All of the content that is produced for the Shadowness /news is created by the Shadowness Staff members. Some of us create articles, and some help with big features like the Daily Inspiration. It’s a big community effort each day.
As a result, we felt we should allow members to create their own site content in the form of Features, Inspiring articles, Information, Interviews and just plain awesomeness, like calls for critique,tutorials, community discussion topics and all else. Here's where you can find all of the Community Topics
Let's Take a Look at Some of the Great Community Topics!
Groups are also a great way to get to know Shadowness artsts' work. Whether you create a group based around artists from your country, or create a group based around certain styles of art, it allows for a greater number of people to see and constructively comment on the art. There have been several great groups created in the past 5 months among them are: /Critique /Collab /LoveandSupport and many other great groups! Come check them out! /groups
First off, start with a topic.
Make sure that it says all that you’d like it to. "Interview with Christopher Ross" is good, but does it tell people who we’re going to be reading about? "Interview with Digital Painter Christopher Ross" is much better.
Next, you’ll need some content!
Content is generally divided into 3 sections. Text, Images and Links. It is important to keep the spacing and html very clean and readable for the members who want to access your content.
The better your topic reads, and the better it is formatted, the more likely people will wish to see your work, and discuss your subject matter. Remember, most people on the internet like text that is highly scannable, so that they can search for the content that they enjoy reading.
Proper spacing is a must to allow for good scanning. A good spacing rule of thumb is, double space before and after images, and triple-space before each header or h2 tag.
PLEASE spell-check your content! You can do this on most email and word-processing software. It only takes a moment, and it adds considerably to the quality of what you're producing!
Next, you'll need some HTML!
Using html helps your article to look its best! Using the 'Center' and 'h2' tags, you can create great headers and centered bodies of text or use the center tags to center your images like /DeathRockLuv (Dr.Luv) does in his weeklyShort Stories article! Staff Picks article! Make certain that your text follows your header immediately with no spacing, so that your formatted article will look professional!
You can also use HTML to add images! Just click on the "Copy Link" area in each SN artwork's description. Then right-click and select copy. This will collect the "a href" and "img src" data conveniently to copy/paste into your article.
Last but not least, Be Original. Content ripped from other sites, or loosely paraphrased will not be accepted. Create your own work, feature your favorite artists and do your own research.
Thanks for reading, Shadows! Keep your content in your sites as high quality as your artworks!
Jun 23rd, 2011
When I joined Shadowness in 2008 is was already a nice site. I returned here after months of absence and I was blown away with all the positive changes! Not only in graphic and functional aspects of the site. I really like how the community is alive with all articles, inspirational features, feedback etc. I love the idea of levels and customization. You're doing a great work with this site - thanks for all the effort and hard work!