You know what would be really great? If we could eliminate the "must be right-aligned" requirement to apply a background color to sidebars.
In some cases, there are sidebar explanations that when right-aligned, extend beyond the capsule they are intended to accompany, sometimes quite far beyond. This causes a mis-alignment of the following capsules, and sometimes, a funny-looking gap of white space. This can also interfere with appropriate placement of images. In those instances, it would be helpful to have them ("sidebars") follow the capsule, instead of actually being on the side, but still with a colored background, to distinguish them from the rest of the article, and not have them seem to be an odd juxtaposition of text capsules that interrupt the flow of the actual article. The color would identify them as more of a parenthetical statement.
How about it, Hub Pages? It seems to me this would be a VERY easy "fix," simply a line code command or two.....it should be child's play for any competent programmer...
Hi DzyMsLizzy! When I brought this up with the team, they shared that this option was actually available on the site for a while, but was removed due to significan misuse that really detracted from Hubs' formatting and aesthetic appearance. So while it is possible for us to do this, we have chosen not to due to the hazards that arise from making the option available. I hope that makes sense! ^_^;;