Skins

Everyone has different ideas about what makes a good website design. Some people love big images, some people hate them, some people like them but not if they're trying to read fic. Some people like light text on a dark background, some people like dark text on a light background.... The list goes on. By creating these skins, we've given you some options, hopefully everyone will find something to suit (and have fun playing around in the meantime!). You can select a new skin while viewing any page by using the skins menu (usually somewhere near the top - the position will change from skin to skin, that's the beauty of it), or here by clicking on the skin name or the preview image. You will need cookies enabled to be able to change skins.

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Blueprint
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This gorgeous skin was new for 2009, made to match the shiny new image map. Both the header graphic and the matching image map were made by Trish; the coding was done by Laitaine. This skin has dark text on a light background.
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Cartoon Heroes
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This fantastic comic-style skin was made by Lim for the 2007 Big Bang. Laitaine loved it first time around and missed it last year, so she reworked the skin so it could be used for the 2009 site. This skin has dark text on a light background.
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Colour Gate
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This bright and colourful skin features a stargate and some optical images taken from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey SkyServer. The skin has a header graphic but is otherwise image-light so as not to detract from the wonderful content! This skin has dark text on a light background.
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Inkblots
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This skin is the default and it was made to complement the beautiful front-page image-map made by Elli. It features a header (also by Elli) that matches the image-map graphic and is moderately image heavy. This skin has dark text on a light background.
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Quite Content (dark on light)
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This skin is all about the content. The idea here was to cut back on the layout images and concentrate on displaying the fic and the art: great if you like your websites to be unfussy! This skin has dark text on a light background. (There is also an identical skin with light text on a dark background if you prefer.)
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Quite Content (light on dark)
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This skin is all about the content. The idea here was to cut back on the layout images and concentrate on displaying the fic and the art: great if you like your websites to be unfussy! This skin has light text on a dark background. (There is also an identical skin with dark text on a light background if you prefer.)
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Scriptie
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This skin, originally created for the 2007 site has been updated for this year's challenge. The arty layout features a stargate with whorls and scrolls and has dark text on a light background.