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  1. owithb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Wow, everyone's blogs look so professional! Please take a peek at mine and let me know what I could add to make it look better be more functional. What widgets would you suggest?
    Flutter-Blog

  2. ben_griffith
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The topic is nice, but the template doesn't work.
    the content, adding pictures etc. it destroys the layout. I'm using seamonkey on a 15'laptop, resolution 1280x800px.

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I agree with Ben; you need another theme.

  4. owithb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Eak..It looks and works fine on my computer.

    Do you any suggestions on which template/theme would work best, or should I have someone who knows php fix my template? Thank you, I really appreciate your honest replies.

  5. owithb
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok, so I had not heard of "seamonkey" so I downloaded it and did a check, yes, my butterfly blog is a bit messed up, but when I checked my cpanel/Awstats I only get about 2% of visits from Mozilla - (Does that include seamomkey?) Would you change you theme based on those numbers? Blog looks find on other browsers.

  6. Footbag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not very helpful here, but I like your pictures. The butterfly grove is amazing.

  7. simplymother
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using Firefox and it looks pretty good. One thing I notice is that you have a lot of words before you actually get to the post. Can you move your tags to the bottom of each post instead of right after the title?

  8. owithb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All advice is helpful, no matter what. I will try and figure out how to move my tags to the bottom of the post, thanks!

  9. ben_griffith
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Seamonkey is Mozilla and works like FF. If it works in FF, then it should also work in Seamonkey.

    I tested it again, now it looks better in Seamonkey.

    There is only one thing: The search in Seamonkey has been moved outside the sidebar. The Search in FF 3.5 follows directly the Twitter things and looks different in Opera 9.62.

    Sometimes it's difficult to setup all different browser. The reason why the search looks different in Seamonkey is because it didn't get enough space:

    <div class="textwidget">Follow us on Twitter...>

    Go to your style.css and look for "textwidget"

    There should be something with (please note that your values are different)

    margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
    padding: 0px 0px 0px 0px;

    If you don't know what the 0px is for, look here:
    http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_padding.asp

    Clockwise: top, left, bottom, right

    Give the bottom in textwidget 20px

    example: padding: 0px 0px 20px 0px;

    Give it a go. I am not sure if margin or padding would work.

    Do the same with your images. Example:

    #content img {
    	border: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
    	padding: 4px;
    	max-width: 100%;
    	display: inline;
    	text-align: center;}
    
    #archiv img {
    	border: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
    	padding: 4px;
    	max-width: 100%;
    	display: inline;
    	}
    
    .entry img {
    	margin: 10px 0px 20px 0px;
    	display: inline;}

    Copy the style.css before any changes so that you will not loose the original style

  10. ben_griffith
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    By the way, your pictures are lovely.

    You can also copy my image example into your style.css.

    However, you can't have 2 image instructions.

    Set /* in front and */ at the end of your image instruction

    e.g.

    /*#content img {
    	border: 1px solid #CCCCCC;
    	padding: 4px;
    	max-width: 100%;
    	display: inline;
    	text-align: center;}*/
  11. owithb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wow, Thank you Ben! I checked out lesson on padding on the website you mentioned...love that site, bookmarked it!

    I get very nervous making these kinds of changes...I looked in my style.css but couldn't find "textwidget" ~ I will have to find someone to help me.

    I just removed the search box, so hey, that fixed one problem.

    I would sure like my whole blog to be wider including that crazy thin sidebar, but I also like the look of my template, so looks like I will be going back W3Schools.com for help.

  12. ben_griffith
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Obviously, you have more than your own css. There is a second one mentioned in your head: http://s.wordpress.org/style/wp4.css?2

    That textwidget doesn't exist and seems to come from another side.

    Be careful with involving others websites source code! Keep control over your own weblog!

  13. katiiness
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    well i guess everyone already commented on the weird image alignments in firefox... so no need to repeat that.

    i love the idea, and FLUTTER BLOG!... what an awesome name for the main idea behind the blog.

    i really love the image styles around the images in this entry "Inside the Cabbage White’s Family Album" ... i think the rest should be like that. it looks cleaner and more professional, plus it's easier to read the captions and relate it to the image.

  14. musicvideo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Those pictures are so lovely dear :) . I can use them in one of my sites :)

  15. owithb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    THanks again for all the great comments, it's been very helpful to me. I'm learning my way around the wordpress blog and would like to start another one soon. But first, I need to perfect the one I have, so Ben, yes, I will look into that textwidget. Do you think it's something the template designer put in?

  16. ben_griffith
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi owithb,

    I looked at your head and you have taken out the second css. Good.

    I checked your CSS.

    Your text size is generally very small:

    body {
    font-size: 62.5%; /* Resets 1em to 10px */

    Your CSS gives for sidebar:

    #sidebar {
    font: 1em Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;
    }

    That means this "textwidget" doesn't have influence and your text is generally 62% or 1em, which is 10px.

    Example (I sorted it more so that you can see the structure):

    <li id="archives-2" class="widget widget_archive">
    <h2 class="widgettitle">Archives</h2>
    <ul>
    <li><a href='http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/2009/08/' title='August 2009'>August 2009</a>
    </li>
    <li><a href='http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/2009/07/' title='July 2009'>July 2009</a>
    </li>
    <li><a href='http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/2009/06/' title='June 2009'>June 2009</a>
    </li>
    <li><a href='http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/2009/05/' title='May 2009'>May 2009</a>
    </li>
    </ul>
    </li>

    The title "Archives" gets its size from #sidebar h2 (and not from class="widgettitle)

    #sidebar h2 {
    font-family: Verdana, Arial, Sans-Serif;
    font-size: 1.2em;
    }

    That means it is a bit bigger than 10px

    The links are shown by:

    #sidebar ul ul li, #sidebar ul ol li, .nocomments, blockquote, strike {
    color: #666;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul, #sidebar ul ol {
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul li {
    list-style-type: none;
    list-style-image: none;
    margin-bottom: 15px;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul li ul li{
    padding-left:18px;
    background:url('images/zen_bullet.gif') no-repeat 0 1px;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul p, #sidebar ul select {
    margin: 5px 0 8px;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul ul{
    margin: 6px 0 0 3px;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul ol {
    margin: 5px 0 0 10px;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul ul ul, #sidebar ul ol {
    margin: 0 0 0 10px;
    }
    
    ol li, #sidebar ul ol li {
    list-style: decimal outside;
    }
    
    #sidebar ul ul li, #sidebar ul ol li {
    margin: 4px 0 0;
    padding: 0;
    }
    
    #sidebar a, #footer a{
    color: #736357;
    }
    
    a:hover {
    text-decoration: underline;
    }

    That means your links have a size of 62% or 10px, because there is no other text command.

    I have checked your Twitter sidebar area and sorted out to show what really works in your code and what doesn't have influence. I suppose you have copied the sidebar text from another weblog and took over its source code:

    <li>
    <h2>More</h2>
    <ul>
    <li>
    <a href="http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/wp-login.php?action=register">Register
    </a>
    </li>
    <li>
    <a href="http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/wp-login.php">Log in
    </a>
    </li>
    <li>
    <a href="http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/feed/" title="Syndicate this site using RSS 2.0">Entries <abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>
    </a>
    </li>
    <li><a href="http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/comments/feed/" title="The latest comments to all posts in RSS">Comments <abbr title="Really Simple Syndication">RSS</abbr>
    </a>
    </li>
    <li>
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    </a>
    </li>
    </ul>
    </li>
    <li id="text-2">
    <div>Follow us on Twitter
    <a class="aligncenter" href="http://twitter.com/OWButterflies"><img class="size-full wp-image-1407 alignleft" title="twitter" src="http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/twitter.jpg" alt="twitter" width="100" height="23" />
    </a>
    </div>
    </li>
    <li id="text-451070595">
    <div>
    <p>
    <a href="http://www.tastefullysimple.com/Cultures/en-US/?SCID=0087570" target="_blank"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-2350" title="Tastefully Simple " src="http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ts_adsummer09.jpg" alt="Tastefully Simple " width="150" height="195" />
    </a>
    </p>
    </div>
    </li>
    <li id="text-451070594">
    <div>
    <a href="http://billing.handsonwebhosting.com/aff.php?aff=098" target="_blank">
    <img class="size-full wp-image-2243 " title="Hands On Web Hosting" src="http://obsessionwithbutterflies.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/handsonlogo.jpg" alt="Hands On Web Hosting" width="150" height="144" />
    </a>
    </div>
    </li>

    I would suggest that you sort out what is neccessary and what you don't need in your sidebar text (and give it a structure like my one. Yours looks like a chaos and it's always difficult to sort our code problems with such a chaos)

    Now, you have got empty div commands <div>

    Give it a class like twitter (or look for another word :-D) and write

    `div.twitter {
    margin-bottom: 20px;
    }

    into your css and check the space between the different blocks. It might be that you need more or less space.

    No solution is that <p></p>
    p is a paragraph command for text, which shouldn't be used for missing css

    Good luck

  17. ben_griffith
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Forgot to set an end:

    div.twitter {
    margin-bottom: 20px;
    }
  18. dogal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    good blog

  19. ideabutter
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nice theme and well integrated with adsense. [signature moderated Please read the Forum Rules]

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