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  1. Hello - I am trying out Under the Influence and have a couple q's:

    1. I changed the site width to 860 - is it possible to change the header and footer width too? Looks odd if they are larger...

    2. Is it possible to remove the tiny dot pattern above and below the header?

    3. Is it possible to make the Page tabs stand out more, black background and white letters for example? Or just capitals in a black font? Bigger tabs?

    4. Is it possible to remove the footer section entirely? Or at least make it only 1 column?

    Thanks for any help!

    The blog I need help with is wildflwr.wordpress.com.

  2. 1. I changed the site width to 860 - is it possible to change the header and footer width too? Looks odd if they are larger...

    Looks like you already figured out how to make the footer 860px. Start with this to adjust the header and top menu:

    #header {
      background: url(http://wildflwr.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/cropped-wildflwr-header2-940x198.jpg?w=860) no-repeat center;
      width: 860px;
      height: 157px;
      padding: 0;
    }
    #header h1 a {
      width: 860px;
    }
    #navigation ul.menu {
      width: 860px;
    }

    Adjust the numbers or image URL as needed.

  3. 2. Is it possible to remove the tiny dot pattern above and below the header?

    This will remove the dots from the header, but it also removed it from a bunch of other places too:

    .ornament {
      background: none;
    }

    This will remove the dots from the top navigation menu:

    #navigation {
      background: none;
    }
  4. 3. Is it possible to make the Page tabs stand out more, black background and white letters for example?

    To make the top navigation items in the Under the Influence theme black with white letters, try this:

    #navigation ul li {
      background: black;
    }
    #navigation ul li a, .navigation, .navigation a {
      color: white;
    }
  5. Or just capitals in a black font?

    #navigation ul li a, .navigation, .navigation a {
    color: black;
    text-transform: uppercase;
    }

  6. Bigger tabs?

    #navigation {
      height: 35px;
    }
    #navigation ul li {
      padding: 5px;
    }
  7. 4. Is it possible to remove the footer section entirely? Or at least make it only 1 column?

    WordPress.com requires that you keep the footer credits, but you an adjust how the footer looks. I wouldn't make them into one column, depending on which widgets you decide on using in the end, because some don't really work well in a large width. The calendar widget is one example. Try this out:

    #footer .cell {
      width: 100%;
    }
  8. Thank you so much for your help! It all worked out great!

  9. Yay! Cheers :)

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