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v. 1.3 banner code
Since the custom banner is probably the most popular subject on this blog, I've added a new stylesheet to the project repository specifically for customizing your myspace banner. This will be integrated into the 1.3 stylesheet.

click here to go to it directly

click here for a demo

Here's the code:

/*
Myspace Open Source Stylesheet Initiative

Version 1.3 : Moshi Banner
Myspace Moshi Stylesheet
Jun 2007

Google Projects Page: http://code.google.com/p/moshi/
Blogger Page: http://myspacecivilized.blogspot.com/
Myspace Page: http://www.myspace.com/klenwell
Wiki Page: http://www.klenwell.net/is/CategoryMoshi
Author: Tom at klenwell@gmail.com

NOTES

* Banner
- the <div class="moshi_banner"> block serves as the content of your banner
- .moshi_banner style settings control where and how your banner appears
- replace http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3492/moshibannermq4.jpg in src setting with the url for your image
- replace http://code.google.com/p/moshi/ with url to which you want banner linked
- default settings are 200px high and 800px wide -- you can change these, but you
will need to change some of the other settings to position correctly (recommended
for experienced css designers only)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------- */

<style type="text/css">NOTE { START COPYING MOSHI STYLESHEET HERE }</style>

<style type="text/css">NOTE { Your Custom Banner }</style>
<div class="moshi_banner">
<a class="banner_link" href="http://code.google.com/p/moshi/">
<img src="http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3492/moshibannermq4.jpg" alt="moshi banner" border="0" />
</a>
<a class="moshi_credit" href="http://myspacecivilized.blogspot.com/">moshi template 1.3</a>
</div>


<style type="text/css">

START { CUSTOM BANNER - below myspace masthead }

NOTE { left margin should be half the width and negative }
.moshi_banner
{
position: absolute; left: 50%; top: 168px;
width: 800px; margin-left: -400px;
height: 200px;
overflow:hidden;
}
a.banner_link {}
a.moshi_credit { position:absolute; left:4px; top:4px; font-size:11px; }

NOTE { make room for the banner by padding top of profile table }
NOTE { set this to banner img height PLUS desired padding }
body table table td { padding-top:210px; }

JUNK DNA { control side effects }
div table table td {padding-top:0px;}
body table table table td {padding-top:4px;}

END { YOUR BANNER }

</style>

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The banner works well in IE6 and Firefox2, but only if you have the default extended network and blog boxes visible.

I hid the extended network and blog boxes, but relatively repositioning the table up 180px mangles the banner. I can't shift up the entire right column without mangling the banner in IE6. (This is not a problem in Firefox) All I can do is move the hole around with divs. Any suggestions?

see myspace.com/thesimpletooth

2:08 PM, June 16, 2007
Thanks for your comment. It reminds me that I should probably add a caveat to moshi v 1.3: IE6 support not guaranteed. :)

Not that I don't want things to look nice in IE6. But XP automatically upgraded my browser to IE7 and it's difficult to now test in IE6. Besides, the only people I know using IE6 any more are corporate users who weren't automatically upgraded and probably have myspace access blocked anyway.

But to your question: do I have any suggestions? Not at this time. I looked at your profile in Firefox 1.5.x and IE7 and the banner looks fine. I would suggest backing up your profile and tinkering yourself. If you find a solution (or already found one), please post it here or let me know and I'll circulate it. If I find one, I'll be sure to post it and incorporate it into the 1.3 stylesheet.

Regards,
Tom
To thesimpletooth:

I just noticed an extra </h2> tag in the banner code. That may be have been responsible for your IE6 problem. I've corrected code listed here. If still having problems with this, try that.

Tom

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