Cars and Code goes wide track – A wider screen for Elegant Grunge

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    richsoule
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    http://carsandcode.com/2011/08/29/cars-and-code-goes-wide-track/

    I built a wider screen version of the Elegant Grunge Theme using the custom CSS upgrade feature of WordPress.com. The blog post above explains how I did it.

    #693422

    richsoule
    Member

    It looks like this got moved into CSS Customization instead of Themes where I had originally posted it.

    :)

    I was going to ask someone to do that for me.

    #693433

    Great article! :) I like that you talked about having the content area wide but not too wide. I’m curious how you settled on a limit width of 810?

    Also, as I was reading, I wished for the line height to be a little taller with the wider content area. What do you think?

    .post .entry {
        line-height: 1.5em;
    }
    #693434

    It also might be worth mentioning that the changes are specific to the Content-Sidebar layout (the default one) in the Appearance → Theme Options settings for Elegant Grunge.

    #693451

    richsoule
    Member

    Thanks! I do like the bigger line height. It’s now included.

    I thought that I did mention that I used only the Content-Sidebar layout, but I guess I could make it clearer?

    I’m not using the two sidebar style, nor the rtl style (right to left), but there are images for those too.

    #693453

    richsoule
    Member

    The width was sized based on my desire to have the content fit on a 1024 pixel wide device (like the iPad). I really would have liked a bit wider for my own use, but I figured I wouldn’t push it too much.

    I’ve added the following to the article based on your suggestions:

    That means that of the four choices for elegant grunge in Appearance -> Theme Options: Content-Sidebar, Sidebar-Content, Content-Sidebar-Sidebar, and Full Width (No Sidebar), these modifications only modify Content-Sidebar and Full Width (No Sidebar). If you want to use the other options then you’ll have to update the images yourself.

    and

    I used the Full Width (No Sidebar) theme option (which is used on the Rich Soule Racing Page, see the image at the left) as my test and at a content width of 955 pixels everything fit on the screen without much space to spare. When using the Content-Sidebar theme, I played around with sizes until the images for the date of the post didn’t overlap the vertical line separating the content body from the sidebar.

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