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06 August 2007 @ 07:29 pm
s2 flexible squares - blue swirls  
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I SUGGEST DEFINING A WEBSITE IN YOUR INFO. It is not necessary, but will make the layout look better. You can merely using livejournal.com if you have no other website.

Step by Step Instructions on How to Use the Layout

1. Go to your Customize page.
2. If you are using S1, switch to S2.
3. Under journal titles, type something in the subtitle box. This will show up where "presents@lj.com" is on the preview. It is important that you type whatever you want to show up in the subtitle box!
4. Under "Select a New Theme", type "Flexible Squares" in the Search box.
5. Click "Apply Theme" directly underneath the first search result.
6. Scroll down to "Choose a Page Setup", and click "Apply Layout" under "2 Column (sidebar on right)".
7. Click the button that says "Customize Selected Theme".
8. Under "Customize Your Theme", click "Text", then the light blue box entitled "Comments". More options should appear.
9. Change "Link text to leave a comment" to "comment?" and "Link text to read comments" to "#".
10. Click "Sidebar" on the left. Here you can decide what you would like to be displayed in the sidebar. (The text on top of the layout)
You can choose any number or combination of these to be displayed. Remember, to customize the links, click "Links List".
11. Click "Custom CSS" on the left. Change "Use layout's stylesheet(s)" to Yes!. This is extremely important!
12. Copy and paste the following into the custom stylesheet box and click "Save Changes":




13. Go to your Manage Profile page. Under Bio, add the following:



PLEASE DO NOT NEGLECT THIS STEP.


REMEMBER, FOR FASTEST RESPONSE TIME, ASK ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE LAYOUT ON THIS POST!

Commonly Asked Questions


How do I add a header?
If you want to add a header, you'll have to get rid of the swirl and title. First, find this:

.subtitle {
font-family: georgia, times new roman, arial, verdana, sans-serif;
color: #ffffff;
font-size: 55pt;
font-weight: normal;
font-style: normal;
position: relative;
top: -62px;
align: center;
line-height: 0px;
}


Replace it with this:

.subtitle {
display: none;
}


Then, find this:

.headerimage {
position: relative;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
width: 113px;
height: 220px;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-image: url(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/panthersgem/ref/bhead.gif);
}


Replace the current URL with the URL of your image. Change the height and width tags to match your image, except (this is important!) add about 18px to the height, so there is space between your header and the links box. You'll need to upload your image to the internet. I suggest tinypic.com. For best results, use an image that is 764px wide. See here for some quick info on how to make rounded corners.

My entries are starting halfway down the page!
You have a wide image somewhere. Go lj-cut this, and it will work.

Can I edit the colours, etc.?
Sure, if you give me credit for the base code!

My layout looks all messed up?!
99% of the time, making sure you have set "Use layout's stylesheet(s)" to Yes will fix this.

Can I have my default userpic show up?
Sure, just find this:


.defaultuserpic img {
display: none;
}


And replace with this:


.defaultuserpic img {
padding: 5px;
background-color: #ffffff;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 1px;
border-color: #E5E5E5;
}


How do I remove the quotes (") in front of the title?

Just find this:

.subject {
color: #C0C0C0;
font-weight: normal;
background-color: transparent;
border: none;
font-family: garamond, arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 22pt;
text-transform: lowercase;
font-style: italic;
background: url(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/panthersgem/ref/bquotes.gif) top left no-repeat;
margin: 0 0 0 125px;
padding: 4px 0 0 32px;
}

And replace with this:

.subject {
color: #C0C0C0;
font-weight: normal;
background-color: transparent;
border: none;
font-family: garamond, arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 22pt;
text-transform: lowercase;
font-style: italic;
padding: 4px 0 0 4px;
}

I asked you a question, and you still haven't answered it!
If the layout is 3+ weeks old, I generally don't check the comments every day. I tend to go through them on Friday/Saturday nights once a week answering questions, so it may take a little time. Please be patient!

If you have any questions concerning the layout, feel free to ask. Also, PLEASE comment if you decide to use this! Thank you.

Credit to miniaturess for inspiration for this layout.
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Emily: alysonxneverfarbehind on August 7th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
GOORGEEOUUUSS. Using it. :)
Emily: amandaxneverfarbehind on August 7th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
awww wait nvm we can't put a header :( well it won't look good. /: bleehh idk.
(no subject) - presents on August 7th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - xneverfarbehind on August 7th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mendaa on August 7th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Bernadette: celebrationgimmesmiles on August 7th, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
Very nice! This is a cute layout! Will use at my other LJ hilariososb5.
Micheℓℓeelle_one on August 7th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
Beautiful as always! :)
Alyssa: fashion: flash flash photographycrazyover on August 7th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
This is amazing!
I love it. I think I plan to use it!
Will credit when used!
:)
Loutre: Ethan <3hopelesswarning on August 7th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
so pretty =D
nit(ya): shaped so pretty.asweetdownfall on August 7th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Oh that's gorgeous! :D
Alyssacrazyover on August 7th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
I have a question even though it has been answered, but I'm just wondering,
I just installed the new layout, and the entries are starting
halfway down the page, but there is no wide image.
I don't know if that's just me. But, yeah.
Sorry for taking up your time, I'm just wondering.
:]
Emily: drumstickspresents on August 7th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Hmm... do you have any large fonts, or perhaps tables? LJ's a little finicky.
Stubborn Toes.sunstrokes on August 7th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
It looks so wonderful!
icecreamsoda06 on August 7th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
Using this now! I love it! Thanks!
Esther J♥y: Glee!modernelegance on August 7th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I am currently using it with credit! Thank you so much for making it!! :D :D
sakurastears on August 7th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
wow! great layout! will credit when used!
snapple92 on August 7th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
Woo. Love it, you have the most awesome layouts!
supervictoria64 on August 7th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Ahh using this @ my comm, thanks! ^^ Will credit.
iiokua on August 7th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
omg I LUV IT! ^_^

Just one question though, how would I take away that design at top and push the layout up like in this pic:



also how would I change the "website recent entries archive friends user info" from the italics to regular

thanks for all your wonderful layouts they are marvelous! bravo :)
Emily: detectivepresents on August 7th, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
1. Just find and remove this:
.headerimage {
position: relative;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
width: 113px;
height: 220px;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-image: url(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/panthersgem/ref/bhead.gif);
}

2. Find this:
#header {
width: auto;
padding: 7px 0 53px 0;
line-height: 14px;
background-color: transparent;
background-image: url(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/panthersgem/ref/headbg.gif);
text-transform: lowercase;
font-family: garamond;
font-style: italic;
font-size: 20pt;
font-weight: normal;
letter-spacing: -1px;
color: #b6b6b6;
text-align: center;
border-width: 0px;
}

And remove the line: font-style: italic;

Then, find this:

div#header a, div#header a:link, div#header a:visited, div#header a:active {
padding: 9px;
text-transform: lowercase;
font-family: garamond;
font-style: italic;
font-size: 20pt;
font-weight: normal;
color: #249EB8;
text-align: center;
letter-spacing: -1px;
background-color: transparent;
}

And once again, remove the line: font-style: italic;

:)
(no subject) - iiokua on August 7th, 2007 06:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
Tutubumie on August 7th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
using it now !!