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3 col to 2 col and dropping some widgets/asides

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  • Started 12 years ago by cregy
  • Latest reply from cregy
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  1. Hi All

    I am hoping this is possible. I have currently built a site at:
    lostwithiel.org.uk
    However, the opening page is somewhat cluttered and I am hoping to redevelop the theme somewhat.

    The opening page will be three equal columns with the image right across the page but thinner. The menus will re-locate to below the image and be drop downs. Below the content will be some additional news items, etc. The idea being an opening page that contains as much info as possible.

    Then I am hoping to take the theme into a two column theme with the sidebar widgets changing to reflect a reduced amount of content. i.e. to show latest news and what's on and possibly related posts (if it possible).

    In the drop down menus I want to show both categories and pages. Basically, a single page drop down with all other pages listed below this and then the rest to be category drop downs.

    Building three column and two sites is not a problem, it is whether it is possible to switch from 3 col to 2 col simply. Is it also possible to change the way widgets display on certain pages please? And any help with the menu system would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Rich

    Posted 12 years ago #
  2. Jamie Mitchell
    Member

    howdy !

    regarding the widget question

    i use the MyCustomWidget

    J

    Posted 12 years ago #
  3. Hey Rich,

    let me ask you a couple of questions:

    1. Frontpage
    - What should be the content in column 1, 2, 3?
    - Below the content .. does it mean that this area (single block) should span column 1, 2, 3?

    2. Other pages
    - Widgets should be more or less different on each page?
    - Other Pages should be content + one sidebar?

    Cheers,

    Chris

    Posted 12 years ago #
  4. Hi Chris

    Thanks for the reply.
    Front Page:
    Col 1 - Home page content and two widgets/asides below that have a excerpt of the last post in news and the last post in What's on. Danny did this for me with another site using asides so I am sure I can replicate it.
    Col2 - Calendar, what's on, gallery
    Col3 - Weather, latest news, Folder category list

    Other Pages -
    Col1 - post/page content
    Col2 - What's on, Latest news, folder category list

    Thanks

    Chris

    Posted 12 years ago #
  5. Will do some tests this evening.

    - The change from 3 to 2 columns shouldn't be a problem at all.
    - The Widgets thing can be done using one of the plugins providing additional logic for the widgets.
    - Need to look into that menu thing .. could be tricky

    Cheers,

    Chris

    Posted 12 years ago #
  6. Hi Chris

    Danny is helping me off-list. We're post the results back here.

    Thanks though.

    Rich

    Posted 12 years ago #

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