Sinorca - Customization Help

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 14, 2005 - 17:08.

Is there someone who try to create a table for this template ?

I try to create by myself, but I don't like the results.


Submitted by admin on June 16, 2005 - 22:19.

You need to give style to the table elements through the css file. Each element has a number of attributes that you can set according to the doctype of your page, in the case of the sinorca template the doctype is XHTML 1.0 Strict.

According to this doctype you can set the attributes for the following elements, table, caption, thead, tfoot, tbody, colgroup, col, tr, th, td.

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Submitted by blaze on May 3, 2006 - 17:47.

I am working with the Sinorca template, which is a wonderful design and pretty easy to use. I made quite a few changes to the layout and the look of it. I've been trying to get the sidebar nav menu to span the the entire height of the screen but no matter what I add it doesn't change. Here is the code for it:

#side-bar {
width: 15em;
height: 100%;
float: right;
clear: right;
background: url('image.gif') no-repeat;
background-position: bottom;

Any help would be appreciated! Also, I essentially duplicated the sidebar so there is one on each side. I did this because I wanted an image to appear above the footer but couldn't get it to appear any other way. I tried to add that image to the footer but no matter what I changed in the footer section, it was not visible. I hope I'm being clear, if not please let me know. Thanks!! :)

Submitted by Edgard Durand on May 3, 2006 - 21:48.

Hello blaze,

There's no css code that I know to extend the sidebar, only an effect using a background image to simulate equal heights of columns, but not what you're looking for.

You need an additional div container between the "sidebar" and the "main-copy" divs. The css to display the image on the container could be:

#container {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
background: url(image.gif) no-repeat bottom left;

I have used this approach to do exactly what you are trying to do.

Submitted by blaze on May 3, 2006 - 22:13.

I tried something very similar to that but regardless of the positioning of the new div the "main-copy" div was moved to appear below the sidebars. So by adding this new container div, I can remove the "left-sidebar" correct? (I pretty much duplicated the original sidebar so there was one on each side) Thanks for the info! I'll try it and let you know.

Submitted by mondala on June 9, 2006 - 10:16.

Hello there,

Thank you Haran and Edward for the Sinorca Gradient template.

I have modded the Sinorca Gradient skin for the CMS "Subdreamer". It has turned out very nicely however I seem to have a spacing bug within Internet Explorer. Firefox looks fine.

I believe the issue is caused because my current version of subdreamer and plugins are not standards compliant. I am willing to sacrafice standards compliance for this bug to be fixed.

Any ideas?

Thanks much.

Submitted by Edgard Durand on June 9, 2006 - 20:09.

Hello mondala,

The link pointed me to the following message:

"Sorry, your account does not have access to this section."

I went to your site using IE6 and found a big spacing between your main content and the content in a subheader called 'Plugins'. Is this the problem you are referring?

I also noticed a lot of nested tables and other elements with inline style attributes, this and the inline scripts (scripts need to be referenced in an external file) for sure make validation to fail. I would try changing the doctype to xhtml 1.0 transitional and check if IE shows the page as expected.

Using the validator at you can spot many errors.

Thanks for using this template it really looks nice on your site.

Submitted by mondala on June 9, 2006 - 22:35.

With sidebar: Yes, A white or ghost spacing issue exists

Without sidebar: At this URL, when there is no content in the 'side-bar', the main-body appears fine.

It seems that including content in the side-bar creates this spacing issue in IE.

I tried several different doc types from for xhtml and html and it made no difference.

I tried including the code for the main-body into an external php file, it makes no difference.

I'm not sure how to resolve the issue as I am not very experienced with CSS, php or standards. I may convert the template to use tables and try again.

Anyway, thank you for your help and thanks again for providing such a nice template for all to use. I will be attempting to convert more of your templates for use with Subdreamer in the future.