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  • #32818

    tjd
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    Hi,

    Is it possible to put a 1px Border around the Genesis Simple Social icons? If so, how/where do I add the code?

    Thanx for your interest.

    Tom

    #32820

    braddalton
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    Link to your site please and we can inspect the code using Firebug.


    #32929

    tjd
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    Hi Brad,

    Nice to hear from you…How’s things ‘down-under’.  Here’s the site:  tomjdolan.com    I’m fine-tuning the site as I complete the last un-published Page and your advice is always welcome.

    While you’re commenting, I’ll ask this: I’ve seen firebug mentioned a lot during my site designing and I wasn’t sure if I can use it because with Genesis, we’re not supposed to touch the core code. How do I determine what code I can adjust or add to?

    Thanx for your interest Brad,

    Tom

    #32946

    braddalton
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    Hi Tom

    Still in Asia where the weather is fantastic everyday!

    Highlight any element and click inspect element. Then you’ll see all the classes which you can modify in real time using your browser.

    It takes a bit of time to get used to but its the best tool for CSS.

    I did take a look at the social icons using Firebug but haven’t worked out how to add the border yet until i find the image classes for each icon. I’ll get back to you soon unless someone else jumps in with the answer.

    Firebug tutorial http://csscreator.com/node/33530


    #32953

    tjd
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    Mornin’ Brad,

    Sunniest Day in Tokyo in about 2 weeks. Nice to hear from you and thanx for checking those icons. I’m going to follow-up your recommendation re: Firebug. Seems like many folks like/use it so it’s time I got my feet wet too.

    Maybe I should ask Studio Press Support directly re: icons, but my past experience is they’re not much on specifics. Anyway, if you come up with something let me know.

    Have a good one…

    Tom

    #33003

    tjd
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    Hi Brad,

    Here’s an update. I emailed StudioPress Support and they sent me this code and said it could be styled:

    .sidebar .simple-social-icons ul li {
    }

    But obviously that isn’t enough to get me anything. I didn’t know what to add so I tried this – border-icon: 1px solid #000 but then realized that also wasn’t enough info. I just wrote them back and asked for the image information… maybe I’ll get it and if I do I’ll let you know what it is.

    Actually, I don’t really understand the ‘image’ that shows up in the css…where it comes from and how it works….anyway, this is just more info for you.

    Happy day,

    Tom

    #33008

    tjd
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    OK Brad, Last Post here today. The following was just received from StudioPress Support:

    The icons themselves are a font and the background for them is just done in css. So, there are no graphics at all :)

    This will produce a border with rounded corners.

    .sidebar .simple-social-icons ul li {
    -moz-border-radius: 3px;
    -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
    border-radius: 3px 3px 3px 3px;
    border: 1px solid #fff;
    }

    So I put this into the css sheet and adjusted it a bit here and there attempting to get a result…but nothing changes. I lined up the code according to the other css code, changed the border-radius to 3px; and changed the color to #000. What i got is….nothing. Any ideas on your end?

    Thanx Brad

    Tom

    #33018

    braddalton
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    Hi Tom

    I think you’ll need to use the classes for each social button if you want to add a border to each.

    You can find them in Firebug:

    Examples:
    [css]
    social-linkedin
    social-twitter
    social-youtube
    [/css]


    #33026

    tjd
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    Hey Brad, Thanx for you comments. I’ve tried so many different ways to enter the ID info but nothing I’ve tried seems to work. So, it’s time to move on. It’s a good idea, it’ll sharpen-up the site,  but obviously I need more capability. I’m gonna let it go until another time.

    Be well, enjoy Spring!

    Tom

     

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