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Reply To: Adjust the size of the sidebar

#1311
Jason Bobich
Keymaster

Hello,

For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

For reference, you can find all of the styles for sidebar layouts at the top of /framework/frontend/assets/css/themeblvd.css if you want to copy any styles to your Child theme to edit.

.sidebar_left #content, 
.sidebar_right #content { 
	margin: 0 1%;
	width: 64.75%;
}
.sidebar_left .fixed-sidebar, 
.sidebar_right .fixed-sidebar { 
	margin: 0 1%;
	width: 31.25%;
}

1% + 64.75% + 1% + 1% + 31.25% + 1% = 100%

Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.