17 / 04 / 2013 HELLO!!! Nope, I'm not back. Not at all. As you might have noticed, I have been reaaaaallly busy the past three months. Not only have I been busy, I have also been enjoying life. That's right, studying, working, hanging out with friends, barely finding the time to relax,
playing way too much skyrim in the spare time I have left. You know, average things almost-20-year-olds do ;)
The past few months have been crazy busy, but have also been a lot of fun for me. And I realised, I'm maybe a little bit too old to play neopets. I actually thought I was too old when I started playing this game and I was 13 back then, haha. So yeah.
Honestly, I don't know what I'm going to do with my sites or what I want to do. I don't like making permanent decisions, so I won't. I will leave them up, that's for sure. Maybe I'll get real bored one day and I'll do some revamping. I actually don't care. And it feels great to not care about pixels. OK. I've spent way too much time on here to really not care about my sites, but I finally can accept that it really needs to end one day. And that's OK I guess.
I feel that sometimes people really take this game to seriously, it's weird. Talking about being professional (try looking up what that word means, you probably won't ever be professional on this site) or apologizing for not updating (nobody but yourself can force you to update). So my tip is to just enjoy the things you like to do and when that really is site making, then do that. But never ever care too much about what your visitors or fellow site makers think. Especially the latter. You should be happy and that's all that counts. And I believe that when people start thinking more like that and start doing the things they like, they will also be able to really be creative. Because I think that creativity is something that's really lacking in the current site community. Really seriously lacking. And I think that's because there are now rules that need to be followed in order to be a great site. You have other site makers to please and you have to work like crazy to do everything your visitors wish you to do. Because no, you wouldn't want to be a bad site owner, would you. How dare you enjoying simple things in life when there are buttons that need to be made. You don't need your rest, no, you haven't updated in three days, so you've obviously had enough time to sleep. No, no, NO. I know that sounds extreme, but I've been following the site community quite some time now and I'm sometimes really confused to see what people drives to keep their site updated. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Stop taking things (especially now we're talking about a virtural world) so seriously and start having fun. It's important too!
Well, sorry for the long rant. But I actually don't want to leave (if I'm leaving, not sure about that haha) without leaving my mark. Even though it's really small :) I always made my layouts to express myself and I loved doing it. I loved how it always helped me clear my mind. And it really has helped me improving my skills in design and layout making. It has been really benificial for me the past few years.
It's getting quite late here, so I'm off to sleep. I'm glad I have finally updated, so I can leave things to be. I hope it's clear this is not me leaving, but I'm taking my distance and slowly letting things go. I guess that's really vague, but yeah, I haven't really made a decision yet. Well, we'll see :)!
Welcome to Nienke's Premades
, a premade layouts site by me, Nienke
. On my site I offer a wide variety of high quality premade layouts. The site has been around since January 2007
, something that I hope shows off!
The layouts I offer are for userlookups (also Altador Cup themed), pet lookups, petpages and guilds.
As of August 2011, there is an extras page. Here you can find archives and several tutorials! On the page you can also find more information on Nienke's Premades and me!
Do not remove my credits. You have to keep at least one link back to this page or my userlookup.
2. You are allowed to edit and use my layouts to your likings, as long as you give proper credit. This only goes for personal layouts though, if you own a premades or request site, you should be able to code and make layouts yourself.
Do you take requests?
Only when the sign on this page
says so. Otherwise, please don't ask me this question, the answer will be no.
I can't save the petpage layout.
The save button is there, but it's covered. Check this page for more information on how to save the page.
Where do you find the pictures you use in your layouts?
All over the site! But mostly here and here. You can also use images from plots, the advent calendar, wearables (If you're too lazy to look for them yourself, this is a great page with all backgrounds) and caption contests.
What programs do you use to make your layouts?
For the older layouts I used Adobe Photoshop 7.0, I've now switched to Photoshop CS5. There's not much of a difference between the two, the latter is just a bit more fancy.
Why didn't you mail me back?
Honestly, I never get asked this question, but I think some people might have wondered why they never heard back from me. Well. I'm just really busy and forgetful. Which is a difficult combination when it comes to answering your mails. Just try mailing me again and I'm really sorry for the trouble.
The layouts have been made to work with all major browsers and screen resolutions. I check the layouts in Firefox
, Internet Explorer
, Google Chrome
. I also make sure the layouts are no wider than 1000px, so they also look good on smaller screens.
You can find some information on how to edit the lookups to your liking on this
page. This includes adding/removing/resizing modules and images.
If that doesn't solve your problem, you can always mail me
with your questions. This also goes for coding problems which are not related to my layouts. It's important that you're really specific though, otherwise I can't help you. Also, it usually helps me if you state what browser you use, or which browser is giving you problems. (Please note that I have a very busy schedule and I don't respond very quickly)
17dayone, 99Mockingbirds, Feel.zeroexposure, Swimchick, Killinginthename, my own
. From DA: Anliah; Ro-stock; Sublimeartdust; DeviousRose; Yunyunsarang; ISOstock; Moonchilde-Stock; Cloaks; Ransie3; Bashcorpo; Jane-beata; Lilystox; Sanami276; Vikyvampirs90; So-ghislaine; Dastardly-icons; Inconditionally; Sarytah.
Brushes 17dayone, Swimchick, Memorylast, Misprintedtype, 99Mockingbirds, Shizoo, Moargh and Missfairytaled; Dreamon72; Dennytang; MagicalViper; Withwhipcream @ DeviantArt. PixelsJen @ Brusheezy.
Gradients Crazykira-resources, Icechicken, Shattereddesigns07 and Millepetit @ Deviantart.
Patterns 77word @ livejournal, subtlepatterns
Counters BoingDragon and Whos amung us
Reviews Requested a review from Frequent Flyer
Everything on these pages is made by me, unless stated otherwise.