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  • Resolved warrenleon


    Hey all,

    I’ve been trying to add a new header image and title to my new theme. I was able to get the photo in (yay!), but I can’t seem to position the Title and a few little links I have.

    I also seem to have inadvertantly colored in the background of the main site (it used to be white – now it’s gray, like the outside borders). I don’t know what I did to do that.

    If anyone can help with the background or header, I’d sooo appreciate it.

    Here’s the link:

    Thanks (as always) for the help,

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  • Okay,

    I figured out how to add my page links to the sidebar instead of having them in the header, so that’s done.

    Can anyone help me restore the background of my page to white, and/or move the title further up in the header.

    I expect these are fairly easy to do, but I’m lost. Anyone out there?


    For your title (which I assume you mean “The Screenwriting Life” you need to adjust your h5 margin in your .css stylesheet.

    The background color is defined in “body”. Set the background to #ffffff.

    Good luck!

    Hey, thanks for the reply. I figured it was the h5 file, but I’m not sure what I should adjust the margin to in order to move the text “The Screenwriting Life” up a few lines. Right now, the code is:

    h5 {

    color: #800000;
    font-size: 22px;
    font-weight: normal;
    font-family: Georgia, ‘Times New Roman’, Times,’Lucida Sans’, ‘Lucida Sans Unicode’, serif;
    margin-left: 20px;
    text-decoration: none;

    With regard to the background, here’s the thing. The background of the site is supposed to be that gray color, but until I began messing around with my header a few hours ago, the background of the three columns was actually white. Then, for some reason, the white disappeared and the entire site became gray, except for those two white bars at the bottom of the header and at the bottom of the page. I was hoping to turn just the column background white again, but can’t figure out how.

    Any thoughts? Thanks so much for the help.

    Under “content” “sidebar” and “sidebar2” change the transparent to #fff.

    Someone with proper css skills could help more, but I, personally, would insert a margin-top: -30px; or something similar in the h5.

    Hey, that’s great re: the title text. It moved it exactly where I wanted.

    With regard to the background color, it did make it white in all three columns, but it wasn’t smooth. It was just big blocks of white, and then lots of gray still on the page. I’m not sure what I did, but before, it was a nice clean, white background in the shape of a single page all the way down. Basically, white where the blog page is down the center of the site, and gray on the far left and right edges.

    Anyway, you rock for helping out. If you have any other suggestions for the background, great. Otherwise, thanks again!

    Things like that are usually in the headers, li tags, and post tags. Take a look at the css for the vanilla distro (redownload if you didn’t keep it) and compare what it came with originally to what you have now.

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