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How do I get my header not to be weird?

  • I can see that some of my page titles are too long, but even if they were short the white box goes over part of my site name.

    http://health-boundaries.com/

    I’m just SO happy about the page colors that I may be too ecstatic to do more “work” … it doesn’t seem like work when things go well (Thanks to YOU)

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  • OMG, so that makes a lot of things clearer. LadyEagles has to have a high (top to bottom) header so it will be responsive…

    I was going to ask you how to get the blue background you have… I checked the color code so I know where you put the color in. What I wonder is how you delineated the place for the color to go.

    In Sandbox the words of my site name aren’t responsive. I had been wondering about that. Often when there’s text and an image, scaling the image doesn’t result in readable text.

    In all the sites I checked, I couldn’t find “subtemplate” in the source code. I put “sub” in the Find box, because I wasn’t sure it would be sub-template, sub template, or subtemplate.

    Nothing came up. So, I don’t quite get the process yet.

    What baffles me is how the word, color, doesn’t appear. I thought that the #33f was the blue color, but when I put it into my color thing, it showed as red… So I am clueless how you got the blue border to appear.

    Now I have to go back and use Find to see if you used the word, “smooth” which I came to believe was how people got a flat menu…

    By the way, not to worry if you have no more time for this. I can do another reread, and a lot more thinking.

    I very much appreciate your help, and don’t want to wear you out.

    🙂

    Hi CrouchingBruin,
    I just do not see things completely. You addressed the Title not being set to adjust.

    When I tried changing my code I got the menu to go wider, but the picture disappeared. I couldn’t get the menu to be on one line, which I had thought it would do once I added “smooth”.

    *** In my sub template header php the words are very different from those in the source material for Sand Box… Sandbox looks like the source for Lady Eagles. I tried finding a plugin that would produce a similar kind of coding, but … so far no luck

    In my sub template header php the words are very different from those in the source material for Sand Box.

    The reason is that the PHP code that’s contained in the subtemplates are not going to show up when you view the source code. The PHP code is executed on the server (where your web site is hosted), and the results of that execution is then sent along to your browser. So anything that you see enclosed by <?php some PHP code ?> will not be seen when you look at the web page source.

    I’ve copied the contents of my header.php, so you can take a look: http://pastebin.com/88CR8KSV

    OH!!!! that makes sense. But then, how does source code help me in those instances? is there wording which indicated what the underlying code is?

    Hi CrouchingBruin,
    I;m back from switching to backup batteries now that the sun is low and my solar needs to use the energy I stored over the day.

    Although I feel lost, re php, right now, I’m a lot more familiar with how the css and templates work than I was just a few days ago.

    For my header, my art work is juvenile. I’m not much of an artist. But the image conveys the idea. I think the image is better smaller, that’s why I wanted to get a background for it like the background you used for your slideshow on LadyEagles….

    Thank YOU so much for your help. I hope you have a lovely evening, with enjoyment that takes you away from the work of answering website puzzles.

    🙂

    Karen

    By the way, that’s a Brilliant suggestion about how to use the Categories menu.

    Thank you. (I’m not sure which thread that suggestion was in)

    Hi CrouchingBruin,
    I hope you had a superb day!

    I recreated several more pages. That’s getting a lot easier as I become more familiar with how Montezuma and WP work.

    I thought I could recreate my header image from Sandbox into a portion of my banner area, but the attempts I made were not successful.

    Yesterday I was able to turn a portion of the banner area into the dark blue I thought I wanted to run across the entire page, and it was a disappointing look.

    Now I’m thinking the image with words and border that you put into Sandbox would be good if they were about 7 or 8 columns. I’m still a little unclear on columns since there appears to be a 1 column margin on either side of the banner…

    On the other hand, as I look at the “unadorned” version with just my site name, I wonder if the image and words that you put together would be good in that much smaller area.

    I can’t work out how to manipulate it. If I could, I could see how it looks.

    Well, I’m getting closer:

    <div id="logo-area" class="col5">
              	<a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/"><img src="http://health-boundaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/NowWordPressScaled.jpg"/></a>
    			<<?php bfa_if_front_else( 'h1', 'h3' ); ?> id="sitetitle">
    				<a href="<?php echo home_url(); ?>"><?php bloginfo( 'name' ); ?></a>
    			</<?php bfa_if_front_else( 'h1', 'h3' ); ?>>
    			<p id="tagline"><?php bloginfo( 'description' ); ?></p>
    		</div>

    This didn’t improve it much

    <div id="logo-area" class="col5">
              	<a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/"><img src="http://health-boundaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/NowWordPressScaled.jpg"/></a>
    			<p id="tagline"><?php bloginfo( 'description' ); ?></p>
    		</div>

    By changing it to 7 columns and 5 for the menu it looks better, but it’s still squashed up against the top.

    I’m going to try to make the font for the words smaller, which hopefully will increase the size of the picture, top to bottom.

    Okay, I can’t be sure because I don’t remember well…
    but it seems as if by changing my header file in SubTemplates, that it changed my css file for layout…

    Is that how it works?

    Please can you help me get the tag line into a smaller font?
    and a space above the logo????

    Hi CrouchingBruin,
    And not to worry if you’re enjoying Saturday away from confused members of the forum…

    I’ve figured out why my image was squashed, when yours was not ~ basic difference in image files used… But, I cannot seem to get the image that I scaled by 20% to show up, or, it’s showing up but the scaling isn’t enough to make a difference in how it looks. Maybe if I reduce only the up/down size… that may be the trick.

    I cannot get a border around my image like the blue border you have around the image in Sandbox… I did get a margin. But I was trying to move the logo image to be over the white area where text goes…

    I got my menu to be like the one in Sandbox… and I even got it above the breadcrumbs… but so far I haven’t been able to reduce the up and down size of everything above the menu.

    By the way, is there any place that I can find the original php?

    I was doing really well at changing one thing, viewing, then changing back… then something happened and while there was no visible change to my page, I wanted to put back the original php only I lost track of where I was….

    These are my present questions and challenges:

    How do I get a border like the one you used in Sandbox?
    How do I get the logo over the white text box?
    How do I change the menu lettering to be darker?

    OOPS I forgot my link
    http://health-boundaries.com/

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