19 May 2009 @ 09:23 pm
Importing Flexible Squares journal style to Dreamwidth  

I am so happy that I could port Flexible Squares over from Livejournal! This calls for better layout customisation options. I haven't been trying to improve my XHTML/CSS skills for a while, so let's just say that I kind of suck in this area. The only one I can customise well is probably FS and FS alone. Shame on me, I know.

But hey, I'm not a coder. I'm an English teacher in the making.

It's easy to port Flexible Squares to DW.
  1. Select Journal Style > Developer Area > Your Layers
  2. Create top-level layer. Type: Layout. Core Version: 1 > Create
  3. Your Layers > Livejournal S2 Core, v1 > Edit
  4. Paste this source code
  5. Save and compile
  6. Flexible Squares should be ready to choose from journal style selection~

I've been testing out some styles made by refuted graphics over at LJ. They all work great with FS on DW.

At the moment, this DW is using the exact same layout as my LJ. I'll go and have fun with new DW layouts now!
I'm feeling:: bouncy
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[personal profile] spambi on June 23rd, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
I just started on dreamwidth today and I was so sad to find out I couldn't use flexible squares! This fix worked like a charm, and now I'm having tons of fun playing with my journal! Thanks!
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[personal profile] leonastamford on December 3rd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
I couldn't make it. I had a lot of compilation errors behind, so I cannot use it *sobs*
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[personal profile] hikarii on December 15th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Oh gosh, I was just Googling for a way to possibly bring my LJ layout over, and lo and behold, I find your journal. I see you are also an artist, so I'll be watching you. (X
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[personal profile] remember on February 20th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
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[personal profile] organs on March 13th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :)
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[personal profile] sperm on April 2nd, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
This was a life saver. I linked most of my friends to this; thanks. C:
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[personal profile] jenwryn on April 9th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this little tutorial!

(I landed here via Google. :D)
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[personal profile] bungalow_life on April 10th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting this -- I've been wondering how to import this!
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[personal profile] elrhiarhodan on April 18th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Like others, I must thank you very much for posting this information. I'm switching over from LJ, and I was quickly and easily able to set up and import my custom FS based theme.
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[personal profile] poop on August 29th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this guide! c:
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[personal profile] hidders on October 18th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, this was really helpful!
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[personal profile] zaluzianskya on October 30th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, this is way quicker than trying to compile the code as it's given on LJ and having a bunch of errors!

One problem: On a journal I used an imported flexisquares layout on, the entry headers no longer link to the entries, even though they do on all the Flexible Squares layouts I've used on LJ. Might you know why?
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[personal profile] scolaro on December 29th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
LIke others Google led me to your entry - it was a great help, thank you very much! Just a few more tweaks and some code clean-up and my DW account will look exactly like the LJ one. \o/
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[personal profile] loafing_oaf on April 22nd, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
I found this entry via Google too, and I am so pleased that I did. Thank you very much for sharing this :)
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[personal profile] ex_cost696 on April 24th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the post! I've been looking everywhere trying to find a place that would show me how to convert the theme over here. Hey, it really works!
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[personal profile] lupinskitten on August 4th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)

I just moved here from lj and hated using my Flexible Squares based layout. This was immensely helpful and worked perfectly!
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[personal profile] flockofgulls on August 9th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
THANK YOU so much. Seriously. <3 <3
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[personal profile] mswn on September 24th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
YES. Thank you.
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[personal profile] moral on November 1st, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
thank you so so much ; v ;
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[personal profile] sapphoatsunset on December 15th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
OMG thank you and thank google~! This is a life-saver. I simply haven't found any layouts I like after moving over to DW...
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[personal profile] anjak_j on December 21st, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for this. Last time I tried this I had so many problems with it.

EDIT: Upon having some problems with userpics and the names underneath them on the 'read' page, I noticed that the layer still uses "friends" for this. Some of those instances need to be changed to "read" for these to work properly.

Edited (Adding extra info.) 2011-12-22 05:27 am (UTC)
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[personal profile] latin_lunatic on December 21st, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
God bless you.
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[personal profile] awry on December 22nd, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D One of the big disadvantages of DW for me is the lack of pretty layouts! :D
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[personal profile] amulets on December 23rd, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you soooooo much!
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[personal profile] evergreenelk on December 28th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
I can't wait to try this! Thank you!
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[personal profile] citymusings on December 28th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much!
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[personal profile] sheepy on January 2nd, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
...Oh my God, I love you so much right now.
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[personal profile] sheepy on January 3rd, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
I do have a question, however. Not sure if you'd be able to answer. But the code works wonderfully on my regular page. Reading page, however... nooooot so much. Not sure if it's an issue with the layout itself or with the code. Mind taking a look?

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[personal profile] elrhiarhodan on January 3rd, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
Go this this thread, it has all the fixes.
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[personal profile] ithildin on January 8th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[personal profile] clarine on January 15th, 2012 08:05 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :)
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[personal profile] yumenosete on April 3rd, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
OMG THANK YOU! ♥A♥ /showers with love
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[personal profile] rocketgirl on October 31st, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
Just found this, and it's great. Thanks!
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[personal profile] stellar_raven on November 6th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I love having my LJ layout here at DW!
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[personal profile] greerwatson on November 6th, 2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I really didn't care for any of the DW styles I saw, even when I'd changed the colours. Then I thought to google, and found this. Worked a dream! It's so nice to have things looking "right" again.
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[personal profile] harp on November 12th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks. I didn't realize how much we could do with Dreamwidth until this tutorial!
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[personal profile] sewcute on January 4th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you SO much for this!
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[personal profile] teas_me on January 6th, 2013 08:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for this! I was wondering how to do it!
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[personal profile] supermanda on February 22nd, 2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
Amazing!!! Thank you so much!!!
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[personal profile] tuulentupa on June 11th, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for this! It didn't even cross my mind that something like this would be possible before I came across this. Everything didn't work out without glitch for me though - for one thing, people's names didn't appear on the reading page (just the icons), and the subject lines didn't work as links to the posts (which isn't a big deal, really.) Then I found this, a bit different source code for flexible squares, and it fixed those probs. But I wouldn't have come to look for it without this post, so thanks again!
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[personal profile] joyfulljunebug on June 15th, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
It's not working for me and you need to replace the photo links for the layout it's tinypic icons now =(
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[personal profile] doroma_animu on August 14th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you so much.
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[personal profile] fearless_flower on October 10th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this! I just signed up here and it's been really helpful :)
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[personal profile] neliq on March 8th, 2014 12:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
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[personal profile] moonsongs on December 26th, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
wow, worked like a charm! thanks for posting this :)
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[personal profile] kaosah on August 13th, 2016 02:22 pm (UTC)
Awww I'd love to try this!
But the code link comes to an "Account Suspended" page :(
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[personal profile] scarletsoldier on January 10th, 2017 06:10 pm (UTC)
hi i need someone to do my journal layout in the style i like. can someone help?
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[personal profile] baka_yu on April 6th, 2017 08:54 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for this!
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