Theme / Style Building Information / Partnership?

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I'm a consultant who frequently builds sites for clients. I want to leave sites in the hands of my clients so that they are empowered to make further changes themselves rather then relying on professionals. Yola looks ideal for my clients.

However, as business clients they will need branding of their sites.

What I have not seen on your site, even after a fair amount of searching, is instructions on how to build Themes or Styles.

Are all your themes / styles built in-house?
Is there a partner program which allows others to sign up to learn to build themes/styles?

While I see that you themes allow a custom header image, this may not be enough branding flexibility for my clients.

Thanks,
Windy
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WIndy Gamer

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Posted 8 years ago

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John McCarthy

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Hi Windy,

You can only use Styles that are in the Yola sitebuilder.

You could take a look at the 'Yola Style Designers'
Although this group is no longer in operation Yola often run contest through '99 Designs' to add new styles to the gallery.

If that is something your interested in doing you should visit these sites to check when the next competition is held.

http://styledesigners.yola.com/
and
http://99designs.com/people/yola

Currently there isn't a contest running but check back as Yola may start a new one in the future.

You could also use CSS to edit the style yourself, at your own risk.
http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/adv...

Hope this helps.

John.
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Windy

This is a good question. Yola is primarily designed for people who do not have the technical or design skills to create their own styles/themes. So John is correct that Yola sites are built with the styles provided in our sitebuilder as opposed to styles that are custom built from scratch. As you have pointed out, we do have a level of flexibility with our styles such as the ability to add your own background and banner images.

In the near future we will also be releasing CSS editing. This will allow advanced users to customize our pre-built styles to a far greater extent, and hopefully give you the level of flexibility you need for your clients.

Thanks for checking out our sitebuilder. We are pleased that you are considering us for your business, and hope that we will be able to meet your needs.