Saturday, January 12, 2008

Why me sidebar keeps fallng down?

Suddenly one fine day you view your blog in browser and find the sidebar column below your posts column. What is the reason for this?

What is the cure for the fallen sidebar.....

Here are the reasons why your sidebar falls down :

1. You have uploaded an image to your post. The width of the image is larger than the width of the posts column.

2. You have put an unusually large URL in your posts instead of using anchor text.

3. You have altered the template code and inadvertantly failed to close a </div> tag.

How to diagnose the problem?

1. Look for unusually large width pictures in your blog. Remove them and see if the sidebar rises to the top.

2. Remove any large URL or link.

3. Click on post title to open the post page. If the sidebar has fallen down on the postpage then the cause is in that post.

4. If you do not see any large images or URLs in the post page with the fallen sidebar and it is dow in ALL post pages then the cause is in the template.

What is the treatment?

1. Remove large images.

2. Convert large URLs into sgorter ones using linking text.

3. Load a fluid width "STRETCH" template.

4. View Blog with Internet Explorer 7.

Happy Blogging!


chazza said...

Please h e l p. .I am very new to blogging. I have encountered a problem where my elements page has shifted so that now it sits itself under the posts on the main page. .

At present till I become more blogg friendly I find it hard to find a solution to my problem under which catagory, title etc....thanks chazza x

HelpFromVin said...


What is the blog address?

Which browser and version do you use?