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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.

Commissions are open for code! - You can't use this app? I will send you code. Check the commissions out on my profile.

Buy to support me


Do you want to support me? 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 siannve 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
519 out of 613 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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420 out of 478 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconmorippin:
Morippin Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Nagyon köszönöm! Hihetetlenül sokat segített.
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Örülök, hogy működött :)
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:iconsilviadopts:
silviadopts Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a way to change the font? Even if it means going outside of this?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know about such thing. I assume deviantart's many different elements could work like that in this context but I never tried such thing, also never seen it in use elsewhere.
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:iconsilviadopts:
silviadopts Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok ^^
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:iconcynderthedragon5768:
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do I do if my font isn't the color I want?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There is the color picker. That is all the color you can use.
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:iconcynderthedragon5768:
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did use that, but for some reason the text is showing up grey not white
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If you talk about the boxes on your profile with the grid like colorful background: the text is pure white. Your eyes trick you because the colorful background. 
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:iconcynderthedragon5768:
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I meant the one titled 'youtube channels I approve of', if you scroll down to that one they appear dark grey
I don't think its my eyes doing it, as I have a rainbow checkered one and the text shows up white just fine
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are links. We have no control over link colors sadly. (I assumed you see grey the white letters because that happens a lot with colorful backgrounds)
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:iconanouninjago11:
anouninjago11 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is it normal that it doesn't work in custom boxes in a group ?
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:iconlil-tanukii:
lil-tanukii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope someday you also make a thumb code generator (like the thumb code written at the bottom of a deviation I mean) like you can take a picture from your stash or the internet and convert it into a thumb code btw I already commented on this in the past but thanks again for making this it has helped me a lot :iconsweethugplz:
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the kind words! :)

Sadly thumb codes only exists on deviantart. So there is no way to make thumbcode for any images outside deviantart. There is one solution: upload it as a deviation. That could be done by program but it has a lot of issue with copyright. I will not make an app that could be used like that. Too problematic on legal level.
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:iconlil-tanukii:
lil-tanukii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay I understand ty for taking the time to reply and read my comment and once again thanks so much for making this!!! 
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:iconiharmonymagic:
IHarmonyMagic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Omg
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:iconakifloofzz:
AkiFloofzz Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried using this, although the background image did cover up the content. I would try copying the thumb code but i don't know how. Help anyone? Confused 
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:icondragonmasterdjstudio:
DragonmasterDJStudio Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey so I used this and it's cool! But somethings wrong... On my profile where it says my doods i used a image I made and it dosent cover the entire box... Can you please help? (I'm using safari on mobile btw)
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:iconteacupup:
teacupup Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
don't know if you sorted it or not, but it looks like its covered to me! 
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:icondragonmasterdjstudio:
DragonmasterDJStudio Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah sorry I managed to do it cause of my freind @~ZevaTheWolf 
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:iconteacupup:
teacupup Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh sweet!, your page looks hella rad btw!
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:icondragonmasterdjstudio:
DragonmasterDJStudio Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconxxmlprainbowheartxx:
xXMLPRainbowHeartXx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bought to support ~<3
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconxxchara:
XxCHARA Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Oh my god... THANK YOU!
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:iconlil-tanukii:
lil-tanukii Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped me so much your the best tyssm q.q
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:icongaso-beanie:
gaso-beanie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the greatest invention since the wheel like omfg
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:icon0nightwind0:
0NightWind0 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You have no idea how much this helped me, thank you so much
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:iconflesh-canvas:
FLESH-CANVAS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Student General Artist
The coding isn't working for me with the dark blue text
(center and size of text isn't changing/working)
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:iconravenluvssesshomaru:
RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Even with a large image it isn't filling the entire box and repeat image leaves gaps inbetween the repeated images.
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
707x1131 is not a large image. You should use at least 1024 in width to fill the box on most screens. To understand how it works resize the browser window and you will see how te boxes change sizes, so at a point the image fills the whole box because the box become smaller.

About the gaps between images: its something that naturally comes from deviantARTs style. I can't do anything about it. People use ridiculously long images instead.
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:iconravenluvssesshomaru:
RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The image was way beyond that in size. I had to find a different one anyways.
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. Still. It depends on browser window size. On a 4k screen I am sure 1024 is too small, on an old 1650 wide screen it fills perfectly. This is just a hack, it will never be perfect. There are lot of things we can't control.
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:iconravenluvssesshomaru:
RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Length was the problem and it was over 2000px in length so I was confused. The original pic I was testing was static.photo.net/attachments/b…
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that makes sense. Well the more content you put in the longer image you need. Or repeat the image and live with the gaps. :/ As I said this is really very buggy. Sadly the more you want the wrong the results are most of the time.
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:iconp0npon:
P0NPON Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Student Artist
COOL
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:iconsdfanwolf:
SdfanWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Umm why is it so wide?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
what exactly? 
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:iconsdfanwolf:
SdfanWolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
The picture when I try to upload it after I put it on custom from here
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know. It shows the image as is. I assume you use a big picture on a smaller computer screen? 
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:iconsdfanwolf:
SdfanWolf Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
I dont know
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:iconmythicalpotatoes:
MYTHICALPOTATOES Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
Am I the only one who ALWAYS sees this thing in the related section of DeviantArt.....?
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do you see this as related?
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:iconmythicalpotatoes:
MYTHICALPOTATOES Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Mainly when see a random post, I would see this deviation on the other side. But hey, it's VERY useful though, it's no wonder it's so popular! :D
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:iconnakos:
NAkos Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am happy it shows up like that. I just don't know how devintART works when it shows stuff like this :) 
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:iconblitzbon:
BlitzBon Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
hmm... nem tudom mi a baja van, de amikor a kódot rakom be a custombox-ba akkor nekem nem szokta előadni :/
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:iconfabilate:
fabilate Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Thanks!!!
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:iconweedjpeg:
weedjpeg Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2016
how can I add a gif to my custom box??
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:icontrashcanbases:
TrashcanBases Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
use <img src="ADD URL HERE">
that p much the olny code i know for cusom boxes lmao
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:iconweedjpeg:
weedjpeg Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
its not working grrr
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