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Just wondering...why is the CSS in the embedded the default.php file instead of a .css file?
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Aug 22, 2011 - 11:42 pm

Just wondering...why is the CSS embedded in the default.php file instead of a .css file?


It makes it much harder to find the culprits when you want to change a style and impossible to use my pure css editor....

Mr Papa
Simi Valley, CA
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Aug 22, 2011 - 11:45 pm

because it contains php code in it…  so it must have the proper extension to be processed as such…

but if you are working your own theme and it does not contain any php, you can name it with a .css extension…

if its not your own theme you are editing, you really should make it so or  you risk losing all your changes if you upgrade the forum in the future...

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Aug 23, 2011 - 8:50 pm

I'd like to modify the default theme and contribute it back under another option, but I'd like to separate the css so it's easier to modify.



Yellow Swordfish
Glinton, England
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Aug 24, 2011 - 4:17 am

It is always best to create a new version of something like a theme rather than edit an existing one. I realise that during an alpha or beta stage like this that can be difficult as things are changing, including CSS styling, but as a general principle it is the best approach and ensures that changes do not get overwritten during future upgrades.

So - as Steve pointed out above - on any theme it is quite possible to have the main file as a .css rather than a .php.

The reason we went down this route is the lack of support for CSS variables. One day CSS will allow for these but not yet. There are a few options available to achieve this but only the php option (as far as I am currently aware) does not require special code to be added to the web server. And forcing users to add code to the web server is not possible. So we chose to use php instead. using the php overlay files allows us to create a single theme and then offer an infinite number of different display overlays that can change colours, fonts, borders, text etc.

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