July 7, 2014Goodness, it's been nearly two years since the last time I've updated. I'm sure people have assumed that this site's closed or at least inactive, but I figured I should probably just state it here in case there was any uncertainty. So yes, The Workshop is closed from here on, although I'll be keeping the site up anyway. I suppose I'm just partial to it. Feel free to use anything that's still in usable condition, although I am aware that most of my images have disappeared. In case anyone was wondering why I closed The Workshop, I simply found that I didn't have the time to keep up with it and put in the effort that it needed. If I ever do make a new site of any sort in the future, it won't be under the name, The Workshop, so don't bother coming here for updates.
V.4 Shining SunLand ho! After weeks at sea, you've finally arrived at the magnificent port of Altador. Stepping onto the docks, you stretch your legs and soon find yourself wandering the streets with nowhere to go. You stop in front of a mysterious door leading into an even more mysterious looking building. You take your chances and knock; it's opened by a young girl with a badge that states Mr. Santa. That's odd, considering she looks nothing like the fabled fellow. She notices your confusion and quickly informs you
Welcome to The Workshop! Here we make goodies for all the little boys and girls of Neopia. But you don't seem to have one, do you? Her face falls when she notices your empty hands. Don't worry! Feel free to pick out something from the bag of goodies we offer, or even request a custom one from me. With that said, she returns to her work, leaving you alone with a whole workshop to explore...
WelcomeHi! I'm Rica, otherwise known as Mr. Santa. This idea of having a workshop sprouted in my mind the day I started this account, mrsanta1231234. It became a reality on November 11th 2010, then I started counting my visitors from December 12th 2010. Here at the Workshop, I strive to make high quality goodies for anyone who wants them. I also take requests for people to get custom graphics tailored to their needs. Feel free to neomail me if you have any comments or questions!
GiftsYou stumble into some odd factory-like room. Hundreds of petpets are working tirelessly making and wrapping...gifts? You decide to ask one of the petpets about what exactly they're doing. You find a Powtry sitting at it's desk, seemingly taking a break. You open your mouth to speak, but it points you towards a sign on the wall.
RulesAlways leave a visible link for credit.
Some NumbersBanners: 44
Layout Sets: 2
BannersIf you want to remove the link to The Workshop (Perhaps if you were using the Moved banners), you can use the code below for credit.
IconsIf you want to remove the link to The Workshop, you can use the code below for credit.
Layouts SetsA layout set at The Workshop consists of a layout base, a color palette, and a choice of backgrounds. All you have to do is add your site name to the layout base, code it, and voila; a complete layout! I'd love to hear suggestions for more layout sets, so please neomail me.
TreatsYou catch an enchanting smell wafting in the air, following the scent, you find yourself at yet another manufacturing room! Here, however, you discover that the petpets are toiling at a series of ovens. It seems that they're baking all sorts of treats. Like usual, you spot a sign on the wall that you realize you must read.
RulesAlways leave a visible link for credit.
You are only allowed to edit the blank bases and recolor pixel resources, you still must credit. If you need help recoloring or editing the resources, just neomail me.
How To Link BackWith a link
With a button
Some NumbersBanner Bases: 19
Button Bases: 18
Web Resources: 89
The Image CodeAs you can see, none of my resources have textareas providing the code underneath them. This is because if you edit my resources, those textareas would be useless, since the image url is different. So, I'll explain how to write an image code that will work with any image.
The textarea above provides the code for having an image and having it link back to The Workshop. All you have to do is replace your specific image url with the one already there. To find the url of my resources, just right click on them and click copy image location, or copy image URL. If you can't have it linking back to The Workshop for some reason, just remove the a tags. And if you're still having difficulties, feel free to neomail me!
ExtractionsThese extractions are perfect to use in various graphics, such as layouts and banners. Please neomail me if you want to see a specific image here.
Naughty or NiceYou see Mr. Santa walking off towards a distant hallway. Seeing as you have no where else to go, you follow her until you're stopped by a Candychan! The Candychan holds out a placard and indicates that you should read it. Not wanting to get on it's bad side, you take the paper and begin.
RulesOnly send requests in when the sign says open. I close requests when I don't have enough time to finish them, so even if you send a request, I won't be able to finish it.
Note that I only offer banner, icon, and button requests at the moment. But if you want some other sort of graphic, you could try neomailing me when requests are open and I'll try my best to help you out.
Linking back to The Workshop is a must, either by text or button. I provide the codes for you in the pickup section, so it should not be hard to do so. Stealing or even not crediting other people's work is reportable.
Please be patient when requesting, and don't rush me during the process. If you really read the rules, state that you didn't in the form. I take my time on my graphics to ensure that you, the requester, receives my best work.
Please visit my portfolio before requesting to make sure you like my style of graphics. There's no point in requesting a graphic if you won't end up liking it.
You do not have to use the graphic I make for you, but if you are not satisfied, please let me know! I'd be happy to redo any graphic for you.
I'd appreciate it if you only request up to two graphics at a time, as I do have a limited amount of time to complete requests. Please send these two requests in one neomail, but using two separate forms. Also delete all words inside the parentheses before sending in your request.
Writing A LetterAs you enter the room you saw Mr. Santa go in, she looks up from her work and spots you. Striding towards you purposefully, she asks whether you found anything to your liking. You shake your head sadly,and tell her that you didn't. She grins at you, a glint in her eye, and says, Of course, if you want something specially crafted for you...I could make you a custom graphic. Just follow the letter formats below and write a letter to me! Remember to read the rules before sending in a form!
The Christmas TreeFinally, the day's come, Mr. Santa's finished your gift! You rush to the Christmas tree in your living room and are delighted to see a lone present shining under it. With hushed footsteps, you tiptoe towards it, barely containing your excitement. On the tag, you read For mrsanta1231234.
The MailroomStepping out of the hush of the foyer, you stroll into what seems to be the hubbub of activity at The Workshop! Hundreds of weewoos are flapping through the room, entering through the opened windows. Each one of them is carrying an envelope, with a letter presumably inside. Your curiosity knows no bounds, and there's no one here to catch you peeking, so you decide to go and read a couple of these letters.
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Little Black Book
The Faerie Compass
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CreditsIcon on home page by The Lunch Box
Textures from here, here, and here, and swimchick.net
To The Top signs from Foomanshu
Non-neo images from Deviantart and We Heart It.
Neopets images from Neopets and Background Bonanza.
Counter hosted at Boingdragon
Some fonts from Dafont, Fontcube, and Ferny Dust
Envelopes from Details
Some header coding from Checkmate
Coding help from CSS Guide
Animation help from Perfect Symmetry
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Stocking StuffersLooking for a little something to keep you entertained? You've come to the right place! The Workshop provides several unique extras that you won't find anywhere else!
To create a button that looks like one of the above, just follow the following steps!
I'll be using the following button for the tutorial.
Unfortunately, this example didn't turn out that well. This animation will look better on actual images rather than a simple placeholder, so don't worry! Please give me your feedback on this tutorial?