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Developers now have full CSS control
by Steve Testone on February 18th, 2010

You might notice that the theme for our blog doesn't match any of the built in templates that we offer through the site. That's because it's a completely custom theme that I created to match the look and feel of our main site. How did I do it you ask? By using the new built in CSS editor that you get when you have a Developer account!

This was a feature that I wasn't sure was going to make it into the new Developer account we created, but I figured out a way to make it work so I just had to add it in there! This really opens up SnapPages to a new world of possibilities for users who know their way around a style sheet. You can basically make your website look however you want with this as we give you almost complete control over the CSS.

If you have a Developer account and you go to create a theme for either yourself or one of your clients, you will now see the option to create either a standard theme or a custom theme. If you select "custom" you will be taken into our CSS editor. When you start out we've given you a very basic CSS template as a starting point that you can modify however you like. If you don't want to use our editor, you can copy and paste it into any CSS editor you like and then when your done just copy and paste it back in. It's that easy.

You can create and share any custom theme with any of the active clients that you have in your Developer account, but those clients will not be able to edit the custom themes. You must have a Developer account in order to create or make changes to the custom themes.

This is obviously a very advanced feature which is why at this time we've decided to leave it only in the developer account. One of the main reasons that so many people love SnapPages is because it's so simple to use and adding this feature for everyone would certainly mess that up. Our ease of use is something that I take very seriously because it's so crucial to what SnapPages is. That's one of the reasons I'm so excited about the new Developer account, we now have a vehicle to add some of these advanced features without taking away any of the ease of use that all our Pro users currently enjoy.


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4 Comments

Glenn Broadway - February 18th, 2010 at 5:51 PM
To say I am excited about this feature is an understatement. I've hardly got to grips with the developer account yet - I will be sending my feedback soon (honest) - but this is a whole new source of glee. Thanks Steve and everyone at Snappages.
phpworker - February 26th, 2010 at 3:08 AM
Hi, I have a question about Snappages offer:

Let's say my client wants website provided in zip file, so he can install it on his own server. Any chances?

RJ - March 4th, 2010 at 5:59 AM
phpworker - That kinda defeats he purpose doesn't it. Snappages are making it easier for you to build and manage sites without having to code and without having to worry about arraning 3rd party hosting. If you wanted to export it and provide them with no residual income for that client then they'd be entitled to charge you a lot more. But that's not their business model.
SnapPage User - September 10th, 2010 at 8:08 AM
Hi Steve - and all you Guys at SnapPages - that's very interesting. I would like to know now if there's any possibility of exporting a SnapPages Website to a 3rd party hosting service provider. How can one do that if his or her Website was built using one of your templates? Your prompt reply would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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