This is indeed a very good that you’ve asked me. I have couple of suggestions for the improvements in the journal/gallery system
• Auto-complete feature while coding skins would be awesome
• Integrated search tool to search all your installed skins would be great. I personally would like to have this because I have hundreds of skins installed
• An option to choose “thumbnail preview” and “list view” (list view with hover thumb preview)
• Auto generation of thumbnail for the skins that you create
• Enabling all cool CSS3 properties/attributes for our use. We see that the skins of dA HQ blogs use CSS3 properties heavily but it is never allowed to the normal premium users. (which I personally feel bad about)
• Allowance to code the CSS of our gallery featured folder
• The right margin of the gallery folder ruins the overall look of the skin and it should be removed
• Google fonts are not allowed in the present gallery system as it is allowed in journal skins
• A preview feature should be introduced while coding a skin as it is very difficult to change and save the skin each time you want to check the result
How important is design when it comes to Journal and Gallery Skins?
Design is very important to me because it is the design which determines the look as well as the features/functionality of a skin. Also, since DA has lot of restrictions on the use of CSS for journal/gallery skins it is utmost necessary to have your designs practical enough to be actually coded.
Can you tell us about your group #CustomizeYourProfile and its purpose?
#CustomizeYourProfile was first founded by =MythicalMagic and later on she decided to hand it over to me (which was a surprise for me because it was without notice lol). The goal of the group is pretty simple – getting all profile customization resources at one place both for Premium members and Non-Premium members. It is a place to submit and get access to a database of resources and tutorials to decorate your profile page.
What is the most rewarding thing about helping people customize their profiles?
Their love, support and appreciation!
Do you have anything you'd like to promote?
Only two things are coming my mind at the moment:
1) I do custom journal skin/gallery skin/profile customization commissions so if anybody is interested can always get in touch with me
2) I am going to host a contest soon with premium prizes for the grab so stay tuned!