Requests are CLOSED!
16.06.10: Done a bit of layout editing after some critical comments from reviewers, meaning the scroll boxes with my previous examples now only show the 3 (or fewer) recent works to minimise the size of the page. For that same reason, the affiliates are now in their own box and the other site areas will follow once they reach a certain size too.
15.06.10: I've temporarily reopened requests as I'm back at college and work has quietened down for a while. I will accept a maximum of 3 requests at a time for the moment until I know where I stand with commissions and classwork!
11.06.10: Finished work but have a few commissions to do (sorry guys, my livelihood is important so that comes first) but I'm slowly getting through my back log of requests. I won't promise when I'll be open, but at this rate it will be around early next week.
06.06.10: Made a few changes, including a link back to navigation option permanently to the right, and added a new section (Icons). Slowly getting through my request backlogs too, so should be reopen soon! Don't forget to vote for me at Somewhere Over the Rainbow!
04.06.10: Work load has increased and I still have requests to do, so waiting time has increased to ~5 days for those who've already made a request. Few more screenshots will be added very soon, and I'm taking part in a SotM! First ever time in one of these, and it's run by the wonderful Rachel, so every vote helps - even if the vote is not for me! (Link is to the right). Check back soon for more updates.
02.06.10: I've done a bit of a clean up of text and organisation throughout the site, based on some useful feedback from my reviewers and those who use my site. I've also been gifted with a new button from the brilliant Fake Gasp, so you now have even more choice if you wish to link back to me. The new premades site, Premade XS Ideas is also up and running, with over 50 shields and some gallery layouts available, although I plan to add even more to that stock very soon. More additions to the portfolios will go up soon, but I think this update has gone on long enough!
01.06.10: Few quick bullet point updates: 1) Added some more examples to the site; 2) Got a wonderful button from Impulse; 3) Have been listed at some more sites; 4) Gained a few more affiliates; 5) Planning to launch my premade site tonight; 6) Reached five on my waiting list, so requests are now closed; 7) Planning a complete overhaul of the text content to this site; 8) Back at work, so my time is now more limited.
30.05.10: So seen as I've maxed out my gallery (again) I have no excuse not to work doubly hard on my requests. I've decided I will now have a maximum of 5 requests on my waiting list but every few days it should open up again, so if requests are closed, Neomail me to be put on a waiting list or check back later. Thanks for all the support guys; taking requests makes me happy ^.^
29.05.10: Wow, been back a day and created 3 lookups, 1 petpage, 1 button and 1 new piece of artwork - with more requests still pending! I feel so happy ^.^ - there's also 3 new affiliates and 3 directories have kindly listed me (with 4 still pending). And problems with the site etc, let me know; this new code has messed up quite a few of my things :(
28.05.10: Hi guys. Nice to be back. I've fixed the issues that stopped me from getting on with anything (let alone Neopets) and since I have finally finished my exams/reached a lull in my work, I've decided to relaunch XS Ideas! I've also cleared out my Affiliates/Listed sections, so Neomail me if you want to be Affies :)
Updates are removed after one month
These are some basic rules to follow if you want a request, simply to make things run a lot smoother and keep everyone happy.
1. I have do not have any obligation to create your request.
2. I do not create graphics, layouts or artwork for Pet applications.
3. Any theft or removal of credit gets reported after one warning.
4. Always check the status of requests before you fill out a form.
5. Follow all Neopets rules in your request content.
If you would like to make a request, please fill out this form. Be as detailed as you can so I can do the best possible job and do not be afraid to include links to examples or reference images.
Neomail me this form
To request to be an affiliate, fill out the simple form below. Although not all sites will be accepted, if I decline your request, feel free to try again some time later.
Neomail me this form
These are just some commonly asked questions relating to XS Ideas. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to Neomail me.
How do I see your portfolio images?
Drag each thumbnail to the address bar to see a full size or half size preview. Each screenshot is taken using the latest version of Firefox, so the actual layout may appear differently in your browser.
Do you do premade graphics or only customs?
I do both! This is my custom site, while my Neo-Premade site can be found here, at Premade XS Ideas.
Why the name XS Ideas?
I was interested in created a phonetic name relating to the concept of ideas and creations. If you say XS aloud, it sounds like "excess"; therefore, I thought it would be an appropriate name for a graphics site for sharing my own surplus designs.
Why won't you do things for pet applications?
If you're applying for a pet, you need to put the effort in. Getting someone else to do any part of it isn't showing true commitment as far as I am concerned, so I refuse to create anything for them.
Why aren't your requests permanently open?
Along with this site, I also run a Premade graphics site, attend college full-time, have a part-time job and am a freelance Graphic Designer. Therefore, however much I love doing requests for people, I can't offer my services 24/7. As a result, request statuses are sporadic, but if you Neomail me I will put you on a waiting list and Neomail you when I'm open again.
Pick Up Area
This is where you collect the code for your completed request: simply find your name, click within the box below it, select all of it (Ctrl+A on a PC), copy it (Ctrl+C) and paste in the relevant area. If you have any problems, let me know and I will try and rectify them right away.