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Good morning :)

Just checking in to see if there is a list/image/infographic somewhere that show to correct order in which to put your custom CSS. I have a ton of customizations and I want to make sure that I have them ordered right so everything works correctly and I'm adhering as close as possible to best practices.



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Hi Bree,


Actually, there's no real order, but I generally prefer to keep body {} at the very top in Dashboard > PageLines > Site Options > Custom Code.


I recommend that you validate your custom CSS, which helps organize it too.  Go to  http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ and use the Direct Input Tab.


Copy your custom code, then paste it into the By direct input tab, where it will check all your code for errors.

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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Thank, Rob!


Is this also the case if I'm using a base theme? And thanks for the link to the code validator!



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James B

Hi Bree


If you're using the base theme you won't need to add the body tag at the top of the style.css.

Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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Alright- thanks guys!

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