megwrites: Dualla from BSG. Dualla > EVERYONE ELSE.  (dualla)
1. DW/LJ-verse, let me pick your brains about long term writer's block and what it is and if anyone ever gets over it. Because right now, I'm in a bit of a panic that I will never write again. It's been weeks, maybe months, since I sat down and worked on a project. It's like the mere act of typing has gotten harder for me to do. The words don't flow from me anymore. Heck, they don't really even come when I try to grind them out word by word onto a page or a screen.

I'm blocked up. Well and truly and I don't know how to get out of it. Anyone else ever gone through this? How did you get out of it?

Because right now I really am afraid that I've lost the one ability that I've always valued in myself and that's scary.

2. Dog bless [personal profile] sara and the very first fontmas in which she explains how to use Google Web Fonts really easily in your DW layouts simply by pasting a url into a box. IT'S LIKE MAGIC, Y'ALL. Which solves my problem of finding a layout that I liked a lot but didn't care for Impact as a font. I really wish that they'd get a new default font for new layouts because the Summertime layouts are pretty. And the one I'm using actually has a nice color combo. But damn, Impact is one ugly damn font to use. It's like using popsicle sticks to frame the work of a great artist. It just sort of ruins the whole thing. But that's my opinion and I'm not a pro or even an amateur when it comes to designing things. I just play around on colourlovers a lot and pretend I know things.
megwrites: A moon rising above a darkened landscape in front of a starry night sky. (moonrise)
Mental health and frustration levels mean that I'm giving up on redoing my layout. Luckily, I just found another one that I can live with for a while.

New layout thanks to [community profile] pastries as seen here. Color modifications made by me.
megwrites: Shakespeared! Don't be afraid to talk Elizabethan, or Kimberlian, or Meredithian! (shakespeared!)

[Image Description: A cute golden lab puppy wearing safety goggles behind a lab table with various beakers, test tubes, and scientific equipment on it looking as if it's pouring something into a coffee mug with the caption: "I have no idea what I'm doing."]

But on the plus side, I've discovered there's more stuff in the "View" tab than just zooming in or out on a webpage. Nope, there's entire secret shit that lets you see CSS and stuff. Of course, I'm about as competent as the puppy you see above you would be at sequencing DNA. But still.

At least I'm at the lab table and wearing safety goggles.

Is there any place anyone knows of where I can look up terms, definitions, and basics? I can fiddle with CSS in the "I know enough to be dangerous" kind of way, but I'm far short of being able to do what I want to do. Which is just changing the fucking colors on the sidebar.

I'm not trying to rearrange every single part of the layout. I just want pretty colors. I just want rainbows and pink and prettiness. I'm not asking for a unicorn pegasus pony to magically materialize in my living room. (Though if there is a way to make this happen with CSS for fuck's sake somebody tell me about it).
megwrites: Dualla from BSG. Dualla > EVERYONE ELSE.  (dualla)
Is there a comm or somewhere in Dreamwidth where a person wishing to make/modify their layout can go and ask specific questions?

Just wondering. Because I'd like to modify my layout but can't right now because I'm not sure how.

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