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15 March 2009 @ 05:33 pm
FAQ/Installation (old profile layouts)  
How to Install the Profile Layouts:

1. Download the code and copy/paste it onto your bio.
2. To plug in your info, look for the lorem ipsums and replace it with your desired text.
3. To change the title text, look for the name of the layout in the code (for example, "Silvia's Breath") and replace it with your desired text. Usually it's after this tag: <td width="200" bgcolor="CCCCCC" align="center"><font size="5" color="555555" face="georgia">
4. To edit the links, look for <a href="http://www.website.com"><font color="9AC0CD">link #1</font></a> and replace http://www.website.com with your link and replace link #1 with the name of the site the link will be directing to.
5. Give proper credit: <lj user="apparentlyspeed"> or "<lj user="joeoswaldeugene">
6. Save changes and you're done!

Extended Help:
Your chosen layout doesn't have a link list.
You can just add this code somewhere below your layout: <a href="http://www.website.com"><font color="9AC0CD">link #1</font></a> <a href="http://www.website.com"><font color="839CA5">link #2</font></a> <a href="http://www.website.com"><font color="6C787D">link #3</font></a> <a href="http://www.website.com"><font color="555555">link #4</font></a>, and do step #4 from above.
The layout looks different from the preview.
Most tags won't work on LJ, like the <br></br> and such so if a few stray tags/codes appear on your final layout, just delete them. If, for example, the font changes, you're gonna have to double the font codes, like putting the HTML tags before the text that looks different from the regular font in my layouts. I use the same format for the text in my layouts which is : <font size="1" color="CCCCCC" face="arial"> so just use that. If the layout calls for a different font color, just change the hex color code. (I normally use light gray "CCCCCC," dark gray "555555," or purple "AA00FF").

If you need any other help, just ask me in the comments.