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  • Hello – I am trying to get the Imbalance 2 theme to to allow me to have varying column widths and show larger photos in one column. Do I set this in the CSS or the HTML?

    I really like how it looks here, would like to try and adapt it.

    Can anyone help? Thanks!

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  • Appearance and layout are set in the CSS code. But it does take some knowledge of CSS to make changes like that work well. You need to change the widths of each of the columns, making sure that the total of all column widths does not exceed the containing element’s width.

    I see you already posted on the vendor’s forums? They’d probably be the best source to help you with something like this.

    Thanks for the info. I would call myself a high-level beginner with CSS, so I do understand that the widths can’t add up to more than the wrapper, and I can read most of the CSS in the theme. The problem is I know nothing about how the CSS applies/relates to the wordpress theme’s PHP files and it looks like this might be both a CSS and a PHP edit in the Imbalance 2 theme.

    I think these forums are more active than the wpshower forums, was hoping to get some faster help here! 🙂

    The best way to work with CSS is by using Firebug — it shows you exactly which CSS is controlling an element on the page — and you can make changes in Firebug (i.e. change widths) to see what happens without making “real” changes to the page.

    It’s almost impossible to give specific CSS help without seeing the actual site in question, so if you post a link, that would help.

    Okay! I forgot about Firebug, I will give it a try.
    Tell me, is this kind of thing just a CSS edit? I am seeing lots of suggestions that I also edit PHP pages. If it’s just a CSS edit, then this might be simpler than I think. But I don’t know how the CSS relates to the wordpress theme’s PHP and consequently I’m just terrified to do anything!! 🙂

    Some details:

    Here’s the Imbalance 2 theme.

    Here’s the site whose structure I am trying to emulate (2 columns).

    Here’s my site as I have it now.

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