Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Playing with Widths

Once again assuming that you have the Minima Template (though this one will work for any template):

You may wish to increase (or decrease) the widths of your header, your main post area of your side bar. Here is how to do it:

1. Back up back up back up your template by clicking Layout > Edit HTML > Download Full Template

2. Find

#header-wrapper {

Change the number (in red) to whatever width you want, experiment and play with it until you get it exactly how you want it! This (not surprizingly controls the width of the header)

3. Find

#outer-wrapper {
width: 1120px;

This is going to control the width of the entire page: The width of the main posts column + the width of the side bar(s)... typically this should be the same as the header width (unless you are planning to do something really funky with the header :))

4. Find

#main-wrapper {
width: 600px;

This controls the width of your main post area

5. Find

#sidebar-wrapper {
width: 400px;

This (obviously) controls the width of your side bar

Again see to it that width of main-wrapper + width of sidebar-wrapper is almost equal to width of outer-wrapper (in my blog i have left a 20 px gap, so they are a bit seperate, you need not and can make it exactly equal)

You can play about with these numbers until you have the widths of your blog exactly the way you want them!

If you have more than one side bar, find #sidebar2-wrapper { to modify the next one... note that the second or more sidebar could be named differently in different templates... so just searching for sidebar and pressing next would work best

Jai Gurudeva!

ps to search (or find) press cmd + F on a Mac or cntrl+ F on a PC (umm... why are you still using a PC anyways? :))

pps btw, a much easier way to add RSS to your blog is to simply add it as a gadget from the Layout > Page Elements > Add a gadget

Friday, August 1, 2008

And the (only) winner is...

Abhay Karnataki!!

Here are two of his posts that are really well written explaining how to put the RSS feed onto your blog and what entrecard is all about:

RSS Feed by Abhay
Entrecard by Abhay

Do remember to enable your RSS feed first and THEN your Entrecard

Congratulations Abhay...

btw, there is a MUCH easier way to get RSS on your blog... can anyone figure it out? :)

Also you can copy paste your Entrecard code into your sidebar, by Clicking on Layout > Add Page Element (on your sidebar) and choosing Add HTML/Javascript and simply pasting what you copied from Entrecard to it and saving it... you will then have Entrecard as a widget on your sidebar...

Jai Gurudeva!