Topic: Items display horizontally, and prevent full-story new window
I've been using CuteNews for a long time, but recently I bought a license as it has become my main CMS. I am using CuteNews to manage news items, articles, and content pages.
I've been making various modifications to templates, however I have specific needs and I can't seem to figure out how to implement them. Here are my two main questions:
Short-story landing page design
News items are currently displayed vertically to fill the content space.
I want to change this for a specific category of news items so that the landing page displays the short-story items horizontally. My short-story items in this category are a simple and image and text. Here is an example of this landing page with the undesirable implementation. I simply need those short-story links to display horizontally, left to right.
I should note that I don't want this to affect my standard news page because they should continue to display vertically, so it seems like I would need to create an alternative shows_news.php for this purpose?
When users click on a full-story link, they are sent to a new page instead.
How can I prevent the 'target=_blank' behavior? Since users are still navigating within the site I prefer that they don't have to open a separate window each time they click on a full-story link.