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Page/Sidebar offset! (14 posts)

  1. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can someone please look at http://theideachair.com to see how the righthand sidebar has slipped down the page. I need to know what I need to do to correct this.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When you will have a button to skip that "movie" or a direct link to your blog... we may take a look at it.

  3. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Moshu,

    Sorry! It's friday. Tough week. I gave you the wrong linkl. DOH!

    Here is the correct link: http://theideachair.com/blog/wordpress

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Viewing it in Firefox everything seems to be OK.
    If in IE you have problems with the "sinking" sidebar - it means there is a too wide element either in the sidebar or in the content area. It can be a pic, a long link, an invisible script. Anything.

  5. petit
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try to make you .ncol column a little narrower ( in your stylesheet )

  6. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Petit,

    Thanks. I decreased the pixels. Also increased! Nothing happened either way. So reverted to default.

    Moshu,

    Many thanks as well. I've checked the links but see nothing too out of the rdinary to cause the sink. I am also editing the posts to see if one of them caused it. As I recall the effect I see now occured only after I had posted the Droplifting message. There does not appear to be anything there to cause the effect.

    I copy pasted the default sidebar.php page over the existing one. No change. Also searching through the contents again to see if I can spot something.

    I was trying to get the technorati script to work a couple of days back. I'll check for any residual scripting I might not have eliminated.

    RB

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Titles like this:
    "Management is……………. " with a long useless line - showing up in your Activity section for example could be the cause.
    You never mentioned in what browser are you seeing the problem.

  8. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use IEv6

  9. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well shortening the titles was a waste of time!

  10. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    As a general note: if a code is commented out with html comment-out (i.e. with <!-- something here-->) it is still executed, just not shown!
    Now, you have in your sidebar a huge chunck of code for CC licence commented out, then you have some really long code/link lines for all your syndication gizmos... and as I said in my first reply: a long code/link is enough to screw up the layout.
    I'd start taking out all the CC licence code and the syndication pics, tehn putting them back one by one. When it breaks - heureka :)

    Edit. And try to validate your site - that never hurts when you have problems!

  11. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Moshu,

    Thanks. OK will do. I think it was the Syndication script that broke the camel's back! I will get rid of it and see what happens.

    Cheerio!

    RB

  12. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Result of validation:
    The document located at <http://theideachair.com/blog/wordpress/> was checked and found to be valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This means that the resource in question identified itself as "XHTML 1.0 Transitional" and that we successfully performed a formal validation using an SGML or XML Parser (depending on the markup language used).

  13. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am now on a different PC using IE v6 and the same problem exists. The sidebar has slipped down the page.

    I have edited all commented out text in scripts, shortened post contents and titles. So it can in my opinion only be an error in index.php or sidebar.php or even styles.php

    What is the difference between styles.php and styles_IE.php?

    There is no problem when you click to 'previous' posts. The scripting is fine. Should I copy & paste the page contents to main index file?

  14. RobertBruce
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Here is the main page template script. From where I stand, I think there is a </div> missing somewhere?! Heck, how would I know anyway!!

    Plpease check this for any error:

    <?php get_header(); ?>
    <div class="ncol"><!-- Begin of the narrow column -->
    <?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <div class="post"><!-- Post Div-->
    <h2 id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
    " rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?>
    </h2>
    <div class="entry">
    <?php the_content(__('(more...)')); ?>
    </div>
    <p class="postmetadata"><!-- Here goes the metadata of your post-->
    <?php edit_post_link('#','','| '); ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_time('m/d/y') ?> | <?php the_category(' - ') ?> | ">Trackback | <?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?><br/><?php link_pages('Pages: ', '', 'number'); ?>

    <!--<?php trackback_rdf(); ?>-->
    </div><!-- End of post div-->
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <div class="navigation">
    <div class="al"><?php posts_nav_link('','','« Previous Entries') ?></div>
    <div class="ar"><?php posts_nav_link('','Next Entries »','') ?></div>
    </div>
    <?php else : ?>
    <h2>Error 404 - Not Found</h2>
    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>
    </div><!-- This closes the narrow column div, leave it where it is! do NOT place it before the php endif -->

    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

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