Justgoto (justgoto) wrote in we_can_help,
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Journal Background

Ok, I have several people ask me how to add a background to their journals; hopefully I can explain it all with one post.

First you'll need a site that will allow you to link to a picture from that site. I use http://www.liquid2k.com; get one there now.

Secondly you need to upload your picture to your site. As soon as you have your site go there and upload it.

Third, you'll need to modify your journal, using the modify journal page. You will be adding some lines of code in the box that says, "This is not where you type your journal!" Here is the code I have added to mine;

GLOBAL_HEAD<=
<STYLE TYPE="text/css">
<!--
body, html, td, font, div, p {
font-size: 10pt;
}
body { background-image:url(http://liquid2k.com/justgoto/tankszone.jpg);background-attachment: fixed }
table {background:transparent}
-->
</STYLE>
<=GLOBAL_HEAD


Basically it is all CSS, (Cascading Style Sheet,) code; this particular set-up will change my text size and make all the table backgrounds transparent.
If you look where it says, "background-image:url(http://liquid2k.com/justgoto/tankszone.jpg)."
You can see the site name, http://liquid2k.com/, then my name, justgoto and the background image tankzone.jpg. Make sure you keep every space and every puncuation mark, as is. The background is fixed and the table backgrounds are set to be transparent. Press here to see what I mean.

If you like your table backgrounds, just make it like this;

GLOBAL_HEAD<=
<STYLE TYPE="text/css">
<!--
body { background-image:url(http://liquid2k.com/justgoto/tankszone.jpg);background-attachment: fixed }
-->
</STYLE>
<=GLOBAL_HEAD


It's all the same really, but the table and font code is gone. You can see an example of this here.

I will read up in howto and annoyingjournal and see if I can find some links about the subject; if I find some, I'll post them below.

Other links
http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=97
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ok i put that code in, and i found a bg i want, so i put the url in the parenthesis but my bg is still just plain black
Does the site you are using allow external linking? there are only a few sites that do.

What is the url you are using?
i have the disjointed layout for my journal and i know how to upload pics and backgrounds and stuff but i hate the font that comes with disjointed and i wanted a background, so in the overides box i put the code for backgrounds and change in font and only like one or the other showed up. it was either only the background with ugly font or just my font with no background. know the trick? oh yeah and if i want a diff layout do i have to get a paid account?
-andrea
I really dont know what you are putting in your code to know how to answer your question, but this page may help you.
http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=12

And again; Sorry for the delay!
I really like your backround, I tried it on my lj page! I'm not trying to steal it from you but do you mine if I use it until I figure out how to do it? I will take it off at your request ;)
This can be a good way for you to figure it out!

Right click on the background, then press Save background as.. then stick it in the folder called My Pictures then upload it into your liquid2k site. Then just change the username in the code to the one you made, instead of the one I used in the example, (justgoto).

Anonymous

December 17 2002, 17:48:06 UTC 14 years ago

hi, is there any other sites i can get web hosting on this one wouldn't work, please help meee!!!!
Yes; http://www.graffiti.net

then you write home instead ofwww like this;
<img src="http://home.graffiti.net/justgoto/sure_icon/thinking.gif" width="76" height="100">

My site is called justgoto and the picture is in a folder called sure_icon
Let me know if you have trouble!

Re: any other sites

Anonymous

14 years ago

Re: any other sites

Anonymous

14 years ago

ARG!

Anonymous

January 12 2003, 11:58:34 UTC 14 years ago

i have an account with liquid2k only to use it to get my background up, but everytime i try and log in now it says "error connecting to DB." can you suggest any other sites to use? i can't seem to find any that will work.

Re: ARG!

Anonymous

14 years ago

Re: It would help...

justgoto

14 years ago

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Anonymous

14 years ago

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Anonymous

14 years ago

Hi. A lot of things on here have been helpful, but I was wondering if you knew how to make the tables around fonts be dotted or dashed like: - - - - - - - and not just ____________.

I really don't know how to do that. I've tried a few times and it's came out with making the boxes thicker. I don't know if I am doing it wrong, or if it's just that I can't use HTML to do it or what... So confusing!

Can you help?

Thanks in advance!!!

~Ash
How do some people, who make their journal usually "Friends Only" have beginning pages with different boxes all around that say things such as "Music of the Day" or "My Info" with their favorite color, band, etc. I would LOVE to do that to my journal, so it doesn't go straight into my entries. But, I have no clue as how to do that.

If you do, please help. Or if you can get someone to help me with it... please do :) All I would need is a layout on how to do it and where to insert it. Otherwise, I'm good.

Thanks so much!
I recently got a paid account, thanks to those friends. And I need help with modifying my journal.. nothing big, justmaking dotted boxes for the enteries and making the scroll bar different.. maybe making my background still while the enteries move. I have been running around looking for help.. and nobody will! I need anyone who is willing's help!! Please. Im just a newbie that needs it shown out a bit more for her.. Thanks.
Are there any other sites besides Liquid2k and Graffiti.net? Because, both of those seem to have stopped working. .Thanks!

<3
Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for your help. I was so frustrated when I couldn't figure out how to put a background on my lj, but this community helped ALOT. Thanks for your help!! :)
You are very welcome!
hey i just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!! oh my, i couldnt figure out background thingy on the FAQ's but you made it clear, yay thank you!!! i linked this community from my journal, thank you once again!!!
You are very welcome!
How do i make my Text boxes transparent?

hi. maybe I can show you my overrides and you can help me out. I have no idea how to change the what my comments link says.

please look at the community where this is happening: _elitistcunts_ and you can see that it says "comments". I don't want that.

no where in my overrides does it say anything about comments so i'm having some difficulty.

if you could help i would be sooo happy.
Oh man...this post helped me so much!

Thanks a bunch!
Sorry. But this has been driving me nuts. I do NOT understand this. Can u PLEASE explain this to me in another way?
Ok, can u please go to iwantmygnr's journal and see how she has her background and PLEASE tell me how to do it like that. I know how to actually get a background on there but its not like hers...
This is the last comment i swear. HAHA! I have figured it out. Thanks, and nvm lol