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EDIT: I figured it out! Those buttons are "forms" with an "input - submit" type OVERTOP. So first you have to remove the input layer's background and stuff, and after that you can add the thickness you want to the padding layer of the form. Example:

input[type="submit"] {
padding: none;
margin: 0px;
background: none !important;

form {
color: black;
background: #F3EFEC;
padding: 10px;

The problem then, is that there are a few buttons that are inputs without this layer overtop. The "Update" button when you go to update your site skin is one such. I don't yet know what to do about that, maybe my brain just isn't working.


Hi guys! (One reason for this comm being dead might be because most people don't even know skins for AO3 exist...)

Because my "My Works/Bookmarks" page looks like this on my computer, I Googled for stuff and eventually found out that you can make site skins, and so I began!

AO3 bad default layout

I'm trying to create a skin, but I can't seem to get rid of (make smaller) the padding around certain types of buttons.

Date: 2015-08-15 07:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cesy
Yeah, there are a lot of features on AO3 that people don't know about, if they weren't around on first announcement and don't read the FAQ. The LJ version is oddly more active.

Date: 2015-08-30 01:40 pm (UTC)
cesy: "Cesy" - An old-fashioned quill and ink (Default)
From: [personal profile] cesy - hasn't been active for a while, though, now I look.

Many of the people who put a lot of effort into that FAQ and ToS read this site. Giving enough detail to help people make constructive improvements would be great. To follow your example - I can't see the word "buy" or "buyer" anywhere in the ToS, and "sell" is only in the bit about not selling your email address. Am I looking in the wrong place? Similarly, what info is the FAQ missing? If you tell people clearly, they have a chance to fix things.

The feedback note you've sent will definitely get somewhere, but the more info you give, the more that can be done to address the problems without causing side-effects. "It's bad" will not get anything changed, whereas "here is a screenshot of the bit that overlaps and looks weird on my computer, and details of my font & screen size settings" or "I couldn't find out much about linking to a translation of a fic in the FAQ" are easier to act on.

Site skins are fairly prominent in the footer, and also linked from My Preferences in the main navigation. Where else would you put it?


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