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several layout questions.

  • Oct. 18th, 2008 at 5:35 PM
I changed my journal around, but there's some bits I just can't seem to remember how to do. I've tried finding answers in the comm, but there are a few issues I am getting confused with. Help!

  • How do I get a diving line between the entries and the sidebar? Everything I've tried either does nothing, or makes the sidebar disappear completely.

  • How do I change the font of the top links (home, friends, etc), and also get whichever one I am on to NOT be bolded?

  • I somehow have a large space at the bottom of the page, which I am guessing is something to do with spacing out my entries. I just don't know how to make it not do that for the last entry on the page!

  • Comments - whats the code to change how many pixels comments indent by?

  • How do I get rid of the 'select' box in comments?

  • I am using CSS and not layers, and have a permanent account..


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    Oct. 20th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
    Sorry for taking a while, but the multiple "how do I"s always take a while to write up.

    Sidebar divider: There are two ways: One is to make a 190px-wide graphic with a border on the left and use it as #beta's background image; The other is to add a border to #beta. However, if you go this route, you have to reduce #alpha by a pixel to keep the sidebar from going to the bottom.
    Remove this:
    .layout-wt #content-inner { background-image: 1px dashed; }
    Add this:
    .layout-wt #alpha {width: 749px;}
    #beta {border-left: 1px solid black;}

    Nav links: This will make the current link normal:
    #header .nav .current a {font-weight: normal;}
    What do you want to change the font to, and just the top links, or all of them, including the title and subtitle?

    Bottom margin:
    #content {margin-bottom: 0}

    The last two things are a theme layer change.
    Oct. 20th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
    That's okay! Thank you so much for helping, I really appreciatr it!

    That all works! The sidebar divider hangs down a little low, though, like an overhang? Is there a way to make it slightly shorter?

    I just want to change the font to Ariel - the default font for the whole layout was, I think, Times Roman, and I managed to change everything but the top links.

    Oh, so I need to make a layer for the last two bits? No problem!
    Oct. 21st, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
    Just FYI-- It's "Arial", not "Ariel". Spelling it wrong may or may not make a difference, since it'll fall back to "sans-serif". For some strange reason the theme stylesheet changes the header nav links separately, so this works:

    #header .nav .item {font-family: Arial, sans-serif;}
    Oct. 21st, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
    Ah! It didn't make a difference, but thatnk you for pointing that out! I changed it anyway! And, that bit of code worked, thank you so much!!!!

    Okay, I've set up a theme layer, but its currently blank as I don;t have anything yet to put in it - how do I sort those last two issues using layers?
    Oct. 22nd, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
    Fortunately, you can change both things in the same function. Go to the layout source and copy into your layer the EntryPage::print_comment(Comment e) function. This line is where you would change the indenting:

    var string indent = ($e.depth - 1) * 25 + "px";
    The default is 25px increments, starting with 0px at comment depth 1.

    Further down, look for a line like this:
    if ($this.multiform_on) {
    and comment out (or remove) the four lines in that section.
    Oct. 22nd, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
    Okay, I've done so, but the tick box is still there. Have I missed something or deleted something wrong? My layer is public, http://www.livejournal.com/customize/advanced/layeredit.bml?id=13427928

    Oh! One other thing I forgot - how do you make the default icon on your homepage link to your icon page?

    Thank you so so much for all your help!!!!
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
    Did you make the layer your active layer in your style?

    I answered the other question here.
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
    No, because I'm an idiot.

    When I made it active, it deleted all my CSS. I had a copy saved anyway, but is there a way to activate new layers without that happening?

    Okay, I added that entire section of code to my layer as I didn't have any of it, but its messed up my journal - I am guessing its because I have my sidebar set on the right hand side, but now it is trying to go to the left, and just shows as a large blank space. I tried going to the customisation area to see if I just had to reset my journal to having the sidebar on the right, but I no longer have that option, and it only allows me to have the single column/no sidebar option.

    Sorry, this is the last thing to fix, and then I shall leave you in peace! :D
    Oct. 23rd, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
    Wait, no, the sidebar has just dropped down to underneath the entries. I can get it to stay up if I remove the
    #beta {border-left: 1px solid black;}
    but then I have no line dividing the entries and sidebar. I tried to increase
    .layout-wt #alpha {width: 749px;}
    but this made no difference.

    In summation - sidebar at bottom on the left, can't figure out how to move it to the top and on the right!
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