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22 April 2007 @ 05:22 pm
S2 Flexible Squares - Noir  
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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 "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 Yes. This is extremely important!
9. Copy and paste one of 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-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
width: ###px;
height: ###px;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-image: url(URL OF IMAGE HERE);

Then, find this:

#content {
width: 770px;
background-color: #ffffff;
padding: 0px;
border-width: 0px;
margin-top: 155px;

And replace with this:

#content {
width: 770px;
background-color: #ffffff;
padding: 0px;
border-width: 0px;
margin-top: 0px;

Change the height and width tags to match your image. You'll need to upload your image to the internet. I suggest tinypic.com. For best results, use an image that is 770px wide.

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;

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 _curelola for inspiration for this layout.
olivia, i suppose: {house} allisonlivlovlaugh on April 22nd, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Love this layout! Using, will credit. :)
Sadiesadiebabi on April 22nd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
May use at one point. Pretty layout. xD
ms. malcontent: [ take me over]lalita82 on April 22nd, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
saving to mems...will credit when use. :)
sleepingfingers on April 22nd, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I really like the layout and am using it. However, though I've followed all the instructions above, it seems that the recent entries page doesn't show up right for me (though the friends page does). I'd really appreciate it if you could tell me how to fix it.

Thank you! =)
sleepingfingers on April 23rd, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
Sorry. Nevermind, it's working now. =)
↟↟↟ ☾ ↟↟↟wolf on April 22nd, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Love the layout; will credit! :D
Miss Erica: [Books • P&P] A Morning Walkthimbles on April 23rd, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
What a stunning layout! Mem-ing for later use ♥
polarbear_girl on April 23rd, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
love it. saving to mems
언제였던건지 기억나지 않아m1s7resss on April 23rd, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
Awesome layout~ using for my comm (suju_t) credit is given. :))
Angeli Fried Chickeneolian_sprite on April 23rd, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Just had to say this...
It's very pretty! *0* Detailed, yet simple at the same time. I love it.
Angeli Fried Chickeneolian_sprite on April 23rd, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
Re: Just had to say this...
Using for my personal journal!
hooker 13amberlynne on April 23rd, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
Lovely. I am going to use it. Thanks!
Bernadettegimmesmiles on April 23rd, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Lovely!! :)
Will use later.
Everything I'm not made me everything I amrobdyrdek on April 23rd, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
saving to memories
Stacieoffcourse on April 23rd, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely using.

I do have one question though. What do I change in the code so that the current tags are the same size as the current mood/music/location? Example.
Emily: dandelion in the windpresents on April 24th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
Hmm... that's weird. See, they ARE the same size. In your first entry, they even appear as the same size, but in later entries they don't. Try adding this to your layer:

set tags_aware = true; # this is needed to keep S2 from meshing the tags simply after the entry
set text_tags = "Tags:";

Right under your set text_read_comments.
Micheℓℓe: taylor h . looking for a blue skyelle_one on April 23rd, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! Memoring and I'll credit. Thank you and keep up the good work. :)
Micheℓℓeelle_one on April 25th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
Using it! Thank you very much.
(no subject) - elle_one on April 25th, 2007 02:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - presents on April 29th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - elle_one on May 6th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
gabbiegirlz on April 23rd, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Meming for future use! It's goregous.