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  • Nov. 13th, 2007 at 4:08 PM
Hey there. I'm new to the expressive theme, and customizations seem to be going okay so far. The main problem, though, is the sidebar. It's at the very bottom of the page, and I have no idea how to move it up. I'm not sure which overrides to use to sort this out. I've looked at other similar posts by people, but still couldn't figure it out. >.<*

So far, these are the only overrides I have:

body {
background-color: #fef9d2;
background-image: url("http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7283/grungecopypm3.jpg");
background-repeat: repeat-x ;
background-attachment: fixed ;
}
#header-content-inner {
margin: 20px 15px 117px 20px;
}




The latter portion of it was an attempt to move everything down so the nav bar isn't partially covered.

If anyone could tell me how to move the sidebar so it's alongside the entries etc., I'd be hugey grateful. Also, if there's any way of moving everything down to free up my nav bar. Thanks in advance!

My journal: http://light-spectre.livejournal.com/

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av8rmike
Nov. 13th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
I just looked at your RecentPage, FriendsPage, TagsPage, and YearPage, and in all of them the sidebar was in the right place. This was with IE 6, though; what browser are you using? Do you see the sidebar at the right place on all of these pages, or only certain ones?
light_spectre
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
Uh... I hadn't actually checked it in a different browser. I assumed the problems would be the same throughout.

In Mozilla, everything's absolutely fine. The nav bar isn't partly hidden either. But things are really wrong in IE7. I've noticed both problems a LOT on so many LJs since the recent change... in coding or something? The nav bar (at least in IE7) now comes down further.

I'm not sure what to do. I guess it's a bug in IE7, rather than my LJ...?
av8rmike
Nov. 13th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
I checked in IE 7 just now, and it looks pretty much normal there too, except for an extra 1/2" of margin above the header nav links (Recent Entries|Archive|etc...). Any chance you could post a screenshot?
light_spectre
Nov. 14th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
That's really quite strange that it's generally fine in IE7. Maybe it's just my computer...




Click for bigger version.


Click for bigger version.

Any ideas? The same odd layout and nav bar thing also happens with this community as well, and just about most people's LJs. It seems it's just my IE browser that's doing this... it's not great, but as long as my journal looks okay to others, it's not such a problem as I thought it was. Thanks again for the help either way. :)





Edited at 2007-11-14 12:05 am (UTC)
av8rmike
Nov. 14th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
Odd... here's a Support request with a similar problem, where that person seems convinced Comcast is responsible. I'd ask if that was the case with you, but I don't think they're in England. ;) Now we just have to figure out what you and her have in common.
light_spectre
Nov. 14th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Hell. It seems to be the same problem - though, yes, mine has nothing to do with Comcast. Should I do a request for support as well? Maybe make them aware that it's not just her?

Something's ocurred to me. My IE7 browser seems to display images just a little bigger than they should be, which noticably affects the quality of them. This may be why contents and table of the contents turns out longer (and wider), therefore partially obscuring the nav bar. Also, from what I saw of other similar posts regarding sidebar placement, someone had miscalculated the space needed for the sidebar to fit beside the entries, which meant it ended up at the bottom.

It could be that my IE7 is treating the contents and sidebar etc. as images, and blowing them up, so they can't fit side by side.

I still have no idea of a solution... but if perhaps that's the case, then I could seek Microsoft support or something. Does that seem likely?

Edited at 2007-11-14 12:37 am (UTC)
av8rmike
Nov. 14th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
It's true in that the sidebar gets pushed to the bottom if the entries column is too wide. I've never heard of the browser treating an entire column as an image, though. I'm curious... Can you go to this page in your IE7 and copy & paste the string at the top?

Are you running any add-ons or anything funky? It may be worthwhile for you to submit a Support request here and mentioning it's not just your journal, submitting this thread as "evidence" that there could be something weird with certain IE7 components.
av8rmike
Nov. 15th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Just to bring you up to date: I mentioned your IE issues to some of the Styles Support people, but I haven't heard anything back yet. I'm just commenting here rather than in your journal.
(The animated header is really cool, BTW.)
shes_staggering
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
and it looked fine in Safari...

just so you know.
light_spectre
Nov. 14th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
This is totally weird. Thanks for letting me know. It makes me think the problem's my IE7 browser. It must be.
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