Sidebar Location

Posted in Mods, Theme on April 2nd, 2006 by ulysses

If you like to move the sidebar location from right to left, just modify a couple of lines of code in style.css. Here’s the code:

[source language=”:css”]
.narrowcolumn {
float: right;
padding: 0 45px 20px 0;
margin: 0;
width: 450px;
}
#sidebar {
padding: 20px 5px 10px 5px;
margin-left: 25px;
width: 190px;
}
[/source]

That’s it. The sidebar should be on the left side of the page now.

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Black-Letterhead 1.2

Posted in Theme on March 30th, 2006 by ulysses

Black-Letterhead theme version 1.2 is now available. This is the latest version which works with the latest and greatest WordPress Widgets. With widgets, you can now move content in and out of the sidebar area by simply dragging and dropping widget elements. How cool is that? Well, if you’re interested in downloading the latest version of the theme, just visit the download page. To learn more about widgets, here are several links for your reading pleasure.

WordPress.org
WordPress.com
Lorelle on WordPress
PascalRossini.com

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Black-Letterhead 1.1

Posted in Theme on February 13th, 2006 by ulysses

I’ve decided to make the latest version of the Black-Letterhead theme available to anyone. I’m currently using the theme on my website. With the new version, I have fixed many bugs, cross-browser issues, and other fixes I’ve already mentioned here before. I’ve incorporated all of them and called it Black-Letterhead 1.1 version.

Here is a preview.

What’s new with version 1.1?

Read more »

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Comment and Search Areas

Posted in Theme on August 23rd, 2005 by ulysses

I have decided to dim the searchbar and the comment areas since I felt they were too bright for the theme. I feel the new color scheme will match the overall theme better. The original colors were #A0A0A0. They have now been set to #333333. To add contrast, the foreground had to be changed to #B0B0B0. The following CSS code changes are listed below. The latest changes have been added in the latest download file.

[source language=”:css”]
#sidebar #searchform #s {
color: #B0B0B0;
background-color: #333333;
}
#sidebar #searchsubmit {
color: #B0B0B0;
background-color: #333333;
}
#commentform input {
color: #B0B0B0;
background-color: #333333;
}
#commentform textarea {
color: #B0B0B0;
background-color: #333333;
}
[/source]

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Calendar background fix

Posted in Mods on July 21st, 2005 by ulysses

Drew of http://isall.org pointed out to me that certain areas of the calendar that’s located in the sidebar are displaying a white background when you rollover a mouse. It looks like I forgot to change the background color of the �td.pad:hover� attribute in CSS. To correct the problem, just edit the “style.css” file and change the background-color to black. There’s a sample code below.

[source language=”:css”]
#wp-calendar td.pad:hover { /* Doesn�t work in IE */
background-color: black;
}
[/source]

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Minor CSS Changes to Footer Section

Posted in Mods on June 13th, 2005 by ulysses

I noticed in the original Black-Letterhead theme, the footer section didn’t exactly line up with the rest of the layout. So, I made some minor changes to CSS to correct this. This code fixes the layout problem for Firefox users, but not IE. If you have a fix for IE, please let me know.

[source language=”:css”]
#footer {
padding: 0 0 0 0px;
margin: 0 auto;
width: 760px;
clear: both;
}
[/source]

I also added (20px) in the “body” to add footer space for IE users.

[source language=”:css”]
/* Begin Structure */
body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0 0 20px 0;
}
[/source]

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Adding a Header Image

Posted in Mods on May 22nd, 2005 by ulysses

If you like to add a header image to the Black-Letterhead theme, follow this thread in the WordPress Support Forum. You can also check out http://fireofthemind.com website to see how a header image was incorporated in the Black-Letterhead theme.

I also would like to add the step-by-step instructions made by envelooponline.

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Image Margin

Posted in Mods on May 22nd, 2005 by ulysses

Fantastic FourOne of the shortcomings of the Black-Letterhead theme when it first came out was, there was no spacing between the images and the text. I’ve added margins of 7px around the images located in the post section. Notice, there is now spacing between this Fantastic Four image and this text.

The change is cosmetic, but it makes a big difference to the layout and presentation. To add space around the images, edit the “style.css” file located in the Black-Letterhead directory and use the code below.

I also like how Aitortxu has done here.

[source language=”:css”]
.entry img, .entrytext img {
margin: 7px;
}
[/source]

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Welcome!

Posted in Theme on May 21st, 2005 by ulysses

Welcome to the Black-Letterhead page, a WordPress 2.1 theme based on Robin Hasting’s theme called Letterhead which in turn is based on Kubrick, the default theme for WordPress 1.5.

I modified the colors of Letterhead and called it Black-Letterhead because of its black background. The color scheme was inspired by the team colors of the San Francisco Giants, a Major League Baseball team.

I entered this theme in the WordPress 1.5 Theme Competition hosted by Alex King. Since then, numerous websites have popped up all over the world using the Black-Letterhead theme. Some have altered it even more by using different color schemes.

I created this page to provide support for current and future users of the Black-Letterhead WordPress Theme. You can download the latest changes from the download page.

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