using our own css templates

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cant we use our own css templates for make more better looking for my website
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Nayomi

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Alex

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you can only use the templates available,

but look what you can doo!

with no frills you can do this

http://filey.yolasite.com/ (My Site)

with Cleanslate you can do this

http://hexham.info

the possibilitys are endless!

need help? just sat,

Alex

http://filey.yolasite.com/
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Margie Hearron

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How do you do all that with your site? They look awesome. Could you give me some pointers? http:www.tgvnationhouse.com
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hello Margie

I recommend that your remove your personal information as this is a public forum.

If you want to make your own buttons for a custom navigation or another purpose, you will need to create the button, and then link it to the page, website, file or email address you would like it to go to just as you would create an image link.

There are quite a few banner/button making programs on the Internet if you would like to create your own. I have used a few programs which worked quite nicely if you would like to give them a try: Banner Fans and Banner Maker Pro, (this is not a free program, but they do have a free trial available).

You can then link the button like this:

1. Add the button to your page, using the Picture Widget.
2. Click on the "Properties" tab in the Sidebar on the right of your screen.
3. Click on "Choose a Link" and make your selection; you will be able to choose to link to a page in your site, an outside URL, an email address or a file.
4. Click on "Apply".

To check that your link is working, preview your page and then click on the link.
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Margie Hearron

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I would delete the comment with my email address, but I don't see a delete button.. lol how is that done?
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jeremy, Employee

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Hi Margie,
I have removed your details from the thread. Please feel free to add what you need to back to it.
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Nathan, Champion

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Alex, are you sure you made www.hexham.info with Yola? I don't think it is because I was viewing the page source and there is a bunch of extra stuff in the head and I don't see anything that says Yola on the view source but on all the other sites they do have Yola. Maybe it has changed since you owned it.

Sincerely,
Nathan
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Hi Nayomi,

Currently you need to select your style from our style library. We are currently working on adding more and better styles/templates with more customization options.

Currently you can change the banner image, colour palette and background image on a lot of our styles.

You may be interested in our Style Guide: http://www.yola.com/yola-style-guide. It has a handy filter function for you to see which style you might like. You can also check out this site http://forsite.synthasite.com/website..., where one of our Yola users has added a page to his site comparing styles.

This tutorial may also help you, Personalize your Style: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/persona...
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I wish we could use our own css templates to furthermore give us more and better backgrounds and such, yola should seriously consider doing this.
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi NickH - thank you for your input. You can change the background picture on a lot of the styles. More info on this link: http://www.yola.com/tutorials/persona....
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Brandon

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Yeah using our own CSS would be a great help. . .
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Thanks for letting us know that this is important to you as well. It helps us in gathering information about is important to our users.
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Megadoc

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why wouldn't Yola want users to use their own CSS? It only makes since to turn Yola into a code snippet "fun site" - there really shouldn't be any limits - is it a tech support issue? why not move that way as fast as you can?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Thanks for letting us know that this is important to you. It is not a tech support issue. It is a feature that needs to be added. Adding CSS editing of styles is on our roadmap. We haven't added this feature yet, for the simple reason that we have been working on other things up till now. However, I do hope that it will be available soon and I will pass your feedback on to our Product team so that they can take it into account.
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Hello nboejui800

Thanks for also letting us know that this is an important feature to you. I am not able to say when this feature will be coming out but it is still on our roadmap of future features to be added.
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Megadoc

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thanks Monique - by tech support issue - I meant that with so many users suddenly trying out css at once - it could cause some problems...perhaps a good way to go about it would be to have some prefab css snippets or even "drop n drag" - that would put Yola over the top!

Cheers,

MegaDoc
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Yes, we understand the risks ;) If we were to expose CSS editing of the style sheet this would come with appropriate warning messages. We would also do whatever we could to help in the form of instructions or suggested code snippets. I agree that this would be a great feature!
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Margie

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Currently, as a workaround, you can copy the Yola css file, make changes to it, give it a new name and upload it to your file manager.

You then need to add a reference (link href=) to your new style sheet in an html widget on each page of your site.

The reference really belongs between the head tags, but it does work in this way. You will have unnecessary duplication of some of the styles, having two css files, which is not ideal, but since it works, I can live with it.

If you make a style or other major change on your site, you may need to remember to correct your style sheet accordingly.

The best feature improvement to Yola would be to allow editing and re uploading their style sheet, so it is referenced between the head tags.

It's good to hear Yola is aware of the need and has it "on their roadmap."
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david

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so what now? one year later, did you guys make it possible after all?
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hello david

We are excited to share with you that we will be launching a revamped Yola Silver package!

The following features will be available in the Yola Silver package in early-2011:

* Unlimited Premium Styles (Jan. 2011)
* Premium email and phone support (Jan. 2011)
* Custom site CSS (approx. Feb. 2011)
* Sub-menu site navigation (approx. March 2011)

If you would like to be notified when this features are released, please Subscribe to our Newsletter.

If you are currently a Yola Silver subscriber, then your account will be automatically upgraded to include these features!
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Sam

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YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WozP

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there are a few ways round the css styling issues.... adding negative margins to your pics/text is 1 way....
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Jornes 佐诺斯

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Want to create your own style with Yola site builder?
You can do so if you know well in CSS and HTML coding.

See what i've done so far. This is my previous website.
http://mixxx.yolasite.com - Created with Yola.
Now my new site is
http://www.mixwebdesign.com - Created with Adobe Dreamweaver.
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IdealCareer理

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This website (http://hexham.info) was not made with Yola. I have checked the source code.

Regards,
Jornes
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hi Jornes,

The site was made once upon a time with Yola. This thread is over 2 years old so things have changed since then. The person who made the hexham.info site is one of our Champs who still comes by every so often to visit. I wish you could have seen his site when he used Yola - it was quite amazing!