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Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views)

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Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) SugarMomma 6/13/12 12:49 PM
I only write in captions... meaning my blog posts are just pics with the text written inside the caption space of each pic. See here: http://themommiesmademedoit.blogspot.com/2012/05/diy-swim-lessons.html

But with my new blog, I want to use Dynamic View's magazine layout... but I see that posts that appear on the homepage do not include each pic's caption... it will only show the main text of each post. See here on my test blog: http://crashtestblog-tmmmdi.blogspot.com/

How can I make each thumbnail include (or ONLY show) caption text?

Thanx much :)

Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/13/12 2:08 PM
Hi SugarMomma,

The magazine view's snippets do not fetch caption text. The only way you can make it show some text in the front page is by actually writing a non-captioned text in your post. You could take some (extremely cumbersome) measures to hide this non-captioned text when the post is viewed in full, but why not just stick to it instead of the captioned ones?
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) SugarMomma 6/14/12 1:17 PM
ok I see, bummer :/  No worries. I just prefer to write for pics. I feel like it helps tell a story better... like a comic strip, ya know. Plus, when you move a pic, the caption moves with it.
But I actually just noticed that when I write in caption in Dynamic Views, the caption falls into the post body anyway... and not within the borders of its pic. So I'll probably not use Dynamic Views anyway :(

Hey, thanx for your help :)

Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/14/12 1:48 PM
But I actually just noticed that when I write in caption in Dynamic Views, the caption falls into the post body anyway... and not within the borders of its pic. So I'll probably not use Dynamic Views anyway :(

We could have that changed. Let me know if you'd like to give it a try :)
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) SugarMomma 6/16/12 7:05 AM
YEAH!! Let's try it. Cuz I've been reading more and more about how better D-Views is getting (and still cannot find a magazine template (free or paid)out there that works for me) so I'd really like to use the magazine D-View!
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/16/12 2:31 PM
Hi SM,

Try this. Go to Template Designer - Advanced - Add CSS - paste the following code - Press enter after the last character of the last line } - Apply to Blog.

.magazine .tr-caption-container{
border
: 1px solid black;
}

Let me know what you think of it.
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) SugarMomma 6/16/12 4:32 PM
Nope, didn't work... see here on my test blog:  http://crashtestgky.blogspot.com/2012/02/testing-1-2-3.html
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/16/12 4:44 PM
Actually it does work. I gave you the code for white background. For dark background, use this:

.magazine .tr-caption-container {
background
: white !important;
color
: black !important;
border
: 1px solid black;
}

Cheers.
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) SugarMomma 6/16/12 5:02 PM
Oh yes, that works! Is there a way to have the colors flipped... as in the caption area be black with white text? Like I have here on my current blog http://www.gokidyourself.com/2012/04/slipknot-string-of-balloons-tutorial.html
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) SugarMomma 6/16/12 5:03 PM
And with the border being white or some kind of light color.
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/16/12 5:21 PM
Easy peasy. Use this:

.magazine .tr-caption-container {
border
: 1px solid #FDFFE6;
background
: black !important;
color
: white !important;
}
.article .article-content img{
background
: black !important;
}

Cheers..
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) SugarMomma 6/16/12 5:43 PM
PERFECT!!!!! Love this... thanx so much :)
Re: Make thumbnail include caption text Magazine homepage (of Dynamic Views) Yoboy - Blogger Top Contributor 6/16/12 5:48 PM
No biggie :)