View Full Version : changing default style in simple 1.4.3
01-22-2006, 05:45 PM
Here is another newbie question. How do I change the default background from light to dark in Pixelpost Simple 1.4.3? I've done a search for this subject but only brought up the same question for beta 1.5 and am not sure if that is apprpriate for the version I'm using.
Thanx in advance.
01-22-2006, 07:36 PM
did you look at the bottom of the site? Did you see the links "Site Style: Light / Dark"? Did you click on "dark"? Did it change?
I really don't see any difference between 1.4.3 and 1.5
I checked with 1.4.3 installation at http://www.bildgier.de/pp/143/ and 1.5 installation at http://www.bildgier.de/pp/15/
01-22-2006, 09:48 PM
Yes I did see the bottom, and I did change it to dark; that's how I decided I like the dark presentation better. Does that change it for all viewers too? I want to change it to dark for all viewers(making it the default?) when they first arrive at my site, not light as it appears now.
01-23-2006, 05:24 AM
01-23-2006, 06:53 AM
it sets a cookie for you only...users have the option to select whichever they want.
if you wish to just use the dark template as the default then in your template files in the templates/simple/ folder, change each pages css links (around line 10 of the page) at the top from this...
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="templates/simple/styles/light.css" title="light" />
<link rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css" href="templates/simple/styles/dark.css" title="dark" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="templates/simple/styles/dark.css" title="dark" />
<link rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css" href="templates/simple/styles/light.css" title="light" />
01-23-2006, 12:33 PM
Wow... Thats it, Thank you! I'm loving the learning and the help.
01-30-2006, 10:09 PM
Well I tried the above from blinking8s. It does not seem to work for my browsers, but on my wifes laptop and Internet Explorer I still get the light style loading! If I set it to dark the IE browser works but if I refresh it goes back to the light default. What have I missed?
Could some people test it on their own browsers?
01-31-2006, 04:55 AM
did you clean the cache? in IE and in the filesystem? Because IE does not really clean the cache completely..
01-31-2006, 05:06 AM
i cleared the cache and checked on two computers with no luck, but that was this afternoon...i look at it now and it works and the code looks right, weirdo.
01-31-2006, 04:23 PM
Weird it is! More then a few people have tested it, some of them get the dark style(the right one) others get the light style! It doesn't seem to be a particular browser or a particular operating system causing the problem. I just don't know.
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