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02 February 2007 @ 11:06 am
design woes  
After nearly a year of keeping my journal on livejournal, I gotta say, god *damn* am I tired of this design.

And I'm still not nearly lj_design_wise enough to do anything about it. It continues to frustrate me. I mean, I have some pretty basic needs. I want a journal with a customizeable navigational column. Preferably *two* such columns. Livejournal pretty much in no way gives me that. But since there's no sense in being Irish if you can't be thick, I'm about to try beating my head against it one more time. I think probably most of you read this journal on your flist anyway, so it's not likely to make a lot of difference, but if you happen to come in through the front page at mizkit.com, it may be a mess for a while.
 
 
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Ambarambar on February 2nd, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
A quick galumph through the S2 styles turns up "Expressive", which has two columns and is supposed to be CSS-controlled....
kitmizkit on February 2nd, 2007 08:21 am (UTC)
It's the supposed to be that I'm having trouble with. My ability to cope with their CSS classes seems to be extremely limited.
kitmizkit on February 2nd, 2007 09:23 am (UTC)
...you may be a genius. o.o
Ambarambar on February 2nd, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
My momma always thought so. :-)
(Anonymous) on February 2nd, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
Fwiw, I read thru Mizkit.com and I LOVE your look and quotes in the top left corner.

Sorry you're frustrated,

tam
kitmizkit on February 2nd, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)
Yeah. If I can't get something to work with the quotes I'll probably end up using the same old thing, because at least it works, even if I"m not happy with it. :P But I like the quotes.
Sanguine Pensanguinepen on February 2nd, 2007 11:00 am (UTC)
I've never been able to figure out the css stuff either, and I design websites when I'm not writing. I have discovered that Flexible Squares offers a lot of nice features, and you can have a pretty banner with it. I'm pretty good at building graphics and stuff. Let me know if I can help you out. My two LJs use Flecible squares with banners I made myself on top - goth_huntress and jenn_moffatt.
kitmizkit on February 2nd, 2007 11:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think Flexible Squares is the nicest of the ones they've got. What really insanely frustrates me is the inability to genuinely customize the sidebar with HTML or images or whatever. Argh. Or 3 columns with the FS layout, which really is basically /nice/.
Sanguine Pensanguinepen on February 2nd, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
I've seen some people do it with images. They do it with layers, but last time someone tried to tell me how I didn't really pay attention. http://community.livejournal.com/s2layers/profile - maybe these guys can help you out?

Good luck! Is puppy OK?
Michellesilkblade on February 2nd, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
hey, my customized style is FS too. :) So are the ones I designed for Angie.

I used to have a sidebar programmed into the page with HTML but when they changed to S2, I had to get rid of it. The links thing works for me but it took me a while to find at first. I don't understand why it's hidden.

I keep looking at my website and journal and thinking I should redesign them but I haven't had any inspiration on what to do with them. Well, I thought that back when I would have had the time to do something about it.
Janne: Farbeyondthestars (Vastvision)janne on February 2nd, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
OMG, it's full of stars!