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Need help improving site design (7 posts)

  1. wkirby
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hey everybody,

    Try as I might, I can't seem to convert my site into a three-column theme. Since my site is starting to get a decent amount of traffic, I don't want to abandon the design in favor of a traditional three column layout.

    They site's Kirby on Finance - http://www.kirbyonfinance.com

    Can anybody point me in the right direction? Also, if someone who's skilled at this wanted to do it for me, they'd be rewarded!

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So do you have a screenshot of what you DO want in the way of 3cols? I'm not getting you....

  3. wkirby
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for writing me back vkaryl! You're right, I didn't do a great job describing what i'd like. If you're looking at the site, I just want another column on the left that would mirror the one on the right. The newly created left column would just have a long adsense skyscraper that looks like the one at the top on the right column.

    Hope this helps!

  4. kickass
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Feel free to drop me a line, I might be able to help, but there are questions I have, and a couple things I need to point out.

    bj at kickasswebdesign dot com

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Okay, yeah, does some.... that's a fairly standard 3col layout, what is it about using one (take a look at themes.wordpress.net, for instance) that's problematic?

    Is it that you just don't have the time to forge a 3col that is nearly identical look-wise to the 2col you have now? Just trying to get it sorted....

  6. wkirby
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, I've become a fan of the design I have so far and I'd hate to change it if I could avoid it. I've checked out other themes but I honestly haven't found anything that really fits what i'm looking for in terms of design. Also, I hate to do drastic changes on my design right now when i'm trying to put forth the notion that i'm a dependable source for personal finance advice/info.

    Every time i've tried to edit it, i've screwed something up. I'm starting to think it's more than a time issue for me! Not to mention, I don't have to have my site down for substantial portions of time while I use my trial and error method of figuring things out!

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, there's a few problems with changing what you've got into 3 columns. First thing is that there's no point in reinventing the wheel: the 3col layouts out there work and work well - so what you need to do is tweak the look to match what you've got now.

    I understand about time, and not having it to waste: what you're wanting might take minimum 6-8 hours - if NOTHING goes wrong; if something refuses to cooperate, you're looking a more than that. As to not changing anything while things are going well: that's understandable as well, but unless you can develop offline using a local server, there's not much you can do about changes.

    I'd suggest you post your email here, and hope someone you can afford will contact you. There's a pro mailing list too: http://lists.automattic.com/mailman/listinfo/wp-pro

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