I'm a windows user, but not a programmer. I assume I add this code as a modification to CSS, right? Then how do I actually enter the desired text? Simple instructions would be great if anyone can provide them.
I'm also looking for a way to eliminate the header image on the index page... leaving just title text over my imported background image (no color box, etc.)
To edit the files, page-header.inc and index.htt, as shown above either:
Use SHIFT + CMD/CNTRL + S to open the skin directory and open those files in a text editor.
Use Menu/Tools/Skin developer/Edit skin files then select those files and edit the lines indelicated.
Note, skin edits will not survive a skin update, so the changes will need to be made after each update.
Don't edit the skin files. I'm fairly certain these changes can be done entirely within the Turtle user interface (and done without introducing invalid HTML, which karlmistelberger's example does), and saved with the project. There is no need to hack the skin templates.
Last post from kristoffstudio, lost when the thread was split:
I checked your sample Gromit - great. This is exactly what I'm talking about. But try as I may I can't duplicate it! I thought of creating a blank (transparent) image (PNG OR GIF) and using that as the theme image, but it looks like Jalbum converts it to JPEG so transparency isn't possible.
After several more hours... I can't find any button or selection in the skin's settings that can accomplish this. Sigh!!
I guess I can keep banging my head against the wall...or perhaps you can share your secret (at this point -- I'LL PAY FOR IT!!)
Attached is the project file - import the settings from it to a test album, so you can see what's going on.
A quick run-down....
First, the longer descriptive text. Do not enter an Album description at all, since Turtle will insist upon putting that over the theme image (or enter some shorter text that you want to display with the album title). Instead, enter what you see under Turtle > Advanced > HTML > Thumbnails. I've added some styling to center the text, to set the text color, and to apply a little side padding so that the text doesn't run all the way out to the edges.
Now, getting rid of the theme image. You need to enter what you see under Turtle > Advanced > CSS. This gets rid of the theme image, the box-shadow around it, and the gradient overlay.
Last but not least, you'll want to tinker with the theme image size, probably making it shorter than the default (in my example, it's set to 900x100). How much shorter will depend on things like whether or not you're including the arrow that starts the slideshow, the search capability, the social media links, and so on. So, I can't tell you what the best size will be.
You might also need to do something about the text color of the album title, since it's not being shown against a theme image any longer - I have no idea what your page background image looks like. If so, add this to the Turtle > Advanced > CSS section:
The procedure outlined in the tip allows for the index pages of the subfolders having their own text. Turtle does not support this: Sorry, there is no such option.. In case you want to have this option copy the existing skin to a new folder and modify the files of the copy only according to the procedure given there.
This user doesn't want different text for each folder - he just wants the album description to be displayed in a longer format. I've had email from him - what I've outlined above does exactly what he wants, and he's already implemented it on his site.