Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I hate it how my posts look so skinny on the page and how there's so much whitespace when you maximize an internet explorer window. Does anyone know how to change that? And, does anyone know why my google reader won't let me add any more subscriptions for the past week?


Amy said...

You'll have to muck around with the HTML code in blogger. Good luck.

Milk & Two Sugars said...

I love the new header!

When you fiddle with the HTML code, you'll find there are 3 main sections. #1 contains 'Variable Definitions', don't touch it. #2 starts 'Page Structure', and shortly underneath is the text '#main-wrap1 {
width:510px;' (but yours might have a number different to 510). Play around with that til you get the width you're looking for, but I'd suggest copying the entire template to a Word document first!

medstudentitis said...

Hi M&2s,

Every time I change that number it pushes my sidebar down underneath the text because in making the main text wider it won't change the left margin. I can't find the darn variable to change to shrink the left margin on the page. It's frustrating!!!!!

Nathan said...

You can also change the template to minima wide. Be sure to save all your additions though, or they'll be lost.

Milk & Two Sugars said...

Bugger, that's annoying. My usual solution is to change every number, one at a time, clearing edits between each. Not much fun but you do hit on the right combination eventually (and the main body / screen layout options are generally near the top of the text). Sorry I can't be as specific this time!

Sheepish said...

In your HTML code, there is a CSS section. Find this segment of code (I have lifted this from your web page):

#main-wrapper {
width: 410px;
float: left;
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 */

You can change the width definition to alter the width of the central column. Beware that narrow columns are generally easier to read quickly, which is why newspapers traditionally have lots of narrow columns of text.