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[Resolved] simple changes to design

  • Just installed WP. Parts of the design I would like to change: font type and size, header style, and header fonts. I’ve looked at this page but it doesn’t seem to have the same stuff as <i>my</i> css file. Can someone tell me where on the css file the changes are to be made, or point me to another tutorial/guide?

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  • I’ve been experimenting with the layout file, and I’ve figured some stuff out. A good CSS resource would still be helpful. I know there is google, but I figured since you all have been working with the stuff for a while you could save me the frustration of finding a good resource.

    http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_reference.asp
    Has a good list of all of the CSS stuff and I use it as a reference all the time.

    thanks for the reference!

    fitzov,
    Check out this page where you will find a description of the WP-LAYOUT.CSS file and what is going on in there.
    Craig.

    I saw that, but I’m thinking that it’s from the previous version because it’s different from what’s in my wp-layout.css file. A tutorial would be a great addition to your documentation area for us newbies, I think–just basic stuff like how to change the colors and fonts and placement of items. I’ve figured-out most of that already just by experimenting, but I’ve had some introduction to php and html already (not much).

    fitzov,
    The page includes information which is not in the default css file. I added the extra stuff to show what is in the INDEX.PHP which could be styled in the CSS file.
    Craig

    you mean like php is sometimes integrated into html?

    fitzov,
    No. Sorry for the confusion…I should have explained myself better.
    In the INDEX.PHP file, you will see some DIVs with IDs like “rap” and such. Not all of the DIVs and things in the INDEX.PHP file are carried over in the WP-LAYOUT.CSS file. This was simply an arbitrary choice by the default template designer. The page I did attempted to identify everything in the INDEX.PHP file that had been defined and as such, could be styled using those pre-defined classes or IDs. This does not mean that you can’t make up your own, or, indeed, delete, change, or modify the existing selectors. My intent was to give those who are new to CSS a way of tying some of the CSS to the items in the INDEX.PHP that were or could be styled.
    Hmmm. I hope that makes sense. Let me know if further clarification is necessary.
    Craig.

    I don’t see the point in the annotated CSS myself. People who need to be walked through a simple stylesheet shouldn’t be using WordPress.

    “I don’t see the point in the annotated CSS myself. People who need to be walked through a simple stylesheet shouldn’t be using WordPress.”
    I disagree…Since the power users are going to write their own CSS files from the ground up anyway, having a helpful default file is a great way for CSS newbies to learn…The more folks that see the light, the better. An annotated CSS file would be a great way for a newbie to understand what’s going on, and may even give him/her the courage to experiment on their own.
    -Tony

    Anonymous,
    Not everyone sees the point of making anonymous comments that aren’t particularly well thought out, either, but we welcome them for the discussion opportunities they present.
    Craig.

    An annotated CSS file would be a great way for a newbie to understand what’s going on, and may even give him/her the courage to experiment on their own.

    I already made the point on another thread that this tool is not aimed at ‘newbies’. It’s aimed at people who know what they’re doing and don’t need to be told things like what margin:0 does. If the devs wanted to spoonfeed us they’d write some kind of manual, but they trust us to be able to work everything out ourselves.
    Like I said: an elite tool for elite users.

    Anonymous: I’m unclear on how an annotated default style sheet will hurt you. You’re going to just write you own anyway, right? So, why punish those not as worthy as your obviously elite self? Besides, just because you tried to make a point that WP is not aimed at newbies, does not make your point valid (particularly since “your” point is an anonymous one.)
    -Tony

    It doesn’t hurt me. I just commented that, in my considered opinion, it was a waste of time. If people aren’t up to speed on CSS there are hundreds of tutorial sites out there already.

    I’d just like to say thanks for these resources..

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