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27 March 2014 @ 01:21 pm
86. Gradient Hover  
Layout Style: S2 Flexible Squares
Features: Gradient chages and hover effects
Layout Width: 1000px

All embedded in coding from Google Fonts

Theme and Layout Change Tutorial

Additional Layout Directions:
Header Images: This section is currently set up for an image that is 1000px by 250px. If you wanted to use and image that is 300px in height there are a few changes to the coding you'll have to make.

  1. Because 300px is 50px more than 250px we will be adding 50pixels in certain areas.

  2. In the General Section under content you will want to add 50px to margin-top. It is currently 100px and will become 150px.

  3. Also in the General Section under maincontent you will want to add that 50px to margin-top bringing it from 260px to 310px.

  4. Then in the Misc Section all the way at the bottom of the coding you will find headerimage. Here you will want to change the height to 300px and the margin-top to -300px. This is again adding 50px to each. Don't worry about the negative in front but don't remove it either. This is keeping the header image above the layout.

More Headers: graffitigraphic
More Background Images: Layout Lounge Site
More Tiny Icons: Layout Lounge Site

No Hotlinking Images #4 under general
Header can be changed
Background image can be changed or removed.
Credit Necessary.

Having Trouble? Try:
Theme and Layout Change Tutorial or Helpful Hints
If that didn't work. Comment Below with example if possible.
sexycazzysexycazzy on March 27th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
Very nice! I am thinking that I might use this layout for a banner that I have been wanting to use but didn't match the current layout.

Two questions: Would it be possible for me to change the background and the colour of the navigation links header?

Thanks! :D

Jill aka Josireesanwar on March 27th, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yes on all accounts. If you send me the banner link I might be able to fix something up for you.
sexycazzysexycazzy on March 27th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
Wow - that's kind of you to offer! thanks!

Here's a link to the banner: http://i.imgur.com/c076uGQ.png
Jill aka Josireesanwar on March 30th, 2014 07:38 am (UTC)
I made a few changes which you can see over at workshop_rees. I post the coding over there. You can, of course, make more changes if you like but I got the ball rolling for you.
sexycazzysexycazzy on March 30th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
just saw your comment here - and I LOVE IT!! Thank you very much! :) I really appreciate it!

p.s. I have a couple of questions to ask - I love where the userpics positioned but would like to change them to a leaf one but not sure what code to use and where can I change the colour of the entry headings? I don't really like the red writing much - but the rest of it - gorgeous! :-D

With thanks in advance

Edited at 2014-03-30 10:11 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Avengers Tony with cubesireesanwar on April 1st, 2014 06:31 am (UTC)
You are very welcome.

The entries subject is going to be in the coding for entries and it will be the ".subject" coding.

.userpic, .userpicfriends {
You are going to want to add the coding from this post to the above coding section rather than the section mentioned in the post...

If that makes sense???
sexycazzysexycazzy on April 1st, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)

I am sorry to hassle you again with this but it seems to be not working in the CSS code html for some reason.

I did what you said and changed the colour and the userpics but seems to be not working. :(

Here's a screenshot of what the userpic icons look like after I put in the code for the leaf userpic:

And this is what I put in:

Hope you can help with both the leaf userpics & the colour change.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on April 1st, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
Go back to workshop_rees. I made the changes there and I updated the coding I left for you.
sexycazzysexycazzy on April 1st, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
You have been a great help! Thank you for being patient with me! :) I am now a happy gal! :-D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on April 2nd, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
No problem.
dikanadikana on May 21st, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)
I want to congratulate you for your work, your layouts are beautiful!! &heart;

I borrowed this one some days ago to revamp my journal and I'm very happy with it; it's pretty yet simple, clean and easy, just what I search in a layout design. I've made some changes in the code (fonts, colors, effects... hope you don't mind) and I'm working on my own header (right now, I have a provisional one) where I'll give you a proper credit. Meanwhile, let me thank you again for your wonderful designs and encourage you to keep up the great work.

Just one question. Well, my previous layout had an effect I liked alot: any link, instead of an underline/no-underline look, had a "button" effect. I don't know how to explain it (sorry, English isn't my mother tongue). Do you know what I mean? The text moved like if you were pressing a button. I've been trying to change it by myself, but I'm awful at coding and have no clue of how could I do it. Is that effect able on this layout? If not, don't worry, I really love your design. But, if you can help me, I'll appreciate it so much :D

Thank you again!
Jill aka Jo: Leverage: Parker in deposit shootsireesanwar on May 21st, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. Your comment is wonderful and encouraging. I seriously doubt I'll stop any time soon if at all. I'm currently working the bugs out of a new layout so...

Where did you get this other layout. It is possible I can recreate the "button" look for you but I'd have to see it.
dikana: ojosdikana on May 22nd, 2014 10:22 am (UTC)
You're very welcome! XD Please, don't stop; you really make awesome designs! :D

Thanks! It would be great. The only problem is I took that code from Snubbly, a long, long time ago (... in a galaxy far, far away XD), and she's already closed her LJ, so I can't bring you the link. I still keep the code, of course. If you want, I could send it to you by PM, or something like that (if the lay code doesn't mess up with the PM code itself...). I like the effects you've put in the sidebar and comments links, for example, so I'd only like to change the "common links" effects (including pics and userpics). Just tell me and I'll send it to you.

By the way, I forgot to tell you about a header issue I had when I set up your layout. It isn't actually important, but here it goes anyway. I changed properly the header proportions in the code, but it still seems a bit cut on the top. Later, I thought it should be because of the elements' overlap, shouldn't it? I mean, LJ navbar on the top of the page should "eat" a 50px (or so) height portion of the image top. Is there any way to correct that to see the pic full height?

Again, thank you so much for your help, you're so kind! :)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 22nd, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
Sure go ahead and send me the coding via PM.

What do you mean by "common links"? Just links in a post?

The header image problem is actually explained above in Additional Layout Directions.

Your image has a height of 400 show a few numbers need to be changed.

In the coding find .content and change the margin-top: 150px; to margin-top: 250px;

Then go to .maincontent and change the margin-top: 310px; to 410.

You did follow the directions above but you weren't adding only 50px like the example above; you were adding 150px. So that needs to be reflected. You got it right in the .headerimage section.
dikanadikana on May 23rd, 2014 09:41 am (UTC)
Ok! :D

Yes, I mean every link BUT sidebar/comments ones (the ones that have special effects in your layout, actually). I said that because the other layout had the same button effect in every link, with no exceptions. All of them looked the same. You'll see it on the code. But, seriously, I don't want to bother you with this, so don't worry too much about it if it turns too annoying :)

Ahhh, ok! LOL, what a fail! X'D Sorry, you're right. I made all the changes you pointed in Additional Layout Directions, but my header is 400px in height, yes. I even tried a 500px one. I've put the correct proportions in "headerimage" section, but didn't fix up the other ones. Ok, I'm gonna check it right now. Thank you so much! ♥

Best wishes!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on May 23rd, 2014 11:06 pm (UTC)
Okay. Took a look at the coding you sent me and the solution is very simple.

Towards the very beginning of the coding you'll see....
a:hover { color: #ee1c24; }

Replace that with...
a:hover { color: #ee1c24; position: relative; top: 1px; left: 1px; text-decoration: none;}

This will make the links move like they are buttons. I actually added that extra coding here at the Lounge and you can see all the links moving when you hover.

Edited at 2014-05-23 11:09 pm (UTC)
dikanadikana on May 24th, 2014 08:51 am (UTC)
Yeah, fixed!!! \o/ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you so much, it looks great now!! Thanks also because I've learnt alot with your advices and I feel a little more confident with html. You've been wonderful, seriously, thanks!!

I'm looking forward to see your new works. Courage! XD

Have a nice day! :D
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit sireesanwar on May 27th, 2014 05:30 am (UTC)
You are so welcome. I'm so glad you got it all working. I'm glad I've been able to teach you something.

You know that was my goal. The CSS coding for the layouts isn't too hard to learn and it was my hope to make it easier on other users. I'm glad I was able to make it easier for you.

Thanks! Coming soon!

sorasky_moonreza_danish on October 19th, 2014 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hello :)
I like this layout and already change the header too.
Thank you so much ^^

Is it okay if I'm using your layout although i'm not a member?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on October 21st, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
Not a problem at all.

 A lover of truth, a worshipper of freedomhughville on November 15th, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Your layouts are simply the best I've seen.

Can this one be sized down to 800px from 1000px or will that mess with the way it looks?
Jill aka Jo: GOT: Three meetingsireesanwar on November 18th, 2014 11:02 pm (UTC)

I took the liberty of doing it.

Just remember to come back here for header tips.