For a while I've been wanting to make 172 a lot more like 138(S1) in that it has links to S2HowTo and that important "Support can't and wont help you" styletype disclaimer.
As such, under the cut is a butched 138->172 hybrid FAQ. I can make this change myself, but would like feedback from FAQy types and also S2y type people for changes/additions etc. Thanks much :D.
Paid Accounts, Permanent Accounts, and Early Adopters can use the Advanced Customization area of S2. This area is designed for people who are interested in learning the S2 language.
Once you learn the S2 language, you can have exact control over your journal's layout. S2's advanced customization is more flexible and more full-featured than S1's style system. However, that increased flexibility brings increased complexity, and creating new S2 layouts currently requires a willingness to learn the S2 programming language.
S2 developer documentation can be found at http://www.livejournal.com/customize/advanced/. There are also various communities that specialize in S2 customization assistance, which can be located through community searches. Details on finding communities can be found at http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=85, "How do I find a community?".
The journal "S2HowTo" (http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=s2howto) has a number of tutorials detailing common requests. The memories of S2HowTo (http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=s2howto) are categorized based on which system style they are intended to be used with. Please make sure that you work with a tutorial intended for the layout you are currently using. If you change system layouts in the future, you may need to change your layers and/or style.
You can also read http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=176, "What are the different S2 layer types?" and http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=177, "How do I create a custom S2 style?"
Please note that detailed customization support is outside the realm of LiveJournal Support. If you require further assistance in using HTML or CSS to customize your journal, you can search for "HTML tutorial" in your favorite search engine or use the links given in this FAQ.
Edit as of 12/6/04 - 23:41 Done. Changed. Thanks for playing :)