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Changed CSS file and Mega Poblems (6 posts)

  1. skidawayme
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi:

    I was tying to change the body font for Magazine Basic. I read up on it here and found instructions as follows:
    how to change font in magazine

    For the font:

    locate body { in your CSS style sheet

    insert the following:
    font-family: arial (or whatever font you want)

    eg:
    body {
    color: #444;
    margin: 0 auto;
    font-size: 14px;
    padding: 0;
    background: #000000;
    font-family: arial
    }

    When I did this I got a mess. No formatting, just a bunch of words running down the side of a page.
    Here's the way the code looks now.

    body {
    font-family: verdana

    eg:
    body {
    color: #444;
    margin: 0 auto;
    font-size: 14px;
    padding: 0;
    background: #eee;
    font-family: verdana
    position: relative;
    }

    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6,
    h1 a, h2 a, h3 a, h4 a, h5 a {
    color: #222;
    font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;
    font-weight: normal;

    I'm a complete novice so I follow instructions to the letter. Am afraid to change anything that isn't absolutely specified. I do see that there are two other font families specified at the end. Have no idea how they relate to the verdana font-family, whether to change them or how.

    Can anyone help me with this, please? Although I'd like to change the font to a sans serif, I'd take any font just to have my files back.

    Thank you,
    Jane
    http://www.hangingmoonpress.com

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The ending ; is required for each css rule...

    font-family: verdana;

    Also review font vs font-family

  3. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    body {
    	font-family: verdana
    
    eg:
    body {
    color: #444;
     	margin: 0 auto;
    	font-size: 14px;
    	padding: 0;
    	background: #eee;
    font-family: verdana
    	position: relative;
    	}

    clean this code for instance into:

    body {
    	color: #444;
     	margin: 0 auto;
    	font-size: 14px;
    	padding: 0;
    	background: #eee;
    font-family: verdana;
    	position: relative;
    	}

    learn the basics:
    http://www.w3schools.com/css/

  4. skidawayme
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you, Seacoast and alchymyth for the recommendations. I do now see the difference between font and font family. I also spent some time at the css tutorial. At the moment, it's overwhelming but I'll keep at it.

    As far as changing the code to what you wrote, alchymyth, I copied it exactly but must still be doing something wrong. When I click view from the dashboard, this is what I come up with (and following it, what I see when I access the site from outside:

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    All three books are set in the Republic of Panama. Both MESSAGE and ESCAPE also have scenes in the Washington, DC area.
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    And this is what comes up if I go to the site from the outside:

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    Hello world!

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    Home

    Home
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    December 2012

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    Copyright © 2013 . All Rights Reserved.
    Magazine Basic theme designed by Themes by bavotasan.com.
    Powered by WordPress.
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    hangingmoonpress.com
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    I will try to learn enough to handle this kind of problem in the future but would appreciate a little more guidance at the moment.

    Thank you,
    Jane

  5. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you might need to clear the browser cache by reloading the web page (a few times) or by pressing 'ctrl f5'

  6. skidawayme
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi agaun, alchymyth:

    I tried both solutions multiple times but nothing happened. Finally, I decided that I was using a template too challenging for my ability at the moment. I gave up on Magazine Basic and went for Quickpic. Everything was much easier and I feel a lot more comfortable with it. The only problem is that, after creating all my pages, they don't show up when I input the url. I get the message:
    "Not Found. Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn't here."
    I double-checked to make sure that I was inputting the correct url (http://www.hangingmoonpress.com) and I was. I checked to make sure I had hit publish and I had. I ran a search on the forums for the error message but all the posts were sections of code without any explanation.
    Can you help me with this or should I post a separate question?
    Many thanks,
    Jane

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