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20150301

I'm expecting some of you to flip out about the new Design Studio... but it isn't super different than sumo paint. Only a few things have changed really and this one will support the larger sized salon models, which sumo didn't at all. I'll quickly go through the main changes so that you know how to use this studio and can continue to design as usual.

New Layer from Images: Instead of going into file like on sumo, you'll now go to the "Layer" tab and at the bottom is the option Import> From my Computer

Polygonal Lasso Tool: I swear by this tool and it's...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 14 - Views: 517
20150228

Many of you don't always know about new updates and changes right away. With the changes to the site, I've made it easy to keep up on news. Now next to the Notifications and Challenges links, "News" is now added to the sidebar. When there are unread messages you'll see an exclamation point next to this link, letting you know about new posts. You can click here and it will open a small window with my most recent posts. The most recently posted or commented on blog psot will appear at the top, and goes in order...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 1 - Views: 368
20150217

Recently Forumotion has been working on updating the chat system. With these changes, ours hasn't been working. I've been using another chat system which became incompatible with it. Until they have it fully fixed, I've enabled the original forumotion chat. You'll find it in the same place as usual when you click the "Chat" button. It doesn't offer all the same features, so just be patient until that is all fixed. For now it'll at least give us our chat back :)
 
by Leandra - Comments: 1 - Views: 369
20131220

I've finally finished some designs i was working on remaking as a tribute to girlsense. I have saved many of my past boutiques and fashions from my account before they closed. My username on Girlsense was LeandraDesigns, and I am going to show some designs that I recreated based on my own past designs. All of these fashions are for sale in my personal gallery as well...

This first design I actually made twice on girlsense, I remade it later as my skills improved.
Girlsense:
 
by Leandra - Comments: 129 - Views: 10207
20150214

I've finally accomplished what I thought was impossible! Now most everything about gallery transactions are automatic! Members can only purchase a fashion if they have enough points for it, or else the buy button isn't available. Since that guarantees that they have the points for it, the fashions can be sent to them right away! So now as soon as you buy a design, you can check your messages and you'll find it there automatically. Yet another added feature, the message will also be sent to the seller from...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 9 - Views: 410
20150214

Here at Designers Society, we want to offer you a special Valentine's day surprise! With the new changes to ranks, challenges have now arrived. Those of you who have used the past challenges, there's a different setup now. Challenges are completed by posting your entry in a comment on that challenges page. Every entry earns a member 100 points which's automatically given. Some challenges may include additional prizes in the future as well. There will be many new challenges added often for...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 2 - Views: 356
20150213

I've been debating a few new features for the site. With the recent complete overhaul of the site, I've been working on new additions to bring on the scene. Now we have automated rank systems and a new diamond/like system. There will also be new features to support all these changes, including automating parts of the gallery and society stores. Here's a quick list of my plans for the next month or so:
-Yes, once again I'm gonna bring up the Salon even though I've delayed it lots, I'm still working...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 3 - Views: 347
20150128

New & Improved:The new look is up and running for everyone to enjoy! The new and improved DS now has an updated grid style look, with things more simplified. The main features are still here but a few things have changed and new features in replacement for removed stuff. Everything is accessible from the home, I'll also be adding small excerpts so you can get a quicky look at stuff such as blog posts and trending fashions. We now...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 42 - Views: 1521
20140617

I finally finished this project and have added our new home central! Hopefully you'll all enjoy the new look and it will make things more clean and easier to use. I'll start by explaining how it works and go through the new additions!

Center Page:
-Society Reader: The magazine rack can be clicked to view our current society reader, archives coming soon.
-Advertisements: You can get your ads on the home page, which can be bought from the bank.
-News Slide: Our news slide is the...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 27 - Views: 1580
20141108

Sorry for the delay in creating the flash for November, but I have been debating many different options for up and coming features. First of all, today I've updated the Society Stores central which now has categories and an easier to use setup. You'll notice the Archived Category which shows stores that are no longer available, soon to be archived which will be archived within a month or so, and several other categories. There's also a Collector's Edition category which will be a new feature that offers...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 8 - Views: 555
20150123

Hello all, I know I've been busy and away lately, I just finished a huge graphic design job and will hopefully be able to get more done now. I've been working on our salon, which will be on my own server which I've worked out, so it won't have the issues of the boutique creator at the moment. I'll also be transferring everything for the boutique creator over eventually so that those errors are fixed and everyone can access everything online and save without issue. My next plan is to try to work on the Society Central as soon as I can, while still doing the Salon. I just ask in the meantime that...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 18 - Views: 739
20141211

I may have procrastinated, but I finally finished the Shop Central! Most the time went into designing it all, but now it's all setup for use! Now when you click the Shop link on the menu you'll be taken right to it, and from there you can choose where to go next. There are three interactive parts so far to navigate to the other shopping areas. You can hover and click either the business sign, society store sign, or gallery window to see their effects and go to their pages. Keep in mind there may be more...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 7 - Views: 409
20141227

Hello all! I've been away on Christmas break and will still be away until the 4th. I wanted to leave you all a message to say Happy Holidays! I'm also announcing the winner for the Winter Wonderland Contest... Congrats to: Milbeyful, ArtisticBiscuit, and AfsaraTusspot23 n winning this contest, everyone had such amazing entries! I also have all the new year updates planned, but they may be delayed until the 4th when I'm back. That just means the items on the home such as the society reader, may be up a few days after the new year. Thanks for the great support everyone, Happy Holidays! -Leandra
 
by Leandra - Comments: 7 - Views: 447
20140813

Hey everyone, we need some ways to keep bringing in more new designers since we are close to the end of summer. Our goal is to reach the 10k mark by the end of the year, and we need your help! I'm going to set some fun goals for when we reach different markers on a new member meter. Now I'm gonna make this member meter and post it here as well. You'll all get prizes for helping to participate by spreading the word, inviting members, and staying active on the site. It isn't just about getting new members,...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 39 - Views: 3424
20141204

Sorry for the delayed post and updates, but I've had a lot going on lately. I was gone all of Thanksgiving weekend and had lots to catchup on when I got back. I also just got a new computer and am still getting used to how it works, transferring all my files, and installing programs I need. Now, I have all the monthly stuff updated and completed so I should be able to move on to make progress on other parts of the site like the Shop central and such. First of all, I've just added the new December Society...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 6 - Views: 471
20141121

Holiday Season begins with a site wide sales day, only valid Friday November 28th!
The Gallery: Get 50% off all purchases
Society Stores: 50% off total purchases and 70% off Archived Soon Stores
The Business: Win up to 500 points off every sample you buy
With all these purchases you'll get a raffle ticket for every purchase you make! The member with the most raffle tickets wins a special gift pack, points, and more. One other member with raffle tickets will be randomly chosen to win fashions...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 11 - Views: 494
20141014



It took awhile, but the boutique creator is finally finished! After months of work, it is to the point of being released. With the new boutique creator you can access tons of furniture and items to decorate a boutique. You can move, re-size, and even choose colors for many new materials. As well you can add all your own fashions/furniture and create rich stylish text! Soon to come will be our packs that offer...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 32 - Views: 2357
20141115

The next site event is here, November 22nd! Community day will be a day for all of us to join together, make friends, and get tons of extra treats. For this one day, you'll get double points and some special presents. Through out the day you'll see free present giveaways in the chat as well. A list of all the ways to earn double points:
Forum Posts: 2-4 points
Add a Friend: 20 points
Profile/Wall Message: 10 points

I'll also be offering giveaways along the way in this post, comment...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 8 - Views: 459
20141031

Happy Halloween to everyone, hope you can all celebrate with me. Since it's also my 19th Birthday I'm making my special Bday Blog Post too. As part of the Halloween celebration I will announce the winners of our One Week Challenge and Costume Contest. I'll start with the One Week Halloween Makeup Challenge: Since there were two entries for this and I really liked them both I've decided to give them both the awards for the challenge :) Congrats to Wishonastar and Fries! Now onto the Costume Contest: This...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 11 - Views: 568
20141024

Scaring up your costumes for the costume contest? Now's your chance to create the makeup for it and earn extra prizes for it! Create a halloween/costume inspired makeup design and submit it in the comments below. Winners announced in Leandra's Bday Blog Post on the 31st, so entries submitted by then. The winner will get 100 points and the win a contest award, so enter now!
 
by Leandra - Comments: 15 - Views: 829
20141028

I'm assuming that everyone has noticed the new look of the site. I'm working on an updated look to change things up, so there may be a few things left to change. The main colors are now black and white, with two new main fonts. Hope you all like it, expect to see a few changes within the next day or so as well! Leave your feedback on what you think of the look :)
 
by Leandra - Comments: 11 - Views: 476
20141020

While working on the boutique creator I started working with new coding that would help display content based on the members current rank. With this now working I have implemented it in other parts of the site. This has mainly been used for the materials, now based on the rank you have everything available to you including previous rank content will be displayed right away. That means no more passwords and no more changing pages, you can simply scroll down to see all your options! I've also used this to...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 5 - Views: 456
20141008

I'm finally close to finished with the Boutique Creator, which has been over a months work. This will be our first version, which will occasionally get updated to fix possible errors and improve more. This new boutique creator will offer tons of new material to use with many different categories. We will also be adding packs in the future that are themed and may be free or bought, with tons more furniture to add as well. Here's a look at a quick boutique created with the boutique creator in just a few minutes!...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 15 - Views: 835
20141001

It's October and we are starting it off with a Costume Contest, new Society Reader, and more! Right now I'm working on finishing up the main features for the boutique creator and once that is done then I'll just need to add the items and it's ready! Here's what you can expect to see this month:
-New Boutique Creator
-No Passwords on the Material Content
-The First Boutique Pack
-Second Currency Introduction(Possibly)
-Starting work on the new Shop central

Update: I've...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 13 - Views: 446
20140919

Right now I've been working on the boutique editor but I don't have much time to design the furni for it too. Since I'm in need of so much stuff I'll just open it for everyone to donate stuff if they like. There isn't a particular list but I'm looking for all kinds of stuff to be used for chairs, couches, wall decor, decor, lighting, walls, floors, mannequins, and more. anything you have you can either submit it in a comment here or PM to me :) Thank you for the donations everyone!
 
by Leandra - Comments: 43 - Views: 1358
20140930

Exclusive Offer: Enter the Code Reward and get free enrollment into DSUniversity mid year! Note: You'll have until Graduation to makeup assignments 1 and 2, you'll get 100 points for each of them as well!
You can now enter code rewards by clicking the gift icon on the side menu below Chat. http://www.designerssociety.net/h49-code-rewards

 
by Leandra - Comments: 2 - Views: 401
20140923

Ready for something new and fun? Here's a new way to look at designing and a way to win tons of cool prizes for it... Use this black and white fashion outline to create an amazing design. Color it in however you like and get creative, use patterns, draw details, etc. The most creative challenge entry wins:
-An exclusive interactive look at the upcoming Boutique Creator
-100 Points
-Win a Contest Award
So comment with your entries below, entries close the 29th, winner announced on the...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 37 - Views: 1193
20140920

As you've probably noticed, the main forum page looks a little different. I've changed up the main title and rearranged a few things. There is now a search area below the forums to help you find what you're looking for easily. Below it is also a key area that has different links and info like active posts, your posts, and more. Hope you all like these new changes and credits to angelinamc who suggested I offer an easy way to find posts :)
 
by Leandra - Comments: 13 - Views: 1205
20140414

I'm thinking about adding a second way to earn and spend. This currency would be much more rare and take more work to earn, but would give great rewards. For example, you would be able to get special fashions, features, and more with this new currency. There would be many ways to earn like certain awards and special contests. You could also convert points to this new currency. The purpose would be to help members with more points gain an interest to earn this new currency and to add an extra way to get...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 75 - Views: 2591
20140919

I will be working on our new Shop Central soon which will have a new look like the home and studio. Before I do, I want to work out ideas for the auction house. Since we chanegd the auction setup a few times, I was thinking about another way to try. Here's the idea: We have a few items featured every week and members can offer what they would like to pay for it. Offers will be kept private(unless you all think it should be a bidding system) and the seller will be able to set a minimum price to offer if...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 11 - Views: 381
20140908

I'm starting a new One Day Challenge based on makeup design! Here's an HD mannequin bust that fits our HD model and will help you all make an extra detailed makeup design! http://s17.postimg.org/rn7awoeq7/hd_bust.png
Just post your entries below and Submit by Wednesday, Sept. 10th
The winner gets:
-Win a Contest Award
-Custom Makeup
-Half Off a SS Purchase

Update: Extended to submit...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 37 - Views: 1529
20140901

The past month went by really fast and now DSU is about to start. Many of you will be back to school so we plan to bring some fun new stuff for you all to enjoy on your time off. Here is a list of some things I have planned for the next month:
-Desert's new Society Store
-Boutique Designer
-Society Central (possibly)
 
by Leandra - Comments: 7 - Views: 464
20140810

It's been a few months since we had a new hiring round, so for our 2 year celebration I'm looking for some new help. There have been many new members since our last career round with tons of potential for the teams. Here are the areas I'm looking for extra help in and a description of the specific tasks.
DS Socialite: Someone to help manage our social networks, looking for someone for twitter and possibly youtube.
Site Artist: Someone great with creating ads, banners, and slide shows for the...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 22 - Views: 893
20140731

After a great first class, we are now reopening enrollment for our next class. DS University is now accepting students all through this August. There will be four lessons covering: Fashion, Boutique, Interior, and Hair Design. You will get a chance to complete assignments for each lesson, as well as get feedback from your professors and win extra prizes. The only thing required for enrollment is 500 points, there are no other restrictions, it is open to every member. The DSUniversity page is under the Agency...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 26 - Views: 1161
20140816

 
by Leandra - Comments: 12 - Views: 518
20140822

It took me some time, but I finally finished our new Studio Central! From here you can access everything that you could from the Studio tab. The new Studio includes the design studio, materials, custom central, and some more upcoming features. You'll notice hover effects on the: photos, fabric rolls, fashion sketch, gold keys, and cellphone. Hope you all like the new setup and if you have any big issues just let me know. Note: I'm working out a few small details still so keep that in mind!
 
by Leandra - Comments: 26 - Views: 858
20140801

This month we celebrate 2 years since the start of Designers Society! We will have plenty of gifts and a new contest. We are also currently opening enrollment for a new DSU class. Look for all this info and more in the new issue of the Society Reader, out now. You can also look forward to a new team member joining, since I'll be looking to add more this month. Here is just a quick list of somethings to come this month:
-Cute Pose Society Store
-Anniversary Contest
-New Studio page design
 
by Leandra - Comments: 5 - Views: 432
20140725

I'm sure you've all noticed the major change to our site design. It took me about 5 hours tonight, but I pulled it all together in a night! We now have a main section to the left of every page instead of at the top. This area includes all the necessary things for navigation and all your info. I have a few things to edit on a few pages but should have it all fixed in a day or so. Please please give me feedback on how you feel about the new look and anything that possibly needs changed. Thanks all, hope you...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 20 - Views: 809
20140714

I've just finished a new feature that you'll hopefully all get lots of use out of... New model templates are available in both regular size and HD with some new improvements to the original model. She also has a cover-up as requested by some members, those who'd like to have it without the cover-up just message me :) The pose has stayed the same but our standard models will be replaced with these new ones. You can find the new models on the materials page, elite members can get the HD version in the elite...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 13 - Views: 1469
20140706

A few of you may know this already, but I was on vacation in New York the past few weeks so I'm sorry for the delay on our monthly stuff. Now that I'm back though I'll be trying my best to get as much done as possible. I want to finish the material applique items which shouldn't be too hard. I'm hoping to then work on new boutique content for us. Another way I may go is to work on making the Studio and so on like the Home Central, opinions and ideas anyone? I know I keep saying about the male society store,...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 8 - Views: 478
20140703

Hey everyone I'm still in NY on vacation, with very little time to get on the site. I'll be back by this Saturday though and try to get everything done. I know I haven't gotten to do the monthly stuff yet like the home and society reader. Once I get back I'll update it all as soon as possible. Thanks for the patience and keep designing everyone!
 
by Leandra - Comments: 4 - Views: 375
20140610

Since I have so much to do and am still working on our new home page, I'm looking at my next big tasks. Right now I'm busy but once I finish this I'll be starting on either new society stores (including the male one) orrrr creating new boutique content. I'd really like to work on the boutique content to give you all something new, but then I also know many have wanted to see the male store and such. So now it's up to you, vote for which project should come first!
 
by Leandra - Comments: 15 - Views: 729
20140506

 
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20140601

Everyone is almost out of school and as a new high school graduate I'm definitely excited for the summer! I have many plans but will be on vacation part of the end of June. My plan is to get as much done as I can before then, including our new home page setup. This is my main goal since it's quite a large project, but hopefully the new home page will increase member interest. I'd also like to work on these other things if I can:
-Material Appliques
-DS Model Contest
-Designers Pageant
 
by Leandra - Comments: 10 - Views: 511
20140318

Thank you to all of you who have helped Designers Society reach 5,000 members. After just over a year up and running, we have had almost 10,000 different viewers and over 100,000 visits world wide. I have worked very hard to create this fashion safe haven for you all to join together, and you all have made it the society that it is today. To celebrate there will be giveaways and free presents for everyone!

Free Presents For Our Members:
 
by Leandra - Comments: 32 - Views: 2081
20140526

Right now I'm working on some new additions, mainly a transformation of our home page. Today I've added a small new change that shows the users avatars on our forums. I'm debating this so give your thoughts: yes, no, or needs work. The home page will be a large project that may take me a month, but will be brand new and interactive. Here's a preview outline of the new home so far: http://www.designerssociety.net/h53-home
There will be our first designathon this saturday, all...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 3 - Views: 450
20140417

As a way to show off some of the amazing designs you've bought, I'm opening an outfit contest. This contest will have three rounds, hence the name trio contest. Each round will have its own theme, prizes, and one winner which will be posted below. How to enter: Simply create an outfit using any designs you have made or purchased from others, if you know the designers names try to include credits too.

Round #1: Outfit of Yourself
Winner: Chloe
 
by Leandra - Comments: 81 - Views: 3442
20140507

To help increase the gallery appeal I have created a new setup for it. Now every member has their personal galleries which are the first things displayed. This way you each have your own "shop" area per se that they can sell their fashions in. You can link it on your profile and all your posts very easily as well, for those of you who don't know how, just leave a comment. With this new setup, the old albums were removed along with most fashions in them (newer items have been moved to that members gallery)....
 
by Leandra - Comments: 10 - Views: 491
20140228

Since Desert and Chloe are both taking a break we need some help on the Artist and Writer teams right now.

Artists would help with: -Society Reader Cover -News Slides -General Image Creating for the Site

Writers would help with: -Articles for the Society Reader -News Posts -Monthly Newsletters

Those of you who are interested in helping with this need just a few things first. Artists please show some images you've made like boutiques, banners, etc. Writers please write an...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 19 - Views: 934
20140520

In the next month or so, there will be a new series of contests. These contests will be all about creating full ensembles and showing off your designs. This new series will be called the Designers Pageant and will be open to all members. There will be several different contests which will narrow down to three finalists. After voting, the winner will be our Miss DS 2014 She will get many fabulous prizes as well as chances to gain publicity for herself among the site. This is just a small sneak peek at the...
 
by Leandra - Comments: 8 - Views: 437
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