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Blessly (New Admin) 7/24/2009 1:30 AM EST : im lost any one got some help to offer
Blessly
Posts: 22
Becoming Adept!

well pretty much ive pulled an all nighter and with trial and error on doing this site settup and im getting nowhere... and getting there fast :/ so i wonder if some of legends of guild portal could offer a bit of help

1: how da heck do i get my background to be from top to bottem of my site ? im using photobucket to get the url codes but can seem to get the pictures to be as big as i would like it was.

2: i see that some peeps have mannaged to do like sides to there backgrounds and im lost here as well :/

3: third but no least the content boxes how can i delete/edit them ? and i saw some ppl made calenders in theres meselike

note: the only coding i have experience with are some script makings in age of conan. so CSS code i have no clue about here :/ be gentel in ur replys guys im new at this so no over complicated do this do that ;D the simpler the better hehe thx in advance
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Mottie (MVP) 7/24/2009 8:58 AM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
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Mottie
Posts: 3883
Zomgawsh Poster

Hi Blessly!

To quickly answer your questions:

1 & 2 Background images:
  • If you are using a single image you want to stretch across your site, it won't work. Unless you stretch the image yourself using a photo editor, but then it may not look good for all resolutions. I do have an example of a stretched image on my Help-Site Roster Page. The image itself is stretched to 1700 x1322 - if the screen resolution goes above that (which probably already has or may in the future) it may not look as good. You could also check out this post about changing your content sizes and background image based on the users browser window.
  • If you don't have a single image you plan on using, then your best bet would be to use an image that you can make repeat in only the horizontal direction, vertical direction or both (tiled) - maybe this tutorial will help explain better.
3 Editing Content Boxes:
  • To edit your content box content, just click the Edit button in the bottom of the content box (admin only). If you want to add, rename or delete content boxes you'll need to do that from the control panel (Control Panel > Site Pages > Manage Pages > {pick the page to edit} - Select Content)
  • You should now see all the content boxes on that page. At the top is an Add Content tab and within each content box is an Edit Content or Change Title link. If you want to change the position on these content boxes, just click and hold on the box, then drag it to where you want and drop (release click) it where you want.
  • As for adding style to your calendar - check out this post.
You can always get to the Help-Site using the link in my sig below... I wish you luck!

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Blessly (New Admin) 7/24/2009 11:09 AM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
Blessly
Posts: 22
Becoming Adept!

Oy thx allot m8 those borders u showed does in fact suit my sites theme perdy good so hope u dont mind me stealing them

a thing that changed when i used this CSS code was that the site content like banner the bottens that say home etc are all in the left side of the screen now and since i used the CSS code nohing i do in the "normal" editor workes so how do i get things back in place ?

body {background: url(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa236/Mottie1/testsite/styles/blue-1024.jpg) top center;}
.PageWrapper {width:860px !important;}
.LeftContentZone {width:200px !important;}
.RightContentZone {width:200px !important;}
.CenterContentZone {max-width:440px; width:auto !important; width:440px;}
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Blessly (New Admin) 7/24/2009 11:30 AM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
Blessly
Posts: 22
Becoming Adept!

oh and another thing the calender stuff and the content boxes ? i can made a content box using the "normal editor" but now i have no box in content box now its just text with an edit botten below ?
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Blessly (New Admin) 7/24/2009 11:32 AM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
Blessly
Posts: 22
Becoming Adept!

just to make u see what the heck im talking about

http://www.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=322961&TabID=2707519
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Blessly (New Admin) 7/24/2009 12:01 PM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
Blessly
Posts: 22
Becoming Adept!

hmm u know what lemme take the tour of ur how to do guide first since im way byond rescue gonna post again once i have some decent questions not just theese
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Mottie (MVP) 7/25/2009 9:29 AM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
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Mottie
Posts: 3883
Zomgawsh Poster

Hi Blessly!

Blessly said:
Oy thx allot m8 those borders u showed does in fact suit my sites theme perdy good so hope u dont mind me stealing them

a thing that changed when i used this CSS code was that the site content like banner the bottens that say home etc are all in the left side of the screen now and since i used the CSS code nohing i do in the "normal" editor workes so how do i get things back in place ?

body {background: url(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa236/Mottie1/testsite/styles/blue-1024.jpg) top center;}
.PageWrapper {width:860px !important;}
.LeftContentZone {width:200px !important;}
.RightContentZone {width:200px !important;}
.CenterContentZone {max-width:440px; width:auto !important; width:440px;}

  • Please go ahead and use whatever background, borders and/or images you find on my site. I don't know if some of the images have copyrights, so if the author ever asks to remove something we'll have to comply.
  • I can't tell what part isn't centered from your code and the link you provided, but you can usually add this bit of CSS to center whatever you need (except background images).

    margin: 0px auto;

    What that means is set the top/bottom margin to zero and the left/right margin automatically (to center it)
Blessly said:
oh and another thing thecalender stuff and the content boxes ? i can made a content box usingthe "normal editor" but now i have no box in content box now itsjust text with an edit botten below ?

  • Make sure you add HTML and scripts into the free form text/HTML box while in HTML mode




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Blessly (New Admin) 7/25/2009 8:46 PM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
Blessly
Posts: 22
Becoming Adept!

ay im back and ive actually made some prgress using ur help site so thx allot was awsome to feel im getting somewhere but now i have some issues i cant seem to solve on my own

1: i made some ahh borders to my content boxes and they look great but im having some issues with connecting the dots so to say ;D
and above the content boxes i now have like this //div id="box_Site Pages">//

2: i cant seem to figure out how to put a floater in using CSS code and if i try using the "normal editor" it just makes a bloody mess :/


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Blessly (New Admin) 7/25/2009 8:48 PM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
Blessly
Posts: 22
Becoming Adept!

http://www.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=323038&TabID=2708168 this is the new site btw the old one got messy and i deleted it. just to illustrate my problem ill add my code so far below just in case


.topleft { background: url(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab302/Blessly/blok1.jpg) no-repeat; height:0px; width:0px; }
.toptile { background: url(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab302/Blessly/blok2.jpg) repeat-x; height:65px; }
.topright { background: url(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab302/Blessly/blok3.jpg) no-repeat; height:0px; width:0px; }
.lefttile { background: url(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab302/Blessly/blok4.jpg) repeat-y; width:65px; }
.righttile { background: url(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab302/Blessly/blok6.jpg) repeat-y; width:65px; }
.bottomleft { background: url(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab302/Blessly/blok7.jpg) no-repeat; height:0px; width:0px; }
.bottomtile { background: url(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab302/Blessly/blok8.jpg) repeat-x; height:65px; }
.bottomright { background: url(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab302/Blessly/blok9.jpg) no-repeat; height:0px; width:0px; }
body {background: url(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa236/Mottie1/testsite/styles/blue-1280.jpg) top center;}
.PageWrapper {width:975px !important;}
.LeftContentZone {width:225px !important;}
.RightContentZone {width:225px !important;}
.CenterContentZone {max-width:500px; width:auto !important; width:500px;}
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Blessly (New Admin) 7/25/2009 8:54 PM EST : RE: im lost any one got some help to offer
Blessly
Posts: 22
Becoming Adept!

oh btw the height and the width is set to height 100 width 50 not 0 and 0 as i posted in above
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