Setting Custom Styles

OK, I finally did it. I’ve implemented a way for readers to change the style of the site. If you look toward the upper-right-hand corner you’ll see a ‘Style Selector’ now. You can select the default style, the old TiVo Lovers style, or a new black & white style. Or you can even create your own style sheet and use that – though you’ll have to host it. For all of the details, see the documentation.

If you have any issues using this, please let me know my commenting on this post. Thanks – and enjoy!

EDIT: By the way, if you are trying to create a custom style and it would make life easier if some element on the page had a class or id attribute added, feel free to ask. I can’t promise I’ll add it, but I definitely will consider it. Most of the elements on the page already have class and/or id attributes for the default style that you can use. And feel free to share any creative styles you come up with. I may even add some to the site (with permission of course) if they’re good.

Now, as a warning, it is possible to do bad things with a style sheet. So be careful about using a style sheet supplied by some 3rd party. You may want to make a copy to host yourself, so you know what is in it, rather than linking to another site. Even if you vet the CSS before linking to it, it can change at any time without your knowledge.

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  • Gryphon

    Heh, I like how the white version turns the title graphic at the top into a bas-relief. :)

  • MegaZone

    Yeah, that’s no accident, I planned ahead. :-)