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[Resolved] How do I shrink gray sidebar in default template?

  • Hi,

    On the default template that comes with wp 2.01 the right margin is gray, and inside that is the sidebar. I’d like to shrink that gray area, and expand the content area accordingly.
    Problem is, I can’t seem to find the information in the css file. I did find #sidebar, but that seems to be for text inside this gray area.

    Can anybody help? TIA

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  • You won’t. The whole stuff is an image. Check in your themes/default/images/ folder.

    If you want to modify a theme, start with anything but default.

    Oh Lord, “basically” another request for a Default theme modification project…LOL! Hahaha…I dunno about this one lol.. too much time goes into that theme and half the time it still won’t display correctly for various browsers.. sigh.

    Example, I spent a half hour or so on this one for someone, and they ruined it anyways with a 100 some kb header image..sigh.. However, even though I got it looking ok in IE and FF, the footer gap or margins in the bottom are still there in Opera browser..I dunno anymore..

    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/kubrickfixed/

    But like moshu said, the grey part is the background image of the entire page..you’d almost have to change that grey to white and then remove the sidewall imagery and margins n stuff…then move the whole sidebar to the right and expand the content section also.. BIG pain in the arse project.. =(

    spencerp

    Ah ha!
    There it is, kubrickbg.jpg
    Thanks peeps.

    After I learn the ins and outs of wp by mucking with the default template, I’ll go and find a good template that’s cross-browser friendly.

    You would be better off NOT starting with the default, as I said earlier. But, ultimately, it’s your choice. Just don’t come back and cry 🙂

    Not to worry, the site I’m practicing on is not live, and I prefer to learn by fully understanding all the built in stuff first. If I hose this thing, uninstalling and reinstalling will be a snap. (My host has wp available via automated install script in fantastico)

    But your concern is well noted – Thanks for the heads up

    Isn’t there a way for us to con someone into making a Kubrick-y looking theme without all the brokenness???

    Isn’t there a way for us to con someone into making a Kubrick-y looking theme without all the brokenness???

    Maybe, I just did one up AGAIN the other day for someone, it looks ok in IE and FF, just the footer has a gap though for Opera..not sure about the rest of the browsers though..

    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/kubrickfixed/

    Have the two Defaults in the theme viewer now, with the fixes for the 1px header/footer shift..looks ok in IE and FF for both.. I could always try doing up another one with however you’d like it..

    Dunno though, need more of a specific layout first though.. =)

    spencerp

    I looked at that and wasn’t sure if it was for real or not. Your post on the blog confused me.

    I really like the Kubrick, it’s just that each time I try to make a mod, it all breaks! Tried to mess w/ the color on the sidebar – broken. Tried to change how it displays a blockquote (my new favorite WP toy) – broken. Really broken. See something cool on someone else’s blog and try to do that on mine – broken.

    Oh my….I’m looking at the other themes on your blog. I might be falling in love….

    Okay, I’m lookin’ at your stuff and it looks to me like Andreas08 is not available as a WordPress theme. Tell me I am foolish and wrong.

    I looked at that and wasn’t sure if it was for real or not. Your post on the blog confused me.

    Sorry if that confused you, that demo blog was really for the original Default theme..that I had “fixed” before..and I just haven’t made new posts about other themes with changes or whatever since then.. 🙁

    Shoot! That theme switcher is really messing up the themes in IE6 though.. =( Better fix that then soon..

    I really like the Kubrick, it’s just that each time I try to make a mod, it all breaks! Tried to mess w/ the color on the sidebar – broken. Tried to change how it displays a blockquote (my new favorite WP toy) – broken. Really broken. See something cool on someone else’s blog and try to do that on mine – broken.

    Sorry to hear that.. =( I haven’t really tried any plugins on these modified Kubricks yet, so Im not really sure about that problem.. :/ Maybe someone else on here might help ya with that better, because I’m not really smart with php or the plugin’s codes..

    Oh my….I’m looking at the other themes on your blog. I might be falling in love….

    Hehe, which one(s) you maybe like..?

    spencerp

    Okay, I’m lookin’ at your stuff and it looks to me like Andreas08 is not available as a WordPress theme. Tell me I am foolish and wrong.

    Well, it’s not or wasn’t “publically released” yet.. =( I was or still am in the middle of trying to get little qwerks out of it..search bar and button display for Mac/Safari browser.. =(

    Screen Shot Of Problem

    And I asked for help from ppl that have a Mac and Safari browser…but nobody is willing to help there.. so I dunno sigh. =(

    But I could let ya have a NON-PUBLIC Released version I suppose hehe.. Just put your email addy in here, and I’ll send ya the download link for it.. =)

    spencerp

    No Mac here. Sorry. 🙁

    I’m just a beancounter anyway. I like the plain Andreas08 w/ the white background.

    I’m so confused. You’re not Andreas, are you?

    For the Mac stuff – http://www.danvine.com/icapture/ or http://browsershots.org/ ought to help.

    No Mac here. Sorry. 🙁

    I’m just a beancounter anyway. I like the plain Andreas08 w/ the white background.

    I’m so confused. You’re not Andreas, are you?

    Oh no, I wasn’t meaning you needed a Mac, I was saying my Revamped version of the orginal Andreas08 theme, with the white background that you like, is screwy on the Mac safari browser.. =)

    And nope, I’m not Andreas..but I have a copy of that theme also that I could send ya.. =) I’ll post the link to the download then here soon.. =)

    HandySolo- yeah, I already got a screen shot of it, posted in the last reply of mine. But it’s just kind of hard to make adjustments to the theme files and have to wait on a new SS to get done LOL!! Be there all god damn day n night..waiting on new SS’s for a Mac/Safari LOL!

    Need someone that has a Mac/Safari to adjust codes accordingly.. to have it all display the same in IE, FF and Safari.. :/

    spencerp

    Ok, I zipped it all up now, and here is the download link for that Andreas08 theme you like. =) The one with the blue in it and white background. =)

    Please note though, that this is a bareboned theme though, it only has the ONE content block being used to call up your actual blog’s content.. And also, the sidebar stuff is basically the same way.

    I really didn’t make this Andreas08 Conversion for WordPress…so I can’t really be responsible for support on it. You can however ask for help in the forums here and someone will surely help ya.. If that’s fine with you, click the download link below. =)
    Demo
    Download It

    Also, here is another site that basically has it converted into a WordPress theme, it’s called BlueFinance, and you can download it here Demo Here.

    IF, you want to ask for help about this Andreas08 theme, here is a link to the support forum thread about it all. You could reply to that thread and ask for help ok. =)
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/52849?replies=22

    spencerp

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