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18 June 2008 @ 08:28 pm
s2 flexible squares - clean blue  
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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 "Select a New Theme", type "Flexible Squares" in the Search box.
4. Click "Apply Theme" directly underneath the first search result.
5. Scroll down to "Choose a Page Setup", and click "Apply Layout" under "2 Column (sidebar on left)".
6. Click the button that says "Customize Selected Theme".
7. Click "Sidebar" on the left. Here you can decide what you would like to be displayed in the sidebar. You can choose any number or combination of these to be displayed. Remember, to customize the links, click "Links List".
8. Click "Custom CSS" on the left. Change "Use layout's stylesheet(s)" to No. This is extremely important!
9. Copy and paste the following into the custom stylesheet box and click "Save Changes":

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



Commonly Asked Questions

How do I add a header?
Add this at the bottom:

.headerimage {
position: relative;
margin: 0 auto 0 auto;
width: ###px;
height: ###px;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-image: url(URL OF IMAGE HERE);

Change the height and width tags to match your image. You'll need to upload your image to the internet. I suggest tinypic.com.

My entries are starting halfway down the page!
You have a wide image somewhere. Go lj-cut this, and it should work. If not, try decreasing the width of #maincontent by a few pixels.

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 No will fix this.

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

.defaultuserpic {
display: none;

And replace it with this:

.defaultuserpic {
margin: 10px auto;
background-color: #FAFAFA;
padding: 5px;

Can I not have my mood theme image show up?
Sure! Just add this:

.currentmood img {display: none;}

I have a Plus account. What can I do about the ads?
On the Style page, clear the section "Background color of the outer table". You can change where the ads are placed on your Customize page. Any placement works, though I find Between Entries is the least noticeable.

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 the amazing prior for the tiny icons!

P.S. - Layout truth meme?
sara_f_blacksara_f_black on October 14th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
Using it!! thanks!!!
Trick: Milo // profile with long hairbestmixtape on October 20th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
Using. And favoriting for reference. :)
One equal temper of heroic heartskaternater on October 27th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous! Using!
Jackie-O: fallscottsnbritts on October 29th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Using!! And I may change some of the colors a bit, I'm not sure yet.
Love it though!
oh hai mark!: Sylar laugh s3angary on November 1st, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
This is such an awesome layout. Using it now, and I have you credited on my profile. Thanks so much for sharing :)
Kim: EdBellacifan70 on November 2nd, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)
I used the layout and you are credited. Thanks so much for sharing. Now if I could get a header on my journal, I would be so happy but it's causing me issues. I'll keep working at it.

Edited at 2008-11-02 12:53 am (UTC)
jumping umbrellas live in action.the_vintage on November 2nd, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Nice! Will credit.
sjunitedph on November 7th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
 owata on November 11th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
Taking, thanks!
autumnrain on November 11th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Have snagged it, it's lovely! Thank you very much &hearts
Emilieinlovewithlion on November 13th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)
very nice!
Jendumblydore on November 16th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)
Using this template for a few of my communities. Cheers. =]
westlife_angel on November 19th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Snagging this. Thanks!
(Anonymous) on November 23rd, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
Hey! How do you add another table to the sidebar?
Nanananavip on November 23rd, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
beautiful , taking it ^^