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October 23 2006 @ 04:45 pm
I hate Component Customizations!  
*banging head on desktop*

I've been trying to figure out the different overrides and customizations for the Component layout... but I give up! I hate it! They want you to be a genius and I'm so not!

I can look at coding and pretty much figure out what it is doing but I can't piece it together for all over the frakkin Live Journal world!!!!!! All I get is ERROR ERROR ERROR... I'm just so tired of it! Why aren't there premade layouts for Component? Why isn't there an easy explaination for making it. I'm sorry but I've stumbled on those "easy tutorials" and I feel like a complete idiot because it flies right over my head. I try to take it all one step at a time but in the end I give up... CALL ME A QUITER I DON'T GIVE A RATS ASS! I hate Component and that is all there is to it!

I mean all I wanted was to be able to add things to the side of my LJ. I love wive and carpenyx's journals. I love how the banner looks like an entry... but when I tried doing that it screwed the how damnable journal up. I also love how they have little extras on the side of their journals... like Favorite Icons... I wanted an "I Love These Books" but I can see to get anything to work...

Even the stupid premade layouts don't do what I want. I want every page to have the same header and side bar. I guess that is something you do in custumization... that is if you can figure out their alien babble.

*sigh* I know I'm a ranting... whiner but I just want to make my LJ pretty and I can't seem to figure it out! I'll go back to wallowing in my misery now.

*banging head on desk*
Current Mood: frustrated
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Ceciliecila81 on October 24th, 2006 10:49 am (UTC)
I know the feeling! When it comes to coding and such I'm completely lost! You could try to make a request at nameless_layout they have coded my layouts for me and can help you with anything you want :)
Jill aka Jo: Angelo huh?sireesanwar on October 24th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up.

Do they do the whole thing or just give you basic coding for what you want? I don't know if I can explain to someone how I want my journal to look. Do they do banners? I mean I like mine but not that much.... hmmm... thanks for the heads up.
Ceciliecila81 on October 24th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
They do everything, there is a request thread where you can request everything from just graphics to a complete layout, but it might take a little while, they have a lot to do :)
Jill aka Jo: Upright Infinitysireesanwar on October 24th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
If all else fails then I will definately hound them. Thanks for the info.
Emilyemesque on October 24th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
I coded wive's layout for her and a quick search has revealed that I have the coding saved in a word document and another word document with some instructions on how to customize the coding - At some point I must have been very organised lol. So if you want it I could email it to you, it might help. Just say the word.

Coding can be a bitch. I sympathise! Why LJ has to have its own "special" coding and can't use just HTML like everyone else I don't know!
Jill aka Jo: Rononsireesanwar on October 24th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)

Hosted at YourSpaceNow.com

I would love that. mknzycalhoun@yahoo.com

I think wive suggested I beg you for help but I just wanted to try some stuff on my own... I still haven't managed completely... though I did add a few side components... but it keeps going haywire on me...thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou
Emily: SGA ____ Ronon: One Man Armyemesque on October 24th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! Hope it helps, if you need a hand just shout.

Coding is such a pain, you so much as put an extra comma in and it sends the entire thing haywire - pain in the bum is what it is.

Aww hugs graphic. Cute! *hugs back*
Jill aka Josireesanwar on October 24th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
So far it looks awesome but I'm trying to figure out how to put the top banner down like it is a post? Do you know how to go about that?
Emilyemesque on October 25th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
Looking good! Fraid not, the coding is pretty much the extent of my knowledge of component. You could try component_help they're a pretty good resource and I think you can post questions too.
Jill aka Jo: Angelo huh?sireesanwar on October 25th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
Would you happen to know how to keep the journal a certain width. When I hit back or go into different posts the dimensions change.
Emilyemesque on October 25th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Find where it says 'var string k1Swidth = "735";' and change 735 the width you want the layout to be.

If you've already done that and it's not staying the right width check the width of you side boxes. If you look at the original coding I sent you it's quite near the top highlighted in yellow/orange.

If that fails it could be that the posts that are changing the width of your layout are doing that because they have a picture in them. If the picture is bigger than the width of your average post it can push the layout out and make it wider.

Uhm and then I've got nothing lol.
Jill aka Jo: Angelo huh?sireesanwar on October 25th, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
Would changing the sidebar throw everything off? I did make them wider to put some pictures side by side....