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Expressive Background and LJuser gif Help

  • Jan. 11th, 2008 at 11:37 AM
I have two issues to be addressed here, neither of which seem to have been covered. If they have, my apologies.

Firstly, here is my journal, and here is the code I am currently using.

I would love to be able to ask the designer for help, but I posted an inquiry more than a month ago, and there has been no response. It is an Expressive Winter based design, with obviously, quite a few alterations.

1. The user gifs (I think that's what they're called -the little people in front of user-names) keep coming up with half of the gif cut off. I've tried increasing the size allowance, but it doesn't seem to have done any good.

2. If you go to my journal, you'll see I have a pattern in the background, which only goes down about halfway,. Does anyone know how to make it repeat over the whole background? Preferably not moving as you scroll, but I'm not too fussy at this point.

If I've left something out, or anyone can help me, I would love it. I'm not very good at HTML, so I've been pretty much puttering along in the dark, and hoping I don't hit something . . .

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av8rmike
Jan. 11th, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't know what happened to irinafan but she does good work and I hope she can continue it. And answer some questions...

1. There's a section near the top of the stylesheet that says "Tiny Icons Stuff" and has a section .ljuser img. This is what was in the original:
.ljuser img {
    width: 0;
    height: 0;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-color:transparent;
    /* so that IE users will still see an image */
    background-image: url(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/5078/userur7.gif);
    padding: 13px 10px 0 2px !important;
}
You'll have to add the "!important" after the padding in that section and the next two sections (and change the spacing back to the original).

For 2. you can make your background image one screen height, then find the body{} section in the stylesheet. In the background: line, change "repeat-x" to "repeat-y". If you really don't want it to scroll with the window, make the image one screen height and change "repeat-x" to "fixed".
emeryboard
Jan. 11th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the help! My bg image is working perfectly now -although I still can't seem to get the people to appear properly. First they came up above the normal LJ user pics -then I used an unchanged css to try again, and they went back to being cut in half *scratches head* HTML is weird . . .

Edited at 2008-01-11 05:55 am (UTC)
av8rmike
Jan. 11th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Delete the semi-colons before the "!important"s, otherwise it won't be parsed as part of the line.
emeryboard
Jan. 11th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
Still no luck *heddesk* Sorry, I'm obviously doing something wrong, but for the life of me I can't work out what . . .

I take it back, sorry! I worked out what I was doing wrong, and now it's all wonderful! Thank you very much for your help and patience *glomps*

Edited at 2008-01-11 06:21 am (UTC)
av8rmike
Jan. 11th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Could you please edit this post to unlock it?
emeryboard
Jan. 11th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that! Sometimes pre-programmed preferences can have their downsides . . . fixed now!
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