Goss (gossymer) wrote in noveltybox,

Layout: S2 Bloggish - Showcase

Style: S2 Bloggish (works on Insane Journal, JournalFen and Livejournal!)
Best view: 800px wide and above
Browsers Tested On: Latest versions of IE, Opera and Firefox
Custom Comment Pages: Yes
Navbar: No

Layout : Showcase
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  • Designed specifically for icon journals and graphics communities
  • Insane Journal, JournalFen and LiveJournal compatible
  • Header + Tags + Links across top to make efficient use of space
  • Usernames above entry titles for easy reading
  • Entries centered
  • Custom comment pages included
  • Images for the Linkbar included for BOTH entries and comment pages! (Reply/Edit/Track etc.)
  • Tags in scrollbox
  • Customizable: change images and colors for background, links, titles etc.!

Instructions for Insane Journal
  • Go to Customize Journal on insanejournal (here)
  • Make sure S2 and NOT S1 is selected
  • Click Save and then go to Look and Feel
  • Choose "Bloggish" for Layout and "None" for Themes
  • Click Save and go to Custom Options
  • Make sure the Layout Type is "Two column (Sidebar on Left)" VERY IMPORTANT
  • Use layout's "Base Weblog" stylesheet: Yes
  • Under Custom external stylesheet URL, copy and the following links for external stylesheet URL (Pasting the codes directly will not work):


You can also have a link list set up as well as tags.

Instructions for Live Journal And JournalFen

Go to Customize Journal on livejournal (here)or on journalfen (here)
Make sure you are on the S2 system!

Under Select a New Theme
Type in Bloggish
Choose the "Unstyled" theme at the end
Choose 2 column (sidebar on LEFT) IMPORTANT
Click Customize Selected Theme

Under Custom CSS
Use layout's "Base Weblog" stylesheet: YES
Copy and paste the following link for Custom external stylesheet URL (Pasting the codes directly will not work)


You can also set your links list and your tags.

I use one of grrliz's layouts as a base (Holiday in Vegas @ thefulcrum), with permission. Any bugs you find are due to my tweaking the code till its barely the same anymore >__<

Paste this code into your profile page:

Customization Instructions

If you want to add a header and change colors:
  • Download the code linked above
  • Open it in a text editor
  • Refer to the customization instructions bellow
  • You MUST upload the code to a web server. I rec awardspace.com
  • Follow the instructions above for IJ or/and LJ and just change the URL with the stylesheet you uploaded.
  • Adjust the credits accordingly

To Add Your Header: Find and replace the following link in the code:


The image you use needs to be 330px wide and 180px high. You can also use the image linked and just add text to it! Just upload the new image and replace the url in the code..

If you want to change colors, do find/replace for the following codes:
The color code for the Brown BACKGROUND is 230c05
The color code for the Pink title color is CC311D
The color code for the Blue username color is 21786C
The color code for the Green link color is 748C08
The color code for the Brown HOVER color is 955719

IMPORTANT: If you change the background color, you need to find and delete the following URL for the background image:


To enable the calendar add the following code to the end:

.module-calendar {display: auto !important;}

To disable the tags module, add the following code to the end:

.module-categories { display: none !important;}

To disable the links module, add the following code to the end:

.module-typelist { display: none !important;}

Depending on the number of modules at the top, your header size can be changed:

With any one module, your header can be up to 495px wide
With any two modules, your header can be up to 335px wide
With three modules, your header can be a max of 165px wide

You are free to make any changes - only requirement is to comment and credit. Oh and if you do try to customize it beyond the instructions listed, please refer to s2bloggish and s2_bloggish for help.

Have updated the code to do a quick fix for a bug. Now, if images are aligned left or right, they align properly and don't force the text to the next line. If you already customized the codes, add this to the end:

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