Melissa (asciident) wrote in lj_userdoc,
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Proposed FAQ - "What do the custom color usage areas mean?"

This is the third or fourth draft of this. Please comment with suggestions/corrections/approval/disapproval (and reasons!) so I can edit it accordingly. And, of course, tribelessnomad, opiummmm and whomever else are free to edit it should they choose to.


What do the custom color usage areas mean?

The usage areas for custom color schemes, which can be selected at the Modify Journal page (http://www.livejournal.com/modify.bml), are titles for the variables used when creating styles. Each of the system styles makes use of the variables in different ways, which can be confusing. The following are what the usage area titles mean for each system style.


DEFAULT

Page background: the background of the main journal area

Page text:
LASTN/DAY - color of current view text, entry text, navigation text and the parenthises and separator of the comment
FRIENDS - same as LASTN/DAY plus time text
CALENDAR - the date

Page link: color of all links

Page visited link: color of all visited links

Page active link: color of active links

Page emphasized text:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - subject text
CALENDAR - year text

Page title: page title ("Username's LiveJournal/Friends")

Weak accent:
LASTN/DAY - background of the time
FRIENDS - no effect
CALENDAR - background of the day of week and empty table cells

Text on weak accent:
LASTN/DAY - time text
FRIENDS - no effect
CALENDAR - day of week text

Strong accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - background of the date
CALENDAR background of 'month, year'

Text on strong accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - date text
CALENDAR - 'month, year' text

Stronger accent: HTML page background surrounding journal

Text on stronger accent: no effect


GENERATOR

Page background:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - background of entries
CALENDAR - table cells with dates

Page text:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - entry text, header text, navigation text
CALENDAR - day of week text and date text

Page link: color of all links except "entries|friends|calendar" links at top

Page visited link: color of all links except "entries|friends|calendar" links at top

Page active link: color of all links except "entries|friends|calendar" links at top

Page emphasized text: no effect

Page title: no effect

Weak accent: background of header and comments

Text on weak accent: no effect

Strong accent: HTML page background surrounding journal

Text on strong accent: no effect

Stronger accent: border of all tables, border of userpic, background of subject line, background of the top of header, background of the top of navigation

Text on stronger accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS/CALENDAR - page title (Username's LiveJournal Entries/Friends) and "entries|friends|calendar" links, subject text, date/time text
CALENDAR - same as LASTN plus 'month year' and subject links


PUNQUIN ELEGANT WITH SIDEBAR

Page background:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - background of entries and sidebar
CALENDAR - background of dates and subjects link

Page text:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - current view text, time text, entry text, parenthises and separator on comments, currents text
CALENDAR - date text

Page link: color of all links

Page visited link: color of all visited links

Page active link: color of active links, also works on hover

Page emphasized text:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - subjects text
CALENDAR - year text

Page title: page title (Username's journal/friends) and date

Weak accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - border of entries sidebar, color of horizontal rule between days
CALENDAR - background for day of week and empty table cells

Text on weak accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - no effect
CALENDAR - day of week text

Strong accent
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - no effect
CALENDAR - background of 'month, year'

Text on strong accent
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - no effect
CALENDAR - 'month, year' text

Stronger accent: HTML page background surrounding journal

Text on stronger accent: no effect


TABULAR INDENT

Page background:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - HTML page background surrounding journal
CALENDAR - same as LASTN plus background for entries and dates

Page text:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - entry text, header and footer text
CALENDAR - same as LASTN plus date text

Page link: color of all links

Page visited link: color of all visited links

Page active link: color of active links, also works on hover

Page emphasized text: no effect

Page title: no effect

Weak accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - background for subject, time, currents and comments
CALENDAR - background for day of week and empty spots

Text on weak accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - subject text, time text, currents text, comment text
CALENDAR - day of week text

Strong accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - background of left-end of header and footer (LASTN userpic location)
CALENDAR -background of 'month, year'

Text on strong accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - no effect
CALENDAR - 'month, year' text

Stronger accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - date background
CALENDAR - no effect

Text on stronger accent:
LASTN/DAY/FRIENDS - date text
CALENDAR - no effect
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