Random thoughts on art, technology, stuff, and occasionally Real Estate: May 2007

TypePad Custom CSS - A Hairline For A Copy Cat Blog

The Fake Weenie takes another turn in the spotlight.  If you need a refresher on the original construction of the Fake Weenie, check here:  TypePad: Deconstructing A Weenie

You know, I'm sorta fond of hairline borders, and I think I'd like a hairline border separating the two columns of the Fake Weenie (http://www.fakeweenie.com/)

Here's a screen shot of the borderless weenie:

To create a hairline border separating the two column using custom CSS, do this:

Sign in to your TypePad account

Click Weblogs, select your blog.  Hit Design -> Click Edit Custom CSS


 Add this line of code to the Custom CSS text box:

.layout-two-column-right #alpha-inner {border-right: 1px solid gray}

(You know the drill -- Do NOT omit the DOT, the brackets are curly brackets)

Then click Save Changes


Back at the Design screen, scroll to the bottom, click Republish Weblog


 At the pop-up window, click Publish

Viola!  The Fake Weenie with a hairline border separating the columns:

If you are using a two-column layout with the sidebar to the left, or a three-column layout, your CSS code will be slightly different.  Stand by!

Coming soon:  Cheatsheets with the element names for the three most common TypePad layouts.






Cheryl Johnson // Bob Tayor Properties, Inc.


Bob Taylor Properties, is a progressive, independent, full service real estate brokerage located in Northeast Los Angeles. We have a small staff of experienced, veteran real estate agents who love what they do and work tirelessly for their clients.


We are experts at selling residential, multi-unit residential and commercial properties. We are highly experienced with residential and commercial leasing. We know the Los Angeles City Rent Stablization Ordinance.


We know and appreciate all types of Los Angeles architecture and design from Historic Homes to Ultra Modern Lofts.


We would love to help you buy or lease a home anywhere in the Greater Los Angeles area, or to sell or lease the home you already own.


Call us today at 323-257-1080.


* Starter Homes
* Historic Homes
* Dream Homes
* Investment Property
* Commercial Property
* Rentals
* Leases
* Short Sales
* Bank Owned

Our highly skilled and experienced staff serves all of Southern California and handles all types of property.



The Bob Taylor Properties Network of informative blogs and websites

Bob-Taylor.com Our original website

BobTaylorProperties.com Featuring a live MLS feed with lots of listings!

EclecticAngelino.com A headline newsfeed from around Northeast L.A.

WeMarketRealEstate.com Our intensive marketing strategies

RealEstateHomeBuyersGuide.com Information for home buyers

HomesForLeaseToday.com Live MLS feed of homes and apartments offered for lease

LALeasingService.com Our leasing services for property owners






Bob Taylor Properties, Inc.

5526 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
DRE License # 01304057






Comment balloon 3 commentsCheryl Johnson • May 28 2007 11:52AM
TypePad Custom CSS - A Hairline For A Copy Cat Blog
The Fake Weenie takes another turn in the spotlight. If you need a refresher on the original construction of the Fake Weenie, check here: TypePad: Deconstructing A Weenie You know, I'm sorta fond of hairline borders, and I think I'd like a… more
TypePad-GoDaddy: Conversion of the Masked
Maybe you've had a TypePad blog for a while. Maybe you already set up forwarding and masking in GoDaddy. Well, you can easily change from MASKING to MAPPING. (And back again, if you are so inclined). Here are the steps to change an existing blog… more
TypePad and GoDaddy: Don't MASK it, MAP it!
Mapping will avoid some of the pitfalls of masking, such as hidden link URLs. Here's how to MAP using GoDaddy and TypePad: First register the Domain Name at GoDaddy. Leave GoDaddy running in one Browser window or tab. Go to TypePad in a… more
TypePad: Deconstructing A Blog
Teresa's comment here got me thinking. Let's see if Hands On Hacking can duplicate the simple, clean, minimalist design of the realestate weenie. Create a test blog -- illustrated instructions are here: TypePad: Initial Steps Illustrated Click on… more
TypePad: Initial Steps Illustrated
When I first starting using TypePad, I spent a lot of time looking for things. For me, at any rate, the layout of menus and commands took some getting-used-to. Now I know where things are. But just in case any new TypePad user is stumbling around… more
TypePad: Hands On Hacking #1
TypePad offers several predefined, ready-to-use blog templates. Many very successful blogs are built with predefined templates. Brian Brady's excellent blog, America's Most Opinionated Mortgage Broker uses TypePad's predefined Stevenson template… more
Just Skewing Around
OK - you took a photo and the room is leaning or tilting. What do you do? Skew it! Before starting, I find it is easier if I enlarge the "canvas" to gain some working room. Grab one of the edges or corners of the window holding the… more
Photoshop: The Clone Stamp = Digital White-Out
If you know how to use White-Out, you already understand the concept behind Photoshop's Clone Stamp. How do you use White-Out? You see an error on a typed page. You daub the little brush around in the bottle, then you use the brush to daub the… more
TypePad Introduces TypePad PAGES
TypePad Users: Check this out! http://everything. typepad. com/blog/2007/05/go_beyond_blogg. html The new Pages features lets you create any number of additional, detailed, static pages to compliment your blog, that you can then link to from the main… more
To Mask Or Not To Mask, That Is The Question
To mask or not to mask, that is the question. And keep in mind, just because you can do something, doesn't mean that you should. The issues are easier grasped by example so, to illustrate, I have created two test blogs: http://www. clutteredshelf… more