personal profile] fireriven when there were only around 400 people? And 3000+ entries with 8000+ comments took less than 50 minutes. Importing [personal profile] talkstowolves, which involved less than 200 entries and barely over 300 comments took 17 hours.

Next up!
Catching up with/finding my friends who have migrated.
Looking more into the official DW-related comms.

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