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Colors issues

  • Jan. 28th, 2008 at 1:34 PM

I'm currently using Jolly Snowman designed by Lilia Ahner for Expressive Winter but as it's not Christmas time anymore, I would like to adapt some little things.

I'm not good at all with HTML. Therefore, I absolutely need your friendly help.

All what I have done alone until now has been done only through the Customize Journal Style page in the Custom CSS section because I don't know how to create a theme layer.

Here are all the codes I've added there to obtain what you can see if you're looking at my LJ (prefer to check my Friends page to see more details http://outlet70.livejournal.com/friends than my entry page http://outlet70.livejournal.com/ because my journal is friends only).

#header-inner {
background-image: url("http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii74/outlet70/layout_header_4_outlet70.jpg");
height: 200px;

#header, #header-content {
background-image: none;

#page-inner {
background-color: #003466 !important;
background-image: none !important;
font-color: #81BEFF !important;

#content-inner {
background-color: #003466 !important;
background-image: none !important;
font-color: #81BEFF !important;

#alpha-inner {
background-color: #003466 !important;
background-image: none !important;
font-color: #81BEFF !important;

body {
background-color: #003466 !important;
background-image: none !important;
color: #81BEFF !important;

The problem is that some things I like to change are still missing. I would like that all the white lines of the tables go out of sight and/or become color #003466 as well. Same thing with the little picture of the snowman near the title of the entry which I would see to desappear.

French is my mother-tongue and my English is not fluent. Therefore, even if you had probably already respond to this kind of question somewhere in this community, I'm not completely able to understand it as it's really hard for me to read so many things about HTML in English. Sorry about that, nobody is perfect ;o)

Well, in conclusion, if you have a look at my profile layout http://outlet70.livejournal.com/profile you will have a really good idea of what I would like to obtain with my LJ layout.

I'm pretty sure that I've done some mistakes and/or unnecessary things with my codes. Therefore, do not hesitate to correct me and, furthermore, I'm open to any suggestion you may have.

Thanks in advance for your help. Be already sure that it will be greatly appreciated!



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 28th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I would not use Jolly Snowman as a "base theme", for several reasons:
  • it has several display bugs in Internet Explorer
  • it has the snowman head "post ornament" that you don't want
  • it's a white theme, and you want to make your journal blue.
I'd recommend switching to a different theme that won't require you to override so many colors. For instance, Autumn Kyoto Moonlight or Midnight already resemble your profile page fairly well. You would still have to add the borders, but that's not too difficult.

Edited at 2008-01-28 01:38 pm (UTC)
Jan. 28th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
I'm using Firefox and not IE but I tried what you suggested to see how it works. The result is not bad at all :o)

Thanks for your advice and your help as it's even better like that than it was before!

Concerning the borders, I will take care about it later as I already like how my LJ looks like without ;o)

Thanks again and not even for me and for this time but also for all the great work you're doing here with S2 Expressive issues. I've learned so many things in a such short time! Thanks for your precious help...
Jan. 29th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I'd have tried to answer you in French, but it's been a good 15 years since my French classes and I wouldn't know any of the technical terms. ;)
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