Sometime around 29/8/08 (at 04:44 -0400) Roger Burton said:
am I safe to apply this body tag to my existing sites (ie
retrospectively to tidy things up) or is there a danger that I will
screw things up.
All that putting styles into the body OR the p tag will do is tell
the browser what styles to use by default, if specific styles aren’t
specified. They won’t override anything that you’ve styled up
If you draw out an HTML box and type into it, that text will be set
in Times new Roman at the browser default size. If you add a font
style to the body OR the p tag, that will tell the browser (and
Freeway, incidentally) to show it using the specified typeface -
without you needing to go style that text manually.
This is a good way to set up a base type style for a site. From
there, you can just go add manual overrides to specific bits of text
as you like.
Doing this in the p tag style will affect all text that’s wrapped
tags, which is all regular text, as I’ve
mentioned before. It won’t affect anything else, which may or may not
be what’s wanted.
Doing this in the body tag style will affect ALL text, including H1,
H2, etc., lists, and so on.
It will also affect the text labels on some form elements. Although
to style the text that goes inside a form field or in a button you’ll
need to create and set up an “input” style, and button label text
doesn’t seem to want to change font. AND Freeway doesn’t show style
changes to form elements within the design view.
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