Friday, May 21, 2010

blog tips #2


do you like the look of a "justified" post? do you even know what that means? don't worry. i didn't used to know. well if you look at most of my posts, you can see that there is the same amount of space on each line of text. if you don't have your post set to "justify" then you might start out having your post aligned to the left, but it will get all jagged on the right side because the words don't fit. it is really easy to add this feature into your blog. i like the look of justified posts, so i will explain how to do it!

go into your dashboard>layout> edit html> then you need to search for .post. that is post with a period in front of it. an easy way to do this would be to hit CTRL f. this will bring up a find option and you can just type in .post.

it should bring you to this part of text, or something similar to it:

.post {
margin:.5em 0 0.5em;
border-bottom:1px dotted $bordercolor;
padding-bottom:1.5em;

}

next you will want to insert this little text code( i am using yellowto make it more clear):

text-align:justify;

right inbetween these two bottom lines:

padding-bottom:1.5em;

}

so basically it will just end up looking like this:

.post {
margin:.5em 0 0.5em;
border-bottom:1px dotted $bordercolor;
padding-bottom:1.5em;
text-align:justify;
}

then just hit preview, to make sure it worked. and then save! you now will have justified posts if you want them!

*edited to add:
if you want to just justify one post, there is an option while you are in the compose mode when you are creating a post. you just have to click on the icon with the lines and the arrow pointing down, and scroll to the very last option! alycia brought this up to me, and i was aware of it, but just thought i would let you guys know that is an easy option as well if you just want to apply it to a particular post. i however have over 300 posts that i didn't want to go back and change each individually, so if you do it the above way, it should work for most of them!  and you won't have to select the justify option each time you post. also, i have tried to justify in the compose mode before, and sometimes it works, and other times it doesn't!  if you can get it to work for you? great! i think it might just depend on your layout!*

p.s. this was a "scheduled" post, so i hope that it works! :) hope everyone has a happy friday!

p.s.s. i feel like i have to post a picture in this post. so i leave you with this.

Photobucket

bahhh!!!!!

19 comments:

Alexa Mae said...

woo hoo! thank you. i don't know this one and i don't know if mine is set this way. thanks girl!!

im off to check out the post below with that adorable pic of you!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I used to love everything justified till my college professors started requesting we NOT justify our papers. Now for some reason it bugs me. What's up with that!?

Michele said...

You go computer whiz! That pic is so cute. Mosey is getting so big. It is crazy how fast they grow!

McKenna said...

Thanks girly! Changed it immediately. So if you are up for giving some more tips I need to know how to change my font to a font blogger doesn't have I want to use 'optima' or 'century gothic'. Do you know how to do that?

Meg said...

thanks for the tutorial! i do really like the look of the justified text, so i'm going to give this a try. question : how do you get that pretty peach text? i know that's not one of the normal color options.

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

OR you can just hit the Justified button when you are composing your post :) hehe
It is a button in your toolbar that shows three different little styles of a paragraph... it looks exactly like how you would do it in a word document. Click on that button and it gives you different options of how you want your paragraph to look :) MUCH MUCH easier!

The Boob Nazi said...

JUSTIFIED IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE WAY TO DO IT.

Rasha said...

Love the post!

Chloé said...

hey Alycia! i have actually done that before SEVERAL times and it doesn't always work for me. I thought this was just way easier because i don't have to back through on the over 300 posts that i have done and make it work individually..ya know? but i agree with you, that is much easier to do it in compose mode, but it doesn't always work if you have certain pictures and font pasted in there! thanks though! :)

Sam said...

Thanks! I might have to do that :) Moses is getting so big already! awwww.. he's growing up.

Michelle said...

sooo I am so awesome that the first minute that I was reading this post, I thought you meant justin timberlake when you said justified. And I don't even listen to him.

Good job michelle, good job.

S and O said...

awwww now that's just the cutest picture ever! :)
have a great weekend!!

xoxo
Olivia

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I didn't realize you were trying to do that many! This is a great tip for that! Thanks for sharing :)

Rhianne said...

My mum is obsessed with justifying - it was the first thing she learnt on a computer course years ago and every essay I ever wrote she made me justify... not sure why I told you that, lol.

Moses has got bigger already! daw :)

Chelsea Robbins said...

what a sweet photo. makes me want a doggy!

samnhal said...

I love your bloggy tips. Now I just have to eventually get around to fixing my blog the way I want it.

Jenni said...

soooooo cute!!!! PS-I am having a giveaway on my blog for a beautiful carafe!

Becca said...

Hey girl, thanks for the how-to...
What exactly is a "justified" post?
I don't really know...

Caroline said...

You are the best!! And that photo is adorable! Sending you a hug sweet lady! xo