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3 column design (33 posts)

  1. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well, i took the dots design, and i finally made it a true 3 column design instead of a 2 column made to look like a 3 col one. if anyone wants my template, let me know. although i had to make changes to the index too.

  2. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Could you tell us what the behavioural characteristics of this template are?

  3. danithew
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'd be interested in seeing the template(s) for the three column design.

  4. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'd be interested as well!

  5. usafdcc
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I believe his addy is http://www.taibros.net/

  6. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i got my css from a css generator. then basically picked and added as i found necessary.
    the generator can be found here. http://209.216.241.33/pagemaker_form.php

  7. piginzen
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    found an error on your site:
    http://www.taibros.net/index.php?cat=5
    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 4 bytes) in /home/virtual/site29/fst/var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/language.php on line 51

  8. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    yea it pops up from time to time, just try refreshing it a few times and it'll work again. I don't know how to get rid of errors like that...

  9. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Call me old fashioned but I can not get on with absolute positioning on blogs. It does not make sense. At least to me.

  10. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    why doesn't absolute positioning make sense?

  11. PressingIt
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've noticed that there are two behaviors with the calendar for WP when the increasing the page using Ctrl-+/- and that is 1) it simply move into the alley or 2) it moves under the alley and cannot be seen. In Netscape 7.1, the cal on this site stays visable. Everything else seems to size faily well with Netscape too.

  12. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well absolute positioning does not make sense to me because an absolutely postioned element is taken right out of the normal document flow - that is the point of it. What that means to a blogger is that as the element gets longer as either a content or menu div does, if it is absolutely positioned the parent container will not - as I understand it, expand with it. It is therefore not possible to position a footer. What is worse - is that if you are unaware of this behaviour - you may fit a footer and end up with a very unsightly menu overspill - sadly an all too common occurence. For example this is the winner of the Alex Style Sheet Comp. Scroll down on arrival.

  13. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    heh yea i understand what you mean, but i think it works with my design since i'm using plain white, and don't plan on having a long list of items in the columns.

  14. drujr
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I cannot figure out how to make a right column, seen on Alex King's website here:
    http://www.alexking.org/software/wordpress/styles/sample.php?wpstyle=mark_3
    Can anyone give me some code that I could plug into Word Press's index.php and if necessary, wp-layout.php?
    Thank you

  15. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You could try my Trident template

  16. rainvt
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You may want to check out the Min Height Hack. I use it on my site, Rain From Vermont. It allows you to "extend" the containing element when you have a menu (or other nested box) that extends further than it should. It uses a cleared div, and a floated "prop" to push the foot of the page as far as it needs to go. Check the examples out, it's easier to understand by seeing it.

  17. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That looks suspiciously and horribly reminiscent of gif spacers to me.

  18. Lesandira
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @Root:
    I am really fond of your Trident Template, but I'm having some problems by moving the content more to the left as you can see on my weblog (http://blog.lesandira.net/). I tried to reduce the with of the menus in the css but it didn't worked for me.

  19. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well it all looks cool now unless there is something I am not seeing or you want to do something else. Or is it that you want to move the menu ul in a bit? . I can certainly help if I just get a slightly clearer idea of where you are headed. A very nice looking style so far. You must be really pleased.

  20. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just a follow up. I have defined the class .post in the CSS. It still has margin-left 15 px; in there . That would help.

  21. random
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @Root: the pink lilies example doesn't use absolute positioning, it just uses floats. (They both remove elements from the document flow, so your point still stands, but still. :P)
    Absolute positioning has its advantages, and it doesn't always lead to broken pages.
    Ironically, putting the pink lily floats inside an absolutely positioned container actually fixes the menu-overlap problem you so hate. Example. (Renders right in FF0.92, Opera 7, IE6, required 1 change to the template and a few changes to the CSS.)

  22. Lesandira
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @Root:
    Yeah, that was excatly what I wanted to do :-) But I have still some design questions...*g*
    - How can I make the comments bigger (I tried it with the class "p, li, .feedback" but also the main text got bigger)?
    - How can I move the date (I want it to be right under the title)?

  23. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Comment font-size can be styled with #commentlist p:
    The date is styled I think with h2. Adjust the margins to taste.
    Enjoy.

  24. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @ random. Your example was html so fixed content. The comment link went to the blog at the Alex Style Comp complete with overflow. Sorry.

  25. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    An interesting article by Eric Meyer on the absolute impossibility of positioning a footer in a two column layout if you are using position absolute for your menu.

  26. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    why not just junk the footer?

  27. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well if you want to then fine. What is disastrous is that treble combo of footer, long menu and absolutely positioned menu.

  28. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for Trident Root - I've finally gotten around to tinkering with it for my site. It isn't complete yet, but the preliminary view can be seen here. The colors need some work, but the importaint thing is that I've got all my menu elements visible again w/o uber scrolling.
    Danke, gracias, and kudos man!
    TG

  29. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    shoot.... nope, wrong URL, sorry should be:
    http://techgnome.anderson-website.net/index2.php <- forgot the index2.php bit. :)
    TG

  30. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What a fantastic looking blog. Congratulations. Delighted the template seems to be holding up. (touch wood). Let us know when you finally get settled. If you need help tastefully coordinating your color scheme you should check out podz's new blog. Fantastic stuff :).

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