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Warning: No more updates. This app stays as it is now. Why? Because Flash is essentially dead now. Browsers stop to support it etc. I might be create a HTML5 version of this app IF deviantART let us upload web apps in the future (as Newgrounds does). Until then this stays without any further improvements or updates. Thank you for all your comments and supports I got for this app. It was a pleasure. I will respond and help as I can. This will not change. I just do not fix anything in the app, also I do not add any new features after this.

This little app generate Custom Box Background code after you provide an image url to it. This is the easiest way to get HTML code that makes your profile look awesome.

Tutorial video: youtu.be/WNnUhSB6QPQ

You can check preview after you generated code. Pressing CTRL+C (or CMD+C if you are Mac user) button will automatically copy the code for you, so you can paste it in the custom box.

Mobile Users and people without Flash player


Here is the mobile version for you: customboxgenerator.nikhazy-diz…

You can add it to home screen too, as this is a web mobile app.

Buy to support me


Do you want to support me maintaining this app? This is a small custom box background pack (25 images in a zip file). Click Purchase button on the right. Want preview? Check this out: sta.sh/0qtpybyf6ej

FAQ


  • It isn't look good with featured images, ID, donation etc.  Yeah. Because this works best with custom box widget. In any other cases there will be bugs like hidden content, spaces between content and top of widgets etc. There are workarounds for these but they will be still far from perfect.

  • How to get Image URL?: www.wikihow.com/Get-the-URL-fo…

  • Background image doesn't repeat This isn't an error. This is how it is. You must use a wide and tall image to cover all the background. (Update: As from v1.7.4 it is possible to repeat image vertically.) This is not an officially supported feature, so it is far from perfect.


  • Background image doesn't fill the box horizontally It is because you use a too small image. To understand this better try to resize the window and see how the layout changes, you will see eventually it will fill it. The minimum recommended width for the image to use is 1000px. That fills the background even on bigger screens. There are no other way for this. 

  • Does this work at Groups? Not perfectly. At groups the image will push the content down. So you can use small image as header or something, but not as background.

  • I am an Internet Explorer user. I don't have "copy image url" at right click. What to do? First of all: Don't be an Internet Explorer user. It is bad for your and your computer's health. But if you want to continue to be one, you should write a comment with an URL to the page that contains the image you want to use and I will give you the image URL.
    (Update: As from v1.8.0 it is possible get IMG URL in the app itself if the image is on deviantART or sta.sh. If you still have problems comment)

  • It hides donation button. What to do? Put several line breaks before the last tag so the button is "pushed downwards". At donation polls it is a good idea to use low but wide image, so it only hides the donation amount.


  • How do I replace the hidden featured image? You put the image's :thumbXYZ: code in the text OR you use the <img src="FEATURED IMAGE URL" width="400" />  HTML tag also in the text. Where the a "width" parameter will change the width of the image and you should set it so you are happy with the result (thank you for kissingcyanide for pointing this out). Without the width parameter the image can be too big and appear strangely hidden on the sides.

  • There is a space on top of featured image widget: Set the view to "Normal view". There will be still a space at the top. But this is as close as you get. Remember the first FAQ.


Version history


    
  • Update v1.9.2: This update contains the following changes:
    • From now on the default text color is black. It was set red before this update that created some confusion.
  • Update v1.9.1: This update contains the following changes:
    • Minor bug fix at text color picker.
  • Update v1.9.0: This update contains the following changes:
    • New function: From now on you can select text background color. 
    • New function: From now on you can select text color. 
    • Centered text is optional now when background color is selected.
    • Preview text tells what options are selected (also in the code)
    • I added 100px to the height of the app, so it have space for rearrangement.
    • I rearranged the buttons, so now text based stuff is on the left, image related stuff is on the right
    • Preview is now fixed for big images. It show proper centered image as it is meant to be
    • Added llama giver button in help. Feel free to give me llama ;)
    • I changed the background color to match dAs new color.
  • Update v1.8.0: This update contains the following changes:
    • For people who can't get image URL by right click a new function is added! Just press the "Get IMG URL for me" button and copy the deviation URL there! It will get the img url for you, you just have to press the Get Code button. As it depends on my websites server, when my website is down, this function will be down too.
  • Update v1.7.4: This update contains the following changes:
    • Vertical repeat added! From now on you can repeat background image downward. A little something for you guys with very long content. It will have a small space between repeats. Sadly this is how this works, but more than nothing.
  • Update v1.7.3: This update contains the following changes:
    • A bug fixed where the preview wasn't show well (may still occur, more testing needed). This bug doesn't affect the actual result.
    • Added Facebook button in help. If you like this consider liking my Facebook Page too, where I write news about this app too.
  • Update v1.7.2: This update contains the following changes:
    • Small bug fixes
    • New video link. This new version has new tutorial video about usage. youtu.be/WNnUhSB6QPQ
  • Update v1.7.1: This update contains the following changes:
    • Bug fixed: deviantART and Youtube button's help text was rendered behind the Get Code button.
    • Minor code improvement
  • Update v1.7: This update contains the following changes:
    • New function: text background. This is a deviantArt based white background for the text. Must be centered.
    • New function: Font size added! You can change font size 1-10. Not pixel. Old old html font size. deviantART still supports it
    • Preview is better now. You can set up its look while previewing
  • Update v1.6: This update contains the following changes:
    • deviantART button added. It opens a new window with a search for background images especially made for custom boxes
    • YouTube button now opens the video page as its description also has information about the video.
  • Update v1.5.1: This update contains the following changes:
    • YouTube button now have deviantART colour when it is inactive. This is a minor change for better look.
  • Update v1.5: This update contains the following changes:
    • Button logic works better. After generating a code, when you click on the URL input you get the normal state of the app. Before this if you were in preview mode you lost all buttons.
    • Minor change in source code.
    • Youtube button added. This way you can check out the video about using this app. Thanks for sawb for the awesome icon pack: fav.me/d21dm5r
  • Update v1.4: This update contains the following changes:
    • Better error message when not proper URL added, pointing to the help screen. Thanks for namenotrequired :)
    • Minor change in help text.
    • Help screen have new design.
    • Donate button added to help screen.
  • Update v1.3: This update contains the following changes:
    • Added better help text. I included how to get image url
    • From now on only image url's are accepted because lot of people tried to feed it with deviation url. This means only urls ending with .jpg, .jpeg, .png or .gif are good. You can copy urls that have ?something at the end, this isn't affect this rule (for example ...someimage.jpg?sometext)
    • I fixed the preview. Now the background image is centered, as the real life boxes are centered too.
  • Update v1.2: Better help text added. Thanks for Ilionej for suggesting it. :)
  • Update v1.1: Centered content checkbox added. It expands the code with a
    element that will render content centered in the custom box.


Why so much update? I got ideas from time to time from comments or just find a small error I want to fix. Wanna see the first version? Here you go: fav.me/d5zfdcu

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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-04
Custom Box Background Code Generator v1.9.x by NAkos

[dA Related / Devious Fun / Other] ( Suggested by EeNii and Featured by ginkgografix )
:iconrdmanebog33:
Critique by RdManebog33 Aug 11, 2013, 11:50:56 PM
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?

Once again,
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?

Once again and again,
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?

Yeah, so cool.

Once again & again & again,
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?


LOL!

Again i will say,
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?

...Cool. Yesh yeh yeshhh! Even nice flash! I'll add this to my favorites! Yeah this rocks! Yay!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
345 out of 411 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconorangeei:
Critique by orangeei Sep 2, 2013, 2:57:13 PM
Dude, I've been looking for something like this. Like, EVERYWHERE :D
I guess you earned a fave :3
So this shows how new Premium Members on how to do it :D
I hope this gets famous sometime.
Randome Space Use Up-
well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well
well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well

Thank you 8D

this is more like a comment, huh?
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295 out of 336 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconlivingsideofthemoon:
livingsideofthemoon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
thx thii2 ii2 really helpful!!!
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:iconemberthekat:
EmberTheKat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I type in the YOUR TEXT spot it doesn't work! D:
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
it works in custom box. anything else will be buggy
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:iconemberthekat:
EmberTheKat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh
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:iconglitternoodles:
GlitterNoodles Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx This Helped So Much ♥
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:iconslideswitched:
SlideSwitched Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
guess it doesn't work for .swf files or files from sta.sh?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No as that is not an image file :)
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:iconponyland777:
ponyland777 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do i use this i can't figure it out might someone help me?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it only works for core members
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:iconask-fem-hawkfrostxx:
Ask-Fem-HawkfrostXx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not core and It worked in my journal?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
can happen, I don't know. it is a hack of a hack of a hack anyway :D
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:iconponyland777:
ponyland777 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh okay :(
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:iconbattyblastbite:
BattyBlastBite Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Idk how to use it.
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Copy img url in app, copy code in custom box
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:iconbattyblastbite:
BattyBlastBite Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
k thanks
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:iconcupecakes:
cupecakes Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Artist
omg
this is so helpful <333333333
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:iconxxxxriverxxxx:
xxXXRiverXXxx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS >.<
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:icondisturbeddragon2000:
DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Student General Artist
cool a dd!
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:iconsickenedd:
Sickenedd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I used a drawing that I did, but now that it's on my custom box, it's not big enough to fill in the whole box :^(

How do I fix this?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Make the image bigger. It should be at least 1000px wide so it fills the box on wider screens too (try to resize your browser window to see how the box's width dynamically changes with it). 
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:iconsickenedd:
Sickenedd Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks!
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:iconminrdj:
MinrDJ Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the centered text isn't working? I clicked the check box, did I do something wrong?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not sure if it center in every situation. Some of the backround colors could overworite it. Sorry I am really in the dark about this right now.

Also: thank you :)
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:iconminrdj:
MinrDJ Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try to see if I can make it simpler for it, thanks!

your'e welcome :)
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:iconkakarigeikogirl:
KakariGeikoGirl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing, I love it!!
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:icondarkeclipsewolf:
DarkEclipseWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So you can use this and put it on your page? .w. Sorry for my ignorance
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You can use this in your custom box-es on your profile IF you are a premium member.
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:icondarkeclipsewolf:
DarkEclipseWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh I see, then it wouldn't work for me.
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly no
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:iconlisaneee:
Lisaneee Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  New Deviant
THIS.IS.AMAZING
This was really the only thing that worked for me! Thank you SO MUCH!
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:iconthebizfactor:
TheBizFactor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
ok so when I do it, when I try to put <img src="orig10.deviantart.net/b1cc/f/2…"> outside the box, it doesn't appear but the box just gets bigger. What am I doing wrong?
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:icontheoneoverusedbase:
TheOneOverusedBase Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I put Honk.png randomly

<img src="honk.png" />


   YOUR TEXT / EMOTES / THUMBS





someone use this lmao
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:iconfayreabyssus:
FayreAbyssus Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i have an issue do you have to keep the colored background wording on it because when i try change it or rid of the words it just becomes smaller?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems natural to me. Sadly the color background stuff is a hack of an hack so it is what it is.
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:iconukulelemoon:
UkuleleMoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I purchased the package. I didn't really need the backgrounds, but they were cool. I just wanted to toss you a little coin for a real time saver.
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice of you. Thank you :)
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:icontinasheharabakuoc:
TinasheHarabakuOC Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
it says 'a plugin is needed to display this content'
what plugin is needed? please help ;-;
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Flash

If you are on phone it will be very hard to install. If you are on PC or Mac I don't know how you do not have Flash (maybe you use internet explorer). But anyway: here a non flash version: customboxgenerator.nikhazy-diz…
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:iconwinterflurry:
WinterFlurry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The centering feature seems to be broken... :(
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:iconbakagummi:
Bakagummi Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi :iconnakos: i try to put custom box on donation pool but don't work :( you can say how to use for donation pool please ? :(
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It hides the content of it. It is natural. You should put several line breaks before the last </div> so the donation button shows up under the background image.
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:iconbakagummi:
Bakagummi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oooooooo ty so muchhhh !!!!! Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3] Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3] Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3] 
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:iconpamonk:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on the DD and very cool.
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpamonk:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome.:D
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:iconitcomesfromlogan:
ItComesFromLogan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
omg ty :heart:
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:iconmeg-pony:
Meg-Pony Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Is there a code that I can add that will make text background about 50% transparent?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know such thing.
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:iconmeg-pony:
Meg-Pony Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Aw, well that's fine, thank you for this amazing generator!
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:icondoggiewuv:
DoggieWuv Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!!!
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