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I've been tweaking all day on my new layout. I think it's finally where I want it now... (actually, my GJ layout is almost exactly what I want, but it uses a layout style not available on LJ, and I'm not fluent in CSS yet).

Come look if you want. ♥

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ancarett
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC)
It looks nice! Which layout are you using and what're your overrides?
htbthomas
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
I'm using Smooth Sailing, but with an altered layout found here:

http://www.createblog.com/layouts/code.php?id=17309

Then I added a header with instructions from another comm (s2smoothsailing), and did a lot of tweaking (colors, adding the userpics back in, adding the header subtitle and menu back in, increasing the font size). It took a while, but the final result was very pleasing! :)

ancarett
Aug. 14th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
I'm thinking it's time for a layout change, myself. I've been using Boxer for years and years, now, and I'd like to have a sidebar so I might give this a whirl. Thanks for the detailed info!
htbthomas
Aug. 14th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
Did you see the layout that elliania did for mark_clark? I was even easier to use, and it also has a sidebar. Probably the only tweak necessary would be colors.

http://community.livejournal.com/refuted/6999.html

This one is based on Flexible Squares.
bretzysdude
Aug. 14th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
I could use a new layout, but I'm going to have to think of a good theme.
htbthomas
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
That's always the trick... what I really like about LJ is the way you can customize your journal to fit your interests.

Do you have any graphic artists on your f-list? Maybe they'd make something for you - a collage of your favorite music artists, maybe? I have been really lucky to have some very talented people on mine. I can write, compose music... but art/photography is beyond me.
fairfax_verde
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC)
Your new layout is fabulous, especially the gorgeous SMLMJ banner. I really need to figure out how to do something with my LJ. I have time management issues!
htbthomas
Aug. 14th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, it takes quite a bit of tweaking, although I think I could do it pretty quickly now (maybe only an hour) since I've done it before. Learning curve and all that. :D

And jess5302 did a faboo job on that banner, huh? ♥
fairfax_verde
Aug. 14th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, she is very talented!
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htbthomas
Aug. 15th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
I really love your banner, it's REALLY wonderful. And it took a while to find a layout that I liked to match it, so I'm glad! Thanks again!!
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htbthomas
Aug. 15th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC)
:D

I'm deleting that comment now - don't like it to leave it public. Glad to help!
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htbthomas
Aug. 15th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
I really miss it, too. In some ways, I wish Terry Moore had time to do the art as well as write the new issues. His artwork is beautiful, but he's been hired as writer. (Which is still awesome news.)

But I imagine I'll eventually get used to it. I like the series too much.
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htbthomas
Aug. 16th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
I hadn't heard if Hahn was leaving. Moore mentioned in his blog feed terrymoore that he had just sent in the script for 21. He did not mention the artist. So I'm assuming Hahn is staying on it. Ah, well.
htbthomas
Aug. 16th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, check this piece he did on commission - if he only were drawing it...

http://www.strangersinparadise.com/files/BlogPics/Spidey-Gwen.jpg
jenna_knight
Aug. 15th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Very nice! I really like the new look.
htbthomas
Aug. 15th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's been fun to do it on my own. I'm learning a lot about CSS. :)
jenna_knight
Aug. 15th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
What is CSS? I'm completely ignorant to all things computer.
htbthomas
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
CSS = Cascading Style Sheets. It's really too complicated for me even. It's a more customizable page formatting system than HTML. I do NOT know how to write it, but I'm starting to learn how to change colors and sizes and stuff. I mostly use tutorials that are not incredibly scary. :D
jenna_knight
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Good to know. I'd love to learn all of this one day. My LJ needs a major revamp but I don't even know where to start...
htbthomas
Aug. 15th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
What kind of account do you have? If you have Plus or higher you can have one at least as nice as this or like bistyboo1974 or mark_clark. They are not based on Paid styles.

All you need is to ask a graphics making friend to make you a banner. I could help with the rest.
jenna_knight
Aug. 15th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
I have a basic account right now, but from my understanding there is really no reason not to get a plus account. I'll probably end up doing that. And I might take you up on you offer about helping me with the rest!
htbthomas
Aug. 15th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
Will do!

You might even ask elliania about a banner... although everyone's been asking her lately! LOL.
elliania
Aug. 18th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
LOLL!!! XD
htbthomas
Aug. 19th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
hee hee hee hee! I may be seeing you about that one, too, huh??
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