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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?
Mariannaxxsmoothopexx on March 19th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Using for my community handstothebeat, thanks :)
Angel Dunnant: [Fushigi Yuugi Genbu] Souren & Rimudoangel_dunnant on March 22nd, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Using and credited :D
shinyjenni on March 26th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, lovely! I've changed it to be pinker, but the blue is gorgeous too. Thank you!
Nataliatoloca on March 28th, 2009 12:48 am (UTC)
GREAT layout! already using it :D
nubby_tail on March 30th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this. :3 (I tweaked a few things but I credited you~)
I like how simple and clean it is. It's refreshing.
stranger on a train...than on a bus.arcen_cielle on March 31st, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
love it, totally using.
Mingle: fiveexcitedrainbow on April 4th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Just joined the comm, and this layout is gorgeous! Simple, clean, and nice and summery - just what my LJ needs, cheers!
Nastyarussian_hotness on April 11th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
emmabratpack on April 12th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
using, will credit! thanks! :D
taeminified on April 15th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)
Love this (: Using it <333!
ranlikarranlikar on April 19th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
so pretty! I will be using this. :)
thank you!
yonicefaceyoniceface on April 23rd, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
I love this!
all the ducks: toilet mouthduckiefaced on April 23rd, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love the these clean layout designs!
I'm using this @ my community basically_birds, I've credited
you in the profile. =)
cherry piemorlockiness on April 25th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
with adding a header, is there any size you'd reccomend width-wise?
BK: The Enablerquidditchkiss on April 26th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
Currently using this layout on my other journal, noblereasoning. :) Credit is on my profile there.