Style Pictorial

Finnigan

Well-known member
Someone needs to come up with a style pictorial or change how editing styles works in ACP-maybe real time? I can't remember which other forum software does this but it is much better. It is nice to actually see what you're editing next to the styple property. The xenforo styling, especially block styling, needs to be updated to something better. It's hard to figure out what changes what. I would like to see blocks removed and go to "catagory heading, category footer, etc..

Hope that makes sense. Sorry just IMHO. :)
 
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Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
It's not possible to have changes apply without a page refresh - the browser won't be able to serve the updated code.
 

Finnigan

Well-known member
There is one forum software co that shows the actual page and the designer makes the changes right on the page. I'm sorry but I cannot remember the name of the software but it was much easier and quite detailed on what the designer could change.
 

Finnigan

Well-known member
In other words.. if the designer wanted to change the category header color, the actual header would show and the designer would make the changes in real time.
 

Finnigan

Well-known member
I think this would be much better for a lot of people and cut down on a lot of repeat questions. Just my opinion :)
 

sixlxvi

Well-known member
Someone needs to come up with a style pictorial or change how editing styles works in ACP-maybe real time? I can't remember which other forum software does this but it is much better. It is nice to actually see what you're editing next to the styple property. The xenforo styling, especially block styling, needs to be updated to something better. It's hard to figure out what changes what. I would like to see blocks removed and go to "catagory heading, category footer, etc..

Hope that makes sense. Sorry just IMHO. :)
I get what you’re saying. I’ve actually been working on an add-on that labels each style property with a visualization of what the property changes. I’m making it for my own reference but I can upload it here when I’m done.
 

Finnigan

Well-known member
That would be awesome!
I get what you’re saying. I’ve actually been working on an add-on that labels each style property with a visualization of what the property changes. I’m making it for my own reference but I can upload it here when I’m done.
 

Finnigan

Well-known member
Our styles have a little "design mode" that lets users see what style properties are available to certain elements. We don't cover everything, but it's a nice little thing to have. They link directly to the style property to edit it the values.
That's great. I'll check them out. :) Thank you Russ.
 
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