Apologies if my questions are ridiculous - I've only been on DW for a short time, and am not yet used to style-making here.
So, okay, I've recently imported a community that I run from LJ to DW, and while I was initially using a port of Flexible Squares, I've decided to be ambitious and try to replicate it as closely as possible on a native DW style so we can use all the cool features. For the most part it's working, but there are still some quirks I don't know how to fix, or if I can fix them. So.Layout:
Tabula Rasa, style sheet disabled.Original layout: scorched
to see it in its original, LJ form)Current layout: scorched_testPROBLEM 1:
The sidebar profile. I'd like to remove the header, center the icon and put the icon links in a horizontal list under the icon, preferably without that underline that I can't seem to get rid of. ¬_¬ [PROBLEM SOLVED
Change the link list/tag list on the sidebar (and the nav links in the header, for that matter) to a more blocklike display. (Visuals here: the way highlighted links look now
- the way I'd like them to look
. navlinks highlighted as i'd like
- currently they don't highlight at all.) [PROBLEM SOLVED
Make the tags header match the rest of the headers. Not sure why this isn't happening now. [PROBLEM SOLVED
In general, I'd like to reduce the margin between the link lists (both Links and Tags) and the left side of the sidebar - can't figure out how to change that, either. [PROBLEM SOLVED
The icon and username. This is the bane of my life - is it possible to move the icon up to overlap with the title bar, and the username to, well, under the icon? (here
is what I'm going for and here
is what I currently have). [PROBLEM SOLVED
] (I ended up using a combination of tricks from the comments here and altering the theme layer.)PROBLEM 6:
Also visible in the above pictures, the subject line and datetime. Nothing I do seems to move the datetime from the left to the right, and is there a way to put it ABOVE the subject line instead of under? [PROBLEM SOLVED
] - kind of. I couldnt get the date to work properly above the subject so i tucked it in under. Either way, it's fine.PROBLEM 7:
Is there any way to get the sidebar to extend to the bottom of the page and the .pagetop link to the bottom, as well? as seen here
, the link currently just hangs out at the bottom of the shortest column (also seen here
) which is sort of awkward, and i'd prefer the sidebar continue long as seen on scorched_ooc
.STRANGE RANDOM BONUS PROBLEM:
If you go to scorched_test
you'll find that clicking a title link makes the title flash dark blue while active, as do the navlinks in the header. I CAN'T MAKE THEM STOP DOING THAT. DX I've tried various stylings on a:active for .header, .entry-title, even the general a:active but nothing seems to change it.
My current CSS, which is a bit of a frankenstein mess at the moment, my apologies.
I do realize it's a different style altogether and not everything I'd like to do may even be possible, SO if that's the case, please let me know so I can stop banging my head against it. >.<
Sorry to hit you guys with so much at once, but any
help with any of these issues at all
would be so appreciated I might explode.