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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