I am trying to get rid of the 'block plugin' line and, if possible, make one solid 'color' strip down both left and right block areas. I want this color to be there regardless of the existence of an inserted block.
Any help would be appreciated. I have strolled through the Nouveau Style.css, but I can not seem to find it.
I'm not sure what you're meaning about the "block plugin" line. Perhaps a screenshot of what you're referring to would help me to understand. The background for both the left and right blocks is set in style.css with the following code:
Just change the background color or add a repeating image or whatever you like, but make sure to use the !important value, so that the color defaults are given more importance to override what is in style-colors.css. For example:
WOW... it was right there in front of me! Thanks for pointing out the script Eric; but more importantly adding the need for the '!important value'-- for without it the change would not work.
I will try to add a visual next time... however, your help allowed me to make the desired change. The only thing that I was not able to do was get the 'navigation' background color to go down the entire page. It was my question whether, or not, that was possible without having assigned plugins for either the right or left blocks.
No worries... for I have decided to do with it as it is...
Where is the code for the right side cuz i can not seem to find it. Also I too would like it to go down the whole side, maybe that is not possible with a simple fix, as it seems the block sits on top of the background?
this is what it looks like atm http://wisesccc.com/
The basis of the Nouveau layout relies on floating div containers to create the left and right block areas. As those elements are floated, they are taken out of the DOM structure (treated independantly by the browser engine).
To learn more about the inner workings of the layout, you can visit http://blog.html.it/layoutgala/ which is where the base layout for Nouveau came from (Layout 13 in particular). The reason I chose to use it as a skeleton is that each one of those layouts can be achieved with the same markup, and just varying css. This becomes critical to implement the current ability to have dynamic 1, 2, or 3 column layouts, with only one master set of template (.thtml) files.