[Pro] css external for cms

Hi folks,

I’m working with Perch (yes, still) and was wondering if I can use the navigation styles created with the FW css menus action to style the content for the navigation created by perch. Can these be externalised.

Or, how can I style the navigation that perch produces when a new page is created. Currently I just get bullet points and no styling.

Anything outwith FW and the styles it can produce and I’m stumped.

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Look at the generated code Perch generates and create the necessary styles to target and style what you need.

Todd
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Or, how can I style the navigation that perch produces when a new page is created. Currently I just get bullet points and no styling.


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Hi Todd,

Still on this rocky road (switched to a Linux server after windows debacle), now getting stuck in but slow going.

I need to add styles before perch generates anything, its for the side nav I have. Its the targetting I’m being dim on.

Another thing I noticed is the top line navigation changes to whatever is the new page, putting that into perch support later.

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My point is that you need to know what type of element you want to target. Is it a list? What type of list? Does it use a class or id? So by looking at either:

  1. The Perch template used to generate the menu.

or

  1. The source code for the page.

You can determine exactly what you want/need to style and then we can help you target those pieces with the appropriate CSS.

Can you post the menu template or a link to a page that uses the menu?

Todd
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I need to add styles before perch generates anything, its for the side nav I have. Its the targetting I’m being dim on.


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Hi Todd,

Its an unordered list. Its the styling I’m interested in figuring out and how and best way that is applied.
Here’s a sample page: http://www .pkht.org.uk/fornavigaion.html The navigation along the top will remain the same its the side navigation that will be added by cms.

thanks for your help,

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The link isn’t working for me.

Here’s a sample page: http://www .pkht.org.uk/fornavigaion.html


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gap between w .

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Right, I caught the typo, but the page still times-out http://www.pkht.org.uk/fornavigaion.html.

Todd

gap between w .


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Sorry, http://www.pkht.org.uk/fornavigaion.html

Fine my end.

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Hmmm … very strange. The page refuses to load for me. Must be something quirky on my end.

Todd

Sorry, http://www.pkht.org.uk/fornavigaion.html

Fine my end.


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Loads OK here!

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Just back on the case here.

Realize this is probably pretty basic stuff but my brain works in a visual sense and things like this need to be BIG, BOLD and Underlined.

Can I take the elements that the css menu action created, put them together into an external style sheet and link ref from the head ? and that style sheet targeting a particular div ? Or recreate the styles of the menu; padding, dotted underline etc. ?

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Or recreate the styles of the menu; padding, dotted underline etc. ?

I think recreation may be easier because the FW elements will be named differently to the CMS generated ones anyway - so by the time you have renamed them all you would be as well to recreate.

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cheers Dave,

Can I direct styles to a particular div ? I assume so but…

_ I’ve lost all enthusiasm for this particular project, the momentum has gone and just can’t get back into gear. probably happens to us all at some stage:(

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Can I direct styles to a particular div ?

Certainly. Is it the PKHT site that you are trying to do this with. And want to style the menu on the left the same as the main one.

If so then you should be able to do that OK

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Its styled differently from the top navigation, its the left hand sub navigation or similar looking, as per above link. That’s cool news though, something to tackle at the weekend.

cheers

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The reason I asked if it was to be styled like the main nav was because its styling is pretty basic and easy to replicate.

Do you have a ‘look’ for the side nav that you can share?

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Do you have a ‘look’ for the side nav that you can share?

Also quite simple Dave - relatively speaking.

www.pkht.org.uk/fornavigaion.html<

This nav will be for the sub pages created in Perch by client.

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So that FW created Nav is how you want the Perch generated nav to look.

Can we see one created by Perch.

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Hi Dave,

I did have an example but removed now. It produced just an unstyled bullet pointed list.

yes, I felt the FW styled nav on the left was fine, hence thinking I could use its generated code.

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