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question RE: module alignment

 
tandemonimom
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on 06/01/2011

When using half-width modules so that two will align next to each other, why do they sometimes align with the bottom of the previous module and sometimes not? I don't know how to explain exactly what I mean, so look at this page please: Dotee Dolls

At the bottom of the page there are four half-width modules. There is a text module (How to Make Your First One) and a poll module (Have You Made Any) - these two modules are top-aligned. Then there is a video module (Blanket Stitch) and an Amazon module (Creative Cloth Dolls). The video module does not align with the bottom of the previous modules, but instead fills up the empty space that would appear if it were aligned with the bottom part of the previous modules. But the Amazon module, instead of filling the empty space, gets pushed down so that its top aligns with the bottom of the video module, leaving a big ugly white space gap above it.

I can't figure out what I did to make the video module scoot up to fill the empty space, and I can't figure out how to make the amazon module scoot up to fill the empty space above it. Help?


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on 06/01/2011

I'll take a look in a couple of minutes, ok?


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tandemonimom
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on 06/01/2011

Great, thanks!


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on 06/01/2011

I put a "Space" module before the two half-page modules. This aligns them again. Does that look ok to you?


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tandemonimom
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on 06/01/2011

Okay, I see what you did. Yes, it looks better like that than the way it was before!

My preference, though, would be for them to float up and fill the empty white space (two unbroken columns, if that makes sense). I just can't figure out why one floated up to fill the empty space, but the other would not float upward. However, if it can't be done, then certainly it looks better to have them both aligned across the columns, rather than just one!


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on 06/01/2011

I think I know what you mean; perhaps Hans or Simon can enlighten us why certain modules don't like to scoot up (or prevent other modules from scooting up underneath).


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Simon
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on 06/01/2011

I was just looking at it. When I removed the blank module, the other module slipped up the way you wanted it, right? Somebodey already played around (correctly= with the arrows I guess.

It's a bit complicated to explain in words. I think we should create a video for that. Anyhow: For that to achieve, play around with the left- and right-arrow of the adjacent modules...


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tandemonimom
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on 06/01/2011

Yes! Simon, that is exactly how I wanted it to look. Previously, one module was "slipped up" but the other had its top aligned with the bottom of the previous module, so there was blank space above one module, and below the other. Thank you!


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on 06/01/2011

Ha, if somebody can fix things, it's Simon! Smile


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Jimmie
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on 06/01/2011

 

Simon: 01. Jun 2011, 09:36

It's a bit complicated to explain in words. I think we should create a video for that. Anyhow: For that to achieve, play around with the left- and right-arrow of the adjacent modules...

Yes, a video please. I struggle with getting the modules lined up correctly too. I often have blank white sections that I can't get modules to move up into. I played with the space today but had no success. I normally just give up and do a different layout.

chefkeem
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on 06/01/2011

I just made a basic video tutorial on moving and resizing modules:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhw7wXgVRbs 

It may not cover your specific concerns with unwanted "spaces". I've never had any such problems and will discuss this issue with Simon.


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Jimmie
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on 06/01/2011

Haven't watched the video yet, but I seem to have discovered something. Some of the modules have a left-right preference. Is that right? It seems that Amazon modules, for example, don't like to sit on the left, but they will sit on the right.

chefkeem
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on 06/01/2011

I don't know anything about that, Jimmie. Better watch the video so you've got the basics covered. We can then discuss any further, more specific questions.

Edit: Oh, perhaps you mean that a module placed on the left has only a left-direction arrow, so you can't move it back to the right. In that case move the right module.


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Jimmie
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on 06/02/2011

Oh, I think my guess is wrong. I just know that sometimes the modules leave gaps of white space. But playing around with them will sometimes make them fit. I don't know the secret.

chefkeem
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on 06/02/2011

I don't know if this helps, Jimmy...can you adjust the content of modules, i.e. choosing a smaller image size in the editor, or adding more (or less) text to a module, in order to match the the sizes better when displayed next to each other?


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Hans
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on 06/02/2011

Have a look a this tutorial


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