I've been having major issues when trying to adjust my Archive page's HTML. I'm trying to make it so each Chapter has a little thumbnail image and all the page titles are grouped to the right of the image.
I'm not that savvy when it comes to HTML and code in general but I've been able to get by so far by just observing and learning. But what logically works in my head for what I'm trying to do just doesn't work when I test it. I'm definitely missing something and I'm hoping someone can help me.
I've been adjusting the default HTML for one of the pre-made templates, which I'll paste below, but everything I try just ends up looping with the whole archive. It even duplicates my footer dozens of times for whatever reason.
I'm trying to make it so each Chapter has a little thumbnail image and all the page titles are grouped to the right of the image.
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This looks like a pain in the butt because it's in a table. We would have to add additional cells on the left side to house the thumbnails. Like this:
<td rowspan="21"><img src="thumbnail.jpg" /></td>
As far as layout goes, an alternative to robotwin's rowspan suggestion would be using nested tables. Probably be fiddly to get all the tags closed at the end of each chapter, but it should be possible.
I tried out your suggestions and it didn't quite have the right effect, because the text was huge, and included the dates and comment numbers, and also the Chapter titles & descriptions disappeared. This was probably my fault for putting it in wrong - I wasn't sure whether I had to replace the whole code or just slot in the solutions where they seemed to fit...
Either way, I had a quick browse of the top comics on CF and found a layout similar to how I pictured it: http://bicycleboy.thecomicseries.com/archive/
I hope this helps illustrate what I was looking for, and if you can refine your solutions to do this, or just help me out with what goes where in the box, I'd be amazingly grateful!
Thanks for the help so far!
If it helps, here is a link to my archive currently: http://meridiansix.thecomicseries.com/archive/