Can Anyone Help Me Out?

11:08 AM Posted by Natalie

When I decided I wanted another sidebar on my blog, I searched for tutorials and finally managed to get it done. But, me being the way I am, that still wasn't quite good enough. I want my sidebars to extend to the bottom of the blog. So, once again I set out to find a tutorial. I used a site called Blogger Buster to help me before, and it is so easy to follow that I thought surely I could make this happen. WRONG! I followed these instructions exactly several times over and it just is not working. In fact, I am having a similar problem to the one I had when I moved my Entrecard widget from the left sidebar to the right. When I would put the HTML for the widget into the box and apply it to my blog, Blogger automatically changed the code. The only way I finally got it to work was to delete all my other widgets, add the Entrecard widget back in, then replace all the other ones. The same thing is happening when I do the code for the sidebars. When I preview the blog and see that it hasn't worked, I go back into the HTML and see that the order has been changed automatically. I am NOT knowledgable about CSS or HTML, so I don't know what the problem is here. A friend of mine designed the template, so I don't know if it's something particular with the template that is keeping it from working or what.

Some commented on that site that it worked in Firefox but not Internet Explorer. I almost always use Internet Explorer because I prefer it, but I checked it in Firefox as well and it didn't work there either. Not to mention that it obviously CAN work in IE because that's what I usually use and I see blogs with sidebars that go all the way down using that browser.

You see, when I get my mind set to doing something, it's VERY hard to get me to stop trying. I don't give up on figuring things out easily. The thing is, this can clearly be done because I see it on other blogs. It just figures that everything I want to do has to be so complicated! Is there anyone that might be able to help me with this? PLEASE?!?!

2 comments:

  1. Corrie at "Cents"able Momma said...

    I have no idea, because I haven't done anything special with my sidebars yet...but I'm a lot of like you in that I can't do anything else until I have it figured out :-). Good luck!

  2. Angie Vinez said...

    It has to do with the actual design of the blog. If you look on my blog, you'll notice that there are 3 separate images that make up the design: vinezmonkeyheader2.jpg, vinezmonkeymiddle.jpg, and vinezmonkeyfooter.jpg. It allows you to bring the same design all the way down to the bottom. If I had ever gotten around to creating that second sidebar for you, your design would have been like mine, and your sidebars would have gone all the way down.

    If you'd like, I can still fix it. I just can't promise how quickly I'll be able to get to it. My "to-do" list is about a million miles long, but I can put your name on there if you'd like! Lemme know! :)