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    Default Subcategory grid

    How do I setup my subcategories in a grid formation, rather than the one single column? Right now they look like this:

    1
    2
    3
    4
    5

    I want to be able to have it look like this:

    1 2 3 4
    5 6 7 8

    TIA!

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    Default Re: Subcategory grid

    Admin > Configuration > Maximum Values > Categories To List Per Row.

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    Default Re: Subcategory grid

    I have this set at "3", yet I still have 7 categories listed in one column.

    http://worksevo.com/zencart/index.ph...=index&cPath=1

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    Default Re: Subcategory grid

    Let me guess - you have a widescreen monitor. The site width forces horizontal scrolling on any ordinary monitor, which is a very bad idea unless you expect all of your customers to have the same monitor you have.

    You also appear to have a lot of huge images (at least one thumbnail at 125k). Something about your site is making it take forever to load - literally. I gave up after 5 minutes or so.

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    Default Re: Subcategory grid

    Quote Originally Posted by gjh42 View Post
    Let me guess - you have a widescreen monitor. The site width forces horizontal scrolling on any ordinary monitor, which is a very bad idea unless you expect all of your customers to have the same monitor you have.

    You also appear to have a lot of huge images (at least one thumbnail at 125k). Something about your site is making it take forever to load - literally. I gave up after 5 minutes or so.
    I'm actually working on a standard Dell 17" flat-screen. I'll work on changing the size of the thumbnails and width of the site, but what can I do about the category listings being all in one column?

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    Default Re: Subcategory grid

    I'm not sure if it was a passing quirk of connections, or if resizing the images made that much difference, but it works fine now.
    I did notice that the width was 1245px which would fit on possibly a majority of screens now, but better to accommodate most screens and fit in 1024px. You can set a max-width: 1245px; and a flexible width: 100%; so the site will accommodate most everyone comfortably.

    At any rate, the problem is that the float that is supposed to apply to the categories has been eliminated. Add this to your stylesheet:

    .categoryListBoxContents {float: left;}

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    Default Re: Subcategory grid

    That worked perfectly! Thanks for the help! I'll work on shrinking down the size of the site to make it more standard screen friendly. Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Subcategory grid

    You might want to use the sliding door method to make the header image fit varying widths from 1024 to 1280 or so (google for the standard tutorial). I would advise formatting things so they can display without problems at 1024, and the center column flexible so it can expand (this means largely giving #mainWrapper width: 100%; and max-width:1245px;). If you want, optimize the design for 1280.

    Check out my homepage for a flexible-width layout.
    Last edited by gjh42; 31 Dec 2008 at 08:54 PM.

 

 

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