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XF 1.2 Is there easy way to find CSS elements in Style Properties?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by Moddis, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Moddis

    Moddis Active Member

    Instead of just changing and making all customization in EXTRA.CSS, I am trying to find all the elements in the Style properties area of that specific style. Right now im using THIS GUIDE to help me navigate and find where each class is located but some I still cannot find there.

    For example, how do I quickly find this class? - .messageSimple (its the area where you leave profile comment)

    Anyone have any tips for finding things like that more easily?

  2. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    I just use the search template feature. Usually nit hard to find what I am looking for.
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  3. Moddis

    Moddis Active Member

    Oh nice, so if I actually change it directly in the css template, it should also change in the property Group navigation.
  4. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  5. Moddis

    Moddis Active Member

    So if I change something in the property Group it will also chnage it in the respective css but if I change it directly in the css, it will not change anything in the Style properties?


    Oh Just tested it and it did change it so maybe you misunderstood my initial question.

    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
  6. TsinJu

    TsinJu Well-Known Member

    I find it easy to use investigating Tools like Firebug to locate what i am looking for, the using then Template Search.

    Most(all?) CSS that is used via the Style Properties has @property "something" before/the End, with that information u will find it in minutes
    Dont change anything directly in the css templates nor any other Templates. After an Xenforo Upgrade all changes will be terminated. Thats what Extra.css is for.
    Or add your own Templates or use the Template Modification System (TMS) <--Very Helpful Addon btw
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  7. Moddis

    Moddis Active Member

    I think when you upgrade xenforo will at least point out the threads you need to revert and not automatically overwrite everything. But yeh, I think ill use the EXTRA.CSS for thinks i will not be able to find in the style properties.

    BTW.. I did prefer to change the css directly in the templates or styles so that I don't have to worry about some browsers showing different style, having to use !important on some and just general inefficiency to have to load 2x the css. Am I over thinking this or is there some point in my logic on that?
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2013

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