Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

Forum

NC for Hire

Group layouts are just plain wacky.  The middle column has always looked out of place, leaving a TON of white space surrounding other modules.  If you are of a similar mindset, you may like to give your groups an entirely different layout.  Look at these two groups for example.

United States Land Surveyors Group

Surveying How-To Group

What I am about to show you will move the middle column over to the left side of the left side module and move the left module to the middle.

Add the following to your advanced section of your CSS inside the dashboard:

.xg_widget_groups_group_show .xg_3col, .xg_span-16 {width: 938px;}

.xg_widget_groups_group_show .xg_span-12 {width: 745px;float: right;}

.xg_widget_groups_group_show .xj_classic_sidebar {display: none;}

.xg_widget_groups_group_show .xg_span-8 {width: 555px;margin-top: 32px;}

If you are interested in discussing my other experiments with Groups or are in need of some help with your own network, connect with me from my profile on creators and don't be shy.

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Awesome tip JFarrow and it's exactly what I want for my network however, it now looks like this http://www.usfra.org/groups. So, unfortunately I won't be able to use it. :(

    Uhm, sorry, I couldn't leave it for you to see because it changed the layout of my whole network. Sorry.

    • NC for Hire

      i still need to explore how this will effect different layouts, so thanks for replying to this.  Do you know which layout you use on your network FedMedic?  thanks for posting.

      • No problem J. glad to help. I'm using A3 layout. Oh, by the way, I would love to be your "network guinea pig". LOL!

  • Wonderful tip cant wait to try it, will it work on a two column Layout? Also how did you change the background of the groups?

    • NC for Hire

      here is a tutorial i made a year or two back on how to style group forums.  hope it helps!

      • Ok I saw the tip before, my groups had different background and headers before the change so I tried your tip and couldn't get it to work! Drove me crazy! lol

        will work on it again though! Thanks!

        • NC for Hire

          Quick tip.  i do this a little different now.  I host my css files using a public dropbox folder with two folders inside it for CSS and IMAGES..  i host the background images inside the IMAGES folder and the css files inside the CSS folder..  This way if you choose to change the background image you can simply replace it with a image with same file name and you effectively be able to change the background image without having to change the CSS file, in other words, the background will change without having to go back to the group and changing the HTML in the text box.... make sense?

          • wow makes sense but huh! lol Once I figure out how to use it then what you just said will hit me like a ton of bricks!

            • NC for Hire

              the tutorial for using Dropbox to host external files can be found here

  • Thank you for sharing, but can you tell me how to remove the space in the attachment photo? Thanks.

This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

doone replied to Tim Atkinson's discussion My letter to Bernard Desarnauts, SVP & GM, Ning
"That is a good sign that  he is no longer with Ning/Glam/Mode Media.  I wonder why Ning was even bo…"
11 minutes ago
Donna Mac replied to Tim Atkinson's discussion My letter to Bernard Desarnauts, SVP & GM, Ning
"I hate to rain on everyone's parade but Phil's profile on linkedin indicates his "previous" employe…"
43 minutes ago
Julian Hughes replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"Its the end of Ning as we know it....its the end of Ning as we know it...and I FEEL FINE! To sum al…"
56 minutes ago
Jen replied to Tim Atkinson's discussion My letter to Bernard Desarnauts, SVP & GM, Ning
"He's been Product Manager for years. But the fact his title was changed a little, and he's still wi…"
59 minutes ago
doone replied to Tim Atkinson's discussion My letter to Bernard Desarnauts, SVP & GM, Ning
"The information about Phil and his role is heartening at least.   Thanks for sharing, Jen."
1 hour ago
Jen replied to Tim Atkinson's discussion My letter to Bernard Desarnauts, SVP & GM, Ning
"Good move. All I have to see is that Phil is now the "Head of Product" for Ning. This gives me a lo…"
1 hour ago
Strumelia replied to Allison Leahy's discussion What are you most excited about?
"Steve, I see your point of view.  Here is just one possible other view of many, and is only one pos…"
1 hour ago
steve replied to Allison Leahy's discussion What are you most excited about?
"I do get it, but then its just a case that we are dealing with a very confusing situation.
Accordin…"
2 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Allison Leahy's discussion What are you most excited about?
"Goodness. Are you being humorous, I hope?  Maybe I'm misunderstanding? 
SP, I will certainly give y…"
3 hours ago
Garfield Creator replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"500k actually. That's a lot of people. What a shame and there are new twilight shorts planned."
3 hours ago
SweetPotato replied to Allison Leahy's discussion What are you most excited about?
"Well my plugin will cater for that too, not that I expect any thanks from you :-)"
3 hours ago
Writer Chick {Diane} replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"The TWilight saga one is still there.  They've changed their domain name to thetwilightsagacommunit…"
4 hours ago
Tim Atkinson replied to Tim Atkinson's discussion My letter to Bernard Desarnauts, SVP & GM, Ning
"I have also cc'd in Phil McCluskey, late of this parish...."
5 hours ago
Scott Bishop replied to Allison Leahy's discussion What are you most excited about?
"Could not have said that any better Strumelia. It's sad that N3'ers just don't get it. "
5 hours ago
Edie2k2 replied to Ning's discussion Update to Product Roadmap and Communication Changes
"Hilarious. Strumelia you are wrong for making me laugh so hard. So wrong...smh *laughing* Right no…"
7 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Gary Cobb's discussion WHAT'S UP WITH NING 3.0
"My 4000 very active members are passionate about my 5 year old Network.
I persevere for their sake:…"
7 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Ning's discussion Update to Product Roadmap and Communication Changes
"A new lonely response to some poor soul, from Ning on their FB page today:




Foxx B Crea
Yesterda…"
7 hours ago
Gary Cobb replied to Gary Cobb's discussion WHAT'S UP WITH NING 3.0
"Love your humour Strumelia.. and your passion and perseverance on Creators. "
7 hours ago
Strumelia replied to Gary Cobb's discussion WHAT'S UP WITH NING 3.0
"Gary, it's not just a UK thing-  you are not the first person to post here about that.  Yes it does…"
7 hours ago
Strumelia replied to John McDonald's discussion INTRODUCING NING 3.0: THE RE-IMAGINING OF OUR PRODUCT
"Yep, pretty much dead as a doornail.
Check out the main page- too funny!-  their site banner reads…"
7 hours ago
More…