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css and dynamic(ish) colours (3 posts)

  1. madivad
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Style sheets have hash colour values all through them, often with a single colour being used repeatedly. Is there a way in CSS to define a set of custom colours at the top of the sheet, and have these propagate down the sheet?

    eg, define:
    lite1:#FFFFFF
    lite2:#DDDDDD
    lite3:#AAAAAA
    dark1:#000000
    dark2:#333333
    dark3:#555555

    and then just use these values all through the sheet:
    text-color:dark1;
    border:solid 1xp lite3;
    and so on, this way you only have to change the values ONCE in the sheet instead of copying and replacing them throughout the entire sheet.

    I know this isn't dynamic in that the colour values are selected from an external source, maybe that can be my next question. For now, I'd be happy to know how I can make this work

    addendum: I once ran my own web server and I setup css to be process by the php engine and I constructed the css in php so that I could do this. Unfortunately there is an overhead doing this. This was some years ago and I'm wondering if CSS has moved forward in some way in this area.

  2. peredur
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No.

    AFAIK

    Cheers

    PAE

  3. K-Fella
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Check out LESS.

    http://lesscss.org/

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