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  • Hey,

    I’m working on a heavily customized theme at The CSS is a little oversized right now, and I’m working on that, but I’m pretty happy with how the site is coming along. So far my biggest problem is that the comments box (where you type in your comment on a post) is stretching to take up a huge chunk of the page (it’s about 700px wide, I’d guess)

    I’ve had this problem before, and I’ve solved it, but now I can’t remember how. Any help you could give with this would be great. Either the CSS element, or whatever else it is that controls this. I’ve gone through the comments template but I can’t fine where it defines the box size.


    btw, any feedback on the rest of the design would also be appreciated

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  • This line should be in your comments.php template (I got it by viewing source on your site):
    <p><textarea name="comment" id="comment" cols="100%" rows="10" tabindex="4"></textarea></p>

    Change the cols=”100%” to something reasonable, like cols=”30″, and get rid of the %, as it doesn’t work in IE. That should solve your problem.

    thanks, that worked

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