19th Century Tentacle Boy (bjennings76) wrote in lj_userdoc,
19th Century Tentacle Boy
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Style Overrides and it's Elusive Examples

On separate occasions, both myself and my friends have had trouble finding a good example of how to use the override box. We'd go to the Style Overrides section of the modify page and find the override box and know it was what we wanted to use. But unfortunately we could not find an example of exactly what needs to be typed into the box from the modify page itself. The links to the developer section and documentation are quite useful for more advanced users, but still don't lead new users to any simple examples.

We had both given up hope of figuring it out until I found the customization FAQ. That was exactly what both myself and my friends had been looking for on those various occasions, but it wasn't until weeks later that I finally (accidentally) found the info. Perhaps I should have been bright enough to go look through the FAQ, since I did have a question and all, but I had thought it would have been specifically mentioned at the style override section there.

So, I suggest that a link to the customization FAQ be inserted into the style override explanation paragraph on the modify_do.bml page:

You can ignore this section. This is for tweaking very specific things about your page layout. See the developer section for details. Also note that overrides are for overriding only one or two things about a style. If you'd like to override everything, you need to create your own style.


should become:

You can ignore this section. This is for tweaking very specific things about your page layout. See the Customization FAQ for examples and the developer section for details. Also note that overrides are for overriding only one or two things about a style. If you'd like to override everything, you need to create your own style.


I think that simple link would save people a lot of confusion.
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