Sunday, September 13, 2009

HTML Blogger Help

Good morning. I have been trying off and on for some time now to decrease the margin on the left hand side of my blog. I feel like everything is crowded in the center. I'm sure it's a simple code but I haven't been able to figure it out.
If anybody could assist with me with this I would really really appreciate it.

Thanks!
Lori

4 comments:

  1. Gosh, I am not sure how to do that or I would help you. The only thing I can offer is that I know they make blogs with 2 or 3 column style and you might have selected the style you don't want? Not sure! Good luck :o)

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  2. I am by no means an expert, but this is what I did. If you go to the "Edit HTML" tab, you'll find a window with your HTML code in it. Find the lines that say

    #main {
    width: 660px;
    float: $startSide;
    word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */
    overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */
    }

    #sidebar {
    width: 226px;
    float: $endSide;
    color: $sidebarTextColor;
    word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */
    overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */
    }

    It'll be about half way down the window. Play around with changing the values before the "px" in the code. Just be sure to save a copy before you change anything, in case you change something and can't figure out how to change it back.

    Good luck!

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  3. Hi Lori, try this link:

    http://www.threecolumnblogger.com/2008/09/three-column-minima-layout-version.html

    he's a very clever guy and explains it very simply. I always open it in a separate window then I can click backwards and forwards.
    Hope it helps
    Lizzie
    XXX

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  4. I haven't been blogging that long, and was afraid I'd mess up and lose posts if I tried to change things, but I also wanted my blog spread out.
    I unsuccessfully tried the instructions for finding codes and numbers and changing things. No luck.

    What worked for me was this:
    I went in to "customize" my blog.
    Select tab for Layout.
    Select -- Pick a New Template.
    Many are offered. The 3 or 4 or 5 with the word "stretch" in their names gave me just what I wanted. No huge empty spaces on either side. Right now I think I'm using
    "Stretch denim." I can still modify colors a bit.
    Selecting a new template was very simple, and you can preview it before you save it.

    Good luck.

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