Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blogger Template Tic-Tac Blueberry Header-Banner Placement FIx

In response to a question pos(t)ed by Mac at PostHuman Blues, I offered a solution to the misbehaving banner on the Tic-Tac template. My solution didn't work on that template, however. To figure out the answer, I made a test blog called Blueberry Taster, (or tester, or taste-tester? I forgot already) and got into the css just enough to find a fix, or maybe two. I have noticed that there was still a visible glitch in my solution -- look at the right column top! I think I should have displaced the header banner down from the top a bit more. Anyway, I think Mac has the situation well in hand, and I have deleted the blog I made. I am experimenting with another template, "Stretch-Denim", which has variable rather than fixed column widths, and I may investigate migrating to another blogging platform for several reasons.

Even when I tried to google for a solution, my entry never appeared among the search results, so I don't think it will actually be of any use to anybody else. Personally, I'm not so interested in that template, either. Before I deleted it I took 2 screen shots to preserve it just in case, and I guess that can live on here until I run out of Google/Blogger/Picasa space and delete it. I doubt that anybody will ever read it, but …





…for what it's worth.

By the way, the leaf-with-rainfall in that picture is from a biwa (fruit) tree in my adjacent park. The fruits are in season now, and I sometimes taste a tiny bite just to see how it is. This is the rainy season, and the hydrangea and bamboo are obligingly omnipresent as expected.

7 comments:

Mac said...

Most helpful! :-)

Martin said...

Even when I tried to google for a solution, my entry never appeared among the search results...

Well if it didn't in June 2008, it certainly does now :-)


...so I don't think it will actually be of any use to anybody else... I doubt that anybody will ever read it, but …


Many thanks BTC, and a (belated) Happy New Year.

PS When you actually get 'round to reading this, my siginificant other may have decided that the banner picture I have uploaded is not to her taste...(it is her blog, after all :-) - please be assured that whichever picture she does choose will be subject to your fix #2.

Many thanks again.


Martin, Brighton UK

Blues Tea-Cha said...

Thanks for your comment, Martin. It cheered up my first day back at my full-time work.
I don't know why that crawled to the top of the Google results. Maybe bringing it over from the test blog to here helped? But, on the other hand, it isn't even text anymore so it has fewer keywords. There must be some links to it now. (And I don't even use Blue-Tic-Tacs.)
I'm glad to know it worked for you. I have a problem deleting perfectly good data sometimes.
Good luck with your co-blogger and photoblogging altho I wonder if Stretch Denim (variable width main column could hold wider images) or WordPress (3GB storage) might not be better than BlueBerryTicTac for photos.

Blues Tea-Cha said...

Minor adjustment…

There is still a small error in my solution: the gap between the banner and the sidebar's little banner http://www.blogblog.com/tictac_blue/sidebar_bg.gif

I probably should not have zeroed out the two variables padding-top and/or padding-bottom. You might try restoring those to their original values (25, 35) if that little gap proves annoying.

Martin said...

Thank you again, BTC, with my apologies for the delay in responding to you :-)

Blues Tea-Cha said...

I have experimented with this template again. It turns out that adding 1 pixel to the bottom prevents one bug, the gap in the layout. You can optionally leave 1 pixel at the top, too--try it-- but I think the top looks better using 0.

Kezz said...

Thank you so much for this fix! I managed to figure out how to centre my header based on your Fix#2 (my header is a different size but I couldn't be bothered to fix it). Yours were the third set of instructions I found, and the only ones that worked for me!

My blog: http://scannerdaybook.blogspot.com/ (it's still a few pixals out but I can't face changing it again at the moment.)