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Expressive for Scrapbook

OK, the Expressive for Scrapbook layer is now in a state where is is useable, I believe. Under the cut is instructions on how to use it. Any and all comments, requests for features, bug reports or, well, anything related to the style, comment here. If LJ wants to nick this for the site, feel free :) You can find the layer code at http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/styles/advanced/layerbrowse?id=66432. S2 people, do you think this would be suitable for general S2 communities as there don't seem to be any Scrapbook specific ones?

  1. Go to http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/styles/advanced/ and, in the Create Style text box, enter a name and click Create
  2. On the resulting page, ignore the box for Language. In the box for Layout, select [other]. In the text box which should now appear, enter 66432. Click save changes.
  3. Now go to http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/styles/. You should see your newly created style. Click on the Edit link
  4. On this page, DO NOT touch anything in the style settings bit, even though you'll see the wrong layer name here. It's a bug. As long as you don't save style settings you'll be fine. Instead, click the Customize (or Edit if you already have customizations) button in the Customize section
  5. You're now in the customization wizard. Customize to your hearts content, including choosing your theme (much easier for me to do that this way rather than in theme layers).
  6. To actually use the thing on your Scrapbook, go to http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/styles/ and click the radio button next to the name of the style you created


Using this method, you should get any updates I make to the layer automatically, which'll be nice :)
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With the sidebars, that's a problem that I've carried over from Expressive on LJ, I'm afraid - if you leave any of the sidebar selections blank that just gets ignored. I can look at ways to make it more flexible in SB though. The powered by is the same - there's no way of moving it on LJ so I haven't yet added one. I'll have a look and see what I can do.

For navigating back to the top level, the title of your Scrapbook will always work but you should also see that your top level galleries have a tag of diziara which takes you to the top level too.

Thanks for the heads up on the background - I always forget things like that!