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New Improved WordPress 3 Column Template (35 posts)

  1. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Nice one, Root. :) Now I might have to try converting one of my installs over, just for the fun of it.
    I'm getting a very small horizontal scroll, is that supposed to be there? I am on Firefox, 800x600 at work.

  2. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Depends how big your window is :)

  3. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    *claps with glee* Oooooh! I like it.... I might have to take it for a spin tonight and see if I can integrate it..... One question: Is the center Col fixed width, or is it possible to be fluid (I know that's a dirty word, but I have my reasons.)
    TG

  4. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This is fixed. As readers will know IE does not support max width at all. I might do an ems based flex width in the next phase but I am doing one thing at a time. If you can live fixed width but need it wider its pretty simple. Particularly to a guy of your skills :) Tx. Root.

  5. danithew
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks Root... I'm not sure how quickly I'll get around to using this (due to current lack of time) but I'm really glad this is available. I've been mulling over a switch to a three column design for some time now.

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You're welcome.

  7. Alan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Looks good....it would be nice if the extra DIVs could be added to the regular WP index page template. It would make that darn CSS layout more intuitive. :)

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well there is no need for the default index to be altered at all. It is now available atthe404 instead.

  9. PressingIt
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am all over this!! It renders just fine as is in Netscape 7.1. Using Ctrl-+/- to resize has a behavior unlike the other two behiviors I have seen ~ the calendar expands over the main col. With all other templates I have seen either 1) calendar gets 'lopped off'; or 2) calendar expands into 'alley'. I'm ok with this new way.
    I am going to load up a new copy of WP using this template right now & I'll report back when I'm done. Thanks much!! ~ signed Big3ColFan

  10. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Pleased to be of service. ;)

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    How do you install a new template into a new WordPress installation?

  12. unoamigo
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Who wants to tell him the background doesn't load right in Safari? ;-)
    (no y-repeat)

  13. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well I do not mind folks telling me stuff. If I ever find anyone using Safari I will let them know. In the meantime I might give it a tweak.
    @anon. Install instructions are on the template blog.

  14. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That was me. Darn.

  15. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Feedback on the Safari failure to repeat the bg.: This is a Safari glitch. It is not even a bug, it behaves very inconsistently across and between versions, and to my knowledge there is not yet a suitable hack. More broadly as far as possible I would like to keep this particular template at least mostly - hack free. In part that is so the code remains accessible and readable for inexperienced users. More advanced CSS devotees are free to hack my template any which way. Thanks for the timely *Browser variation report*.

  16. apoulemanos
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Any idea why the left menu's content would get pushed to the bottom of the page on a permalink page in Internet Explorer? (not in Firefox from what I've seen)

  17. apoulemanos
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Okay, I'm testing this out on my test site: http://test.adampoulemanos.com .. the database is screwy on there so if it gives you a db error, just reload. If you're wondering why it says Mobile Police Intranet, it's because I'm going to propose to my boss tomorrow that we make the police intranet a WordPress blog - let them get out hotsheets and whatnot easily in the cruisers. ;-)

  18. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well I am certainly glad to see you are planning to be at the cutting edge of law enforcement. Looking at the set up now.

  19. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Seems fine here in IE 6 . I cant identify the error you are referring to.

  20. apoulemanos
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    odd.. I'm testing with IE6 too... hmm... now if only I could get them to use Firefox in the cars...
    I'll play around and see if it repeats on other computers.

  21. apoulemanos
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Okay, it does it on the three PCs in this room.... all are at 1024x768, IE6.
    It's when you click the permalink "Hello World" -- the resulting page has the left menu pushed below the content.

  22. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hmmmmmmmm. Now you have left me thinking and worrying. But good luck and thanks for trying my Trident template. To my certain knowledge you may be the first. I will give you a *known user* link.

  23. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I see it now. I know what you are you referring to and I am working on a fix. Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to point it out in the persistent way that you did. It shouldnt be too difficult to fix I hope ! I will post here when we are running smoothly again. Your input has been invaluable.

  24. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well tx. It may be nice when the glitch is ironed out :)

  25. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    CSS IE positioning glitch now fixed and commited. Thanks.

  26. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Perhaps I can help you. On hover on the h1 there is a text jog. It is caused by the on hover being an underline. To fix it you might want to alter the on hover behaviour OR put a line in anyway in the normal state with the same color as the bg. Then just change color on hover. Prevents the jog. I am sure you knew that but other readers may not. Incidentally if you got the tiled bgs installed it would your presentation tomorrow a bit more er polished perhaps? Good luck anyway.

  27. apoulemanos
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for the tip -- I just set it up to give my boss a rough idea of what I'm talking about. What do you mean by the tiled bgs?
    I was wondering what the best way to get the on hover thing fixed, so thanks. I have some more time at work tomorrow before I show him this. I'm pretty sure he'll go for it, so I'll post pictures of WordPress fighting crime in the cruisers when it goes up. :)

  28. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well one of the features of the design is the ability to have a background which comes all the way down to the footer on both sides regardless of length. You just need to make up a simple graphic of a colored image at 150px; wide and maybe 10px; high; save it as bg1.gif in wp-images.

  29. apoulemanos
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There.. looking nice for my presentation http://test.adampoulemanos.com -- thanks.

  30. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Looking cool now. :)

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