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  1. mrsboone
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would like to use a layout such as the one shown on this link right here...
    http://candyvee.diaryland.com/
    and
    http://candyvee.diaryland.com/older.html
    Can someone give me step by step instructions on how to do that or point me to a site that can help me?
    Any help will be greatly appreciate it.
    Mrs. Boone

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

    heh - I went there, clicked to view the CSS ...... and *nothing*.
    It's all tables.
    It's perfectly possible to do in WP.
    In essence, it's a large background image.
    All css areas are set to 'transparent'
    The header covers the entire width of the page.
    The 'menu' is left sided.
    (I'm ignoring the adverts)
    There is lot here that would help with the basics:
    http://www.mfr.f2s.com/graphicalcss/
    It may seem complex with the CSS, but it is a lot easier in the end than tables.
    Have a look at the pages from that link and post back ?

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    shouldn't this be in the DESIGN section?

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

    Does it really matter ? I don't think so.

  5. mrsboone
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks podz. I will try it. I didn't want to use css, but I guess since you are going to make me do this, I will. :)
    It may just take some work.
    One more question...
    I use Front Page to design my pages. Do you know what code to put on the page to stop FP from changing the code?

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

    I wouldn't use it - then it can't change anything :)
    Actually, I don't, no. I have used FP once, a long time ago.
    You use FP so you can get a preview of the page ? That won't work as such with WP. The code that WP uses can only be executed by the server, not your computer.
    I'm making this sound worse aren't I ?

  7. mrsboone
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use FP as my html editor because it is the easiest one to use.

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

    In that case, when you save the CSS, prior to trying it on your site, save as plain text.
    Then open it in Notepad and copy out only the css, and none of any control characters that FP will lob into the mix.
    The process is basically this:
    Edit the CSS
    Make the changes on your site CSS
    See how it looks
    and then do it again.
    At this stage, editing index.php is not needed, it's just the look that matters, and getting the correct areas in the correct places.
    There are only 4 (header / menu / content / footer) so it's not too difficult to achieve.
    If you get stuck, feel free to email me - there is a link from my page (click my name).

  9. mrsboone
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Podz. I will try that.

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