Mardy Lass (the_mardy_bum) wrote in s2expressive,
Mardy Lass

Two custom text boxes in sidebar?

Hi all.
I've been reading and re-reading this comm. and while everyone here is friendly and helpful, I am not very good at CSS and quite frankly, don't really know what I'm doing.

I have a paid account and a few days ago I switched to Expressive (Space Blue). I was using the tags cloud in my only sidebar. All I wanted to do was limit the 260 tags I've got to the top 20 most used, and show them in said sidebar.
As it seems I can't do this without making a theme layer or in fact understanding what all this means, instead I changed the option so that the tags list did not appear in the sidebar (at Then I added the html links for the ones I wanted to show by myself in the custom CSS box, using the drop-down box on the customise page to show it where I wanted it.
This is all fine and dandy and works. It took me a few gos to get it right, but trial and error has never failed me before. Anyway, now I have another problem: more than one box of custom text in the same sidebar.

Is there a way (without creating an entirely new layer or theme or rebuilding it using all the code I don't understand) to add another 'custom sidebar module'? (I'm guessing this means another box I can enter my own stuff into.)

Or is there a way to insert a divider, and then a new header, and then more html in the same custom CSS box so that they appear to be two boxes (but aren't, which really doesn't matter when you can't see it anyway)?

I would be eternally grateful to anyone who can shed some light on this. I tweaked a few things using your wonderful advice here (THANK YOU SO MUCH!), including moving the post entry icon and changing some background colours, but I'm really not good at anything more complicated than that.

P.S. - Does anyone know how to add padding round an icon in a post so the text doesn't touch it as it wraps? Thanks!

My journal so far. My apologies if I've explained this wrongly; I'm trying, I really am. :)

Tags: $acct level:paid or perm, sidebar:custom
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