Template Blues- What must be done?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

This is a harrowing time for me. The navbar does not appear no matter WHAT I do. As a result, I don't have a search box. I tried inserting codes for a search box in my sidebar, but the sidebar is too tiny and has limited space, which is why none of those search boxes fit (my VDNA didn't fit either, which was why i had to put it up in a post *sniff*). I hate such inflexibility! I don't like the drab blogger templates on offer plus I want something unique for my pot (heehee). I have been pestering S to design a template for me- which she can, since she is excellent at that stuff, but she doesn't know the coding bit which is turning out to be a problem. So basically, I'm stuck with this template (no matter how pretty it may be, if it's as rigid and inconvenient as it is, I shall remove it sooner or later!) and beta blogger. Yes, beta blogger. There are hardly any templates on the web for beta blogger. This stinks!

P.S.: Yes, I'm even creating a new label for this- Template Blues!

17 comments:

another brick in the wall said...

to adjust ur movie.. adjust the dimensions of the movie and u can make it fit.. like consider the width of the container n deduct the sidebar width from it.. thn u kno wat width the movie shud be so tht it can fit the main content box.. also adjust the height of the movie accordingly so as to maintain the aspect ratio

as for the navbar.. its disappeared cz of the external css ths template is supported by.. edit tht css if u can.. if tht external css is not provided by the template designer.. thn u pretty much cant do ntn bout it.. unless u kno the code 2 activate the navbad bot.. send me the code i'll take a look at it and will help u if i can

Sojourner said...

looks like you are taking 'long strides' between your posts :) and nice template on your blog. good selection. I searched around your template source and found a few more that I liked ( few weeks ago?).

As for the nav(igation) bar, go to your template page and go to edit html... find the lines that resemble this:

/********** REMOVE THIS WHOLE BLOCK TO SHOW THE BLOGGER NAVBAR ****************
*/ #navbar-iframe {height:0px;visibility:hidden;display:none} /*
** **
**************************************************************************/

that say "remove this section completely" or something to that effect... and ofcourse remove them :). You will have your navbar back.

or if that comment is not there, simply remove this line:

#navbar-iframe {height:0px;visibility:hidden;display:none}


that should do.

good luck!!

PS: I have got a general inertia in 'communicating' and 'reading up'. Do forgive me if I am not able to visit often (or never - i just dunno) :( . I know you can understand... (because you have a sis called 'S' :)

Sneha said...

Thanks a lot guys. It's working! Yeay! But suk, resizing that thing is turning out to be very messy :S

sojourner, I can understand, as you said, thanks to S :))

Sojourner said...

sooner you learn the better(opens a few doors for you to experiment, if you like:)

This particular template depends on images for backgrounds(most templates have that dependency - if you borrow them from these websites), so resizing can make it look ... err.. distorted :)

INTEL INSIDE said...

man....u take too much care of your blog, don't u??

lady...what matters is what u write IN the blog...and well..looks..are always secondary..

:)

The Smokin' WDM2 said...

hm... I guess, by the time I visited, ur tempate seems to be ok

@intel: psst.. she's a girl man... they always do :D

another brick in the wall said...

@ the smokin' wdm2: u got tht rt :P

@ sneha: its lookin fine yaa.. itnaa soch mat

Asha said...

It does seem to have narrow sidebar.Change to Beta,you have a choice of stretch Templates like mine which has plenty of room.

Sneha said...

@intel, SP and Suk- What is SO wrong in wanting a decent looking template? It's not like i'm obssessive. Sheesh! And what so its-a-girl-thing about it? Don't male bloggers want decent templates? Hmm, Suk? Hmm? Hmm? Double sheesh! :P


P.S.: I like fussing over templates :D

@ Asha- I have already switched to beta blogger. The problem is third party (pretty, ie to me) templates have such sidebars. Anyway, one of the problems (search box) has been solved now since the navbar has been successfully made visible thanks to suk and sojourner :)

Vertigo Head said...

err ..you could switch from blogspot ..and it might be hard on you, but the one u r using was actually an original wordpress theme!

The Smokin' WDM2 said...

ha.. FUSSING over tempates... that more *girl* than anything

PS: ok.. end of the 'girl' thread! :p

The Smokin' WDM2 said...

another thing, if u want more clean(etc) templates, i suggest u luk at wordpress... they got a whole array. But i too didnt switch, dunnno y :0
Maybe its the homely feeling of our own cozy blogger niche!

raghu said...

kya gandha sa sand brown navbar color :S

Sneha said...

@vertigo- switch? i have considered that option, but it felt like cheating on blogger :S i'm so attached to google! it's strange. yes, wordpress has many awesome templates so i'm not very shocked to hear that. sigh.


@SP-Yes please!

I know, we love our googly google :)



@raghu- what is SO 'gandha' about it? it camouflages with the browser so well and doesn't really 'pop' out. erm.. may be that's the case with MY browser ie firefox. Everyone MUST use firefox!

The Smokin' WDM2 said...

hm... i use opera. so addicted to it that i even downloaded opera for linux after I installed linux.

abhu said...

er...um...i would still maintain that i liked ur previous template 100 times more than this one.

raghu said...

nooo evn i use firefox!
but brown=gandha brown color na!