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Alright, Damnit... 
7th-Mar-2003 10:24 pm
I have my new Friends Layout up and running, but am having a problem with my coding. I've worked for damn near 3 full days trying to figure this out, I've consulted my oracles and everything, and alas, I'm just fucking stupid.

I want the text to scroll ONLY within the image of the background, in the center of the image between the blue sidebar and the URL on the left and NOT over the top border. Also, I want the links on the sidebar to be centered from top to bottom and to remain stationary. It makes me nuts that they scroll with the entries text. I know it is a div tag, I just don't know where in the coding - EXACTLY where - it is supposed to go.

I've looked at the code until I absolutely cannot make any sense of it anymore, somebody please throw me a fricken' bone!
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7th-Mar-2003 08:48 pm (UTC)
what resolution is your screen?
And hi, I added you a while ago. :)
8th-Mar-2003 05:17 am (UTC)
1152 X 864 - Welcome to my mind, here's to hoping I don't scare the bejeezus out of you with some of the stuff that comes out of my head!
7th-Mar-2003 09:05 pm (UTC)
ah HA! I have your answer! You are not allowed to thank me unless it works.

I was referring to the wrong style the last time we spoke on AIM. Out of the public styles I've made, the one we want to look at and modify for you is corkboardLJ. You need the following piece of code someplace in your LJ (minus the unncessessary coding, which I'll try to take out, but I'll probably miss something, so pay attention).

<div id="scroll" style="width:373; height:483; overflow: auto">
<center><table width="100%" border=0>
<td>
<tr>
<div align=justify>
%%events%%
</tr>
</td>
</table>
</div>
</div>

Then for your links on the side, same code with different numerical values and replace the %%events%% with your links. Should work. Oh, and take out the id="scroll" for the links div tag. I hope that works. Try it first before you reply. You'll have to experiment with the numbers to get the box in the right place.
8th-Mar-2003 05:52 am (UTC)
Methinks you've hit the nail on the proverbial head, but I need to play with the numbers more and find the place to insert the code for my links - which is hiding from me. Out of curiousity, do you hand code or use something like Cold Fusion or Dreamweaver? I hand code becasue having tried both of those programs, they do nothing but confuse me further! Thanks again for all your help, sweetie - and I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes! Looks great! One final question: Are you going to add a sidebar with information on your previous layout history like before?
8th-Mar-2003 11:31 am (UTC)
To be honest, I neither handcode nor use any HTML programs (though I do have dreamweaver and frontpage, just in case). I've never done any layout straight from scratch. When I first started, I knew a little HTML, and I looked at the source code to any webpage/LJ that I liked and kinda used that code to make my layouts. Copy-paste a little code, tweak it til it fits, and voila! So I still do that, and I still haven't made any layout from scratch... I don't want to accidentally miss some major part that's supposed to be there! I used to look at public styles and tweak them, but nowadays, I find that all the code I ever want or need is already in my styles... so now I just recycle them. :D

I noticed your scrollies are b&w... just in case you want your entries scrollbar different from the main one, change the first line of code up there to this:

<div id="scroll" style="width:373; height:483; overflow: auto
scrollbar-base-color: #FCFCFC;
scrollbar-face-color: #FCFCFC;
scrollbar-shadow-color: #FCFCFC;
scrollbar-darkshadow-color: #FCFCFC;
scrollbar-highlight-color: #FCFCFC;
scrollbar-3dlight-color: #FCFCFC;
scrollbar-track-color: #FCFCFC;
scrollbar-arrow-color: #D2D2D2">

There. That oughta do it. I'll wait and see how the links part turns out.
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