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Blog modelling (8 posts)

  1. Darran
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would like to add my own touch onto my blog skin @
    http://darran.digital-pulse.net/.

    I would like to add a background to the sidebar, is there
    any possible way to do that? I was thinking of adding a background
    url image there, is it feasible?

    Thanks in advance

    Btw I have upgraded to WP 2.0 ;)

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, you can have a bg image for the sidebar. Most themes that have a distinct colour for the sidebar AND having it as long as the content area - are using a bg image. You should Google for "faux column" to learn more about the technique.

  3. Darran
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I tried adding a bg image but it doesn't stretch to the whole
    height of the content area, and there is a space from the top of
    the content area to the sidebar

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't see it - just a double header image.
    Make an image with the exact width of your sidebar and a few px high.
    Then in the style.css of your theme add/modify this in the #content part:
    background: #fff url('images/yourbg.gif') repeat-y right;

    which means your theme has a subfolder called images - or change the path as it fits you; and change the .gif extension, too, if needed.

  5. Darran
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I will attempt this

  6. Darran
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Take a look again

    The sidebar is not starting from the top and it doesn't stretch
    all the way to the bottom? How can I solve this?

  7. tauquil
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You might want to read this article to make your columns appear equal in length.

  8. Darran
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    For some reason, that tutorial doesnt seem to work :(

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