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16 May 2009 @ 12:18 pm
How Tos  
No one might need them anymore, but yeah. Still putting them here.

A quick how to for the layout installation:
1. Go to Customize and set your style to S2 & save changes.
2. Under "Select New Theme", type "Flexible Squares" and pick any theme under that category.
3. Proceed to Custom Options and click "Custom CSS".
4. Change '"Use layout's stylesheet(s)" & "Use layout's stylesheet(s) when including custom external stylesheet " & "Use external stylesheets " to 'No'. (YOU SHOULD HAVE THREE BOXES NO - this is a crucial part.)
5. Paste the stylesheet and click save.

Best AD Placement:
1. On your Customize under "Page Set Up", choose "Vertical" and click save.
2. After that, click on the drop down box again, choose, "Between Entries" and click save.
..This way the ADs would be placed as sidebars..
chuuuu to kimmyxfleur for this info bit.

Installing Profile Layouts:
1. Go to your user profile page.
2. Head to "Bio" area, and click "Edit".
3. Paste the codes on the specified area, edit accordingly and save.

Replacing BG Image:
1. Take the layout codes and paste them on Notepad.
2. Find this area: (relatively at the beginning)
margin-top: 0px;
background-color: #FFFFFF;
background-image: url('IMAGE URL HERE');
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-attachment: fixed;
3. Paste image url on the specified area.
4. Install layout and save.

Replacing Header Image:
1. Take the layout codes and paste them on Notepad.
2. Find this area: (relatively at the end)
.headerimage {
position: relative;
width: 800px;  
height: 443px;  
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
margin-bottom: 0px; 
background-image: url('IMAGE URL HERE'); 
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: right; 
3. Paste image url on the specified area.
4. Install layout and save.

Replacing Profile Header Image:
1. Take the codes and paste them on Notepad.
2. Look for "<img src="IMAGE URL HERE">"
3. Paste image url on the specified area.
4. Install codes and save.

asukaryosuke04asukaryosuke04 on May 16th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
thanks for this spica..ne..do you have codes for a simple lj layout?
twin_star_spicatwin_star_spica on May 16th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
non-modified codes? as in original preset of LJ? i believe you can get it in everything_lj
asukaryosuke04asukaryosuke04 on May 16th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
thanks so much^^
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twin_star_spicatwin_star_spica on July 5th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
i do.
didn't you see them?
Lilytegolily on July 7th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the layouts! ^^ I took Tego-chan. ^^ They're great! :D
twin_star_spicatwin_star_spica on July 8th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
thanks for using one of my layouts~ ^-^
Mezashiteadddah on July 29th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
oh thank you for this, i finally get to change my layout! but I want to give you the credits. could you tell me how i can do that?
twin_star_spicatwin_star_spica on July 30th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
oh~ you can just put it on your sidebar that you want to credit me..
see here: http://community.livejournal.com/mirror_frosting/22722.html

by the way, you have to save the picture on your own photobucket account or something like it first.. then copy the codes there, and put the URL where it's supposed to be. ^-^

and thanks soooo much for wanting to credit me~
Mezashiteadddah on July 30th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Ok i've credit you, hope I did it right it's mirror frosting right? thank you so much for the splendid explaination on the tutorials. I finally get to change my layout. however i did notsave the picture on my photobucket first but I still get the layout to work out.

Thank you once again:)
twin_star_spicatwin_star_spica on July 31st, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
it's okay to hotlink for layouts, i guess...
but banners and icons hotlinking is a no-no..
Arashikuarashiku on August 1st, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Um what do you mean by Notepad?? Im so confused ><
~Michi (Not Emi)
twin_star_spicatwin_star_spica on August 2nd, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
notepad, as in microsoft notepad.. or you can use anything that is similar to that one..
yamachanfanyamachanfan on August 8th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Hi hi~
I'm new here and i think i'll be using everything u have here (i'll credit u)
Thanks ^ ^
twin_star_spicatwin_star_spica on August 9th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
oh~ thank you~ thank you so much~!
i'm really glad that you like my work enough to use 'em~ ^-^
Gisselle: botto shita Yama-chankodochalover on July 29th, 2013 01:15 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for this♥
Your FAQ was the first one i ever used to get me started with LJ a few years back and I can't believe I didn't comment back then to show my thanks xD