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Editing Colors of Kubrick Template (14 posts)

  1. bainashe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi,
    I am a newbie that have just migrated from Movabletype to WP. Can anyone help me to get rid of the grey "left/righ margin" areas?

    Apologies for asking rather "dumb" question! I know I should do some research. :-) Thank you.

    Bill

  2. hesed2
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Go into the images directory inside the default theme, open kubrickbgcolor.jpg in photoshop or another program, change it to any color you like, then save it to the same directory.

  3. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I believe that's just the body background color in your css:

    change #d5d6d7 to whatever hex color you want.

  4. bainashe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Where is this "#d5d6d7" is located? Is it on the style sheet? Thank you
    Bill

  5. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yea, style.css

  6. bainashe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is this what I need to change
    .alt {
    background-color: #f8f8f8;
    border-top: 1px solid #ddd;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;
    }

    Thank you.... too many unfamiliar sections....SORRY

    Bill

  7. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    no, you should look for a #body { background: "#d5d6d7 }

  8. bainashe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you. Unfortunately, it did not work for me. I need to change the of the grey areas ( left, right, top and bottom, i.e Margins).

    Again, thank you for your help.

    Bill (WP_newbie! :-))

  9. Bainashe, the background is a JPEG image, you will have to edit it in Photoshop (or some other image editing app). Here is a convenient Photoshop template:

    http://terral.111studios.com/?p=158

  10. If he doesn't want the grey image, why not just take it out? In the style.css file, look for #body { background: and whereever it mentions and image, just remove (or comment out) that line.

  11. satoshi
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Then he'll have no image. The grey margins he speaks of are part of the header image, the background image, and the footer image. If he unlinks those images, he gets rid of it all, not just the margins.

  12. bainashe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello,
    Sorry to have caused so much confusion! Basically, what I am trying to make my entire blog look all white just like the blog body (background)! I know that doing that is against what the experts’ advice for better usability. However, the blog body available in Kubrick template is too narrow for taste and I have too large grey areas on both on the right and on the left. There is also small grey area on the top above the image. However, I could with that but I need to somehow get rid of the grey areas.

    I thought I could just change the background colors as some have suggested. However, if there is an image involved it may be too much for me with me limited knowledge of WP.

    Thank you for all your help. Greatly appreciated!

    Bill

  13. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well, if you want just a white background an NO color, then just delete the files in your images folder under the default theme. Then you'd just need to go into your style.css file and look for all references of background: #color and change it to either #fff for white, or whatever color you want.

  14. bpulliam
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Bill,

    The comments in the stylesheet say "css for images" is in the index.php file, but it's in the header.php file. I wasn't certain that I wouldn't want to have a bkgrd at a certain point, so I just put comment/* */ tags around the code that invokes the background image and that switches it back to white. hope this helps.

    Beatrice

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