In general, the website layout has a left column, a main content column and a right column. Sometimes you may want the left column to look bigger a bit, or the right column to be smaller a bit. You can do it by change the layout.
You can change the width of both the right and left sidebars from 1/8th to 1/2 of the page’s width each. The main content area will shrink in response..
Step 1: Visit admin > build >themes, then click “configure” next to your theme to go to that theme’s configuration page.
Step 2: Scroll down to SymphonyThemes theme settings > General settings.
Step 3: Click Layout to expose the sidebar controls.
Step 4: Use the pop-up menus labeled “Select a different width…” to control how wide the sidebars will be, then scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “Save configuration”.
But wait – there are a few gotchas.
- If you’ve selected the “Fluid” grid layout, then obviously your sidebars won’t be a specific pixel width: They’ll grow and shrink with the rest of the page, depending on visitors’ browser width. They will, however, maintain the same proportions to the rest of the page.
- What happens if you make both sidebars eight units wide on a sixteen-unit-wide page? Theoretically, that would make the content area disappear, which would be silly. So instead, the right sidebar gets pushed underneath the content area, and we at SymphonyTheme scratch our heads and wonder why you did that.