Tried your code Jean but it wouldn't work. Doesn't seem to like the semihtml tags. Wouldn't accept them. I changed them to straight html tags and it took them without flagging an error but it didn't display anything in the right column. Now when I go back to edit the site:panel_right there is no code visible, not even the code for the calendar or the ite statistics block that was there previously, although the calendar and site statistics still seem to display in the right column anyway.
If not, please let us know how we can do better (please try and propose any bigger ideas in such a way that they are fundable and scalable).
If so, please let others know about ocPortal whenever you see the opportunity.
If my reply is too Vulcan or expressed too much in business-strategy terms, and not particularly personal, I apologise. As a company & project maintainer, time is very limited to me, so usually when I write a reply I try and make it generic advice to all readers. I'm also naturally a joined-up thinker, so I always express my thoughts in combined business and technical terms. I recognise not everyone likes that, don't let my Vulcan-thinking stop you enjoying ocPortal on fun personal projects.
If my response can inspire a community tutorial, that's a great way of giving back to the project as a user.
Looks good on your site Fletch. I thought mine looked a bit wide in the right panel, but sure, you can pt me the code.
Jean, just click on the button at the lower right of the globe and it'll take you to the site where you can get it. It is a neat script eh?
Thanks for the compliment Eric. Still work to do but its coming. I need to get more familiar with ocPortal but I am getting lots of help, especially from Fletch. He is a guy with a lot of patience with newbies.
Thanks for the code. Everything worked seamlessly with no problems. Mine still looks a bit wide thought. There is about 5 pixels padding on the left side of the box but it runs past the edge of the box on the right side. I wonder if I should try to shorten the width of the center column by a few pixels and widen the sidebars a bit?
Yes, the color works with the rest of the site. I'm happy with that. I guess the site doesn't look too bad with the sidebars a little bit wider. Funny how making the width smaller in the script actually makes the globe really large. I wish it didn't have all of those silver buttons on it though.
I guess the site doesn't look too bad with the sidebars a little bit wider. Funny how making the width smaller in the script actually makes the globe really large. I wish it didn't have all of those silver buttons on it though.
Thanks again for the code Fletch.
Increasing the sidebar width is fine when using the flexible template. There is a lot of real-estate to fill, and the sidebars don't intrude as much as they do on a fixed display.
The silver buttons are a pain, but that's the price you pay for using somebody elese's code. You could copy and mirror their JS on your own site and reference it (cheating, I know), and then you could adjust the size and position of those buttons, or remove them altogether.
For me, they work OK - for now. I don't think I will be re-writing their JS, and as long as I use the feature, I intend to give them the credit for a very neatly put together widget, because that's all it is!
Keep experimenting - and sharing - and we can all be the richer for it.