That's a simple tutorial for make a simple journal skin from scratch. That's how I made journal skins. I use Google Chrome for search about code and GIMP for make the background.
This tutorial is for anyone who ever wanted to make your own skins, but never knew how. You can use other skins as the basis, but remember: a skin should symbolize your "individual tastes". Put your characters, place strong colors, do whatever you want! Study HTML and CSS, the sky is the limit!That's a live version from that.
I hope it helps you! ^^