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10 July 2008 @ 11:34 am
Layout Lounge Help Desk  
This community is to help me and others find ways to make their journals look how we want them too.

I wouldn't say I'm an expert at messing with layouts though I have figured out a lot about Flexible Squares. If you have a question please feel free to ask me by commenting below.

Couple Rules:
  1. And example of your problem or what you want done to your journal.
  2. Sometimes it can take me a little while to find the information asked for, so please be patient.
  3. I don't do slash-y type things (ie headers). I can still provide you with a layout but then header would have to come from somewhere else.
LJ is dropping the ball a little and so community moderators aren't getting their comments. So if you don't hear back from me in a few days head over HERE to let me know if you need any help.
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prinnglesprinngles on September 6th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
header
hi..
im using flexible squares,
could u pls teach me hw to customize the header?
eg. add picture etc?

thank you!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 8th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Re: header
I totally can! I will be posting a new entry with explanations of the coding I'm giving you in it. It will be a small crash course in Header Coding.
Re: header - prinngles on September 9th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: header - sireesanwar on September 9th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: header - prinngles on September 9th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: header - sireesanwar on September 10th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Amelia: 100% LJ Addictseraphsong on September 23rd, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Hi, I really hope you can help me. I've cruised around all over the place and haven't been able to find a tutorial or help page addressing my problem.

I'm using 3 Column in my personal journal. My problem is the three little buttons below my username (below my default userpic). How do I get rid of those?
Jill aka Jo: Cute: Dogsireesanwar on September 23rd, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
http://community.livejournal.com/layout_lounge/5974.html

This was an interesting challenge.

Edited at 2008-09-23 11:50 pm (UTC)
*angi_is_altered on November 29th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hi! I was looking for a wintery Supernatural layout. I like the style sheet I have now, but I was wonder if you could help me a bit. I like the way my LJ is laid out ,but I want more blue in it instead of green and a header that is winter-ish and Supernatural-ish all at the same yime. THANKS!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 1st, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing you want the text color of your layout to change because it is really dark and very hard to read? You like the black and dark gray tones you have though right?

Supernatural as in Sam and Dean or do you prefer one over the other (see my journal at sireesanwar)... other characters? Do you have any images you really love? I might have to outsource the image which isn't too much of a problem... though I might be able to do it too.

I'm better at figuring out the layout.
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ღ-ღ-krisp-ღ-ღkrisp on December 23rd, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Hi, I was hoping you could help me please. If you look at my layout...http://moof-mum.livejournal.com/friends/. All is fine, until you have to go back previous entries and all of a sudden the post column becomes really thin. Do you know what I need to change to get it all the right size? thank you!
Jill aka Jo: Holiday: Treesireesanwar on December 23rd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
I think I have it. I hope this works because I tested it and it seemed to work...



I think the only reason the first set of pages is that big is that their are images keeping it that wide. As you can see I changed the body block width. This should keep it the same as your header links.

The page block width is what should be keeping it from downsizing on you. So I hope this helps. If not... let me know.

You can just copy this code for the section in your coding.

Edited at 2008-12-23 10:21 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - krisp on December 23rd, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on December 24th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
xxhells_bitchxx on January 8th, 2009 01:49 pm (UTC)
layout woes
hello. Have this idea of a header to my LJ page, or perhaps a do over of my page, and am hoping for some guidance in putting it together?

No idea how to perfect and post the graphic as a header to my journal, or to make the look work for the l layout. WARNING: a few other haphazard questions may folliow.

thank you!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on January 8th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: layout woes
What kind of help do you want. I can tell you how to add the header.

http://community.livejournal.com/layout_lounge/5394.html
The above link will help you to actually get a header on your page.

Are you looking for a new layout look to your journal?
[not your late-night booty call]: jorja - orange dressrainbowjumpsuit on January 30th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
Hey. My friend angi_is_altered said you take layout requests. I was wondering if you could make me a layout with a Jorja Fox/Sara Sidle header please?

Thanks.

Edited at 2009-01-30 09:16 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Ponder: Rononsireesanwar on January 31st, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
I will try though it might take me a little time as I'm going to be in TX for a bit and then I have some major stuff at work. It could be a week or 2.

Color preferences?
(no subject) - rainbowjumpsuit on January 31st, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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crushella on February 14th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
Hey i was just wondering if you could help me Identify the name of this layout used by gggirls

thanks in advance
Jill aka Jo: ML: Stronger Togethersireesanwar on February 18th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
I believe it is Flexible Squares.

It doesn't say who created it.

Want the coding?

Edited at 2009-02-18 10:26 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - crushella on February 23rd, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on February 23rd, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nykema on March 6th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
3 Column
Hi. I'm using this layout by spire. It's based on the 3 Column style.

I'm wondering if it's possible to add a header image and if so, how to do it.

Thanks!
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Re: 3 Column - sireesanwar on March 10th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Checkmatey: Draco is a spoiled boy. :Dcheckmatey on March 9th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Help please
I was wondering if you knew how to change a flexible square layout in s2 so that when i click on a communities lj-cut in my layout, it will be the default black and white with no layout?

Know what i mean?
Jill aka Jo: Excited: Jumping Bunniessireesanwar on March 10th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please
I know exactly what you mean. You don't want you actual posts, when going into them and when people comment, to be formatted. So here is how to change that....

1. Go to Customize Journal Style.
2. Under Display there is a section called Presentation. You want to change "Disable customized comment pages for your journal".
3. Change it to Yes and save.

Done!

I hope that helps.
Re: Help please - checkmatey on March 10th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Help please - sireesanwar on March 10th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
ɳɩϲĸɩthane on March 29th, 2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
Hiya!
I have a few questions regarding Smooth Sailing. I went ahead and took a screenshot of some problems I'm having in terms of fixing my layout to my liking, and was hoping you guys could help me out. :) I'll be willing to save the entire CSS in a notepad and send it over e-mail or IM if it'll be easier for you guys to fix that way. :D

Anyways, here's the screenshot!

The Red - I got rid of the links here that said "memories" and other things that I felt did nothing but clutter my layout. Doing that left these unsightly boxes that still lead to the links when hovered over. Is there anyway to get rid of this so only the "recent entries", "archive", "friends", and "user info" boxes are showing?

The Pink - This is mostly me being OCD, but I'd like to make these little bars shorter. I read through the CSS fully and still was unable to find a place that allowed me to change the width of the bars. :(

The Green - I was confused on how to change the date to just say, "Sunday, March 29th, 2009". The time I posted it not important and I rather it not be there as well.

Sorry if I'm asking too much! I really appreciate it though if you can manage to help my OCD self. :) Thank you a million times over!



Edited at 2009-03-29 01:22 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Standing Stonessireesanwar on March 30th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Hiya!
1. The Header Nav Bar.
You can remove these unwanted links by going to Customize Journal Style. Go to the Menu options and mark both "Show Memories link on Menubar" and "Show Website link from Userinfo page on Menubar" to NO. This will take care of that header menu bar.

2. Date.
In you coding you will find this section:
.entryHeaderDate {
float:right;
color:#ffffff; <--- see white
font-size:8pt;
text-decoration:none;
}
The only way I could get the date to "disappear is to simply change the dates text color to match the background. Any other option requires a custom layer.

3. Sidebar Headers
In your coding you will find this:
.sideboxTitle {
width: 100px; <---- Added this line
background:#3d3d3d;
padding: 8px 6px 6px;
color:#fff;
font-size: 8pt;
font-face: arial;
text-align:justify;
letter-spacing: 2px;
text-transform:lowercase;
}
I added a width line in my test. This changed the width. Its default is 200px because that is the width of the sidebar. You can change it to your desired width.

4.Entry Linkbar
So far I've found no way of getting rid of your unwanted links that doesn't involve a Custom Layer. I'm going to keep working in hopes I will find the solution.
Re: Hiya! - thane on March 30th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Hiya! - sireesanwar on March 30th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Hiya! - sireesanwar on May 21st, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
atsugari8atsugari8 on July 4th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Firstly, I just want to thank you for putting up such a helpful post for us all. It's very kind of you to do so :). Very useful for someone who's clueless about layouts like me.

The problem that I'm having is adding a header to a minimalism layout. The one that I tried is here. I wanted to put the header (which is here) above the navigation icons.

I did follow the instructions for adding header to minmalism that was given on this site but that came out all out of place.

If you have any advice on this, I'd be very grateful :).
Jill aka Jo: FF: Jaynesireesanwar on July 6th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Okay. I've tried to recreate your problem with no success though I did succeed in putting the header on top of the layout you wanted. Go to workshop_rees to see if that looks right to you?
(no subject) - atsugari8 on July 7th, 2009 06:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
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*angi_is_altered on September 29th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
I have one of your layouts right now. I was wondering if you could make me a fall header to go with it. I would still love green in it, but maybe a picture kind of like this one: Image and video hosting by TinyPic
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: Je Suis Prestsireesanwar on September 29th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
I can try making one out of this picture and see what else I can find.... I'll post them over at graffitigraphic when I've completed them.
(no subject) - angi_is_altered on September 29th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sireesanwar on September 30th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Aurora: [wizard] Dreamauroradream on October 16th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hello! I was wondering if you could tell me how to get a rotating banner. In essence, have multiple banners that rotate through with each refresh.

I am currently using Expressive, but am willing to have a different style. Am in for a change with my layout.

Thanks.

Edited at 2009-10-16 09:37 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Hug: Alice and Carlos Heads Togethersireesanwar on October 20th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
This is what I found for the rotating header.

http://community.livejournal.com/marillart/30985.html

This is something you would have to set up yourself. Sorry.

If you would like a new layout I can make you one I just need an idea of what you are looking for.
(no subject) - auroradream on October 20th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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bananani on October 25th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
weird.. header thingie?
Hi! I wanted to use a template of yours and change the background and image (of course i'll still link to you :>)
Problem is here (I can't really describe it but you'll see what i mean):
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e389/Bananenbrot/image204.png
this bar is also over the header image : <
do you know how i fix this?

also suddenly my 'edit tags' for every entry vanished X_X

can you help me?
Thank you so much! :>
Jill aka Jo: Twilight: Bellasireesanwar on October 26th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Re: weird.. header thingie?
Okay. I think I'm stumped. The only thing I can think of is that you should make sure your using Flexible Squares when using my layout.

As for the bars at the bottom or top. I think this is because you are a plus account and they are trying to add advertisements. I would either go down to a Basic Account or I would try going into the advertisements and seeing if you can turn them off. I don't know if you can do this but I would check it out.

As for the edit tags. I don't know why it would disappear. I wonder if that has something to do with the ads or possibly the Template.... like I said make sure you are using Flexible Squares.

Let me know what happens.
Re: weird.. header thingie? - bananani on October 26th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: weird.. header thingie? - sireesanwar on October 26th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: weird.. header thingie? - bananani on October 26th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: weird.. header thingie? - sireesanwar on October 26th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: weird.. header thingie? - bananani on October 27th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: weird.. header thingie? - sireesanwar on October 27th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: weird.. header thingie? - bananani on October 26th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
*angi_is_altered on October 31st, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of creating a prayer journal. I was wondering if you would be willing to make me a layout for it. I like pictures like this: http://pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/photos/cape_cod_II/images/God%20speaks.jpg

Let me know.

I like the coloring and small type.

Edited at 2009-10-31 10:28 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Christian: Crosssireesanwar on November 3rd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Are you looking for something similar to the layout you are using but with a new header? Do you want it to say anything?
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