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Looking for a good 2-column theme that resizes properly

  • I need some help finding a theme…

    I want a theme with a header, 2-column body with a sidebar on the left and a resizable main body, and a footer.

    I just tried one recently posted here (kickass-boxes), but if I size the window below a certain width, the body drops to below the sidebar.

    I want a theme that works in IE and firefox and that doesn’t have any quirky behaviour. I tried modifying one to create my own and I made some good progress, but the differences between IE and Firefox is driving me nuts.

    Can someone suggest a theme that would do what I want? The colors etc don’t matter as I’ll customize it myself. I’m looking for a theme where someone has already figured out all the CSS ideosyncracies.

    Thanks
    Derek

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  • my new CrimsonMilk theme might do the trick.

    You can add the minmax.js script and a minwidth on body in the css to any of the kickass boxes themes.

    http://www.doxdesk.com/software/js/minmax.html
    http://www.doxdesk.com/file/software/js/minmax.js

    Open the header.php file and include the call to the script in the head section. I usually use an absolute path to the script in wp, I just find it makes it easier. Make sure to use the /script tag so the page validates.

    Hope this helps.

    The CrimsonMilk theme looks nice. I’ll play with it, but I’m really looking for a theme with the sidebar on the left.

    Making the sidebar switch to the left is simple…just edit these in the css:


    #content {
    margin-right: 215px;
    }

    to:


    #content {
    margin-left: 215px;
    }

    AND


    #menu {
    float: right;
    margin: 0 15px 0 10px;
    z-index: 15;
    width: 200px;
    color: #fff;
    }

    to


    #menu {
    float: left;
    margin: 0 15px 0 10px;
    z-index: 15;
    width: 200px;
    color: #fff;
    }

    Then, in ie.css,

    get rid of:


    #content {
    margin-right: 200px;
    }

    Very simple edits!

    I found two themes that do exactly what I want. One of which is “simple-green”. I’m in the process of modifying it to the color scheme I want and my own personal touches.

    The other theme is “sharepointlike”. After looking at the code, these two seem to be related to each other so I’m not surprised they do what I want.

    Thanks to everyone that responded.

    I’m surprised how few themes do what I want. The majority seem to be fixed-width themes.

    best foot forward – build a theme like one you want and release it for others who would like something similar 😉

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