November 17th, 2003

Finally Done

After much dinking, toying, experimenting, and banging head against my desk, I've customised my Component layout enough to where I want it to be. Check it out and tell me what you think in my guestbook entry (links in my Profile Component).

Here's a quick summary of what I've accomplished with creating my own layer and overriding lots of stuff :
- the free text component to make extra custom components including hidden ones that only I can see
- the profile component to add extra information to it (eg. age, location, guestbook links), and to have a random quote component always directly under it.
- the page_layout function to customise my page headers and add a welcome note component on my recent page. This is cool because it's a welcome note that's always at the top, and that doesn't affect the calendar as I noticed in some of the tutorials.
- the print_entry functions to customise their layout and added more buttons etc. Also with this customisation came customisations that are on my "guestbook entry" to make it look different from a regular entry.

I think the only thing that's "original" on my main page is the navigation component. It was all definitly a learning experience, and thanks to everyone who had tutorials up, because they were all really helpful :)


i'm a component newb, and i'm trying to add a component to my layout, but when i try to use the code in the tutorial, nothing shows up.

function print_free_text(Page p) {







that's the code i'm using. any ideas?

Suppress journal subtitle on Friends and Calendar view?

(I've read through the FAQ and past entries, and didn't see this mentioned, but if it's there and I missed it, I apologize...)

When I go to my Friends view and Calendar view, my journal subtitle shows up underneath. The problem is, the subtitle doesn't make sense in that context, only on the Recent Entry page in conjunction with the journal title. Is there any way to suppress the journal subtitle in the Friends and Calendar views when using Component? I'd prefer to keep the title and subtitle visible on the Recent Entry page, if possible.

Thanks in advance.


I've spent time working on customizing my layout to make myself somewhat satisified and tonight, I was staring at my profile component trying to figure out what was wrong with it.
My icon isn't centered, and my instant messenger things are more to the left then my user name, name, etc are. Do you know what I'm talking about?
How do I get things aligned the right way? I tried several different things and I can't seem to make it all go where I want it to. Any help would be appreciated.
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