May 18, 2004

Llamabutchers need help!

Howdy! I'm not a complete idiot---I know quite a bit about HTML and have been using it for six years now, but for some odd reason I'm having a bear of a time getting the formatting straight for the new site. Specifically, I tried inputting one of the standard MT template formats, but it came out looking all bolluxed. I would appreciate any insight from someone as I'd like to get the new place up and looking somewhat presentable (We can't spend another day on %$^&*#(!! Blogger without going nuts!)

Thanks in advance,

Steve the Llamabutcher

Posted by Steve at May 18, 2004 04:26 AM

Er... What exactly is the prob, again?

Madfish! Someonw needs a hand!

Posted by Tuning Spork at May 18, 2004 07:19 AM

Was it a template or a style sheet? In Movable Type (unlike Blogger) they're separate.

Posted by Pixy Misa at May 18, 2004 08:24 AM

Pixy--The problem is somewhere in the style sheet.

What I'm having trouble with is visualizing how the basic page layout is constructed in MT (I have always thought of it in terms of a giant table). I've got the div id=banner , content, and links idea, but am having trouble with how to place them. Margin, border, and padding make sense, as well as the color, font, font size et all. It's just this "how do you get the link column flush to the right and the top" that's bedeviling me at the moment.

Thanks for help with what I am sure are embarassingly simple questions.

Posted by Steve the Llamabutcher at May 18, 2004 02:09 PM

Llama-man... did you get your boggle fixed?

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 19, 2004 02:26 AM

BTW, there are some links in the sidebar that will answer your questions. One of the comments has an outstanding site that explained what I was trying to only much better.

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 19, 2004 02:28 AM

One thing I just discovered is that the MT web site now only has MT 3.0 templates and style sheets - and they may not be compatible with 2.64 :(

Posted by Pixy Misa at May 19, 2004 07:50 AM

I haven't looked at them yet, but did MT rename their "bloggy bits" to where the CSS wouldn't work? If so, surely we could take a new CSS and rework it to fit our current version of MT. I'll have a look at it later today and start working on it if anyone is interested.

I have copies of all the old templates except Category and Monthly archives. I trashed mine so many times, it was easier to keep a copy locally to.

Did anyone make copies of the old stylesheets? If so, it might be nice to post them here all in one place and put up a link in the sidebar.

Posted by Madfish Willie at May 19, 2004 02:59 PM

It's easy to get the templates, because they're included with the standard install. Create a new empty blog and viola!

I have two of the stylesheets (three counting "Plain Jane") on blogs I've been too lazy to change, so I can make those available.

Posted by Pixy Misa at May 19, 2004 03:15 PM
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