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Layout: Blocked: Redux

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Hey, guys! Ready for something super cool? Back at the end of 2013 I created Blocked, an S1 Generator layout that I was SUPER stoked to be able to bring you guys. It's still visually really nice and continues to be one of my favorite "firsts" on IJ, but looking at it now kind of makes me wince. Not because I don't like it! But because I know the coding could be so much nicer and more functional and responsive now that I've had the last four years' worth of experience.

So today I'm bringing you Blocked: Redux to celebrate the new year and how far I've come over the years! This redo has been a long time coming, and I'm so pleased with the end result.

Blocked: Redux features a fully responsive grid mask on your Recent page, but retains total journal functionality on all other page views, unlike the original, which masked all page views. Additionally, you can do some EXTRA cool things with your grid blocks this time around!

Want a single background like the demo? Just add one image to the #mask background. Or you can add backgrounds to each and every .link for a total of ten image squares! You can even mix-and-match and use a full background and only fill in some squares' backgrounds for some creative combos!

If you miss the colored title block, don't worry! You can still set a background color for it in .title and it will do the work for you! Honestly, you could even set each square to a solid color and put a background image in the title area instead. The possibilities and combinations are crazy extensive!

(Hint: If you love the alt page views of this journal layout and don't need a mask on Recent you can replace the mask coding with the header coding to have a regular journal!)

Have fun seeing all the great animations and extra features in the demo, and make sure to play around with resizing your browser to see the responsiveness! (I'll shut up now lmfao.)

Layout Coding

Installation Guide

♡ Make sure you have a website in your profile page.
♡ Go to Basics and choose S1 for your style system, then save.
♡ Go to Look and Feel, choose Generator for all page views, then save.
♡ Go to Custom Options and paste the layout code, then save. Make sure you've done a replace all on the following with your information:
PAGETITLE for your journal title
JOURNALTITLE for your mask/header titles
JOURNALNAME to complete your URL and activate links

DROPLINK1 through DROPLINK4 for your alt page view dropdown nav link URLs (you can add as many links to this as you need)
DROPONE through DROPFOUR for your alt page view dropdown nav link titles

URLONE through URLTEN for your mask nav link URLs
LINKONE through LINKTEN for your mask nav link titles

LARGEBG for your mask background, if one large image is desired
TITLEBG for if you'd rather have an image than a background color in the middle title block
BG1 through BG10 for your mask backgrounds, if small grid backgrounds are desired
HEADERBG for your header background on alt page views

Editing Guide

Paste the coding into Notepad or similar and bring up Replace All (usually Ctrl+H) to replace values quickly and easily!

Open Sans - Page text
Open Sans Condensed - Header text

#fff - Page backgrounds (multiple instances)
#ddd - Entry and userpic border
#f99398 - Entry links, blockquote gradient, header and comment link hover
#999 - Entry date
#356b81 - Entry link hover, blockquote gradient, comment border hover
#222 - Page text
#000 - Mask and header links, titles, comment links

https://i.imgur.com/NPTi02T.png - Tab, user, and lock icons

Terms of Use

♡ Do not remove credit.
♡ Do not redistribute my codes in part or in whole (posting a copy for players to use in your game is fine with a link to original post.)
♡ If you break something during editing, please feel free to drop me a comment and I'll help as best I can!
♡ I love seeing edits! This isn't a rule, but if you have a cool edit of one of my codes I'd love to see it!


Feb. 1st, 2018 03:29 am (UTC)
It looks like you've just got your background CSS in the wrong spot is all! You'll want this for your title block:

.title{width:48.9%;background: url(https://78.media.tumblr.com/27b57d57bb8a35aab025963a02be0375/tumblr_p27ll0PWL01vigpn1o1_500.gif)center;background-size:cover;}

And then you should be able to delete the h1 and h2 out of the block's HTML and it will only display a gif in the middle. ♥
Feb. 1st, 2018 10:02 am (UTC)
you were totally right, that did it! thanks so much. now i can mess around with background images and links until the dw version comes out! \o/
Feb. 1st, 2018 07:02 pm (UTC)
Aw yay, glad I could help! ♥ There are A LOT OF BACKGROUND OPTIONS in this layout so it gets a little confusing LOL. I've added background image specs into the base in this post too though, just in case anyone else ever wants an image instead of a color as their middle block background!

The DW version for Blocked: Redux is scheduled to be rolled out on Patreon sometime around the middle of the month!