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I'm back again! And I was doing so well this time around, but I'm running into a couple of snafus.

First off, the constants:

Layout: http://stickykeys633.livejournal.com/?s2id=25888630
Code: http://www.livejournal.com/customize/advanced/layerbrowse.bml?id=13408982
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Now the questions:

1. How do I find the html for the navigation bar so I can build and change the colors in my layer? Or even how do I tell the nav bar I want it to show with custom colors and a gradient?

2. I can use html in my header titles, but when I try to use an "< img src" tag I get a weird error. Bold, and Italics, work, but for some reason "< a href" and the image tags don't work. Any ideas? I've used this in the past.

Update: I can't use font tags either. It seems like it only allows basic html, but how do I expand this?

3. There's an odd bit of spacing between the sidebar and the header I'd like to get rid of. I think it's a page issue and I'm not sure how to get it up.

4. In IE6 my nav bar isn't fixed. There's a huge gap of space above the nav bar and it scrolls with the rest of the page. Everywhere else it works fine.


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Oct. 21st, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
1. You can change the colors and options of the nav strip through Customize Journal Settings. Or did you need to set that through the theme layer instead?

2. The HTML is working in your sidebar titles. At least, I see:
I thought html worked and
Seriously, why doesn't this work?

3. Wow, the Hanafuda theme has some weird CSS I've not seen in any other stylesheets. Take out your #content{} line and add this:
#header, #home #header {margin-bottom: 0}

4. According to this, IE6 doesn't support fixed positioning.
Oct. 21st, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
1. Yeah, I wanted it in my theme layer if at all possible. It's mostly in case I want to share the layout, but I was wondering if it was even possible.

2. Yes, but specifically image tage, a hef tags, and font tags cause a compiling error.

3. Fixed! Thanks!

4. Okay, it's not that big of a deal because I only use IE6 at work. THanks!
Oct. 21st, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
The message may not be intuitive, but the compiler is telling you exactly what's wrong: it doesn't understand what "http" means in this context. It's expecting a semi-colon but getting "http".

117: $title = "<a href="http://linky.comment_pages">LinkyLink</a>";

The compiler reads this as $title = "<a href=" and gets confused after that because it thinks that's the end of the statement, but there's no semi-colon. You either have to "escape" the quotes with a backslash (hard to read, IMO) or use triple quotes:

$title = """<a href="http://linky.comment_pages">LinkyLink</a>""";

Or, the same thing you're doing with your "content" sections. =P
Oct. 21st, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I forgot the nav strip settings...

set custom_control_strip_colors = "on_gradient";
set control_strip_bgcolor = "#xxxxxx";
set control_strip_fgcolor = "#xxxxxx";
set control_strip_bordercolor = "#xxxxxx";
set control_strip_linkcolor = "#xxxxxx";
Oct. 21st, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Awesome awesome awesome! The error code was just greek to me, but I actually understand what you said there! Whoo, progress! :D

Thanks a lot Mike, you're great as per usual.
Oct. 21st, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Hey Mike, can you take a quick look at my image map for my header? I can't figure out what's going wrong with it.

I put the first part in teh custom CSS section, and the rest at the end of the layout. I've done this with two other layouts with no problem, but now it's all kind of borked.
Oct. 22nd, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
It looks like you missed the end " after the URL in this line:

<a id="recententries" title="Recent Entries" href="http://stickykeys633.livejournal.com/calendar><span>Past Entries</span></a>
Oct. 22nd, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Okay, I fixed that (thanks!) but the map for "Then" has mostly recent entries, and then underneath it there's Calendar which is how it should be. All of my measurements are right, but I'm not sure why they're sitting on top of each other.

Also, is there a way to add my moodtheme into my theme layer? Or is it only accessible through the create a mood theme area?
Oct. 27th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
No, I'm pretty sure there's no way to control the mood theme through layers. They're separate parts of the code.

I was away for a few days this weekend, so I didn't get a chance to look at anything. Did you get the links the way you wanted?
Oct. 28th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I did, thanks!

It seems to be an IE 6 error, and it doesn't effect functionality so I'm okay with it!
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