Page Width

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I am new to Concrete5 and only understand the basics of the design principles. I have a couple of sites that I have created with the canned site designer tool provided on Intuit/Homestead that are 1024 pixels wide. Is there a way to customize a theme or page type to get this width in Concrete5?

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Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
yes its entirely set by the theme
spugmire replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks for the quick reply. Dumb there a place in the theme where I can make the adjustment?
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
it is usually contained in the CSS which theme are you using?
spugmire replied on at Permalink Reply 2 Attachments
I have tried a few, but the two that I'm considering getting started with are Eye and Plain Yogurt 1000
spugmire replied on at Permalink Reply
I think I figured it out at least on the Plain Yogurt 1000 theme.
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
for eye theme i believe it is this:

#container {
   margin: 20px auto;
------->width: 780px;
   border-width: 1px;
   border-style: solid;
   overflow: hidden;
   text-align: left;

change where the arrow is pointing in the general_styles.css
spugmire replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks for the help
egypt replied on at Permalink Reply
where exactly do you fund the C5 site files. Are there on my site host servers I'm with "justhost" are they on my laptop in program files or are they on the servers? Where ''exactly'' am I looking. Try to be specific as there are lots of very vague answers on this form that seem to assume a lot when people ask questions.

Do I look in dashboard?
Adreco replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Egypt,

Your installation files are Always accessed from your host you've installed your site with. Most instances allow you to log into your Hosting account and view your installation through a "file manager". Under the "Root" or "Home" file you'll find your Concrete5 installation consisting of over 20 folders beginning with "Blocks" and ending with "Updates". The "CORE" files of C5 exist in another set of folders you'll spot when you open the first level folder called "Concrete". Do Not modify core files! Copy core files you need to modify and save the new version in the top level folders (your new files will now "over-ride the original).
If you'd like to view how the files are set up, go ahead and download a copy from this page to your desktop and examine them with a code editor like Notepad++.
If you are looking for theme files for one of the pre-installed themes, you would look in root directory > Concrete > Themes. If you are looking for files of a theme or add-on you've installed, look in root directory > Packages.

To increase your odds of gaining helpful answers, please start a new question on the forum instead of adding onto an existing old and/or unrelated thread of discussion. Also the Documentation tab of this website is a great place to find more info.

I hope this helps you along.

Arvixe Web Hosting / Concrete5 Community Liaison |
dshafer replied on at Permalink Reply
Is it really necessary to edit the CSS file to make this basic change in the page width? That is really surprising to me given how automated so much of the customization is in c5. Admittedly, I've only spent like two hours with it so far, but I was hoping I'd be able to avoid having to mess with HTML, CSS and JavaScript and I'm allergic to PHP. Maybe I'm in the wrong tool?