began around the turn of the millenium.
It began as a simple geocities web site,
offering premade avatars to those that were
unable to make them for themselves.
Soon, live classes were requested,
and offered over on Webmaze, then later
on Chatrop. They were very successful, drawing
more interest to AbD. Additional designers
were requested to participate in providing
the avatars, and the community began to
expand beyond all expectations.
We began offering live avatar
auctions, drawing in the crowds, and helping
to promote Avatars by Design as an avatar
resource site. The forum grew to include
more fun stuff, to encourage ongoing participation
and involvement by the users. And tutorials
were posted, to assist those wishing to
Soon after, the Apprentice
Program was added. After a few insignificant
hiccups, it was revamped, and reorganised,
and became the best Avatar Apprentice Program
on the net. To date, there have been literally
hundreds of people through its doors, and
many, many great designers have emerged
as a result.
The program is managed soley
by an amazing group volunteers, and is constantly
taking on new apprentices. (If you wish
to learn more about this, please refer to
the Apprentice Forum Link, or the Tips &
AbD has grown so much over
the years. The standard of excellence that
ripples through this site, is beyond belief,
and the staff and users are fantastic.
To date, there are many ways
to participate on this site, for both designers,
and non-designers alike. From Auctions,
to games, contests, to events. There is
something here for everyone.
For a full introduction on
what we offer, either visit the Tips
& Tricks page, or browse the site
for yourself. You will be amazed by what
you find, thats a promise!