[VID][ANN] CSS Body Tag

Screencast: “Introducing the Body Tag”

Runtime: 3minutes, 35 seconds

In this screencast, for Freeway 5 Pro users, I show you how to implement a tag into your CSS palette that will setup your default font, font-size, font-color, etc without creating separate styles for each entry of text. This works on the basis of creating a “body” tag that will act as the default for handling text on your website.

The benefit of doing so is that it enables you to see in Freeway the time it will save when you paste in, import, or write in text into your websites. It will have a format then pre-setup for it and will save you lots of time in the formatting department. This is a standard CSS tag and this screencast is targeted for new-moderate users.

The reason for doing so is that I see plenty of sites that create separate styles using the same font family, the same font size, just perhaps different colors. By creating a “body” tag you can eliminate extra steps and provide cleaner CSS code.

For Freeway Express users, unfortunantly you don’t have a CSS palette, but you can add a “body” tag by going to your “Page” then select “HTML Markup” and paste in (Before ):

<style type="text/css">
	body {
		font: Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif;
		color: #000000;
		font-size: 12px;

The bad part though is that you won’t be able to see it in your in-Freeway layout like you can with Pro. You’ll have to wait till Publishing to see your results.

Coming up there’s a screencast on styling lists without the CSSMenu action and a feature review of the new iPhone settings. Maybe even a sample site using the simulator.

The links to the files will be on my blogspot in a few hours, but for now here’s the link:


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Leave comments or questions if any and enjoy!

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