Soon to be ex-Thesis user wondering how to change content width in Metro theme

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  • #19221

    lupin
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    Hi

    New here to Genesis. Just downloaded the lovely looking Metro theme, but while the different system is something I’m looking forward to learning, I can’t for the life of me work out how to change the width of the content (and therefore the sidebar) in the Metro theme.

    I want to use the content and right sidebar set up, but need the content wide enough to take the 800 pixel images I have been using with Thesis. Any help sorting this out would be much appreciated.

     

    Thanks a lot!

    #19232

    dev
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    Wouldn’t you just do this via a .css override or direct change? I don’t have Metro but on other themes it would be .the-sidebar-class {width: XXXpx;} You might have to change padding and magins as well. There are lots of tools to find ou the name of “the-sidebar-class”… we use Inspect Element of Chrome but somewhere there is a plugin that will show all the major classes on the screen.

    Maybe there is a better way do to this in code but we never use code if something is possible in .css.

    #19242

    braddalton
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    I’m using Metro and have also switched from Thesis a while ago.

    I think you’ll find your images will resize.

    I know when i insert images which are far larger than the content area, they resize.

    You could test this locally or preview Metro to take a peek.


    #19302

    lupin
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    Thanks!

    Yeah, the images do resize, but I want them at 800 pixels, not smaller. That’s the problem…

    I also looked at the css, but I’m not be very code savvy. Not at all sure what to change.

    Any further help would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    #19329

    braddalton
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    Try this and add the values to the CSS http://genesistutorials.com/understanding-genesis-layout-options/

    Rather than change them, better to add a new layout option and use that as the default


    #20042

    lupin
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    Thank you!

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