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31 July 2010 @ 11:16 pm
s2 layout: carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees [flexible squares]  
This and another layout batch that I'll post sometime soon, are actually a part of the same 'set' in they way I usually do (in the sense that they're all quite distinct, but explore a certain theme in a variety of ways). But next up I'm going to make a "layouts I'm never going to get around to polishing into proper posts" post. By which I mean the milou_en_avril and clockrobot layouts.

image | live

image | live
layout:carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees
style: flexible squares
accounts: Basic, Paid, and Sponsored
features:custom comment pages, mini icons, sidebar/links list
browsers: IE7+, FF, Safari, Chrome

01. Choose Journal Style

Select "Greys" Flexible Squares layout in "Select a New Theme"

02. Choose a Page Setup

i. Set Advertisement display to Horizontal or Between Entries
ii. Select 2 Column (sidebar on right) or 2 Column (sidebar on left).

03. Style

Change the "Background color of the outer table" to #FFFFFF.

04. Custom CSS

Ensure Use layout's stylesheet(s) is set to no


Paste code into the Custom Stylesheet box.

version one: stripped (links list only)

version two (sidebar)

credit mini icons by Brand Spanking New and graphicsbyjulz.
safe keeping

Upload images to your own server to be safe. Tinypic does delete its images after a while.


♚ As per usual, feel free to add your own header/ edit bloody anything you want to.


If you have problems with a layout, please post them at the FAQ. I unfortunately I cannot help with stylistic edits, but as I said before, go nuts doing so.

release notes:

04/08/10 - Fixed code to display correctly in Internet Explorer
24/05/2011 - Re-uploaded userinfo graphic

Current Music: Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
millionstar: (Stock: white blooms)millionstar on July 31st, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Gah, get out of my head - I was browsing here just last night looking for a layout that was primarily black and white. This is gorgeous and clean and crisp. And as soon as I find a header I like I *will* be using this.

Thank you. :)
use your woman as a human shieldmilou_veronica on July 31st, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I really like sparse, stripped back layouts myself.
soulisticsoulistic on July 31st, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
How do you incorporate a header into this layout?
Your help would be much appreciated ^_^
tuma: ガゼット - 「れいた」hanakohikari on July 31st, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
i missed your layouts a lot!
love this one so much! ♥
might be using it in near future~
thank you!
use your woman as a human shieldmilou_veronica on July 31st, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks hun :)
(・ω・っ)З [小莉]black_fenrir on July 31st, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
simple and clean :3

use your woman as a human shieldmilou_veronica on July 31st, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you like it :)
beatrizferretnads on July 31st, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
this is lovely! might be using soon, thank you♥
use your woman as a human shieldmilou_veronica on July 31st, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
:D Thank-you!
Verathisithowitgoes on July 31st, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Your layouts are always so adorable.. ♥
And i'm definately meming this post!
use your woman as a human shieldmilou_veronica on July 31st, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much :)
hello, i love you. tell me your name.mabe85 on July 31st, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Looks good! I think I might snag and use it later :)
dessine-moi un mouton5cmprince on July 31st, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
I feel like you make all your layouts with my taste in mind, if it isn't too bold to say! These are just PERFECT and what I've been looking for since forever. I'm so glad someone out there is able to cater to those of us who love minimalistic, clean white layouts that are truly minimal.

ETA: using at this journal.

Edited at 2010-07-31 03:43 pm (UTC)
reginaclarejane on July 31st, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
gosh, i so love the first one- i've been looking for something new.
thanks! and i will credit you, of course!
l.m.incandescent on July 31st, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned how happy, eternally happy, I am to see your layouts again? I suppose not, but that you for these. They're beautiful, minimalist, and perfect. ♥
where's the LAMB SAUCEcrucified on July 31st, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
love this.
babyarababyara on August 1st, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
That's amazing ;)
I'm using this on my lj :D
Too Cool For a Portmanteaudevlinacardigan on August 1st, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
This is great!I'm using it now.
abetirabetir on August 1st, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
The second is amazing. Saving this into memories.
ONE'S NOT SUCH A LOW NUMBER.amelialourdes on August 1st, 2010 08:16 am (UTC)
I love your layouts so much. These are both gorgeous. Going to make an attempt at #1!
Seto's Darknessshinigami39 on August 2nd, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Whoa. Nice ♥ So clean and simple and super adorable ♥ I'll definitely be using this in the near future ♥
Alabama Gypsy Rosedrusilla on August 2nd, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
This layout is amazing, but I feel like an idiot because I can't get mine to look like the preview. If you look at my journal, you'll see what I mean. I posted the codes one right after the other in the Custom Stylesheet. I have my sidebar blurb, links, page summary, and calendar views set to "yes". I'm not sure where I've gone wrong.

My journal title and subtitle aren't in the same place as the preview, the navigation links (recent entries, archive, friends, user info) get bigger when I hover over them (though that doesn't happen in the preview), and my sidebar blurbs et al. aren't showing up.

I'm sorry to trouble you, but can you help me?
use your woman as a human shieldmilou_veronica on August 2nd, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
There are two different layouts here - you only need one code, not both.

But you're right, that isn't clear from the set out.
Alabama Gypsy Rosedrusilla on August 2nd, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
Oh my god. I'm so dense. I'm sorry, your post is clear...I just totally spaced. Okay, I'm off to pretend that didn't happen.
myrna_noramyrna_nora on August 3rd, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
When I look at the image for the second option, the sidebar is on the left. When I look at the live version, the sidebar is floating over the journal entries about 3/4 of the way across the page. Does anyone else see this/have this problem?
use your woman as a human shieldmilou_veronica on August 3rd, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
You're using IE aren't you? I thought I checked everything in IE already but apparently not - thanks for pointing this out. It should be fixed now :)
myrna_noramyrna_nora on August 3rd, 2010 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Carolinepersiascarecrow on August 6th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
ooh i love these!
a land of make-believethedreamcatchr on August 8th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC)
using version #2, thank you.
susie.elfandali on August 22nd, 2010 09:53 am (UTC)
Love the second one!
+ mems, thanks!
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darthtofudarthtofu on November 22nd, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
I love this layout so much and am using it now! It's absolutely gorgeous! I hope you don't mind that I'm gonna tweak pretty much everything in it, though. o_o (and already have haha… not done yet though.)
casanova7casanova7 on December 7th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
I'm using no.2
Thank you for sharing <333
✮ ƒishкingxoxoknlove on December 14th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Thank you for your continuous wonderful work~
using~ :D
have a good night, my hetero heroine.spunspider on December 31st, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
using, crediting, you are ace, etc
paperpenplay: two glassesogawashunichi on May 10th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
using #2, it goes well with my monochrome icons :DD
thankyou very much :3
katie noëlstrawberrys on June 24th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
Using this! <3