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frequently asked questions  
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I can not spend much time on LJ anymore. I just don't have free time like I used to.

I will try to get to questions when I can, but I am falling waaay behind... Please read the questions I have posted.

4. Don't forget. Livejournal also has its own FAQ PAGE. to help with questions about accounts, ADS, journal entries, comments, etc...

You can also search GOOGLE, or s2flexisquares. I know I'm not the only one who knows how to use HTML & CSS.


LINKS. Here are some important links for controlling parts of your layout.

When editing parts of your layout that are not controlled by CSS, it might be helpful to know these links:

1. basic options, navbar options, mood theme, etc.
2. account options. free, paid & sponsored.

3. manage css.
4. manage sidebar (aka, topbar, for some layouts).
5. manage your link list.
6. edit profile, comment settings, viewing options, etc.

Websites I use when creating a layout:

1. colourlovers. for when I need color-based inspiration, also a great place to find out a colors hex code.

1. Can I edit any of your layouts? Add a Header? Change some Colors, etc?

Yes, you may. I have no problem with it, as long as you:

01. CREDIT me.
(by adding a link to my journal in places such as your sidebar, your profile page, a journal entry, I really don't mind how it's done.)

02. DO NOT edit and then repost as your own.
Please? I see people posting my codes as theirs and I get all sad... It took me a long time to get the hang of CSS, don't do that...

03. DO NOT BUTCHER it and then ask me to fix it.
If your going to edit a layout, but want to know what sections control what, I found a WONDERFUL Flexible Squares CSS Guide over at cartonage that explains each section of the Flexible Squares CSS: View It Here. Alot of work was put into it and it deserves your praise and attention.

2. It's my first time using CSS. How do i set up a CSS Layout?

It's really simple once you get used to it. You can follow my setup tutorial for 3 easy steps that will have your layout up and running in a matter of minutes.

3. How do I get the "blurb, tags, calendar, links or user-icon" sections to appear or dissapper in the sidebar? (aka, "topbar" in some layouts)

Any sidebar customizations can be made in the sidebar section of the Customization Page...

see the example picture here.

4. My layout has random lines around the entry, comment links, etc. that weren't in the preview! How do i get rid of them?

This usually only happens with my older layouts, but when people start seeing funky lines in the layout that did not show in the preview, it usually means that they skipped Step 3 on my uploading instructions page.

Please make sure you have taken that step before you ask for further assistance.

5. How can I get rid of the livejournal ads in my layout?

If you are a sponsored account, you can not remove the ads. Once you chose to be a SPONSORED account, you have ads. The best way to get rid of them is to go back to being a free user. (at the top of the page there will be a link that says "account" there you can edit your status).

NOTE!PLEASE: Even if someone has found a way to remove ads, taking such actions violate LiveJournals Terms, meaning you can get kicked off LJ. Just don't do it.


If you want to keep your sponsored account, but just move the ads to a different place in your journal:

1. Go to customize
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says: CHOOSE A PAGE SETUP.
3. A box for customizing the ad placement is right there.

6-1. How do I add a header image?


6-2. How wide should I make my header for my layout?

Pt. 1 : All you need to do is find a section called .headerimage.

Make sure you type in the height, width, and URL of your chosen header image.

NOTE!PLEASE: if your header is wider/smaller than the width of your layout, you might also have to change the #content width until it matches your header.


Pt. 2 : When making a header to match the width of an existing layout, you'll need to find the width of the #content. From there you can use that width to match your headerimage.

(Also take the padding [if used] into consideration. If the content padding is 10px and your content width 800px, your header will need to be 820px wide. --- If the content padding is 20px and your content width 800px, your header will need to be 840px wide. [and so on.])

7-1. I want my layout to have a sidebar, How can I add one to my existing layout?


7-2. I want to completely remove the sidebar from my layout, what do I do?

Pt. 1 : Adding a sidebar.

1. Find #sidebar and delete the section called display: none;.
2. Choose your sidebar width (example: 180px)
3. Choose what side your sidebar will be on. (example: left)
4. Find the section labeled #maincontent (which is usually right above the #sidebar section in my CSS) and make sure the MARGIN looks like this: margin-left: 200px; (i always try to keep the margin 15-20 pixels higher than the sidebars width.)

For a layout with a topbar, but you want it on the side:
Lets say you want a sidebar on the left.

1. Find #maincontent and make the "margin" (if any) say margin-left: 200px;.
2. Then go to #sidebar and make sure the section labeled float: says float: left; - then in the same section find width: and make it say width: 180px;

(if you want your sidebar on the right, change all left parts in the instructions above to right.)


Pt. 2 : To completely delete a sidebar.

1. Find your sidebar section in the CSS titled #sidebar and add display: none; under it with all the other subsections.
2. Because you will need to get rid of the large space where the sidebar used to be, find #maincontent and delete the margin-left: 200px or margin-right: 200px section. (delete the one that coincides with the position of your sidebar [sidebar is left? margin-left is deleted.])

In some cases the margin will be combined, like this: margin: 0px 0px 0px 200px; you can either delete it or change 200px to 0px

8-1. How do I make my Icon appear or dissappear in each entry?


8-2. How to GET or GET RID OF the space around the userpic.


8-3. How to make the userpics the normal 100x100 when the layout creator makes them smaller for certain layouts.

Pt. 1 : To REMOVE the user picture.
- find: .userpic and ADD display: none; right under it.

To VIEW the user picture.
- find .userpic and DELETE display: none; that is under it.


Pt. 2 : give the userpic space or make the text wrap around it.

Adding the userpic space:
1. find the section called .entry and add margin-left: 130px; (add a margin that coincides with the position of your userpic [userpic is left? margin-left is added.])

To get rid of that space and make the text wrap around it, find the section called .entry and delete the margin-left: 130px; (delete the margin that coincides with the position of your userpic [userpic is left? margin-left is deleted.])


Pt. 3 : Want your userpics normal size? find this section:

.userpic img, .userpicfriends img {
background-color: #ffffff !important;
width: 70px; /* <-- you would need to change these back to 100px */
height: 70px; /* <-- you would need to change these back to 100px */

9. My layout was made with the navigation links hidden, how can I view them?

1. Find the section called #header remove the display: none; under it.
2. You may need to play around with the font sizes and colors to get the look you want.

NOTE!PLEASE - In some cases, I won't add a display: none; but rather make the font really small (1pt, 1px) and the font color to blend with the background. Again RARELY. So just edit the size and colors to get it to show.

10. How do I add links to my sidebar?

All you have to do is go to your Links List and add all your favorite web sites to the spaces provided.

FREE users only get 10 spaces, but there's a way around it: go to your sidebar section in customize and add all more links using HTML into the BLURB SECTION.

how to make a link HTML tag:

11. When using "custom comment pages" (available to paid & sponsored users only) the comments start after the sidebar. (aka: there's a rather large gap between entry and comment) How can I fix it?

1. Find .box
2. if your sidebar is on the left, make sure the clear: ----; section in .box says clear: right;.
3. if your sidebar is on the right, than the clear: ----; section in .box should say clear: left;.

Also, on some of my older layouts, I have either removed the comment page CSS or it looks a bit wonkey, if you want my new comment page CSS, feel free to ask. :]

12. My tiny user icons are cut off, how can it be fixed?

I found that if you put !importaint; at the end of each padding tag so it says something like this: padding: 14px 13px 0 2px !important; it works fine.

Can't see your tiny icons anymore? Please note that LJ has changed the URLs to their default user icons, so when you are generating the code to replace them, make sure the urls that used to begin like this:


now begin like this:

13. How do I change the words for my navigation links, comments, other?

All text changes can be made at the Edit Text section of the Customization Page.

example picture here.

14. My sidebar is not showing up, even though it is set to view in the CSS. How can i fix it?

(also works for other parts of your layout that are mysteriously not showing up)

Just setting this strait now: If I made a layout with the sidebar showing, and 1/200 users have a problem with it showing up, I have no idea why you're the only one experiencing the problem. It must have something to do with your settings...

But as for fixing it, I was told by a couple users who did have that problem, that changing the theme of your Flexible Squares layout helps. You'll need to re-add all of your CSS and sidebar info, but it helps.

Go to Customize, then in the box on the left side of the page, where it gives you style choices (Animals, Clean, Simple, Cool Colors) select ALL.

In the search box type "Flexible Squares" it should pop up with 2 pages of choices, just choose anything but the one you are currently using.

THEN Re-add your CSS to the box and save. You will also have to re-add your sidebar info.

15. You say NO HOTLINKING. What is hotlinking? What Is Bandwidth?

"HOTLINKING" is when you use a picture url that is connected to someone elses photobucket (or any image host that requires you to make a personal account) when people use my links (maybe for a picture in their layout) my BANDWIDTH, which is a limited number of how many can link to my account, expires (meaning too many people are using my links when they shouldn't) and my bandwidth does not reset until the date of the month I originally cerated the account on. (my bandwidth resets every month on the 21st or 22nd)

If you see Bandwidth Exceeded signs, you can fix it by going through the CSS codes and gathering up the image URLS in the layout, go to your own Photobucket (or Imageshack.us or Tinypic.com) and upload the images. replace the original links with yours.

16. My sidebar goes further down the page than my entries, how can i fix it?

You will have to go into the CSS codes and find:

.clearfoot and delete the display: none; I under it.

17. I would like to use the tiny icons next to my Mood, Music, Location & Tags, How can i add those?

In your CSS find these sections:

.currentmood {
.currentmusic {
.currentlocation {
.ljtags {

sometimes, to save space in a code, layout makers will combine these sections into one. BUT to give each section its own image so it looks like this:

you need to separate each section so each looks like this:
(view in your computers notebook/word program)

so, you can pretty much just take that code and use it to replace all the sections i listed above. but you must replace IMAGEURL with your chosen tiny picture url. Just remember not to hotlink.

18. How do I change the color of my links?

Each section (like #sidebar, .comments, .ljtags) will sometimes have their own sections for their link colors, it's all a matter of finding them and changing the links to your preferred colors by using HEX codes. (HEX codes are a series of numbers and letters that represent each color, #000000 is black and #FFFFFF is white) -- sections to look for when changing link colors: a, a:link, a:visited, div#sidebar a:visited, .ljtags a, .ljtags a:link, .ljtags a:visited, div.comments a, div.comments a:link, div.comments a:visited.

19. How do I add another link next to my "Entries, Archives, Friends, & Profile" Header links?

The fifth link, needs to be manually added by you. You can add the fifth link (like my Tags link) in the WEBSITE section on your Edit User Profile Page.

20. I want to use the custom comment pages (comment pages in your journal style instead of yucky white) but it wont work. Why?

If you are a FREE user, you CANNOT use custom comment pages. You need to be a PAID or SPONSORED account user.

This also goes for wanting "lj cut" posts to be in your journal style...

21. Why can't I get the "edit, track, add to mems, etc" to show up at the bottom of my entries with my comment links?

Because Flexible Squares is a simple style, it is not possible (that i know of) to add those links to the bottom of the entries.

But never fear, they are still there. If you are using Custom Comment Pages, or even basic comment pages, they are always above your entry on the page you view your comments on.

22. How did you get the images next to the usernames and community names to change from the livejournal default?

You need to override the code for them in your CSS.

where to get the codes:
I used the tiny icon generator before the site went down, I am currently searching for a new one... But you need to remember to follow the additional directions I mention in this post. Because since that generator was created, livejournal changed some things that made the icons look wonky.

where to get the icons:
many people on livejournal have made these icons in small batches, i personally made 4 simple batches that can be found here.

But for now I am using SILK icons from famfamfam.com.

You get 1000+ icons when you download the set for free.

23. My entry titles have suddenly become links?

Yes, it seems like a new feature that livejournal has added. There is a way around it though.

Find your section called .subject and take a good look at it. What you must understand is that it is now controlled by the a, a:link, a:visited section and is a bit useless if it contains any of the same subsections as a, a:link, a:visited. Such as (color, font size, and text transform)

So to take back your control over the .subject section, you must make a new section called div.subject a, div.subject a:link, div.subject a:visited and put all the important color, font size, and text transform information under that, and all other information such as padding and text-align under .subject:


.subject {
text-align: right;
padding: 2px;

div.subject a, div.subject a:link, div.subject a:visited {
color: #DD243F; <---
text-transform: lowercase; <--- all your important visual options are now here
font-size: 13px; <---
~~~Elyza~~~kaboregima on January 1st, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
Hi minty,
1st of all i would like to wish u HAPPY NEW YEAR =)
i have a silly question, i'm sorry if this question kinda bothering you..
how can i make an entry that always appear as the 1st entry in my page..
i see lots of ppl doing it but i don't know how to make one..thank u in advance..
sorry again cause i'm pretty sure this is a really stupid question =)
Jennyminty_peach on January 1st, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! to you too :D

all you need to do is change the date the entry is posted on, if you make it so it was posted on say: January 1st 2009, the entry will be the first one no matter how many times you post after it.

this can only be done with private journals though, it does not work in communities. ;]

steph0202steph0202 on January 2nd, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
I'm so thick. I've had the layout (Flex-Squares Hemmingway) up for at least a month and just noticed that nowhere on the posts does it show the date, is there any way to make this appear?
Jennyminty_peach on January 2nd, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
oh yes, i had changed the text to small and black, because the original style had nothing above the title, but you can change it by going to the middle of the codes and finding

in that section it will give you the text size option and the color (currently set to #000000) better off to change it to something link #777777.

hope that helps! :D
subjecto - steph0202 on January 2nd, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
DamnXPrincessdamnxprincess on January 2nd, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
How do I put my taglist in my sidebar?
Jennyminty_peach on January 2nd, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Question
you have to go to go to the customize section, choose "sidebar" then go down the list and select YES next to the things you want to show up.

sarah: Dark Angel: Maxnitro26 on January 2nd, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
I've been using your LILY layout for a few days now, and I really like it. Thank you! =)

I do have a question about the comments page, though. When I click ## comments in an entry, which takes me to the comments page, my userpic on the left has a big black border around it. I haven't changed anything in the layout except for the header, and that #content { width thing so it would fit, which you mentioned in FAQ #9, so I don't know why it's there. I'm almost positive it's not part of the layout cuz my userpic on the main page isn't like that.

So on the main page the userpic on the left has this greyish border around it, and on the comments page it has a black one. Could you tell me how to get that grey border on the main page onto the comments page?

Comments Page

Main Page

I'm sorry if that's confusing, I can further clarify if you like.

Thank you!
Jennyminty_peach on January 2nd, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
find the .userpic and .userpicfriends sections (in the middle of the CSS code)

and replace with this code:
.userpic {
position: relative;
float: left;
padding: 15px;
margin-right: 10px;
margin-left: 0px;
margin-top: 0px;
z-index: 15;
background-color: #EEEEEE;
background-image: url('');
background-repeat: repeat;
border: 0px dashed #aaaaaa;

.userpicfriends {
position: relative;
float: left;
padding: 15px;
margin-right: 10px;
margin-left: 5px;
margin-top: 5px;
text-align: left;
font-family: "Verdana", sans-serif;
font-size: 8pt;
z-index: 10px;
border-style: dashed;
border-width: 0px;
border-color: #aaa;
background-color: #EEEEEE !important;
background-image: url('');
background-repeat: repeat;
subjecto - nitro26 on January 3rd, 2008 02:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
{ ♥ | fay }: all you need is LUBE!shrew_ish on January 6th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
header query

sorry if this is a bother but we are using the TAB 50 layout for our community and i was wondering if you'd take time to peep to this ^^


like how to move the banner behind the nav link so that it would fit the and not float above it... or should i edit the banner instead...

thanks for looking up on this.. and you're layouts are awesome~!
Jennyminty_peach on January 6th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
Re: header query
hello there! no bother at all! :D

looking at it, i have only one solution.

you would have to change the header so its all one color, you would loose the tab look to it, but it would make the header sit perfectly above the header links.

almost like how i have my header links, the background is all dark gray.

you would have to find the section labeled "#header {" and change the background color to this:

background-color: #232323;
Re: header query - shrew_ish on January 7th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Deadbeat Nymph: dean lip curldeadbeat_nymph on January 8th, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Question about recent sidebar/maincontent length issue
Hi there. I've gone over the FAQs in detail, but I can't find the answer I'm looking for. It came up recently, but once it was answered, I think you deleted the post?

It was this post: http://minty-peach.livejournal.com/43986.html

(Now it says Not Found.)

The problem is with the sidebar extending at the bottom past the maincontent; the maincontent doesn't stretch down with it.

I never noticed the problem before because I never used sidebars, but now I'm starting to use them.

Would it be possible for you to add the solution to this to the FAQs? Or just let me know here? I saw that you suggested replacing old code with your newer code, but I'm afraid of how that will affect the layout overall, as I don't know which specific parts need replacing. :P

Sorry to bug you about this, but I'm at a bit of a loss.

Thanks so much for all your layouts and help. I've learned so much from you already. :D
Jennyminty_peach on January 8th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
Re: Question about recent sidebar/maincontent length issue
i believe that was the entry where i asked other users for help on that matter, i was told that adding:

z-index: 100;
clear: both;

to the end of the #footer section helped. i am currently using the code in my layout CSS and it seems to work fine. :]
♕ straight up unicornshampoo on January 8th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
HELLO. <3 i love your layouts dearly. so i trusted myself and my few skills enough to customize one of your layouts to be color-themed along with my header, and i changed a few other things and i'm extremely pleased that i did it all without making anything blow up!

however, there's one thing that i was wondering about, and i checked the other comments for it.

because i have my usericon showing in every post i make, it causes the things that i center to be shifted to the left.

i took a screencap, here you go.

i was wondering if there's any kind of html to get around that thing and make it universally centered WITHOUT taking off my usericons' display, or if i'm going to have to get used to it and just start my centered stuff a few line-breaks down?

<33 thank you, i'm sorry if this was answered in the comments and i missed it! once again, i totally love your layouts. :3
Jennyminty_peach on January 9th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
oh yes, of course! i'll be glad to show you.

you'll want to find the section labeled .entry

there you will see something like this:
margin: 5px 5px 20px 5px;

since your userpic is on the right side of your entry, you'll want to change it to something like this:
margin: 5px 125px 20px 5px;

and just so you understand the margin more, this is how the setup goes:
margin: BOTTOMpx RIGHTpx TOPpx LEFTpx;

each set of PX controls a different part of the entry.

hope that helped! :D

subjecto - shampoo on January 9th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sapah_fu: darker than ☄ misaki/li/bathroomsapah_fu on January 10th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
the bandwidth is up for some images!
Jennyminty_peach on January 10th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
yeah, i notice some from my "minty_peach" photobucket will show, but when i refresh the page it goes to a BANDWIDTH EXCEEDED sign again...

all other images (some layout previews and older icons) are connected to my "mythbusterjen" photobucket.

at least those are holding out.
subjecto - sapah_fu on January 11th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - minty_peach on January 11th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - sapah_fu on January 11th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
cluveycluvey on January 13th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
hey! I've been looking through the comments and FAQ but :/ I couldn't find an answer for my question. Well, the sidebar components won't appear even though I've enabled it at the components part. you can take a look here.

cluvey I'm using your Oranellow 51 layout ^^ very pretty. Thanks in advance anyway <3
cluveycluvey on January 13th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
=X I just read the comment above mine. I'm so blind D: I changed the flexible squares layout from blue to another. so it works out now. I'm sorry for spamming your comment page >.<
subjecto - minty_peach on January 13th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
thank you gravityprettytwilight on January 18th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
hello! i read the faq, but i was wondering if you could help me figure out comments.

instead of the txt link, how do i make it so when people click on it its an image like this?

Jennyminty_peach on January 18th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
now that i'm not sure, but i believe you can find how to at the Flexible Squares help journal.
piazza new york catcherlaughforthelove on January 19th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
Hey, I love your layouts! Im using this one as well and I love it! :)

Question tho, in your blurb, in the "thought process, how do you make Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice in that king of spacing? I tried spaces but they didn't work. :{
Jennyminty_peach on January 19th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
all you need to do is put the font in a "div text align"

like this:

then if you make the words "italic" it comes out like this:

- Jane Austin, Pride & Prejudice

hope that helped! :D

Not too witty.cosmicviolet on January 21st, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Hi there, I love your layouts and I'm currently using this one. My question is, I added a header to it, but although the header is centered in the middle of the page, it leans a little to the left of the entries and I'd like it to line up with them, without adjusting the width of the column. (I hope you know what I mean.) Is this possible? I've tried everything I can think of. Thanks!
Jennyminty_peach on January 21st, 2008 06:55 am (UTC)
well the first problem is that there is no problem. The header is doing exactly what its supposed to do, which is hover centered over the #content section.

But I understand that you only want it to hover over the entry portion. Best way to do that is probably go back to the .headerimage section and make the header width as wide as the #content width and then make the background-position: right

I hope my rant just made sense... If not, I'll see if there's another way. :]
subjecto - cosmicviolet on February 2nd, 2008 05:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Shazedagormarien on January 21st, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank You
Hi !
I just put on of your layout on my LJ.. i am quite new at this so your Lj is really helping me a lot because it's vlear and understanble. So thanks a lot ! Anf of course a credited your layout in the blurb section.. like you explained it ^^
Frak, that blowsroonilwazl1b on January 22nd, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
alright, I'm going to be annoying person number a zillion, and ask a question. sorry, and if it's any consolation, i did read you FAQ it just didn't answer what I was looking for.

I'm using one of your layouts with the sidebar on top (#53 i think) and I was wondering if it is possible to have the calendar in there, like so it's in the columns too, or is just the blurb, and only the blurb that will work that way...? I just don't know if there's some special display function or something. any help is nice: even if you just reply and say 'no' :P

Jennyminty_peach on January 22nd, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
hmm i'm not exactly sure there is a way to get the calendar in there, the sidebar is designed to go down, not across, and i sort of cheated on that with the blurb section to make it go across instead.

but if i ever find a way to make it do so, i'll let you know. :D
subjecto - roonilwazl1b on January 23rd, 2008 12:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - minty_peach on January 23rd, 2008 12:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
loudxmusicloudxmusic on January 30th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
I know I'm probably being incredibly obtuse, but I just created a new community and I'm having trouble switching it from "generator" to "flexible squares." Could you help me? :(
Jennyminty_peach on January 30th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
hmm, you should only have to go here:

then in the search box, type "flexible squares"
that will bring up a bunch of different themes, choose whatever one and then go here to add the CSS:

— εsτ. εgнτ.τωσ.σн'sιx ಌ→080206 on February 2nd, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
This is probably going to sound retarded but.. I followed your instructions since it's been a while since I've done coding. But on the CSS page, there's only two drop-down menus when in your one illustration, there's three. Is it supposed to be only two if you're a free account? Cos the code I put in isn't working, neither.
Jennyminty_peach on February 2nd, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
hmm, it seems that alot of people are missing things on their customization pages...

have you made sure that you are set to Flexible Squares as well as the default theme?
subjecto - 080206 on February 6th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
pooq45pooq45 on February 3rd, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Sidebar Trouble
Hi! Amazing layouts!

I had a quick question. I am trying to apply
this layout to my journal. I chose to not put the darker gray picture in the layout. It seemed to work fine except I want the sidebar to show up. I tried to change my theme to a different Flexible Squares but that didn't work and I edited the Sidebar info on the customization tab. Thank you very much for the help :)
Jennyminty_peach on February 3rd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Sidebar Trouble
hmm, as far as i know, the sidebar should have shown up after you changed the theme... i don't know what else to do besides that... only a few seem to have this problem, and i am not sure if it has anything to do with the CSS...

best off to ask this question over at s2flexisquares. They have Flex Squares professionals, who would be able to help better than me.

sorry about that :[
Re: Sidebar Trouble - pooq45 on February 5th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Sidebar Trouble - minty_peach on February 5th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Sidebar Trouble - pooq45 on February 7th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
findherbody on February 4th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
Im trying to use This layout without the sidebar and I was wondering how I can change the date and subject. I would like them both on the same line and I would like to date to change from day month year @ time to month day year @ time with the subject to the right of it instead of under it. Thanks!
Jennyminty_peach on February 4th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
1.) to change both to the same line, i heard you can add float: right; to .date

2.) i don't know of a way to change the date format using CSS, i saw something over at s2flexisquares about having to use a theme layer. and even i don't understand enough to help out. but you can try poking around over at s2flexisquares to see if they know something.
subjecto - findherbody on February 4th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - minty_peach on February 4th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
be my little rock and roll queen.: days like thisteh_haley on February 7th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm sorry I have to be annoying, I was trying to use one of your layouts and I just want to know a little thing: it looks like that
like width is kind of 'messed up', but I noticed I don't have any trouble with Firefox; is there a way to fix this, so I can (also) use IE? Thanks in advance :)
Jennyminty_peach on February 7th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
hmm, you would need to change the width in the .header section, i think there are 2 different things you can do.

1. either add 15px to the .header width

2. copy and then delete the section in .header that looks like this: margin-right: 15px; (i ask that you copy it first so that just in case it messes up, you can replace it...)

subjecto - teh_haley on February 7th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Jennyminty_peach on February 8th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
actually i have seen a code at createblog that does:

createblog has over 35 pages of codes that can be useful, i have used a ton of them on my myspace as well:


hope that helped! :D
kitsune_me: qaf: justin diner smilekitsune_me on February 9th, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)

sorry to bother you with this, but on my friend's page, when the entries are very very short, shorter than their userpics, the display is affected in a way that the next entry following that short entry will be indented. Is there any way to set the entries to at least a minimum of certain size just so that it wouldn't do what I mentioned? I'm using your Persuasion 62 css codes. Thank You.

sample screenshot: here

Jennyminty_peach on February 9th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
hello there!

i think you can fix that by going to the near bottom of the codes, right above the "Comment Page" section that i marked, and find .separator try setting the height to 30px, 50px, whatever gets it to stop.

if that doesn't work, i don't know what else i can do. :[
subjecto - kitsune_me on February 10th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
But what if I'm not the hero?: don eppesvintagememories on February 11th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
I know you've already answered the how do you get...in the Sidebar question, and I did read it and I have done what you said, but I've no idea how to get the navigation to a) show up and b) show up in the sidebar.
Jennyminty_peach on February 11th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
in question 13 i explain 2 ways to get links in your sidebar.

the only way i know to get the links in the sidebar is to manually put them in using link tags.

or if you would rather them a the top of the layout, you can go to .header and delete the display: none;
subjecto - vintagememories on February 11th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Jill: Horses freeblaze_85 on February 11th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)

I was wondering if it's possible to change the colors of the navigation strip on the top? I installed one of your layouts today and after a few changes I'm happy about it, but I'd like to change the colors of the navigation strip.

I can't change it in the 'display' section because it messes up the layout and I can't find it in the CSS codes.
Jennyminty_peach on February 12th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
the header and footer links are controlled in the .header section and .footer sections

anything in that area with header in the title will take care of any modifications.
subjecto - blaze_85 on February 12th, 2008 08:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - minty_peach on February 12th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - minty_peach on February 12th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - blaze_85 on February 12th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - minty_peach on February 12th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
subjecto - blaze_85 on February 12th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
dream me up something better than me and youframianne on February 12th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Hello! I am using this layout, I changed the background colour, added the header and I'm completely in love with it. Thank you so much!
There's just one thing I can't figure out: is there a way to move the sidebar so that it's not nestled inside the first entry at the top of the page, but either just side by side to it or completely separated? I tried playing around with margins, but I know little about CSS and don't want to risk making a huge mess. :)
Jennyminty_peach on February 12th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
oh yes!

when you change/add a sideabar you also need to change the "margin" in the ".maincontent" section right above it:

#maincontent {
margin: 25px 25px 5px 5px;
background: #FDFDFD;

i would say you need to make it look like this:

#maincontent {
margin: 25px 130px 5px 5px;
background: #FDFDFD;

** but feel free to change the "130px" until it looks good to you. :]

hope that helped! :]
subjecto - framianne on February 12th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
celesticacelestica on February 17th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
uhm...maybe i missed it or something if so, sorry ToT

I need help with your lovely layout photo album 56 - as you can see the top words in that table of LJ - is all with captials (if you don't understand what i mean here you go - http://i26.tinypic.com/fe1dp2.jpg) and i'd like it uncaptials so like Home, Post etc? Is that possible? Or it is like that? Is it okay to edit that? ?__? sorry for the confusion...*hits herself*
Jennyminty_peach on February 17th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
oh yes, that might be because i have the links set to: uppercase

easily changeable though, you need to go into the CSS and find a, a:link, a:visited (almost at the top of the page) and change text-transform: uppercase to maybe, "lowercase" or "none".

hope that helps! :D
subjecto - celestica on February 18th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)