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How to Design a Fixed Layout for my blog? (17 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello -
    I have a 3 column layout that I would like to change because many of my viewers have problems viewing in browsers other than IE 6.
    I would like to have more information or links on how to design fixed layouts such as wordlog.com or even this website itself.
    If there is any information or code available please do let me know.
    Thank you.
    Poonam Bhatia

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. hanni
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ooh you beat me to it podz

  4. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks guys.

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thank you very much. I am going to check it out! :)

  6. poons15
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That page is down or gone. Any other ideas??

  7. carthik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://2fargon.com/wpfiles/gemini.zip : two column fixed
    http://2fargon.com/wpfiles/gemini.zip : three column fixed
    these are backups/mirrors of the one Podz pointed out.

  8. redneck
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I and I semi-documented how Trident works here.

  9. poons15
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks alot! Just a designer question, do you usually work on your web designing offline like in DreamWeaver or Frontpage and then move it online..or do you actually just make the changes online??
    Thanks for all of the help!

  10. carthik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    poons, whichever way works for you. Please avoid using frontpage, it has given me more problems over the years than it has helped simplify things. Dreamweaver is nice, but I use Crimson Editor(a text editor with wings) or I use vi on the server.

  11. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Neither. We hack about in notepad or some such and ftp it. If you save your index php as htm you can edit locally. You might want to install Firefox and the web dev kit as well.

  12. redneck
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I edit stuff in TextPad, which is the best editor I have ever encountered in 20 years of amateur hacking.
    I am not a designer and don't actually develop designs from scratch. What I do is start with someone else's design and hack away at the CSS until I get what I want.

  13. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    PSPad - it's freeware, and you can get Topstyle Lite (good CSS program) from the same site too.

  14. ccheaton
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Does TextPad display line numbers?

  15. redneck
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Does TextPad display line numbers?

    Yes.
    TextPad does everything but wash the cat, but it's not smug about it, like MS Word.

  16. poons15
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes i have TextPad installed on my PC. You are right its a great tool. I am a Consultant by trade but am interested in web designing. Designing a new layout for my blog is a great way to learn and get some practice for it.
    I have been using Dreamweaver and Photoshop for my current pages but want to go towards the fixed layout look. So just needed to get some thoughts from others who are far more experienced than myself!
    Thanks! I appreciate it! :-)

  17. poons15
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I hope someone reads this. :-) So I got the trident template, which from my understanding is the 3 column layout, is that correct? That's what I want. I downloaded it from this support thread: http://wordpress.org/support/5/11525 (which basically takes you to nuclear moose's site where the downloads are available).
    When I upload them to test, it only comes up with two columns like the Gemini. What am I doing wrong?
    Also, how do I get it so there is space on the left and right just like this site or wordlog.com and the layout itself is in the center? I have never done a fixed layout and I am just not sure how to get started. I really thought that the Trident template would already have all that done plus the three columns.
    If you want to have a look here it is: http://www.neerajpoonam.com/wp_test/index.php
    Some guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    Poonam Bhatia

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