Using CSS to keep my site consistent

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I am thinking of creating a CSS style sheet and keeping it either in the Yola file manager or on my hosting server with the sole purpose of controlling the look and feel of my web site. Is this a good way to do it so that all my pages have a consistent look and feel?

www.mcran.com
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Randy

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Posted 7 years ago

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John McCarthy

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Hi Randy,

The easiest way I would suggest is too use the Yola Silver 'Edit CSS' function.
Doing it this way shows you all the CSS your style already uses and makes it easier to edit them. But you do so at your own risk.

If you don't have Yola Silver the easiest way is to upload your custom CSS to the Yola file manager and use the following code to call it into action.

<!--
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css">
-->

Hope this helps,

John M
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Thanks John!

I do have Yola Silver and I think I would feel better using a separate style sheet rather than use Yola'sEdit CSS function. I will use one of my test web sites to try this out first before doing anything to my main site. Looks like a lot of fun!! I have been watching some videos on CSS and so far they have helped me learn the basics.

Take care,

Randy
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Hey Andy,

If you want to learn a bit more about CSS try some of the following sites.

http://www.w3schools.com/
http://www.cssbasics.com/
http://www.csstutorial.net/

I have used these in the past and have found them very helpful.

Good Luck!

John M
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Hi Randy, 

Thanks for your post. What John is suggesting is great! (thanks, John) Please take a peek at the links he has provided for you and let us know how you feel about the Custom CSS. This is a feature available to Silver members, and we encourage those who have experience in HTML to give it a whirl. Keep in mind that we do have an HTML team available to assist you along if needed.
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Thanks so much Brianna! I am a silver member. If I want to try out the CSS Edit feature, I would like to have some kind of real world example I could look at. Doing it this way really accelerates my learning.
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I have used the Custom CSS Edit function on my site which has really helped with site design unity and has helped me give an overall consistent design.

I was originally using CSS files, before the Custom CSS feature, however I found due to the nature of Yola moving all the CSSfrom files to the Custom CSS Edit function was a life and time saver.

In CMS managers like WP, they have a CSS editor that you can use to quickly edit the primary (or any CSS file) on the site. Which means keeping all the CSS in a single style.css file is perfect in this situation. However, the only way to do this with Yola is through the Custom CSS Edit function, which saves the CSS basically into your "header" on every page.

Conclusion if you are really sure you won't have to edit your CSS then use a primary css file. However, if you plan on constant site upgrades then I would advise using the built in CSS editor, avoids the constant need from Dreamweaver...
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Hi Jeremy!

Thanks for your comments. I think I would need the ability to tweak my CSS from anywhere at anytime so if I understand you correctly, using the custom CSS in Yola would be the way to go? I wish there was a video on how to use the Yola CSS Edit feature. I learn quickly by video example. I am starting to understand how to use a separate CSS style sheet to modify a web site and it looks pretty cool. If I could do basically the same thing using the CSS edit function in Yola, that would be really neat!