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simon157
29 Dec 2009, 08:40
Hi all, I'm completely new to styling VB. Could someone please give me some tips on how it's best to find out exactly what style var relates to elements of the forum. Is it just trial and error or are they some techniques out there. For example: I've been trying to change the page body colour from the default pale blue and I can't for the life of me find it in the list of variables. Any help and advice would be great.

Thanks

Simon

Easific
31 Dec 2009, 10:43
For simple skin edits like doc_background you can refer the following pdfs
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry.php?2398-StyleVar-Visual-Dictionary-for-Forum-Blog-and-CMS-%28PDF-Documents%29

Alternatively when you get beyond the basics do this: Install firefox, install firebug extension, click firebug lauch icon, click inspect element arrow icon, click on element. You can find out the tag name and the corresponding stylevar. There was a detailed tutorial on vb.org as well I think.

Lynne
31 Dec 2009, 16:19
Read Don's blog entries and download the StyleVar Dictionary and the Skinning guide: vB4: Skinning Your Forum in 10 Easy Steps (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry.php?2373) and StyleVar Visual Dictionary for Forum, Blog, and CMS (PDF Documents) (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry.php?2398)

You might also find this article helpful (this is the article Easific talks about in his second paragraph) - HOW TO Find what Stylevar you need to edit (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=230309)