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Has anybody tried a horizontal layout?

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  • Started 9 years ago by him
  • Latest reply from flick
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  1. him
    Member

    I mean usually the header > main > footer are below each other. But like we used to do it in html days, is it possible to have Header > Content > Footer horizontally set, from left to right, with just the content part movable, all else fixed. Has anybody tried it?

    Posted 9 years ago #
  2. @him: Not tried it but I imagine it must be possible as most of it is CSS styling...

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. ooh me me
    Member

    I'd imagine you can quickly find out by changing #main and #footer to float:left and remove and clear:both...

    Posted 9 years ago #
  4. him
    Member

    here is an example - http://mcjdj.com/

    Awesome design, but I see some problems when people will view it in monitors with smaller screen size. Their experience will not be the same. For example, I could not fill up and click on the contact form because the SEND button was hidden behind the footer. It's basically a ONE-page site, bookmarking different sections. Perfect for a short website/portfolio. Notice that the footer in this case is FIxed.

    Another example is - http://makedesignnotwar.com/themes/shapeshifter/demo/light/

    Though this is a 'theme for sale' and not a live site. It has neat movement through the sections.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  5. him
    Member

    @flick & @ ooh me me - it is pretty much css styling only.

    Okay, one hour on a Sunday afternoon, and i was able to do pretty much. I got the header fixed to the left, with the page (content) scrolling down. But it doesn't work on IE at all. Perhaps, it needs an IE fix. I will soon upload it and post a link, so that we can check and make it work.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  6. @him: Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing your work. I will be able to test with IE6 (haven't upgraded) and Firefox 3.0.x (so not Firefox 3.5)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  7. him
    Member

    check it out at - http://netmediums.net/sites/nmhorz/

    Posted 9 years ago #
  8. him
    Member

    Currently I'm trying to make the menu vertical. Any help would be great.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  9. @him: Looks good in Firefox 3.0.x at the very least! :)

    p/s: Whilst browsing through some older posts on Themeshaper just now, I came across a post about a child theme called Boumatic, which seems to feature the vertical menu I think you had in mind?

    Demo: http://allancole.com/themes/

    Posted 9 years ago #
  10. him
    Member

    @flick - saw Boumatic, seems great! it does not use superfish menu that now comes default with Thematic. How can i replace/disable superfish and go ahead with plain old menu, since I don't need drop-downs.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  11. @him: According to this year old forum post, it is possible to return to the original style (without superfish) Thematic by referring to the Classic template - which I believe is included with the download as \library\styles\classic.css, so I presume this is just related to the CSS styling.

    And the official Theme Filters guide shows how to remove the jQuery scripts to takeaway the dropdown:

    // Filter away the default scripts loaded with Thematic
    function childtheme_head_scripts() {
     // Abscence makes the heart grow fonder
    }
    add_filter('thematic_head_scripts','childtheme_head_scripts');
    Posted 9 years ago #
  12. I am also struggeling a bit with this right now.

    Have disabled/removed the superfish-plugin, changed every related style I can find, to "block", imported the "classic.css"...

    Still no luck. Somewhat annoying :/ When something this basic is this hard to change, it somewhat lessens the value of a framework.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  13. @torsteino: I'm assuming you're just referring to the superfish menu and not the horizontal layout? Perhaps you can share some more details about what you've attempted to do so far.

    Posted 9 years ago #

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