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11 October 2012 @ 12:45 pm
Help Deck & Easy Fixes You Might Not Know About  

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So not everyone is a LiveJournal expert (I swear I'm not either). And, of course, there are those out there that are learning this all for the first time. So here are a few things that have come up that I hope will help beginners and people who just hadn't figured it out yet.

My Journal

  1. How can I change the amount of Journal entries on my journal or friends page?

  2. How do I change my Tiny Icons?

  3. There is a strange block of color behind my layout. What is going on?

  4. Why can't I get the Title and Subtitle to show up on my journal?

  5. Is it possible to remove the Page Title from the Journal Title when I'm in my posts?

Header Section

  1. How do I change the names of the links on my navbar?

  2. My header image is multiplying itself. How do I stop it?

  3. There is a large gap under my header image. How do I remove it?

Entries

  1. Why isn't my userpic moving from Left to Right (or visa versa)?

  2. How do I post a future post without it being added to my Scheduled Entries?

  3. How do I remane the comment links at the bottom of my entry?

  4. Why doesn't my subject text look the same as your Layout image. How do I get the font?

  5. I don't want my to see my layout when I click into posts or comments. How do I make my posts theme-less?

  6. Why aren't the currents music and location coming up in my journal posts?

Comments Page

  1. I don't want my comments page to be customized. / I want to use the customizations my layout offers for my comments pages.

  2. My userpics are fine but my comments aren't showing the threads. They are all the same width and are not indenting under each other.

Sidebar

  1. How do I change the title of my sidebar sections?

  2. How do I add a calendar to my sidebar?

  3. I have the Calendar set to shwo up on my sidebar but it isn't working with your layout?

  4. I have made multiple tags and want to change them. How do I edit my tags?

  5. How do I add linked images to my sidebar?

  6. I noticed you have two links sections. How did you do that?

  7. How do I get rid of the sidebar all together and just have my entries?

  8. I have my default userpic on my sidebar but how do I center and customize it?

Friends Page

  1. I'm seeing a gap above my header image (between it at the account banner) on my Friends Page but not on my Journal's homepage. How can I get rid of the gap?


The Answers

My Journal

  1. How can I change the amount of Journal Entries on my journal or friends page? Check out the Customize Your Theme>Display section. There you will be able to change the number of journal entries on both your page and your friend page in the Basic Options section

  2. How do I change my Tiny Icons? Check out my Tiny Icons Tutorial.

  3. There is a strange block of color behind my layout. What is going on? Are you using a Plus Account? Because chances are you are seeing some kind of advertisement block that is hindering a perfect view of your journal. My only recommendations can be that you down grade to a free account, upgrade to a paid account or move the advertisements to vertical so they are in your sidebar. You can find a tutorial about the LJ Advertisements here.
    example: click for larger image

  4. Why can't I get the Title and Subtitle to show up on my journal? Well if you are using one of my layouts the reason is that I don't use them so I tend to enter the coding .title, .subtitle { display: none;}. If you want the .title and .subtitle you need to remove the display: none; and possibly separate the two into their own sections (example: .title { } and .subtitle { }). I ususally give them a position of relative and then use margins to get them into the exact location I want them. You may also need to give them a z-index: 199; to make sure they show up on top of all other elements.

  5. Is it possible to remove the Page Title from the Journal Title when I'm in my posts? So far there is no way to remove this from the Flexible Squares layout. I have not tried on other layouts. If a coding fix for this becomes available I will definitely post about it.



Header Section

  1. How do I change the names of the links on my navbar (also current text, skiplinks, and back and forward buttons)? [i.e. Recent, Profile, Archive, Friends, Back, Forward.] Really easy change. Go to Customize Your Theme>Text and you will not only see a the titles of your Header Links but the text before your current mood, music and location, the next for your comments, your back and forward buttons and all the text above your entry (skiplinks) such as Memorize, Track, Tag and Edit.

  2. My header image is multiplying itself. How do I stop it? This tends to be an issue for Scrapbook users. The issue is that the header image is set in the layout to be the width and height of the image I shared with you. So if the Scrapbook feature resizes the image, it leaves you seen double. In the Scrapbook, select your image and choose the "Original" link. This will show you the original image and in your address bar will be the URL for the image. Use this url instead of the one Scrapbook supplied you with. Image Tutorial

  3. There is a large gap under my header image. How do I remove it? My header image coding is at the very bottom of my coding so go to the end of the coding and above the url there is width and height. The reason you are seeing a gap (or double) is because your image height is smaller than the height indicated in the coding. Match them up and things should work just fine. Image Tutorial




Entries

  1. Why isn't my userpic moving from Left to Right (or visa versa)? Sometimes when messing with the userpics we don't realize that there is an option we need to change in the Customize Your Theme>Display section. Under Additional Options choose the position of your user picture.

  2. How do I post a future post without it being added to my Scheduled Entries? Click Scheduled Entries to find all future posts. What I would suggest is that you post this entry for today and then go into your post and change the date after the fact. This circumvents the Scheduled Entries feature.

  3. How do I rename the comment links at the bottom of my entry? Really easy change. Go to Customize Your Theme>Text and you will not only see a the titles of your Comment Links but the text before your current mood, music and location, your back and forward buttons (footer section) and all the text above your entry (skiplinks) such as Memorize, Track, Tag and Edit. The Link text to leave a comment can just be a word such as comment which I use here. But the Link text to read comments should be laid out like this 1//# or 1 comment//#comments. I used the first option here so just a number appears. You can name yours anything such as Sing as your comment link and then 1 song//#songs. That was if you have 40 comments it will say 40 songs.

  4. Why doesn't my subject text look the same as your Layout image. How do I get the font? I feel as though fonts really bring something to the layout, like icing on the cake. So when I create a layout I often list the special fonts I've used. Check my layout post for those fonts and then go to the Fonts I Like To Use post to download them and find a tutorial on how to upload them into your computers system. Refresh your page and you should see the font.

  5. I don't want my to see my layout when I click into posts or comments. How do I make my posts theme-less? (This is the same as Comments Page #1) Check out the Customize Your Theme>Display section. Under the Basic Options there is a "Disable customized comment pages for your journal. Choose No if you want the generic LiveJournal comments page or Yes to use the customizations in your layout coding. There is a tutorial HERE for this change.

  6. Why aren't the currents music and location coming up in my journal posts? Simply answer is that I forgot I turned them off. See I don't use them so I add this little line of coding... .currentlocation, .currentmusic { display:none; }. Find this line of coding (it will be in the Currents Section) and simply delete it.




Comments Page

  1. 1. I don't want my comments page to be customized. / I want to use the customizations my layout offers for my comments pages. Check out the Customize Your Theme>Display section. Under the Basic Options there is a "Disable customized comment pages for your journal. Choose No if you want the generic LiveJournal comments page or Yes to use the customizations in your layout coding.

  2. My userpics are fine but my comments aren't showing the threads. They are all the same width and are not indenting under each other. Entries #1 applies here. Try changing the user picture position to reflect the changes you want.




Sidebar

  1. How do I change the title of my sidebar sections? Go to the Customize Your Theme>Sidebar Section. Not only can you turn different components on and off but you can change their title or remove it all together.

  2. How do I add a calendar to my sidebar? Sidebar #1 applies here for adding and removing all components to your sidebar.

  3. I have the Calendar set to show up on my sidebar but it isn't working with your layout? Oops. I forgot all about turning off this ability. In the sidebar section of my coding you'll find #sidebar_summary, #sidebar_calendar, h2 { display:none!important; }. Delete this line and the calendar should show up in your sidebar.

  4. I have made multiple tags and want to change them. How do I edit my tags? You can edit tags or rename tags in the Manage Tags feature. You; however, can not move tagged entries to another tag. That you have to do manually in each entry.

  5. How do I add linked images to my sidebar? You are going to want to do this work in the Customize Your Theme>Sidebar Section. I have a tutorial waiting for you here.

  6. I noticed you have two link sections. How did you do that? Go to Customize Your Theme>Links List. Here you can put in titles of links and link addresses. If your create a title without putting in a link you get another link list section. The first link list title can be edited in the Sidebar Section of the Customize your Theme.

  7. How do I get ride of the sidebar all together and just have my entries? We can do this. Please check out the No Sidebar Tutorial which is for using a layout coding which is already set up for this. Or there is the Sidebar/No Sidebar Tutorial for changing layouts with sidebars into no sidebar layouts.

  8. I have my default userpic on my sidebar but how do I center and customize it? Chances are, if you are using one of my layouts, that it is missing coding for the default userpic or just hasn't been customized. I don't usually have my userpic on my sidebar so it is something I tend to forget. The coding for this is .defaultuserpic { text-align: center; padding: 10px; margin: 0 0 8px 0; } and I would add this to the Sidebar section of your coding. This coding gives the userpic some padding and centers it. You can add additional coding such as a border though because of the padding the border might not be flush with the icon. To remedy that I would suggest removing the padding and using the margin for spacing.



Friends Page

  1. I'm seeing a gap above my header image (between it at the account banner) on my Friends Page but not on my Journal's homepage. How can I get rid of the gap? This was something I couldn't quite figure out until I stumbled on a post about Friends Page indentations at s2flexisquares. There is a coding solution but it can come with problems attached... See MIND THE FRIENDS GAP tutorial.




Click on image sot see what parts of your journal are called.


If the above doesn't help you, please...

  1. Supply example of your problem. If it is in a community please give me a link.

  2. Sometimes it can take me a little while to find the information asked for, so please be patient.

  3. I'm not currently taking requests but I'm more than willing to help you figure out problems with coding.

  4. Do NOT message me with a request for assistance. Please comment to a layout you are having trouble with or below. Replying to messaging with coding and other explainations is harder and prevents others from finding the solutions to the same problems.


 
 
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casettcasett on October 11th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Ii read this all the way through and found it very helpful! Thanks.

I think you link to Tiny Icon Tutorial is incorrect.
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Hobbs double Words Fail Mesireesanwar on October 11th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
I love your icon. So cool. It works for this community too. But a big Haven fan here.

Anyways, I'm very glad this little quick fixes guide was helpful to you and I very much appreciate the tip about the link being wrong. Went through all links and fixed them.
Susie Carmichaelsumrndmgrl on October 13th, 2012 06:49 am (UTC)
Wow, hitting so many nails on the head at once. Great post :)
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Kermitsireesanwar on October 15th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I try.
hangercreationhangercreations on November 29th, 2012 09:40 am (UTC)
Pictures on the sidebar / links list
Hi sireesanwar,

Really envy your proficiency with Livejournal. Im still a total noob aft all tis time!
So i came across a livejournal blog:
http://leglassslippers.livejournal.com/

Those links with the nice pretty pictures on the leftmost column, may I know how do i go about achieving that?
Is there a tutorial related to that?
Thanks so much for ur time!!!
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Flower with morning dewsireesanwar on November 29th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Pictures on the sidebar / links list
Sure. That isn't a hard thing actually. That actually falls under the Free Text Space which you can edit here.

Basically all this blogger did was to create or find image for her links and put them in the free text/blurb space and link them to different areas of the web or their journal.

Let me know if you still need help with this or if you need me to make a tutorial about it. I'd be happy too. And I can honestly say that there was a time I would have been stumped by that journal and wondering how they'd gone about it.
hangercreationhangercreations on November 29th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
Hi Sireesanwar, it wld be great actually if you could do a tutorial about this. Im sure it will help lots of others as clueless as me, but still wanting the best for their blogs. Thanks for your reply and time!!!
Jill aka Jo: RA: North & South Thorton and Margaretsireesanwar on November 30th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
No problem. I will work on it and hopefully it will be done today.
hangercreationhangercreations on December 2nd, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!!!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 2nd, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
No problem.
aglaiya on December 2nd, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
I found you by your comment to my icons in inspireoncemore

That's my LJ aglaiya I know the layout isn't everybodies darling but I love it. It's still an old many times changed S1 layout.
Now my question: It is possible to make such a layout in S2? I looked around and have never found one...
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 5th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
What layout are we talking about?
(no subject) - aglaiya on December 5th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on December 5th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aglaiya on December 5th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
aidos_dg on February 6th, 2013 08:23 am (UTC)
menu navigations
how do I create a navigation bar on the top? do you have the code for it?
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Alice A world of my ownsireesanwar on February 6th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
Re: menu navigations
Check out #1 in the Header section, above.

Edited at 2013-02-06 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: menu navigations - aidos_dg on February 7th, 2013 09:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: menu navigations - sireesanwar on February 7th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
*angi_is_altered on March 21st, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
I tried to change my layout but I don't know with all the LJ changes if it is screwing up things.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on March 21st, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
I don't think they've messed up everything yet. Are you having a problem I can check out?
某Asa: Museasaphira_sachi on March 31st, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
Including the Calendar
Hi, thank you for all the great layouts. I absolutely love the link hovers that you have.

I do realize most of the layouts don't include the calendar though. I have my Calendar for sidebar set to yes, but nothing appears on the side bar. How will I be make the calendar visible with the layout? Thanks!
Jill aka Jo: Chuck: Don't Panic Be Awesomesireesanwar on April 2nd, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Including the Calendar
Oops. I always forget that I've turned that option off. Okay so here is the fix.

Look for this line of coding:
#sidebar_summary, #sidebar_calendar, h2 { display:none!important; }

Delete it and save. All fixed.

Great question. I'll be adding that above.
Re: Including the Calendar - asaphira_sachi on April 2nd, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Including the Calendar - sireesanwar on April 3rd, 2013 01:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
Anna (アンナ)kattunglaylover on June 20th, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
Hi, thanks for your tiny icons tutorial! It's very helpful!

I have a question, I'm using a Minimalism journal style as a base, how do I do if I want to put this box in my profile, too? If I can do it, of course! http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1z2givp&s=7 this is the box I'm talking about, but it uses a flexible square base, I'd like to know if I can do the same thing with a Minimalism layout.

Thank you a lot!! ^^

Edited at 2013-06-20 05:49 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: GOT: Sansasireesanwar on June 20th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
I will look into this but I can't promise anything because I've never worked with Minimalism so I don't know if the learning curve will be quick or very very long.
(no subject) - sireesanwar on July 31st, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
나쁜기지배nappeungijibe on August 19th, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
don't know if i could still get an answer but i'll try my luck.

how can i get my home page to have theme but my entries to be themeless(?)

for example http://ninokyu.livejournal.com/ and http://ninokyu.livejournal.com/2114.html

hope you can help.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on August 19th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
This one I can do... Check out the tutorial below...
http://layout-lounge.livejournal.com/12705.html
(no subject) - nappeungijibe on August 20th, 2013 03:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
Nenya Kanadka: [emotion] Intarwebz srs bsnsnenya_kanadka on September 27th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
Bookmarking this page! Thank you!

And two questions:

1) I've seen a couple of people ask this in other comms but never seen an answer: when I click through to a single-entry view, the title displays both the journal title AND the subject of the entry, in the same line instead of just the journal title. (e.g. "Nenya Kanadka - Orphan Black: holy shit" when I just want it to say "Nenya Kanadka" like the Recent Entries view does.) On Dreamwidth, I can do this by saying .pagetitle { display: none; } in the CSS, but I can't make that work on LJ. Do you know an equivalent code?


2) My comments aren't indenting, despite going to the Customize Journal > Display page and setting the icon position to Left. I'm using this layout, and while I've changed some of the coding for the header etc, I haven't touched comments. Any idea what might be wrong?

Both issues currently showing up on this entry: http://nenya-kanadka.livejournal.com/107779.html
Jill aka Jo: Sanct: Henry Inner Beastsireesanwar on September 27th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
1. I don't think there is coding for that. What I would recommend is creating the same effect with a .headerimage. This means you get the same look without that annoying subject jumping up there.

2. Let me look into this.. I feel like there is something obvious in the coding I'm just missing. I may have to consult with another coder.

I'll let you know what I find out.

(no subject) - sireesanwar on September 27th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nenya_kanadka on September 28th, 2013 09:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on October 1st, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nenya_kanadka on October 2nd, 2013 03:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on October 1st, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nenya_kanadka on October 2nd, 2013 03:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on October 2nd, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nenya_kanadka on October 3rd, 2013 02:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on October 3rd, 2013 06:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
sabret00thesabret00the on June 22nd, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
I'm looking for a layout style that looks like the front page, I'm surprised it's so hard to find, could you point me in the right direction at all?
Jill aka Jo: Andromeda: Bekasireesanwar on June 23rd, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
Front page of this journal?

It is actually a variation of

78. Sound System and 88. Tabby.

I kind of pieced it together from those. I can post it. Funny how I never thought of it.
lilydescend: I can't do that Davelilydescend on November 1st, 2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
Hello!
I have a weird problem with the layout at my community (http://divine-squids.livejournal.com/). A few weeks ago a black background started to appear over comment links, entry titles (over a part of a title) and userheads. At first I thought it's LiveJournal making some changes again, but I've just found out that the black background doesn't appear when I use Windows Internet Explorer instead of Firefox, which is my main browser.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask advice since it seems to be a browser issue rather than LJ one, but perhaps you would have some idea what could help in this situation?
Jill aka Jo: Bones: Angelasireesanwar on November 4th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
The problem is in your coding. It isn't actually a black background but this:


In parts of your coding you have a image as a background and because that image appears to be gone.

What To Do:
Go to your coding in LJ's Customize Section
Find the below coding sections
.subject
.comments

Remove the lines:
background-image
background-repeat

Once you save it this should fix the problem though it is possible there are more removed images. You'll have to look around the community to see if you've removed everything.

The blank behind the userhead images is the same issue.

Find this bit of coding
.ljuser img {
width: 0;
height: 0;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-color:transparent;
/* so that IE users will still see an image */
background-image: url(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9762/user2dx6.gif);
padding: 9px 8px 0 2px;
}

.ljuser img[src="http://stat.livejournal.com/img/userinfo.gif"] {
background-color:transparent;
background-image: url(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9762/user2dx6.gif);
padding: 9px 8px 0 2px;
}

.ljuser img[src="http://stat.livejournal.com/img/community.gif"] {
background-color:transparent;
background-image: url(http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/2002/community1xe1.gif);
padding: 8px 6px 0 2px;
}

The "background-image" coding is also a removed image. Just remove the imageshack link and see if that helps. If not just remove this coding altogether.


Edited at 2014-11-04 12:22 am (UTC)
 A lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom: David Bowiehughville on November 13th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
How do I get rid of the word 'tags' that appears before my tags? I have a tiny icon of a pencil for my tags and don't want the word 'tags' between the pencil and the colon.
Here is a screencap:
 photo tags.jpg

This comm is amazing! You have provided so many helpful hints.


Edited at 2014-11-13 06:45 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 15th, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)
This is something you have to do in a theme layer which is a little harder the other option is to got to the .ljtags section of your coding and change the text color to the background color which hides it. There will still be a gap there so I'm thinking what you want is the paid theme layer. If you have experience in that I can give you a link to where it is explained.
(no subject) - hughville on November 15th, 2014 01:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on November 18th, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
cakehyuncakehyun on November 17th, 2014 12:21 am (UTC)
Hi there!

Just wanted to say, first of all, your layouts are beautiful, and all your tutorials are really wonderful and helpful. I was wondering if you could help me with the coding for my community's layout (http://kpopkonfections.livejournal.com/)? I'm actually using one of yours, "89. Layout Lounge 1.0". I really love it, but I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to put my title and subtitle where the header is, instead of a header image?
I'm so glad you're still active on livejournal and willing to help everyone out! :D Thank you!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 17th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
The coding you have at the end for .title, .subtitle{

Replace it with:

.title {
position: absolute;
width: 100%;
height: 150px;
margin-top: -125px;
padding: 0px;
text-align: center;
}

.subtitle{
position: absolute;
width: 100%;
height: 150px;
margin-top: -100px;
padding: 0px;
text-align: center;
}

You can then add font families and sizes and colors to these individually.

They need to be separate so they show up as they should. The margin-top line is what is going to move their location.
(no subject) - cakehyun on November 18th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cakehyun on November 18th, 2014 02:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on November 18th, 2014 10:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - cakehyun on November 19th, 2014 02:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on November 19th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
I'm a balancing force of maturity... Or not  ;): bttferinm_4600 on June 17th, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
I am terribly awed by your skills! ♥ I glanced at the sidebar tutorial, but I'm not sure I understand which bit to -nudge- to keep a simple URL in the Blurb area on one line. I thought it might be the font size, but it didn't seem to solve anything.

Instead of:
=text=
=link=
=text=

I'm trying to get:

=text=link=text=
(with the understanding that if it's too long, it'll bump to the next line, which is fine)

If you have some free time, would you be willing to give this a glance? (I didn't set up the community, so I don't actually know which layout this is - some research has me thinking it's the shamrock-one, though)

Any more info I can provide, just holler! Thanks!
Jill aka Jo: DD: In a masksireesanwar on June 17th, 2015 09:17 pm (UTC)
Okay so I know exactly what you are talking about! I remember encountering this problem and wanting to pull my hair out because I couldn't fix it and then... suddenly it all came together.

This is explained just a little in the Customizing the Sidebar.

It is under the li.sbaritem a coding. You need a coding line display: inline;.
(no subject) - erinm_4600 on June 17th, 2015 10:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on June 17th, 2015 11:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - erinm_4600 on June 17th, 2015 11:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on June 18th, 2015 12:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on June 19th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - erinm_4600 on June 19th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on June 19th, 2015 08:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - erinm_4600 on June 20th, 2015 05:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on June 22nd, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Zee HPtheyre_kattun on August 1st, 2015 04:31 pm (UTC)
Hi! I was wondering if you can help me fix a problem on my sidebar. I've been trying to ignore it but I just get really bothered by it and I don't know if it's got anything to do with my codes or something. There is this space above the table and I can't seem to get rid of it.

These are the words and coding I put on the sidebar
Jill aka Jo: OB: Sarah listening to musicsireesanwar on August 5th, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm going to post a tutorial about this because there is a lot of explanation and I think you might not be the only one who needs help with this.
kinwad: lifetimekinwad on November 2nd, 2015 12:49 pm (UTC)
DESPERATE FOR LAYOUT HELP
Hi Sireesanwar!
I have had a migraine for the past 24 hours because I can't get my layout back! I was using NOVEL CONUNDRUM for my theme—kinwad.livejournal.com (I love the simplicity), tweaked it with my very limited knowledge of CSS, and finally got it the way I wanted it.

Yesterday, I was on the customization page and scrolling thru the various other themes. I must have hovered over one too long because I got the dreaded message, "Your layout has been changed." I swear on all that's holy I did not click on 'apply theme'! When I stopped hyperventilating, I tried to get Novel Condundrum back and IT WASN'T THERE!!!! So now I have this fugly layout that I hate!

I have another LJ - kinfic2.livejournal.com (probably NSFW, btw) that has NOVEL CONUNDRUM and I also have the style sheet on my computer. I tried unchecking the "Use layout's Base Weblog stylesheet and entering the whole CSS for Novel Conundrum but nothing happened.

*sighs* I sent a support request but I don't know if they'll even see it. *sighs again* You probably won't be able to help, but if there's anything that can help me get my layout back and stop my headache, would be very much appreciated!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 2nd, 2015 11:05 pm (UTC)
Re: DESPERATE FOR LAYOUT HELP
Okay so if it is a layout theme they've since gotten rid of, I'm betting you can't switch and it is just gone.

What I can tell you is we can essentially recreate it.

Let me do a little tinkering around and see what I can do.

Were you using the same background image as http://kinfic2.livejournal.com/?

Did you have a specific header image you wanted? Feel free to comment with the links.
Re: DESPERATE FOR LAYOUT HELP - kinwad on November 3rd, 2015 12:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: DESPERATE FOR LAYOUT HELP - sireesanwar on November 4th, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: DESPERATE FOR LAYOUT HELP - kinwad on November 4th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: DESPERATE FOR LAYOUT HELP - sireesanwar on November 4th, 2015 09:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: DESPERATE FOR LAYOUT HELP - sireesanwar on November 4th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: DESPERATE FOR LAYOUT HELP - sireesanwar on November 2nd, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Streetlamp Lucozadeorange_fell on November 3rd, 2015 03:57 pm (UTC)
Text Color Change Question
Hi, I've been on LJ for a really long time but I'm a total novice at changing the CSS. Yesterday I updated the layout of my community, Little Details, and I've gotten some feedback that the color of the tags on front page entries is too light a gray to read. I'd like to change it, but as luck would have it, the layout I've picked does not have an option for adjusting the font under Customize Journal Style. Thank you for reading!

Link to comm: http://little-details.livejournal.com/

Theme name: Red Ribbon

Style: Chameleon by Yoksel

Goal: Darken color of tags on front page entries

FAQ: There is some suggested CSS for customizing font color here, but I notice it says "body." If I replaced "body" with "tag" or "tags" and pasted that in the Customize CSS box, would that be going in the right direction?

Thank you very much in advance for any help you can provide!
Jill aka Jo: GRIMM: Fiddler Catsireesanwar on November 5th, 2015 01:02 am (UTC)
Re: Text Color Change Question
They are wrong about what to change. You will want to go to the Customize CSS of your layout:
http://www.livejournal.com/customize/options.bml?group=customcss

Add the below coding. I have made the links red but you can choose black (#000000) or any other color (http://www.colorpicker.com/)


.j-e-meta-label {
font: italic 12px/1.4 Verdana,sans-serif;
color: #000000;
}

.j-e-meta A {
color: #C02431;
}

I managed to get this to work but please let me know if it works for you.
Re: Text Color Change Question - orange_fell on November 5th, 2015 01:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Text Color Change Question - sireesanwar on November 6th, 2015 11:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
annonbannonb on June 29th, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
Footer help
Hi!

First of all, I love your community and your layouts are gorgeous. I'm having a problem with a layout I'm working on and I really hope you can help! I posted this on s2flexisquares, but it looks a little dead over there.


I have a basic account and I'm currently creating a layout and have run into a couple problems. First, the footer. If you go to my lj and scroll to the footer you can see there's a white space below it. I don't want that white space. I can fix it by changing the content background to the same color, but then I get a black space beneath the header. So, my question is, how do I get rid of that white space. Here's a layout I stumbled upon that has a footer similar to the one I want.

The second thing is I would like to have the same transition for my header links like the ones on this tumblr theme. You have to scroll down a bit until the header shows up to see.

The second issue isn't as important as the first. I'd really appreciate your help! Thank you<333
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Dorisireesanwar on July 13th, 2016 10:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Footer help
I'm looking at your current layout so if I'm wrong let me know.

Basic accounts are limited. So you won't be able to do the transitioning for the header because you can't apply the appropriate class or id to the source code. A paid account may be able to accomplish this but I have to tell you, I've never done it so I'm not entirely sure how you go about it.

As for the footer white space. This is your separator which is giving you large space between each post and at the bottom of the last post on the page. If you make this smaller it will diminish the spacing between posts.

What I would do is make a negative top margin to your footer.

margin: -100px auto -20px auto;

This will bring the footer up and get rid of the extra space at the bottom.

Does this help.

Also, thank you for the compliment and I must say this is a gorgeous layout though I have a tough time reading that really light gray. Still I love it and wish it were my layout. If you share your creations let me know and where you are sharing them at so I can follow it... I taught myself everything I know and sometimes other designers know a trick I'd love to learn.

Or you can share them at freelayouts which is not my community but the most active community I've found for sharing to spread the word.

Edited at 2016-07-13 10:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Footer help - annonb on July 23rd, 2016 09:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Footer help - sireesanwar on July 25th, 2016 10:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
チェルシーchlsmgmhd on June 5th, 2017 02:59 am (UTC)
Hi! I have a question regarding sidebar entries list. Is it possible to hide the number of comments shown after the entry title? Thank you. :)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on June 9th, 2017 12:14 am (UTC)
Great question. Let me do some investigating....
(no subject) - chlsmgmhd on June 9th, 2017 06:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on June 13th, 2017 12:09 am (UTC) (Expand)