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Welcome to Moonflame Designs, a small design portfolio run by me (Presea, Melanie, whatever you prefer), since October of 2005. This website offers graphics as small as avatars to complete website layouts, along with tutorials, brushes, and other resources. More recent designs (post-2014) will be offered in a variety of formats, including avatars, wallpapers (for phone and PC), facebook cover pictures, and website layouts. Older designs have since been retired, but can still be viewed and used. Enjoy browsing, I hope you find something useful! And, if you don't, and would like to suggest something, send me an e-mail (! I love trying new things and I definitely have a lot to learn! Thanks for visiting! Don't be afraid to leave a comment! xoxo

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a mild case of couldn't-update

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Updated by Presea on 12 Sep 2010

It's like oral burpies. It just can't be cured.
Lol, Gaiaonline reference.

So anyway, after ten months, I have returned with an actual update. I'm going to cut right to the chase. School was more important, so I could not update the website during the summer. College and summer reading kept me busy enough.

That being said, I hope everyone enjoyed their summers. I know I didn't.

Now, this new layout is close to my heart because of the image it features. I drew and CGed her myself: the ramgirl. I dedicated the finished image to a certain someone (♥) and decided beforehand that I would use her in a layout. The original premise was to make her observing butterflies. However, when I removed butterflies from the design of her shirt, it defeated the purpose.

Anyway, the whole site is now up to date with the new codes. (Just saying, but CSS 3 = ♥) I'm not sure if I'll keep running the guild or not, but for now it'll stay on the site. I had a split thought to move it to a group on Facebook. Feedback, please?

Also, I don't know about my affiliates.. I know Watashi Designs is no longer running. It's up, but I've spoken to the webmaster and he plans to discontinue it. Towairatio kind of took me off of their list.. (Not that I blame them at all. I lost contact and Dark updates almost every week.) Nadja's website is running still, and I've talked to her recently. As for my other five affiliates, their websites are down and I haven't heard from them. So for now, I'm taking down those links that are no longer working. If any of you see this, please contact me if you can~

I know this sounds weird, but now that school has started, I should be able to update more often. Summer really caught me by surprise with the amount of work I had. Enjoy the new eye candy and I hope to see you soon with more treats ♥ Presea

I'm here..

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Updated by Presea on 11 Jun 2010

Whether or not I live is another question entirely.

So, to make a long excuse a little less long, I'm just going to hit a few major points: school work, the play (or should I say, the plays), death of computer, school work, dead computer, dead computer.. Erhm, my computer esploded. Okay, not really esploded, but decided that it should become corrupted (the hard drive), and refuse to boot 'cause the plug came out of the wall. Talk about a hissy-fit.. I still love you computer.. Please, don't leave me again ;_;...

I'm kidding.

Anyway, so I suppose you might take from that the fact that I was up to my elbows in school work and without a computer for some time. We weren't able to recover anything this time. Fonts, brushes, old graphics, back-up site files.. all gone :c It's rather depressing when I dwell upon it.

I hope to acquire some designing software soon so I can revive my site (it's like a spell-caster in the very beginning of an RPG.. you waste about 75% of your revival items on them). School's over soon, but not for long. I have college courses starting in July and huge summer reading projects to take care of. Becoming a junior is not going to be any bit exciting (or easy). Between the time when school finally ends and college courses begin, I'll be catching up on some of my neglected hobbies. This means Moonflame, my piano work, and tennis. I even have to study some too.. <:c

I can't imagine this summer will be at all fun. On this unpleasant note I bid you farewell. To my affiliates who have been updating so often, I'm sorry I'm not keeping up with you and haven't contacted you as to why. For those affiliates whose sites are in the same rut as my own, I don't plan to move your link anywhere. I understand all too well that time doesn't always let us do everything we would like to.

Thanks all of those who visit for sticking around.

And Nadja, thanks for putting up with my neglectful self c:> I'll change your link to Rebirth as soon as I download CoreFTP..



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Updated by Presea on 28 Nov 2009

Am I right?

Okay. Welcome to Moonflame's twentieth version, Forever Burning, appropriately titled because I just do not know when to quit. On my screen, all is well in Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. On my brother's screen, however, it looks pretty crappy. What can I do? There are tons of screens out there. I cannot account for the appearance of my layout on every individual screen. Sorry for the rant. I am back for not even a day and I am already ranting.. Jeez!

So I have been downstairs in my basement here for the past two and a half days tinkering away at this bad boy. I feel like a hermit 8D The design came to me like that (please note that the 'that' is in fact me snapping my fingers), the codes, well, not too difficult.. What was trouble was changing every page to match this layout's coding. I thought that was why I switched to PHP, so I could avoid that. Oh golly..

Well, I just want to let you all know how very 'l33t' my coding is. I utilized table classes this time around. "Small". "Big." "Toobig." W00t.

Now, everyone's favourite part of the update, my excuse. Oh wait? It is not? Boy, have I been wrong. For the most part, I can push the blame onto school. The work load is enough to break my back (it probably will someday). Other excuses include but are not limited to: play practice, choir, piano, and my computer crashing. Ooh, that last one is kind of important. My computer crashed I was without my ability to design and update for a bit. Thankfully, I recovered all of my designs, codes, and programs (excluding Photoshop, I am sad to say). So, it was not all that bad. At least we got a new computer. The other one was only, oh I do not know, seven years old? Sounds about right.

So, updates include this fancy pants new layout and a welcome sign. Pretty scarce, there should be more soon. Look forward to more plus a revamp of the guild. I would really like to get that bad boy up and running.

Thank you everyone for your understanding, it is much appreciated. Affiliates, those who have not updated or have just plain disappeared, I will not remove your link. Should you return, I would like that we continue our friendship and therefore I will not take you down. Take your time, update whenever you can. Just let me know that you are okay, just a shout in the shoutbox will do. Whatever you can do to keep in touch, I know that the times are hectic, especially with the holidays around. On that note, I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving and I will talk to you soon.


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I owe many thanks to Nadja of Rebirth for generously hosting Moonflame Designs for many years now. Without her kindness, I would surely still be derping around on Freewebs.

Moonflame Designs is copyright Presea, January 3, 2014; please do not reproduce any of its contents without permission. Resources for the current version as well as the graphics found around the website can be located on the Credits & Copyrights page. Thank you for visiting!