ETA: SOLVED. With this layout, deleting
.clearfoot fixes things right up (yes, the design seems to be inadvertently coded so that it cuts off the sidebar in the three views mentioned in my post title).
Like in this example. Another user in this community had the same problem months ago (not with this style, actually a Core 2 style) and I was one of the ones who helped them, though I wasn't of much help because nothing I tried or suggested at the time really worked. Can't help myself now, either. Any suggestions?
And this is the link for the user icons in comments:
Due to the different structure of the link to users' icons pages on DW, those links don't work here, but I'm stuck figuring out how to change them. For entries it seems to work just fine to replace the whole link with "icons", because DW will pull up the respective "username.dreamwidth.org/" part all on its own, but that doesn't work for the comment user pictures. How can I create a link to comment posters' icons pages?
Any help here would be highly appreciated.
ETA: Many thanks to chagrined for solving this and showing me how to break up link strings!
Issue: There's no Expand link, in collapsed comments. I'd like there to be, but I'm only just now dipping my toes into S2 (core version 1, Style Contest from LJ. Well, specifically, from IJ.)
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My apologies if I've left out something relevant (let me know, and I'll happily provide it!) and thanks in advance for any advice/pointers!
Layer code is here.
Problem solved! There was a problem with my theme layer that was keeping the quick reply box from working. I found another version of the theme layer code by crush that seems to have fixed the problem.
I was wondering if there is a way to edit the "xpost" section to fit in line with the tags and mood/music/etc. on a layer that I'm using an LJ layout on? That, or stop it from displaying at all, if I have to.
I'm using the port of Flexible Squares, and I brought my old layout with me. The problem is that it uses images for navigation. On LJ, the active page shows in the nav module like this:
But on DW, the active page disappears from the nav, leaving me with this:
I feel like I'm overlooking something.
Any help would be much appreciated!!
Another LJer who left over release 88...
I've got the Flexible Squares style (using this fix). It's all working fine, except usernames aren't displayed below userpics on my Reading Page, and the subject lines for entries aren't links. I'm assuming it's a CSS problem but I don't understand CSS in the slightest so any help would be fantastic!
I've recently imported the Flexible Squares style from LJ with some help from some truly amazing tutorials, but I've found myself with an issue that I can't seem to find an answer for on my own.
Basically, this is how a typical post looks to me on LJ. There are three links on the left bottom corner of the post, one to edit the post, one to edit tags, and one to add to memories.
And this is the same post on DW. There are no links here at the bottom left corner.
Can anyone tell me how I can get the 'edit post', 'edit tags', and 'add to memories' links to show up on my DW posts like they do on LJ posts?
I'm not so much an LJ refugee as that I keep an outpost on DW just in case. My layout over there has a lot of personal customzations - it's not one of the public themes; it's something I did the graphics and colours for myself, and not being able to reproduce it has been one of the things that's kept me from wanting to be as active on DW as I am LJ.
Well, I only just tonight found out that there's a tutorial on importing LJ styles (this one here, using the instructions for a Mixit import). While I have the layers created and compiled okay, I have run into one minor(?) problem... On LJ, I'm using Expressive as my base, which I'd gotten the impression was more-or-less the same as Mixit so I thought it might work alright. Apparantly there are more differences than I realized, because while the basics of the layout are there, there are features that have shifted around - the links specific to each entry are now in vertical colums rather than horizontal lines, as are my header links, and my sidebar is appearing at the bottom of the page (after my entires). (That's probably an obvious enough explanation, but in case it's not, this is how it looks on DW, and this it how it looks on LJ).
I don't generally mind trying to tweak things when I know what it is what I actually need to tweak, but I don't have the kind of mind that'll let me paw through code and find the problem. I'm assuming it's either an issue in the CSS somewhere (though I could be wrong) or there's an adjustment I could make to the CSS to compensate for the base code, but it's all just too much like an algebra problem for me and my dyscalculia to figure out. :/ Does anyone have suggestions for what I might be able to do to fix it, or know of a fix that's already in use - preferably one that doesn't involve having to switch to Mixit on LJ, trying to recreate the layout there, and copying it back to here? (Or is there a local style that might be suited to rigging a similar look on DW? I did glance through the themes here, but didn't see anything that seemed to be a good fit. I'm not averse to some changes, but I'd like to keep my header graphic/page background and colours/etc - and a lot of the local styles also have entry boxes that get squashed due to my monitor's resolution being on the lower end.)
[ETA]: Getting the links onto their lines seems to be more-or-less handled, now, so I'm left with:
- The sidebar not positioning properly
- Entry tags vertical-columning (though I suspect I may know how to fix this eventually, if I play around with things enough - now that i see how the link lines were fixed)
Also, the subjects aren't turning into links to individual entries.
I could do without the latter if necessary, but being able to see people's names and communities is vital. Any ideas on how to fix this?
Thank you, skieswideopen!
While I'm here, does anyone know if it's possible to import the LJ layout Magic Paper?
Thank you in advance~
I have been trying to reply to individual comments, and apologise individually, and I have not been able to get a reply to post, so, although I know I should apologise to each of you individually, I am going to have to place this in the post itself.
I'm sorry. I can say that I'm very tired and stressed, which I am, but the truth is -- I was rude and out of line, and I put my foot in it. I'm sorry.
Hi there. *waves* I've just been through the available DW layouts, and I hate them all, except for some that I merely don't like. Way too much empty space (eek, it looks like the new LJ comments pages!), colours that bother my eyes, strange all-cappiness, etc. Unfortunately, although I have mad skillz in some areas, I don't know how to do custom styles or css, and I have a bit too much on my plate to attempt to learn it right now.
Instead, I'm going to be terribly shabby and shallow and try to bribe someone to help me.
On LJ, I used the following layouts:
Bluetiful, a Components theme, on
Desert Fire, a Minimalism theme, on
Writer's Block Powder, an Expressive theme, on
"rdadailylayout", a customised version of Smooth Sailing, on
I will give a year's Paid account DW points to anyone who can do a reasonable replica of these layouts (a year's time for each layout). If you're able to make the layout available to DW generally, I'll be especially happy, because that will hopefully gladden the hearts of more refugees.
I haven't had any trouble tweaking small things here and there, but I can't seem to figure out out to hide the links for memories and tags in the sidebar. (For the record, I don't know how they're hidden on her LJ either, since I'm not very familiar with the QL style.) I tried using the two fixes suggested here, but neither of them has worked for me.
If anyone knows a way to fix this, I would be very much appreciative. :)
Child layer coding:
First, I would like to make the entry subject lines permalinks and no amount of googling has lead me to a fix on this for Smooth Sailing, though I have found one for Flexible Squares.
Second, the font of the subject line is supposed to be larger in that layout, but for some reason, it's not displaying properly in the layout.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
Thanks in advance!
But here is the thing: I don't know anything (and I truly mean anything) about CSS or HTML.
Yes, I was able to find a tutorial made by a very, very kind soul, explaining how to pass the Flexible Squares layout over here-- Something that I have accomplished! Same with the custom CSS I used to have, back then.
Problem is, for some reason, in the navigation bar at the header, besides the usual "Recent Posts", "Friends", "Archive" and "Profile" that we can change the texts for, I now also have a "Tags" and "Memories" on the bar.
I thought I could possibly figure out how to make them disappear on my own, but, well, turns out I can't.
The case in question is not on this account, which I will be "prettifying", later today, but if someone could give me some lights as to how to make those two options disappear from the navigation bar (or, at least, how to change the text for them) I would appreciate tons!
Thanks a lot in advance!
I haven't dabbled much at all into CSS, but I'm part of a mod-team which wants to mirror a community on LJ and DW. Over on LJ we have a very pretty layout: dhr_advent which was made by a volunteer (who does not have a DW account). I would like to use this same layout over on DW.
I used parapsychic's Importing Flexible Squares journal style to Dreamwidth, and was able to get the visuals to work: See dhr_advent
However, all the little things that make Dreamwidth enjoyable are horribly busted. I assume that this is because that's all built into the DW S2 stuff, and not LJ's flexible squares. Right now, I can't manage tags, I can't click headers to open entries, the tag module isn't appearing on the front page, and who knows what else.
What's my best bet to mimic as closely as possible the LJ lay-out, but in DW? I'm aware of two resources:
Conversion Guide: Flexible Squares
( Custom CSS written for LJ )
Are these my best resources for doing a conversion? Is there another resource or write-up I should know? Any tips for a beginner CSS person? Am I completely missing something that I should know? :)