More from Thomas’s travels

17 Jun

There are some great pictures of Gallipolli and various parts of Europe on Deus Lo Vult, and some very interesting personal commentary, especially on the Auschwitz-Birkenau series.

At the end Thomas writes:

This layout sort of sucks in terms of showing a link. It’s a light-ish brown in amidst all the black font. For the most part, I linked to photos on the word “this”. Sometimes it was specific words, like “Lone Pine” or “Gallipoli trenches”. Maybe, as you read, you should run you cursor over the line if you have trouble. If anyone does find locating links a hard task, say so and the layout will be gone.

As a serial template fiddler, I may have the solution, Thomas, seeing as I have fiddled (and sometimes wrecked) heaps of templates here — though they limit you a bit here, on the old Diary-X, on Journalspace (where I have just been fiddling) and even on Blogspot. I did indeed at one time use that very template on Blogger!

OK, here’s what you do. Apologies in advance if you already know this, but others may not.

First, go to a good web color guide like Visibone and select the color you would like the links to be. Next, in your mystery engine room on Blogger go to Template then to Edit HTML. Save what is already there, just in case. OK, now go down to /* Variable definitions until you find the one labelled Variable name=”linkcolor” description=”Link Color”. Then paste your chosen color code from Visibone — for example #990000 — in both “default” and “value”, replacing whatever numbers are already there. Then save and hope for the best, but you should see something other than brown on your links. I am sure after that you will also be able to find the nearby spot to change the “visited links” color in much the same way.

I just did it to my own Blogspot Floating Life.

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2 responses to “More from Thomas’s travels

  1. theportmaniac

    June 17, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks for the help. While the template was slightly different to what you described, I was able to fumble my way through to get back to what I was used to.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve filled my quota for changes for the year now.

  2. ninglun

    June 17, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    Yes, that looks good.

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