My name is Nina
and I'd like to welcome you to Cataclysm
, a button request site
established on August 1st, 2013. I strive to create vibrant
buttons for your pages as well as provide good and fair service to requesters. If requests are open, feel free to send in your form! I can't wait to make a button for you.
If you have any questions about the site or just want to comment on Cataclsym, do not hesitate to mail me
and I will to get back to you as soon as I can. I welcome all types of mails and will be more than happy to answer whatever question you have. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy Cataclysm.
August 22nd, 2015
August 19th, 2015
- Requests are now permanently closed. I will be working on the requests I have recieved and put those up as I finish. Once I finish all the requests, Cataclysm and Solaris will be shut down. Thank you for being patient and considerate.
August 9th, 2015
- I WILL BE CLOSING REQUESTS ON FRIDAY AUGUST 21ST AT 12 AM NST. If anyone is still interested in a button please send in your request before that time and date. I will be closing down my sites the following weekend.
- I have finished 3 requests and am trying to get through the other ones. My speed has slowed down because I have not been feeling well recently.
August 2nd, 2015
- I have finished four more requests! I would have completed them more quickly but I recently bought a new laptop and it's been a process trying to move everything to my new laptop, as well as getting photoshop on there and downloading fonts. I've had to download a lot of fonts lately and I'm trying to find the ones that I really like. I have all the main basic fonts that I like to use for buttons, but sorry if requests are completely a little more slowly for your liking!
- Requests are still going to be open, and I haven't gotten as many as I thought I would over the past few days so I'll still keep them open. Not sure exactly when I will close them for good, but I will definitely post it beforehand so people still have time to request if they want to.
July 31st, 2015
- I've gotten a good number of requests so far, but I've managed to get them done so requests are still wide open.
- I just want to remind people that THE RULES STILL APPLY. Just because I am closing down my site and willing to do a final round of requests doesn't mean that the rules I set are no longer applicable. Please make sure to read the rules before you send your request to me; they are not there just for fun or to take up space.
- The time has come to say goodbye to neopets for me. I'm really just not interested in this site and it's become a chore for me to come here, and I really only do it when I'm so bored that there's nothing else for me to do.
- However, this is not the final goodbye. I will be opening up my last requests here at Cataclysm before I close my sites. I don't know how long I will keep them open (it depends on how many I get in how much time) but I will be accepting at least 15 requests. Because I do work around 30 hours a week now, I might not be able to finish the requests as quickly as I normally do, but they will be completed at a reasonable time.
- Thank you for everyone who has supported this site and my other sitemaking endeavors. It means a lot to me and I'm so grateful.
Before requesting, please read through these rules and guidelines carefully!
Please request only when requests are open. Any forms sent in while requests are closed will be deleted.
You are only allowed to request one button at a time. Forms with multiple requests will be deleted and will not be notified.
You must link back to Cataclysm. I highly prefer that you link the button itself back to Cataclysm, but text links are acceptable as long as it is clear which button I made. If you do not provide a link back to this site, I will take that as theft and report you without warning.
I am more than willing to redo buttons within reasonable limits. If you requested a Nina's Pick button, then changes are fully acceptable. If you requested a Complete Custom button and are asking for changes based on things that you already chose for yourself, I reserve the right to refuse.
Reread your form carefully to make sure all the information is correct and it is your final decision. Do not waste time by sending in a form that was thrown together haphazardly.
Do not claim my buttons as your own or repost them. Thieves will be reported without warning.
Only request using the form I have provided. Anyone who does not use a form or uses a different form will have their request be rejected.
Do not request buttons for other sites or people. Only request for your own use.
I make buttons for any page except for button request sites. This includes guilds, applications, and personal pages. If your site has stolen content, has had a history for stolen content, or is in violation of any rule, I have the right to reject your request.
If requesting for a site or a page, you must at least have a layout with some content before requesting. Sites that are still in the processing of opening can request as long as they have the aforementioned requirements.
As of now, I offer two request styles: Complete Custom
and Nina's Choice
. If you have the button almost completely planned out in your head, then Complete Custom is the right choice for you! If you're unsure of what type of button you want, or want to be surprised, then go ahead and use Nina's Choice for a button where I call the shots.
If a border is linked to another site, that means I did not create the border and the linked site is the creator.
Some things to consider:
Boxy and Boxy Full are only allowed on pixel
The Shuffle animation can be left and right
OR up and down
Depending on the amount of text and the image, some animations may not work.
Thank you for requesting from Cataclysm! Make sure to leave credit when picking up your request. If there are any problems with your button, please let me know so I can fix it for you.
awards and achievements
- ranked second at The Den for button requests
- ranked 3rd in requests at Beyond
- ranked 5th in requests at Site Inc
- ranked 1st in graphics at Rush Hour
- ranked in button requests at Line Up
frequently asked questions
1. Where did you get your site name from?
I was honestly tired of a lot of site names being so focused on an image of beauty and frailty. I wanted something tough, something that evoked power. Cataclysm means a catastrophic event, a disaster. I felt like that was quite suitable for what I wanted. Although I do wish I could have picked something shorter, I still love the name and the word.
2. What do you use to make your buttons?
I use Photoshop CS6 Extended to make all of my buttons.
3. Will you be affiliates with my site?
Unless you for some reason are unable to read English (in that case, I can communicate in traditional Chinese), I will clearly state whether or not I am accepting affiliates. Please don't just mail me (or anyone for that matter) asking to be affiliates with your site when you didn't even bother to check my affiliates section to see if I am currently accepting affiliate requests.
4. Can you teach me how to do the ______ animation?
The answer to that question shall almost always be a resounding no
. First of all, I'm a terrible teacher through just words online and the best way I teach is if you can also see what I'm doing. I also don't really have the patience or time to sit down with every single person who asks me for animation help and teach them how to do it. I learned my animations all from either my own trial and error or from tutorials on neo.
All the buttons here link to the creators.
Euphoric is an amazing and wonderful button request site by the fantastic Rico. Every single button he makes is incredibly beautiful and the animations he uses are stunning. I would highly recommend Euphoric to anyone who's looking for a lovely button. His talent with animating buttons is unparalleled and I couldn't ask for a better sister site.
- Layout code and design © Nina with several coding bits from Cam.
- Stock image for banner by jaymantri.
- Background from Subtle Patterns.
- Bullets, envelope, and back/next resources from Bedazzled.
- Request open/closed signs made by Nina and are not for public use.
- Button textures by Jubilee Resources and Bedazzled.
- Hit counter by BoingDragon, counter base from Bedazzled.
- This site would not have been possible if it were not for Cam, Rico, and Anh, who made me feel like I was good enough to even open this site up in the first place.