View Full Version : Tumblr theme help?

08-11-2011, 09:01 PM
I want to make my blog endless scroll, but keep the sidebar at the same place at all times, if that makes any sense. I've tried like 8 billion endless scroll codes that I found on google but I think there's something in the theme code that's preventing them from working.
My tumblr is here:
And you can just look at the page source from there I guess.
Pleease help me!

08-12-2011, 12:04 AM
you used position: fixed; which means the sidebar will always be there depending on the window size. you could try changing it to position: absolute;

#linkbox {
width: 90px;
position: fixed;
left: 50%;
margin-left: 500px;
padding: 5px;
background-color: white;
top: 42px;
border-left: 1px solid #BE6464;

I said previously that this was my last tumbler post but THIS IS MY LAST TUMBLER POST.

they never come back or the problem doesn't ever get resolved, but I feel bad to let there questions go unanswered. so is it really worth answering? I can't decide. someone decide for me


EDIT: you want the sidebar fixed, but you want the content "endless"? I highly doubt you will be able to do this with the layout that is set out. The layout was designed for a page number

08-12-2011, 06:58 AM
So is it impossible to have this theme be endless scroll with a fixed sidebar? :(

08-12-2011, 07:44 AM
oh its possible. just not in the position your in. Just about anyone on the forums can do it, it just takes a chunk of time.

Your basically asking someone to re-layout your entire design. Should take about 2 hours. You can post a thread in the freelance section of the forums, maybe someone would do it for a cheap price.

http://tumblring.net/making-your-tumblr-an-endless-scrolling-page/ http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/endless+scrolling
You can try to plug in this stuff, but (and I have no knowledge of how tumbler works) it's most likely a big job. Each post most likely has a different class layout, which in effect will be inputted with javascript. You can also try picking out a new design that has it included, emailing the creator of your current design, or post individual problems you run into while trying to work it out here at the forums.

My point being is that most people are not willing to redo everything for you, but if you try to work it out on your own, run into a problem, then post it here on the forums, people would be more willing to answer your question.

This forum is more for people trying to learn and fix problems, not really a "do it for me" type of thing. The only time I spend 2 hours to write an entire page is for someone who is struggling in developing a page for the first time. If you didn't know, most tumblr questions go unanswered, because

a) tumblr code is different in many respects (looks alien like to me)
b) the asker doesn't return 80% of the time
c) the other 20% of the time, the question is too large, asking for someone to "do it for them"
d) the question involves something we cannot answer or do, relating around the php and server

Take a look at the website links I provided and try to achieve it on your own, any problems you run into, we are glad to help!
- Best regards

08-14-2011, 02:04 AM
Ahh well I guess it'll have to stay how it is -- I'm completely incapable of anything coding related and I really don't want to put someone through 2 hours of work for a small feature. I think I'll just try to find another theme, thanks for your help though!