FW 5 or FW 6 Use of Style Sheets?

I know the latest version of FW uses separate style sheets for each page (at least that’s how I THINK it works) as opposed to the old way which is built into the page code.

Is there a right or wrong way of using them? Is there a preference to which way to use?

Thanks.

Bob


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You can choose whether to use external stylesheets or not.

Look in the Output section of Document Setup.

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Is there a right or wrong way? Now that I have v6, should I be using external style sheets?

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Robert, I think it’s up to you and what you want to do. As far as CSS goes,
there are 3 valid locations for it to exist -

1. Inline
2. The document Head
3. Externally

It’s all good and right - even all three at once. Freeway Pro only let’s
you choose between the Document Head and External, while some actions write
styles specifically to the doc head or to an external stylesheet beyond
your control.

To me, it’s a matter of aesthetics - I think page code is easier to look at
when as much of the CSS and javascript are external, leaving mostly
structural stuff to look at. It doesn’t make so much difference to the
browser or the web in general.

Try it, see what happens.


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2014-02-17 18:33 GMT-05:00 Robert B email@hidden:

Is there a right or wrong way? Now that I have v6, should I be using
external style sheets?

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It’s not an absolute right/wrong kinda thing but it’s helpful to understand that there are compromises when there is no distinct separation between structure and presentation, and in certain situations can be counter-productive. Whether that matters to you is dependent on many factors.

Todd

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Remember, if you choose to mix these three possible locations, that the closer the style rule is to the thing it will alter, the more powerful it is (think in terms of gravity for a great real-world analogue). So an inline style will trump a head style will trump a linked (external) style, all other things being equal. You can use this hierarchy to your advantage, for example, to override the external stylesheets from the TableKit Action, all you have to do is duplicate those styles in your page head, and give them different values.

Walter

On Feb 17, 2014, at 7:01 PM, Ernie Simpson wrote:

Robert, I think it’s up to you and what you want to do. As far as CSS goes,
there are 3 valid locations for it to exist -

  1. Inline
  2. The document Head
  3. Externally

It’s all good and right - even all three at once. Freeway Pro only let’s
you choose between the Document Head and External, while some actions write
styles specifically to the doc head or to an external stylesheet beyond
your control.

To me, it’s a matter of aesthetics - I think page code is easier to look at
when as much of the CSS and javascript are external, leaving mostly
structural stuff to look at. It doesn’t make so much difference to the
browser or the web in general.

Try it, see what happens.


Ernie Simpson

2014-02-17 18:33 GMT-05:00 Robert B email@hidden:

Is there a right or wrong way? Now that I have v6, should I be using
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Bob


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