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Has anybody tried a horizontal layout?

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  • Started 10 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 10 years ago #
  2. @him: Not tried it but I imagine it must be possible as most of it is CSS styling...

    Posted 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago #
  7. him
    Member

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

    Posted 10 years ago #
  8. him
    Member

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

    Posted 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago #

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