I've been asked how I made some of the changes in my recent mini blog make over. I wanted to clean the design and make the layout more predictable. The honest answer is I knew what I wanted but wasn't sure how to get there. The simple answer was to find someone who did. It turns out the answers came from two sources, but one author!
Cleaning the Banner
I wanted to remove TypePad's default boarder around the banner image. TypePad has a good knowledge base but a recent series of posts is fleshing out the technical detail using a demonstration blog as the example:
Everything TypePad: Removing Your Banner's Margin
TypePad indents banners 15 pixels down and 15 pixels to the right. This leaves the background color (the green) showing around the banner while chopping off 15 pixels off the right-side. I don't want that for this blog. Let's get rid of it...
Give me space, and control!
I was using a "fluid" width was tolerable on normal screens but on wide/large monitors shorter posts "fluided" to one long line! TypePad offer. I'm not interested in becoming a CSS expert but a new service allowed me to ask someone who is:
Larger Main Column width? TypePad - www.getsatisfaction.com
Could we have more. wider, fixed main column widths in the standard template, 500pix is not enough...
It only took a few lines of custom code and the help of someone who knew.
More help with TypePad
While TypePad has a good Knowledge Base and Support Ticket System there are some great public forums which offer assistance. Add the "Everything TypePad" Blog to your reader and keep an eye out for the Tips & Tricks posts. If you have any TypePad questions head over to
Customer Support Community for Six Apart.
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If I know I'll be happy to help and if I don't know others will!
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